The Pajamaist
The Pajamaist

“Zapruder’s hip lyricism offers both the slippery comedy and a surprisingly grave, ultimately winning, commitment to real people, emotions, locales.”—Publishers Weekly

Matthew Zapruder is a young poet reinvigorating American letters. In his second collection he engages love, mortality, and life in New York City after 9/11. The title piece, a prose-poem synopsis of an unwritten novel, turns all literary forms upon themselves with savvy and flair, while the elegy cycle “Twenty Poems for Noelle” is a compassionate song for a suffering friend.

Noelle, somewhere in an apartment
symphony number two
listens to you breathing.
Broken glass in the street.
What was once unglowing glows. . .

The Pajamaist is an intimate book filled with sly wit and an ever-present, infectious openness to amazement. Zapruder’s poems are urbane and constantly, curiously searching.


Title The Pajamaist
Author Matthew Zapruder
Publisher Copper Canyon Press
Title First Published 01 September 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 90 p.
ISBN-10 1556592442
ISBN-13 9781556592447
Publication Date 01 September 2006
Main content page count 90
Weight 16 oz.

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