Local Lexicon by Edward Butscher

“A poet whose inner life is a torrent of imagery sweeping the reader into a maelstrom on the page—frightening to experience but one continues to read, adjusting, recognizing yet another form of speech to be understood…and finally to enjoy with admiration for the skill with which such ferocity finds itself on a page with consistent style and force.”—David Ignatow

“Poetry is a sullen art, and Edward Butscher knows the etymology of the word and the true root of all art…His poems are a source of strength…Butscher is out for blood. His is a no-nonsense poetry, filled with our primordial origins.”—Simon Perchik

About the Author: Poet, critic, and literary biographer, Edward Butscher resides with his wife, Paula Trachtman, in Greenport, Long Island. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies since 1976. Collections of his poetry include Poems About SilenceAmagansett Cycle, and Child in the House. His biography Sylvia Path: Method and Madness, was the first of that poet, and Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Melville Kane Award from the Poetry Society of America.


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