Listen to the Warm Author:Rod McKuen This is the second collection of love poems and lyrics by the now well-known young American chansonnier, Rod McKuen. Most of the poems in this volume are the lyrics of songs already recorded by the author--the rest will soon be recorded. The poems deal with love, loneliness, the alienation of our present era, and the need of people to reach on... more »e another. The first section of the volume, "Listen to the Warm," is a continuous narrative poem; the following sections, "The Grand Opening Going-Out-of-Business Sale" and "Twenty-Two Songs," are individual shorter poems. The extraordinary success of Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows, Mr. McKuen's first volume of poems, continues, and in this new collection the fine talent which was so evident in Stanyan Street is shown to have broadened and become richer. The poems are gentle and direct and the work of a writer whose powerful gift has grown and is now in full stride.