Selected Poems 1972 – 2005 contains 91 of Eric Greinke’s best poems. Greinke’s poetry has been compared by several critics to that of Rimbaud. His book Iron Rose (1973, Pilot Press Books) is now a highly ranked collector’s item. An unsigned copy recently sold for $225. Greinke studied under poets Ted Berrigan and Robert Bly, and corresponded with Donald Hall, Duane Locke and Walter Lowenfels. The book is in response to a resurgence in Greinke’s reputation and the demand for a new collection of his poetry. This book contains 23 previously uncollected poems. Ranging from personal message poems to surrealistic, imagistic to neo-dadistic, tragic to comic, Greinke’s poetry is highly evocative and multi-layered, entertaining and engaging.
(Presa Press, 2005. 140 pages, ISBN 0-9740868-8-6. Hardcover, ISBN 0-9740868-7-8. Trade Paperback.)