Now his, the only
overhead turned on. Now nothing else existed:
only him, and the book, and the light thrown over his
as luxuriously as a cashmere shawl.
Albert Goldbarth has created an unmistakable signature style—learned, copious, hilarious, and heartbreaking. The Kitchen Sink brings together forty new poems with a rich selection of earlier poetry, ranging from the brief, flickering lyric to the long, narrative sequence. This is the definitive book by one of America’s most original and entertaining poets.