The Wish Book
By Alex Lemon, Associate Professor of English
Milkweed Editions, January 2014
In Lemon’s fourth collection of poetry, he showcases a flair for intimate truth in everyday and existential experiences. The 43 poems, composed around the time of his son’s birth, examine the paradox of embracing new life in an often-uncertain 21st century world. As in his previous collections, Lemon uses fast-paced cadences and intertwines pop culture images with emotions.