Author: Richard Carr

Works Published by UNT Press

Mister Martini

— Vol. 15: of Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Published: April, 2008  Pages: 80 

Spare yet evocative, the poems in Mister Martini pair explorations of a father-son relationship with haiku-like martini recipes. The martini becomes a daring metaphor for this relationship as it moves from the son’s childhood to the father’s death. Each poem is a strong drink in its own right, and together they form a potent narrative of alienation and love between a father and son struggling to communicate. more... about Mister Martini

  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2007