Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tana Jean Welch's award-winning Latest Volcano receives a review from Tampa Review online! You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
Perhaps the best part of Welch’s collection is the continuous presence of two emotions—happiness and sorrow—that occur simultaneously within each poem. These polar opposite feelings are why Welch’s writing oozes intensity and suspense
Posted by EILEEN at 3:46 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Paolo Javier has a new project out, a work from Texte Und Tone, Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis, a collaboration with Listening Center (David Mason) & Fel Santos. Its edition is published in limited quantities, but the book and cassette comes with a mind blowing poster courtesy of SEEN Studios.
You can listen to a live performance from the work here. Here's a project description:
cosmos breach. elder gods open yaw way south. planet swallowed doe-like, achilles star seashell leash heel to the thought. swells, dementia, hunger, urgency, seratonin blow bent tap dance little alsatian nonsense, clause thrum for bias
Poet Paolo Javier and Ghost Box recording artist Listening Center collaborate on an exploratory assemblage of clangorous sounds and mysterious fragments of speech. Field recordings of a shadowy Filipino poet are the starting point for a darkened journey through an underworld of language and postcolonial haunting.
Risograph publication. Fifth title in Flugschriften series. 100 copies only. All copies come with cassette and poster. A handful of posters are also available separately for purchase. (Please inquire.) Designed by Rob Carmichael, SEEN, and printed by Keegan Cooke at Circadian Press.
5" x 8"; 30 pages.
Posted by EILEEN at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Robert Gibb's AFTER, chosen by Mark Doty for Marsh Hawk Press' Poetry Prize, receives a review in the Pittsburgh City Paper! You can see review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
When Robert Gibb quotes modernist master Ezra Pound saying, “The natural object / is always the adequate symbol,” in his Poundian poem “Cathay,” it’s a sign that what follows leans heavily on imagery and precise language. Gibb doesn’t disappoint as the poem unwinds in a series of painterly images (“The pleached frazzled asphalt / still splotchy with rain … / The guardrail, the river / still blue through the trees”) that add up to something emotionally evocative in his well-crafted lines.
Posted by EILEEN at 9:55 AM