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Dont Count Me Out!: Love Poems & Other Conceits Elliott Nonas

Dont Count Me Out!: Love Poems & Other Conceits

Elliott Nonas

Published December 14th 2004
ISBN : 9780595333929
Paperback
112 pages
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 About the Book 

Elliott Nonas will be 90 on January 21, 05. Born in Brooklyn, he wrote his first poem at 16: He Was Young and He Died about a friend who was killed sleigh-riding down Snake Hill in Highland Park. Drafted in 41, he spent 5 years in the armedMoreElliott Nonas will be 90 on January 21, 05. Born in Brooklyn, he wrote his first poem at 16: He Was Young and He Died about a friend who was killed sleigh-riding down Snake Hill in Highland Park. Drafted in 41, he spent 5 years in the armed services, rising from Infantry machine gun private to Air Force captain. What best characterizes him is his stunning immediacy and vibrancy as a person and a writing style that expresses him absolutely. When you read Elliott, you get the sum total of 90 years of lived experience through his eyes. Elliotts eyes are very sharp. His poems have pungency, humor and sensuality. He is funny, street-smart, and unbowed. Working out at the gym four days a week may be a factor.These are the poems of an unforgettable New York character, tough, resilient and full of life. Dont expect sentimentality or capitulation to a twilight life here. Elliott in person is, like his poetry, one-of-a-kind: resolutely affirmative, witty, robust, looking for the next adventure (always with a good-looking female). A bard of New York, but far from the ivory tower, accessible and eloquent, hes a one-man guide to staying with it, to extracting the last ounce of joy from life. Hes done it, hes still doing it. Get ready for the ride.--David Evanier, Author, Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin