The University of Wisconsin Press



The Low End of Higher Things
David Clewell

The University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor

Comic books, beatnik kitsch, and all that jazz

"David Clewell is an exuberant, inexhaustible poet and an insider on such diverse American arcana as forgotten Hollywood actors, flying saucers, CIA shenanigans, comic books, cereal favors, beatnik kitsch, and jazz. His unstoppable narrative energy and his multi-layered curiosity are almost enough to drive this poet out to the far right side of the page. His elegy for a federal agent who jumped out a window on LSD is alone worth the price of this collection of Clewell at his best, his most Clewellian."
—Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States

"If you have been a fan of David Clewell's poems for twenty-five years or more, you know his voice is inimitable, and you celebrate every occurrence. If you are encountering him now for the first time, what are you waiting for, you lucky one? Open the book!"—Naomi Shihab Nye

David Clewell is the author of six poetry collections, including Blessings in Disguise, a winner in the National Poetry Series, and Now We're Getting Somewhere, 1994 winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Clewell teaches writing and literature at Webster University in St. Louis.

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March 2003
128 pp.   7 x 9

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