Call Me Fool

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Red Hen Press
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5.8 X 8.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

The former Poet Laureate of Missouri, William Trowbridge is the author of seven full poetry collections and five chapbooks. His poems have appeared in more than thirty-five anthologies and textbooks, as well as in numerous publications including The Writer's Almanac, and American Life in Poetry, and his awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference scholarship, a Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and the Anderson Center. He lives in the Kansas City area, where he teaches in the University of Nebraska Low-residency MFA in Writing Program.

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"In his latest collection, Call Me Fool, William Trowbridge proves that you can't keep a good Fool down. He proves again that he is one of America's best and wittiest poets: funny, tender, wry, compassionate, full of insight and rueful understanding of what it means to live, cream pie in the face, pants falling down, as the Green Weenie rampages through our foolish, beautiful world. Stand with me, readers, and bellow, 'I am Fool.'"

--Charles Harper Webb, author of A Million MFAs Are Not Enough

"William Trowbridge's latest collection, Call Me Fool, is a trip through time from before history to after now. Charming, funny, irreverent, and a bit snarky, Fool ends up taking over for God, who's taken "early retirement / to an unlisted galaxy where He plays golf // and watches Lamp Unto My Feet reruns." Fool doesn't do too bad a job of it either, concentrating on "April showers that bring May flowers," but he does miss a lot--floods, famines, and assorted miseries. Bless William Trowbridge for giving us someone to blame! I love it."

--Alice Friman, author of Blood Weather