Agenda Melt

A capacious tent of splendor in a gender veldt, Agenda Melt, Elmslie's third book with visuals by Trevor Winkfield, juxtaposes new poems and theatre lyrics culled from his musicals: The Grass Harp, cult classic, and three works-in-progress—Lola, Night Emerald, and Lingo Land, a revue of his songs and poems in which he is slated to make his off-Bdwy debut.

"There's a lot of heart in his poems—really these songs, because they come from a ranging mastery of everything from classical opera to old-time Country Western. Kenward Elmslie tells the insistent tales of our tribe with great humor and seemingly endless invention." —Robert Creeley.