Five Lines No Waiting (Paperback)

Limericks and Sketches

By Tom McDermott

Sagging Meniscus Press, 9781944697310, 94pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2017

List Price: 15.00*
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Poetry. Art. Music. This collection of alert, witty, and world-wise limericks by the great New Orleans jazz pianist and composer Tom McDermott, illustrated with his own drawings, is a snapshot of a restlessly creative mind and heart at play. These "personal nursery rhymes" demonstrate that simplicity of means need not be incompatible with sophistication of ends. In all their various modes--the frivolously comic, the self-deprecating, the wistful, the gently mocking, the philosophical--a very individual elegance and generosity of spirit are always to be found.