In some respects a sequel to "The Man With Night Sweats", "Boss Cupid" is a memorialising of friends who have died, an anatomy of survival, and a self-portrait of the poet in age.
The poems are written under the sign of Cupid, 'devious master of our bodies', but their intimacies are always heard against the sociable human hum of an entire community which Gunn depicts in poems of fluent grace, as formal as they are relaxed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 06/03/2000
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780571202980