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Garrison Keillor’s first collection of his very own poems, a delightful book for all his devoted fans

O, What a Luxury
Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
By Garrison Keillor
Grove Press
978-0-8021-2284-1 • $14.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2015
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“Keillor is very clearly a genius. His range and stamina alone are incredible . . . he has the genuine wisdom of a Cosby or Mark Twain.” —Slate


O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

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