Seley’s extremely stylistic lyricism and command of language will make readers feel as though they are in the hands of someone with immense wisdom.
from the review in Luna Luna
Brenna Womer breaks all the rules except the most important one: to tell your own truth unswervingly, in the best way you know how, no matter what.
Partly is a wonderland greenhouse that Jack built and then allowed us to enter and it glows like a signal that means human beings can be great observers and creators of beauty and fun, all because of what exists.
Kelly is the best and necessary kind of poetic voice—incandescent, powerful, genuine, and brilliantly funny.
Money stuns and delights in its sampling and juxtaposition. Imagine Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit upgraded to the era of #FakeNews.
"The body politic is sick, and the mad military leader narrating these poems is its demented head of state."
"...but can they not also see my enormous bulk? Butch heart pumping opus dragging tankard legs along the roads on which I walk?"
El Misterio Nadal is weird, funny, thoroughly documented, and ‘gets’ Bolaño perfectly.
It’s about false endings and true beginnings and all the jagged mysteries that attend the human journey.
"...this breath of fresh air, this right to innocence, obtained of course through difficult struggle I have always appreciated in these immense transatlantic poets ... a similar “oxygenation” in the poems of Steve Light."
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
"Michael Keenan is a reborn troubadour…I always thought his poems silvery and charitable…I admire their lateral drift, their intimate evocation of names, their evanescence."
"Beth Benedix is a professor of religious studies, world literature and community engagement and in her book Ghost Writer (A Story about Telling a Story), she explores the ethics of narrative."
Roots & Branches Series
Danish Literature in Translation
"What appear to be loosely woven pieces of philosophy and bits of untold historical drama have a way of revealing something elemental about human perception and the art of storytelling itself."
It’s rare to be so enmeshed in reading a novel, and rarer still in one whose sentences you covet, whose words are like precious stones.
Jordan Blum speaks with Spryszak about Edju, Thrice Fiction, the debate over paying/non-paying journals, the world of surrealist writing, music, and much more.
Cover to Cover podcast
“...these beautifully constructed stories—profound, humane, dark, and yet illuminated by love and belief in humanity—bring us into the heart of the global catastrophes facing our species and our planet today.”
"Notes focuses on those energies in art that enact image spaces and spatiotemporal alterations in which life is never quite what it seems to be."
"...an astringent perspective on post-feminism, late capitalism, global unemployment, and the overall ennui of males who have yet to find traction in a chaotic Zeitgeist."
Good Times, Santa Cruz
“...reminded of the haunts of an older world, of a world that is far less abstracted, far less buried, far more present, far more accessible. The elusive image, the Sugar Factory itself, a nothing-place filled with the nothing that is life, experience, and contentment.”
“One might say that Hard Some, on the whole, is a book of sustained resistance, as much as it is about a sustained and thoughtful presence.”
rob mclennan blog spot
"Shmailo’s technical skills pop on every page. She is in control of this insanity from the start, and to prove it she floods us with new icons created one after another like stamped plastic ducks. She creates an assembly line of literary riches. Genres and forms bend in and out with ease."
“So rich, so plentiful in terms of its rhythms, emotions, images, transitions, its subtlety. A very giving novel, a lot for the reader, this reader to think on.”
“Memory has profound resonance in our time of relative truth, greed and indifference to history. This powerful book is more relevant than ever.”
“While many of the situations described here seem familiar — a trip to CVS, a young daughter who explodes when told it's time for dinner — they're presented with an edginess and sharp intelligence that makes the poems pop.”
Washington Post Book World
"Hilarious, wise, nuanced, magical, José Negroni’s writing has tapped into something remarkably deep and, alas, very hard to confront for today's disaffected youth..."
eight-term congressman, and presidential candidate
"I need data, information—but that is not what I want from poetry or any art form. Yes, poetry has its crafty elements. But you shouldn’t see the machinations of craft right off. As for syntax? Syntax is a kind of music, is it not? And some music comes from a far country . . ."
Karen Garthe interviewed in Rain Taxi
"Kuppers transforms prose stories into lyric meditations in ways that are convincing and disarming in their beauty."
"Appendices Pulled from a Study on Light is a testament to how poetry can take us where no other written work dares to tread."
—San Francisco Book Review
"Along with viewing illuminated manuscripts and explorations of dazzling manifestations of light, Babbitt extols the joy of reading with a poet’s enthusiasm."
"Right now, I’m fascinated by the role of poetry in digital culture and contemporary art."
Christine Stoddard interviewed in Ms. Magazine
"The longing for sisterhood becomes a new heartbreak for the speaker as the book progresses."
A selection of forthcoming titles
The Water Draft
connie mae oliver
A Sequence-By-Sequence Overview On
Sharon Doubiago’s Naked to the Earth
The Three Taos of Tao
Two Elegies of Hope
Tr. Jonathan Cohen
Go Tell It to the Emperor
Tr. Todd Portnowitz
Shelter in Place
The Disappearance of Fate
Light & Power
Robert Zola Christensen
Tr. Nina Sokol
St. John's Rose Slumber