America: A Prophecy (Paperback)
Soft Skull Press, 9781932360868, 287pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
Famous for creating a stir in 1995 when he picketed The New Yorker holding a placard reading, My poetry is as bad as yours” (the magazine subsequently published some of his poems) renowned poet and comedian Sparrow also challenged Bob Dole for the presidential nomination in 1996 and, remarkably, lost. America: A Prophecy is his follow-up, a hilarious look at a country in flux. This long-awaited collection of essays by the author of Yes, You ARE a Revolutionary! and Republican Like Me takes on culture, politics, and religion. From a hilarious spiritual guide to New York City written after Sparrow tried meditating at a dozen landmarks to the scientific and religious significance of the sky, Sparrow’s unique blend of wit and wisdom gives readers a whole new way of seeing our country at the crossroads.