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I buy this book all the time because I give it away to people over and over. I have never read more brilliant poetry. Read morePublished 16 months ago by pennyeach
This is a fantastic book.
Some back story on the publication of Actual Air written by the publisher, with reflections on Berman, in this article:
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This is just one of those books you happen upon and cherish forever. I first read this when it was first published. A friend of mine says, "You like Pavement, right? Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Dr Mister Poop
Just downright awful. Amateurish, platitudinous, narcissistic blather. Just what Poetry Does NOT NEED! My advice is for Mr. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by Ian Powys
This collection of poetry by David Berman is amazing! With a similar attitude seen in the characters of J.D. Salinger, Berman proves his versatility with Actual Air. Great read. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by J. Green
I found Berman through the now-disbanded Silver Jews, sucked in by his lyrics, and his poetry is equally moving.
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(I figured I'd put this at the top so people would catch this -- Berman announced a nice while ago that he has another book of poetry/prose on the way currently titled "Richard... Read morePublished on April 9, 2007 by Bryan Freitas
I guess that I am underwhelmed. This is fun, light-hearted stuff. But the accolades that it is given here make no sense to me. Read morePublished on October 16, 2006 by P. Breakfield IV
David Berman, Actual Air (Open City, 1999)
In one of David Berman's amazing poems, we get this passage:
"He wasn't sure how the bathroom mirror worked... Read more