David Berman reinvents the overlooked and seemingly ordinary details of everyday life—from the suitcase of a departing girlfriend to a baseboard electrical outlet. His poems chart a course through his own highly original American dreamscape in language that is fresh, accessible, and remarkably precise.
This reissued debut collection has received extraordinary acclaim from readers and reviewers alike and is quickly becoming a cult classic.
As Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate said, "These poems are beautiful, strange, intelligent, and funny… It's a book for everyone."
93 pages. Paperback.
About the Author
David Berman was the frontman for the poetical alternative rock band The Silver Jews. "Actual Air" is his debut poetry collection.