A compassionate razor incision into themes of boundaries, love and fear. In Poet's Novel author Goodwin explores the ubiquitous relationships that permeate post-modern life in America. His coarse and humorous canvas illuminates the core of personal psyches - informing with colorful characters troublesome issues that pervade our institutions and the intrinsic composition of or society. Admission to asylum marks the beginning of a new life for poet Amstell. Adrift in contemporary society and struggling to distinguish between madness and inspiration, his relationship with an hospital nurse prepares him for the most difficult poem he's ever written - life.