A Review of Enclosed Garden
A Map of the Winds, by Mark Statman
“Write me a poem/called a map of the winds,” asks Mark Statman’s son. Knowing he can’t, Statman writes one instead about father and son, about belief and Brooklyn. In this new poetry collection, Statman investigates what it means to look at the world, to live in the world, and to wonder about it in ways that are at once speculative and specific. Read more...
The Wisdom of Ashes
We're very happy to bring to print, this month, inimitable story-teller Jonathan Kline's web of stories connecting two poets, a nun, a black and white dog, and a huge red balloon to a heroin addict, the devil, the dead, and a mousy little man in a woman’s wool overcoat, in New Orleans in the early 1980s. In 44 moments, this novel weaves light and dark, memory and forgetting, madness and war, with smell of jasmine and the sound of cicadas in a walk along the levy. Read more...
Fuck Poems Review in Antigravity
Fuck Poems reviewed in April's Antigravity. Read the review here...
Martin and Miller: Two Fell Swoop Collaborations
"It’s not so often there is a poet so simply a pleasure and so secure in what he has to offer. Martin knows what he’s doing and has that dependable virtue," says Robert Creeley of Richard Martin. W.E. Butts, New Hampshire's Poet Laureate, adds: " Richard Martin’s Under the Sky of No Complaint takes the reader on a metaphysical journey where absurdity and what we’ve come to accept as reality collide, and a remarkably original and transformative language emerges. This is poetry that is meditative, acutely observant, and unsettling." Read more...
And don't miss, also, our second recent collaborative effort with Fell Swoop, J.V. Miller's What Else Do You Want?, which offers a tasty menu of the fictional or distressingly not. Read more...
Below Zero, by Eduardo del Valle
|Inside America’s Pit; rebuilding Ground Zero…
Below Zero is a collection of poems, haibun and haiku, written by architect Eduardo del Valle, beginning with his first day on the Ground Zero job site in 2007 and ending when the tower’s ground floor slab reached street level. Del Valle’s architectural training and practice lend a unique vernacular and insight to the poems as they chronicle the progress of this monolithic undertaking with vivid imagery and striking language. Read more...
Say What, by Jimmy Ross
Lavender Ink is proud to present a long overdue retrospect of poet, performer and raconteur Jimmy Ross, including poetry, stories and a play by this New Orleans icon. No one captures the texture of New Orleans and the gritty realities of American life quite like Jimmy.
"Reading or listening to Jimmy Ross is like riding across America’s psyche on a vintage bus next to H. L. Mencken’s teddy bear. Jimmy Ross is nothing short of a New Orleans legend and treasure." —Chris Champagne. Read more...
Sound and Basin, by Megan Burns
Sound and Basin is a collection of poems rooted in geography, in landscapes, in the interstices where land and water collect and cohere to build memory. These poems carry the burden of ecological threats, the inevitable presence of extinction; the intersections are stopping points to collect and to name in the face of forgetting. From the oldest known carved bone, the Ishango bone, to the infrastructure that underlies the mystery of any city, “the threadwork holding together the castle” is contained in these poems that attempt to sing before the silence prevails. Read more...
Enclosed Garden, by Emilio Prados
Diálogos is proud to announce the first English publication of this important long poem by Emilio Prados, who studied in Madrid’s Residencia de estudiantes, under poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, with García Lorca, Dalí and many others who have become known as the Generation of 27. With this volume Emilio Prados takes his rightful place among his peers.
“At long last, the profoundly important poetry of Emilio Prados’ Jardín cerrado appears in English, thanks to the intelligent and sensitive efforts of Donald Wellman.” --Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, co-editor of Prados’ Poesías completas.
“In bringing Emilio Prados to our attention Don Wellman presents us with a major linking figure to the great adventure in poetry associated with Federico García Lorca and others in mid-twentieth century Spain. What emerges is a poet powerful in his own terms and shown here in a telling transcreation into English.” --Jerome Rothenberg, poet, author of Technicians of the Sacred and Poland/1931.
Vitreous Hide: Now Available
Announcing: Vitreous Hide, by Michael Tod Edgerton, now available for purchase.
Thanks to everyone who helped us bring Michael Tod Edgerton's remarkable first book of poetry into the world with a bang. Those of you who preordered through Indiegogo will be receiving you copy shortly.
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