“The Lead Balloon, Limericks on Martha’s Vineyard” by Joe Eldredge, 2010, hUMILITY pRESS, West Tisbury.
“The Lead Balloon” is the title of Joe Eldredge’s latest book. He is an Island architect, poet and (Shakespeare) authorship-question scholar. It is a collection of limericks about Island things and places, inspired, in Joe’s own way, by the Vineyard Limerick Challenge, which will be reprised sometime this coming winter. “The Lead Balloon” can be found at Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven and at Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury. You can hear Joe and other Island poets reading from their work tonight and tomorrow night at The West Tisbury Library at 5:30 pm.
Limericks tend to begat limericks:
At times Joe sounds like a loonhowlin’ like mad at the moonbut a bit too cleverhe seldom evergoes over like a lead balloon.