Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Chaps from Poor Claudia

We Poor Claudians are proud to present 2 (and 1/2) new chapbooks!

Heroisms by Dan Beachy-Quick / 8 USD + Shipping

A hand-sewn chapbook printed on linen and laid stock, published in an edition of 150.

Timothy Donnelly has this to say about the DB-Q's long poem: "Beachy-Quick lets his figure of the hero, driven by the desire to possess and to master, commit one blunder after another. The poem implies that the path the hero is on may very well be one of maturing from a person who “never stops / Asking for an answer” into one who knows “There is a way to think that asks no questions / But divides every question in two,” but we never quite witness that evolution take place. We do, however, witness the hero tire and even grow frightened of gazing upon the world and finding only himself again. The poem doesn’t tell us what happens next—in part, presumably, for dramatic effect, but also because its author knows better than to imply that the changes yet to take place in the hero’s mind are all that easy to make. Moreover, we end without knowing what happens next because being at home with unknowing is, one hopes, our hero’s destination.

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But wait there's more: A do-si-do double chapbook!

On Happier Lawns & Digital Macrame by Justin Marks & Paige Taggart

Digital Macrame & On Happier Lawns / 12 USD + Shipping

Double yer pleasure with our first split chap! Hand-sewn Do-Si-Do printed on linen stock with hand-cut covers. Published in a numbered edition of 175.

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