Copies of a new book of poetry, “The New Year of Yellow,” by Matthew Lippman ’87, are now available at The College Store.
In his foreward, Tony Hoagland writes, “Different poets possess different powers. So Lippman has eros and humor; somehow, also, he has a great, unfalsifiable affection for human nature. But his work is also empowered by verbal gusto, a faith in the joy of saying … Full of exuberance and invention, flush with the stuff of struggle in the world, bright colored with mood, “The New Year of Yellow” is a defense of human nature. I believe in its animal instinct, its god-sanctioned, oxygen-breathing, self-evident inalienable right to pronounce.”