Actual Air is David Berman's first book and only published volume of poetry, first published by Open City Books in 1999. This limited hardcover copy of Actual Air was published by Drag City in August 2003. Written in the throes of the artists lifelong struggle with substance abuse, depression and anxiety, the seventh hardcover printing features autobiographical compositions merging the ineffible; at once whimsical and relatable in a work that Publisher's Weekly called "the discovery of great American poetic storytelling by a new generation."
112 pages. Measures approximately 15.24 × 20.32 cm (6×8 in). Seventh hardcover printing, August 2021.
About the Author
David Berman was born in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1967. The American musician, singer and poet best known for his lyricism as the singer of indie rock band Silver Jews, a band in which a fixation on perfecting lyrics has been noted as a salient characteristic of Berman's creative compositions. Berman's work focuses on topics of alienation, introspection, and a blunt approach to surrealism.