Poetry. SKINNY EIGHTH AVENUE is a surreal and extraordinarily witty intrusion into the flow of postmodern life, altering its course and in doing so disclosing the assumptions of its power. These poems are unique in their insouciant and insightful analyses of life in an age that is moving along too swiftly for everyone's good. With intelligence and humor, Stephen Paul Miller presents the world as at once full of play and utterly serious, in this memorable collection punctuated by whimsical drawings by his son, Noah. "Stephen writes his poems on an invisible surface that breathes and grows. It's like watching good poetry happen. It goes and goes. A little tense, but wonderful for it"—Eileen Myles.
"Stephen Paul Miller is the Last of the New York School. His poems articulate like Ashbery's, collide like Koch's, shimmy like Schuyler's and orbit like O'Hara's."—Bob HolmanAuthor City: New York, NY USA