The Ha-Ha by David Kirby

Issue #94
Fall 2004

Philip Levine recommends
The Ha-Ha, poems by David Kirby: “David Kirby has been writing very original and moving poems for at least twenty years, but this new book is his most daring and successful. The world that Kirby takes into his imagination and the one that arises from it merge to become a creation like no other, something like the world we inhabit but funnier and more full of wonder and terror. He has evolved a poetic vision that seems able to include anything, and when he lets it sweep him across the face of Europe and America, the results are astonishing.” (Louisiana)