Plash & Levitation (Paperback)

By Adam Tavel

University of Alaska Press, 9781602232617, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2015



"Plash & Levitation" delves into the chaotic sublime of fatherhood, the candid revelations of youth, and the lingering consequences of history. Adam Tavel's revealing and imaginative poems are joined by fictional monologues from historical figures and cultural icons, juxtaposing personal history with our shared one. Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman and rock legend Keith Moon are joined by musings from the Redskins logo and the Wolfman. Together they create a lively chorus that clashes and soars. The result is forty-two fascinating pieces that are witty, consistently musical, and undeniably powerful the perfect inaugural selection for the Permafrost Book Prize.

About the Author

Adam Tavel is associate professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College on Maryland s Eastern Shore. He is the author of "The Fawn Abyss."