Both traditional and subversive, the tradition of subversion in service of the human heart, the human experience, this collection celebrates and elevates the everyday into the hands of the true.
Great Balls of Flowers is "Holy Angelic, neo-beat regular speak love language" of the highest degree. Steve Abee's first full-length poetry collection is a beautifully complete portrait of Abee's life in 21st century Los Angeles. The work is accessible and insightful, hilarious, sublime, compelling, upsetting and inspiring. Great Balls of Flowers is contemporary American literature in the tradition of Whitman and Ted Berrigan, the Beats and Frank O'Hara.