Songs of Exotic Birds contains poems written over a span of sixty years,
forming an “arc of life” and capturing moments the writer’s memory
stubbornly cannot lose. Merle Fischlowitz also writes in the voices of
others that his psychologist’s ear has caught at special moments or rites
of passage, where irony imbues the experiences.
From childhood memories to today’s cyber-news, these poems invite
you into a garden where the exotic and prosaic, domestic and feral, all
show the writer’s deep faith in humanity.