Adventures of the Minor Poet

American poet David Starkey’s Adventures of the Minor Poet was originally published by a small press in Wales. Although it has been out of print for years, the book has become something of an underground classic on both sides of the Atlantic. This new edition from Artamo Press includes the best work from the original edition as well as a significant selection of new poetry. As titles like “The Minor Poet Watches Cable TV with the Ghost of Marianne Moore” and “The Minor Poet Writes to a Friend Whose Work Is More Successful Than His Own” suggest, the poems in this collection are sardonic, wistful and sometimes quite moving.