Aunt Lettuce, I Want to Peek Under Your Skirt (Paperback)
This provocative, playful collaboration between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Simic and noted illustrator Michels is a saucy Valentine's treat.
Charles Simic, a leading light in the world of poetry, here turns his attention-and imagination!-to Eros. Sensual and skillfully wrought, Simic's erotic poems are electrified by brilliantly graphic and lush illustrations by Howie Michels. Excerpts of this collaboration were featured in Tin House's sold-out Sex issue, the magazine's most popular ever. A perfect gift for a lover, this racy and delightful collaboration celebrates the vivid literary pleasure that occurs when words and images get in bed together.
About the Author
Charles Simic published his first book in 1967 and since has written more than sixty books of poetry and prose. Born in Belgrade, he is considered one of the greatest American poets of our time. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn't End in 1990, and his 1996 collection, Walking the Black Cat, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry.
Howie Michels is a painter and illustrator whose work has been exhibited widely. He most recently illustrated The Porcupine's Kisses, by poet Stephen Dobyns.