Books of Poetry by David, from his latest work PARK SONGS: A POEM/PLAY to his first BARKING DOG.




PARK SONGS: A POEM/PLAY

Park Songs is set in a down-and-out Midwestern park where people from all walks of life gather. . . . the poem/play engages us in their pain and joy—and the goofy delight--of being human. Read More ...


HAPPY LIFE

David Budbill continues a wry, joyful examination of life on his semi- metaphorical Judevine Mountain, writing about the New England seasons, fame and fortune, self-reliance, aging, and the engaged creative life. Read More ...


WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET

While We've Still Got Feet is a continuation of the Judevine Mountain poems begun with Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse (Copper Canyon Press, 1999) which was chosen by Booklistas one of the ten best books of poetry for 1999. Read More ...


MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE

The first in what has become a series of books of poems inspired, for the most part, by the ancient Chinese poets and published by Copper Canyon Press. Read More ...


JUDEVINE

The setting for Judevine happens to be the hills of rural northern New England, but it could be any place in America where poverty prevails and where the natural world is still a factor in people’s daily lives. Read More ...


WHY I CAME TO JUDEVINE

WHY I CAME TO JUDEVINE is, again, an interconnected series of pieces about the lives and loves of the people who live in Judevine–many of them now scenes from the author’s enormously popular and critically acclaimed poem/play JUDEVINE. Read More ...


FROM DOWN TO THE VILLAGE

This is a book about love and longing, invention and loneliness, madness and joy, about the fears of nuclear war and the pleasures of daily life. Read More ...


PULP CUTTERS’ NATIVITY

PULP CUTTERS’ NATIVITY is a funny and sad, raucous and raunchy, devout and foreboding drama in which characters from JUDEVINE return to act out a modern adaptation of “The Second Shepherds’ Play.” Read More ...


THE CHAIN SAW DANCE

The first in the series of poems that would become JUDEVINE. Here Budbill introduces to the world such memorable back-woods characters as Antoine, Arnie, Doug, Bobbie, Granny, Anson and Jimmy. Read More ...


BARKING DOG

David Budbill’s first book of poems. Privately printed. At the time this book was published Budbill was heavily under the influence of both the Spanish and South American Neo-Surrealists and their American champions, most particularly Robert Bly and James Wright. Read More ...