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Official Rules for Olympic Bed Riding, the

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David B. Axelrod
114 pages
6" x 9" paperback
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“Axelrod is a treat.” — The New York Times

The Official Rules for Olympic Bed Riding is New York Times-praised poet David B. Axelrod writing his liveliest poems. While he has, indeed, previously gathered collections of selected poems, these are not reprints culled from other sources. These are all new poems in this, his 24th book of poetry. Subjects range from education, love, life, to writing and being banned from a bookstore.

“[Axelrod brings] more than just poetry readings to the audience. Axelrod is a remarkably funny man.” — Sarah Connor, Charleston City Paper

“I love how the eyes glide over the lines while at the same time my heart and mind are enraptured by the narrative. These poems are compelling.” — Lenny DellaRocca, Founder, co-Publisher, South Florida Poetry Journal

“Approachable, wise, and witty poems. — Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of Florida

“Honest, personal, yet universal poetry.” — Barry Wallenstein, Author of Drastic Dislocations, New & Selected Poems

“His poems tend to speak openly of what matters the most to him—love and wit.” — Lola Haskins, Florida Book Awards and Emily Dickenson Prize winner.

“One of the finest and most original American poets now writing.” — X. J. Kennedy

“The truth of his poetry is like life itself … compelling.” — Louis Simpson, Pulitzer Prize Winner