Eavesdroppers fear the hermit's soliloquy. Wake up, wound, the knife said. --from "To Live By" Bill Knott's poetic manner--surreal yet vernacular, outrageous and tender--is unlike anything in contemporary American verse. In The Unsubscriber, he investigates cloning laboratories and spaceships, cemeteries and battlefields, talks to Damocles and pokes fun at Hamlet, witnesses the moments before a seduction, and charts maps in the stars and in forests. Knott tells fables, poses questions, shadows spies, and breathes new life into poetry's oldest stories: love and war. The Unsubscriberis the first new book in a decade by a fiercely iconoclastic American poet deserving of a wide audience.Knott, Bill is the author of 'Unsubscriber ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780374530143 and ISBN 0374530149.