No Soap, Radio!

Bruce Cohen, Author

Mutability may be the rightful subject of the twenty-first century, and if it is, Bruce Cohen’s No Soap, Radio! is its funny, wise, and cantankerous handbook. These poems, part Luddite, part intrepid time traveler, inspect, reject, and grumpily give in to the racket of change: the slippage of language from pun to insight, gender transition at the gym, the endless potential of marital argument . . . and vacations on which picking out burial sites is every bit as much fun as finding real monsters under the motel room bed . . . Each poem charms us with oddly reassuring reminders of demolished places where, like Cohen’s displaced Tu Fu, we finally discovered we were supposed to be. —Lisa Lewis, author of Vivisect

No Soap, Radio! book cover