Ego’s Eye and Other Poems
|Author: ||Brown, Harry|
Ego’s Eye ridicules snobbery, conformity, and opportunism, takes a humorous look at birds and cats including Jett the castrate, Cat Cool Hand, and Mrs. Robin and concludes with poems of irony, the real ‘spice of life’.
"Harry Brown is a poet who will feat ‘On a dish of turnip greens/Seasoned with cracklings.’ That is to say, he is a populist poet, one who disdains the hifalutin, the portentous, the sentimental in favor of the grainy, the weathered, the homely, the familiar. You see and feel – and cherish – the adze marks on these strong lines." Fred Chappell