Poetry. California Interest. A power ballad was a hair metal band's voyage into the softer side of rock, compromising to the integrity of the genre, but genuine and trailblazing. So too is Caples' POWER BALLADS. His poems and prose pieces are bizarre and hilarious, in which Dylan and Bowie sit alongside the French surrealists, with the occasional turn into heartfelt romanticism.
Garrett Caples is the author of POWER BALLADS (Wave Books, 2016), RETRIEVALS (Wave Books, 2014), Quintessence of the Minor, COMPLICATIONS (Meritage Press, 2007), and The Garrett Caples Reader. He is an editor at City Lights Books, where he curates the Spotlight Poetry Series. He is also the co-editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (2013) and Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems by Frank Lima (2016). He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California-Berkeley and lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA