Pick Up the House
Author: Anselm Hollo
Publisher: Coffee House Press (1986)
With drawings and cover illustration by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Anselm Hollo believes all his poems are part of a continuous song, and the music certainly continues in this graceful book. Pick Up the House gathers together poems written in England that have not appeared in book form, poems from Hollo’s Toothpaste Press chapbook Heavy Jars, and a healthy portion of new work. Hollo is a fixture in little magazines and in poetry workshops and readings around the country, and this book is further evidence that lyric poetry still sings in the pages of American literature.