More Poems about Money (Paperback)

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What do global combat and property ownership have to do with sex and sea turtles? According to Daniel Wolff-as it turns out, everything. More Poems about Money looks at the economic times we live in, from boom to bust, from the suburbs to the warzone, in a voice that ranges from humorous to desperate. Grappling with monetary value and how it infringes on self worth, Wolff asks simultaneously timeless and timely questions-Who has capital, who doesn't, and does that ever change?-in a style both humorous and unflinching, sparing not even himself. "'The market runs on credit," Wolff reminds us, "which romantics call yearning. / A flame. Or a sonnet." Yes, art also participates in capitalism as our lyrics stoke the fire of want, fueling this system and getting snuffed by it. Pivoting from the Great Recession toward today's crisis, this undaunted book illuminates the transactions we aren't supposed to talk about, beckoning us toward the future we can't imagine… yet.
 

About the Author


Daniel Wolff, as poet, has published three previous collections and a chapbook, made appearances in many literary magazines, been anthologized, collaborated with dancers, sculptors, and print-makers, mailed fictitious letter-poems, done performance pieces, printed broadsides, tacked poems up illegally in subway cars and installed them in peep-shows. He's read across the country as well as on air. He's also published a number of award-winning books as a non-poet.

Praise For…


"If you're in the market for a volume of poetry about money, this is the book for you!"
-Professor David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, MIT

"'There's no money in poetry. But there's no poetry in money, either,' quoth Robert Graves, but this collection by Daniel Wolff certainly contradicts that notion. From dives into economic theories to exploring real life contradictions like Cuba's dual monetary system, Wolff advocates always for poetry, which surely exists only as a Gift Economy. And this book is indeed a gift for readers ready to savor the destruction of dollars and doubloons and the power of language in the service of imagination."
-Bob Holman, Founder, Bowery Poetry Club

"Daniel Wolff has written some poems - more rhyming than you might think, and some laughs, bitter and otherwise - on the unlikely subject of money. They won't make him rich, but they're very good things to have."
-Bill Irwin, Actor, Writer, Professional Clown

“Razor-sharp, deeply witty, sardonic meditations on the heart-stopping paradoxes of our compromised lives.”   
-Jonathan Galassi
 

“In More Poems About Money, Daniel Wolff indicts global capitalism in a fury of wordplay, rhymes, squint-eyed sonnets, and puns. The older meaning of ‘indict’ is ‘to proclaim,’ and that is what these poems do as they decry modern enslavement to profit, ‘the street that sleeps on merchandise,’ a world where ‘trust’ rhymes with ‘bust.’ An angry and ingenious collection.”
-Rosanna Warren
 

"I promise you, Daniel Wolff is a wonderful poet." -Richard Howard  
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781954245280
ISBN-10: 1954245289
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2022
Pages: 84
Language: English