[Item #5076] Millrat: Poems (25th Anniversary Edition). Michael Casey.
Millrat: Poems (25th Anniversary Edition)
Millrat: Poems (25th Anniversary Edition)

Millrat: Poems (25th Anniversary Edition)

ISBN: 9781735168975
Amesbury, MA: Loom Press, 2021. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Softcover. "they don't like my work here/ I'm quittin/ a friend of mine his father/ owns a gas station/ I can get a job there/ pumpin gas/ while I'm lookin/ for something better/ hey Walter catch this I'll say/ and throw a hook at him/ when he throws it back/ I'll say/ don't you throw nothin at me/ fuck this place/ I'm leavin." ("Resignation," pg. 34) A collection of poems by the acclaimed American poet Michael Casey (b. 1947), who was born & raised in Lowell, Massachusetts- the fabled birthplace & hometown of Jack Kerouac- & is a Vietnam War veteran. The poems relate to Casey's experiences & observations working at a Lowell textile mill between semesters during college, & duplicate the raw language of workers in a traditional New England industry that has by now become all-but-extinct. First published in 1996, this is the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of 2021, trade-format softcover original, first edition thus, second printing as stated on copyright page. With a new Afterword by Casey, followed by a lengthy section with commentaries on & reviews of Millrat over the last quarter-century by a variety of authors. An excellent, enriched & collectible version of this now-classic work. In very fine, substantially as-new condition inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #5076]

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