Godfather Drosselmeier's Tears & Other Poems
Alexander Theroux
Cover illustration by Edward Gorey
January 9, 2024 / 446 pages
ISBN 9798218348366 Paperback / $23.99
ISBN 9798218301521 Hardcover / $30.99

Godfather Drosselmeier’s Tears and Other Poems, this new collection by Alexander Theroux, gathers a number of poems that were written in the years subsequent to the publication of his celebrated Collected Poems (2015). Along with the title poem, which constitutes a sort of apologia pro vita sua, the variety of his topics, polymathic in scope, is astonishing, a generous offering of more than 300 poems. Of the many subjects they address, the writer explains by pointing to Emily Dickinson's incorporating remark: "I dwell in possibility." The Amherst poet declared, "They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse." To which Theroux adds, "I daresay, an integral part of the possibilities she and I acknowledge is simply the process of seeking Him out."


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