Vampire Planet is an eclectic, witty, and often moving New & Selected collection of poems from a writer whom former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins calls the wisest, most entertaining wise guy in American poetry.
Ron Koertge wants to do nothing but delight. Armed with wit and brains, he introduces readers to Dr. Frankensteins frustrated fiancée and gives an alternate reading to the Bible story about Lots nameless wife. He rues the loss of a favorite pair of underpants, attends a bachelor party where Mr. Magoo makes an appearance, and suggests what cheerleaders will be like in the future. Death comes home from a business trip to his favorite meal, and Epeiuswho designed the Trojan horseturns out to be a better architect than a warrior. Saint George muses about girls, and on her honeymoon Mrs. Mark Trail wishes her husband would take his eyes off that moose and get down to business. Like Reverend Ike and John Lennon said, Whatever gets you through the nightthis book will do that and carry you right into the next day. Guaranteed.