Love in Old Age (Paperback)
If you, too, feel that most of what is published as poetry today has moved far away from what you enjoyed as poems; if you, too, are fed up with the pseudo-sophisticated and so often incomprehensible nonsense offered up today, then you will find great satisfaction in Tony Antin's introduction and his plain-written poems. They are clear, and they are written with poetic discipline. There are evren some that rhyme Each poem will pull your eyes smoothly through to the end and leave you saying, "Yes "
With this book, Love in Old Age, Antin challenges the editors and academics who determine what is published now. To him, poetry is to writing what ballet is to dance. He contends that, to earn the rank of "poem," the work must have a structure, a word scheme that the poet declares with the opening lines and then adheres to. With poems ranging from death to country humor, Antin brilliantly demonstrates his beliefs.