In LOVERS OF TODAY, Garrett Caples is his most playful and heartfelt. Here are poems that generously place the reader in a particular poetic moment that is both elegiac and also wildly entertaining. Taken from a bar of the same name in the Lower East Side in New York City, Lovers of Today is a collection of poetry that pays tribute to friendships including Kevin Killian, John Ashbery, Joanne Kyger, and Bill Berkson, among others, wherein each poem is a celebration of life's ephemerality.
Garrett Caples is the author of LOVER OF TODAY? (Wave Books, forthcoming 2021), POWER BALLADS (Wave Books, 2016), Complications (2007), and The Garrett Caples Reader (1999), a collection of outtakes, The Rise & Fall of Johnny Volume (2020), and a bilingual selection, Noches Ap�tridas (Unstated Nights, 2019). He's also written a book of essays, RETRIEVALS (Wave Books, 2014), and a pamphlet, Quintessence of the Minor (2010). He's the editor of Philip Lamantia's PRESERVING FIRE (Wave Books, 2018), Samuel Greenberg's Poems from the Greenberg MSS (2019), and Michael McClure's MULE KICK BLUES and Last Poems (2021), as well as the co-editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (2013), Particulars of Place (2015) by Richard O. Moore, Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems (2016) by Frank Lima, and Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader (2019). He is an editor at City Lights Books, where he curates the Spotlight Poetry Series. He has a PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA