Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
If maps are documents of distance, then Nick Courtright’s Elegy for the Builder’s Wife is an atlas. Each poem in the collection can complete a chronicle the surveyor’s work cannot — the territories of fog, how trees can become landmarks, the continents chipped from paint. Courtright, navigating the same terrain as Lorca, finds icons of longing, passion, and sacrifice in the liminal spaces, and in the process, he charts what, for the mapmaker, is impossible — the incomplete, the rended, and the influence of time on everything, still or in motion.
Nick's book can be found at www.elegyforthebuilderswife.com.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
by Joseph Wood
cover design by Jamie Lacore
handmade in Lawrence, KS
w/ recycled paper
$10.00 (shipping included to USA & Canada)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Announcing the inaugural chapbook release from the brand spanking new alice blue books. The Blue-Collar Sun by Lucas Farrell has been built with love. The cover is of handmade paper, letterpressed & hand sewn. There is a vellum inlay and the chapbook itself is printed on fine 25% cotton paper. The whole book is of archival quality.
Book purchasing and information can be found on http://www.alicebluereview.org/books.html or visit the journal at http://www.alicebluereview.org
alice blue books' second chapbook is forthcoming this spring: William Shatner by C. McCallister Williams.
In the Living Room investigates the fact that the intimacy of domestic spaces is perforated by wilderness. Full of ragged joy and shot through with terror, Hauke’s poems mark faith and companionship at edges as they attempt to find themselves at home in change. Reaching toward the transformative potential of their circumstances, they face the realization that “love’s echoes everywhere” unmake us.
"Nathan Hauke is a poet to be taken at his word. In the Living Room means exactly what it says: the room is alive; a place has already been prepared for us; and there is no room for death. Hauke's is a visionary architectonic, and he refreshes me." --Donald Revell
"As it is in Flannery O'Connor's short fiction, grace in the world of Nathan Hauke's poetry is hard-edged and hard-won. To experience it is to risk annihilation as well as redemption. Both 'mirror and field guide' to the thorniness, difficulty, and utter radiance of the material world, the poems in this collection bear witness to and transform the way we experience language/dailiness/consciousness/divinity. They challenge us to be wiser, more nuanced readers and writers, and human creatures. This is gorgeous, important work from one of our smartest, most generous, and very best emerging poets. Read it. Read it again." --Donna de la Perriere
“‘The living room is all windows’ and Hauke’s In The Living Room is too. Stained-glass, transparent, bombed-out, or covered in Spring’s pollen, these windows layer into an improvised architecture which includes our hellish and beautiful world the way water does its waves.” --Mike Sikkema
32 PAGES$7.00 (plus shipping)
For information on how to order, click here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
The Wonderfull Yeare by Nate Pritts
Paperback, 74 pages
$14.00 + s/h
Read an interview with the author, now up at Bookslut.
Add it to your list on Good Reads!