HEROES AND HOUSEHOLDERS pays tribute to Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Edward Field, Joan Larkin, and James Schuyler, and documents the life of an ordinary, everyday householder in poems critic Marjorie Perloff calls "charming and subtle."

Praise for Steve Turtell

His poems are shaped with an economy, with a supple control, that recalls the lyrics of W.B. Yeats -- perfectly solid and down to earth, yet floating with a lyric ease. This is an impressive collection.
Edward Field

Steve Turtell’s poems are refreshingly direct and unpretentious. I’m moved by their generous humanity, their plainspoken, hard-won truths, and the poet’s deep relishing of his experiences, desired or not. His uncommon craft makes it sound almost simple.
Joan Larkin

Steve Turtell's poetic voice is at once funny, tender, and tough-minded. His verse is lyrical, his subjects both social and sexual. His intelligence is grounded by a frank and warm-heartedly humane vision, and his eye is uncannily perceptive and true.
Kate Christensen
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