Meet Oldguy: your regular aging superhero whose powers have dwindled over the years, and whose very mechanics are seriously fizzling. In seriocomic misadventures, Oldguy valiantly attempts to continue his former heroism in a somewhat wry version of Faulknerian endurance, defeating his enemies time and again—if not through superhuman abilities, then at least by “outliving the sons-a-bitches.” With its comic book-style illustrations, Oldguy inhabits a space all to itself—not strictly a poetry collection, not quite a graphic novel—hybrid sure to visually and aurally delight.
About the Author
The former Poet Laureate of Missouri, William Trowbridge is the author of seven full poetry collections and five chapbooks. His poems have appeared in more than thirty-five anthologies and textbooks, as well as in numerous publications including The Writer's Almanac, and American Life in Poetry, and his awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference scholarship, a Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and the Anderson Center. He lives in the Kansas City area, where he teaches in the University of Nebraska Low-residency MFA in Writing Program.
Published by Red Hen Press, 2019. Paperback, 88 pages.