Coyote: poems of suburban living by Dan Wilcox is a chapbook of 6 poems, #11 in The Bob Kaufman Series of A.P.D.’s (Aged Poetic Dynasty) inexpensive chapbooks of works by Albany poets. The poems were variously inspired by viewing suburban life second-hand from the safety of the city & by random remarks made late at night on FaceBook. (No real coyotes were harmed in the writing of these poems.)
Chicago poet & founding member of the poetry performance group 3 Guys from Albany, Charlie Rossiter describes Coyote this way:
Dan Wilcox knows coyote and what happens when the trickster comes to town. Like the life force itself, coyote roars through the air-conditioned nightmare of suburbia luring housewives to run naked in the night while their husbands sit clueless in front of tv sports, ravages hapless family pets and lovingly cares for her young. (Shapeshifting coyote takes human form and switches gender at will).
Wilcox’s insight into coyote is particularly impressive considering that he is an adamantly urban poet who has been known to wear a sport coat on a weekend camping trip.
Copies of “Coyote” may be ordered by sending a check for $4.00 payable to “A.P.D.” to:
280 South Main Ave.
Albany, NY 12208