Baobab Press will release the collection from Crowley, a respected community member and leader of education, April 12.
“With the publication of Hats Off to the Cap, audiences who’ve long admired and enjoyed the work of Joe Crowley can hold his poems in their hands. These poems are much like the poet himself: wise and witty, both reverent and irreverent, always fully aware of what it means to be a sentient human being,” says Gailmarie Pahmeier, Reno Poet Laureate. “This is a book full of music, alien detail, and deep compassion. Savor, savor.”
The collection contains poems about Crowley’s childhood in Iowa, details of home, the value of quick wit, moving towards retirement, and more with deep insight and an understanding of language.