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The Temple Gate Called Beautiful

The Temple Gate Called Beautiful

April 2008
Trade Paperback · 96 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $18.00 CAN
ISBN 9781882295678
Alice James Books


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David Kirby’s hilarious, poignant ninth collection of poetry opens with Elvis as Virgil guiding us through the afterlife, imagines where the dead go when they die, what they wear when they get there, and whether Heaven or Hell throws a better party.

About the Author

David Kirby is the author of nine previous poetry collections, most recently The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, as well as a book of essays. Kirby’s work appears regularly in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Married to the poet Barbara Hamby, he lives in Tallahassee and teaches at Florida State University.