(Grade 7 and up) Thought-provoking and lyrical, the poems in this collection offer an intriguing look into the imagination of Jeff Tweedy, one of America’s best contemporary musicians. Filled with evocative images and moods that range from serene to melancholy, the poems here are a joy to read aloud or in the comfort of one’s own head. This slim volume is a lovely collection for anyone looking for a book that will refresh and inspire.
I’m a poetry fan in general (though I haven’t read much lately), and Wilco is one of my all-time favorite bands, so a book of poetry written by Jeff Tweedy was a treat to read. Tweedy is an excellent songwriter, and this extends to his having a way with words when it comes to poetry, so if you like Wilco or poetry, I’d recommend this. Also, the cat on the cover looks just like my cat, so that was something else I enjoyed. (See comparison photo below.) Read “Adult Head,” and if you’re not already a fan of Jeff Tweedy, you just might be afterward. (Alternately, listen to “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.”) (4 out of 5 stars)
- Paperback: 53 pages
- Publisher: Zoo Press (March 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193202316X
- ISBN-13: 978-1932023169 (Source of Publication Data: Amazon.com)