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The Rapture of Eddy Daemon by Daniel Y. Harris Now Available!

 


Finally: a posthuman translation of Shakespeare. I'm glad Daniel Y. Harris beat Watson at it. There are still large chunks of human in his kind lineation."

—Andrei Codrescu, author of Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes), (Antibookclub, 2012)

In The Rapture of Eddy Daemon, Daniel Y. Harris has composed a wild poetic drama through realms of eros and spirituality. His writing is simultaneously playful and profound, transmuting ancient symbols and concepts into a contemporary wisdom, heretofore unknown in poetry.

—Daniel C. Matt, author of the first nine volumes of the annotated translation, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, and of The Essential Kabbalah, and God and the Big Bang

Daniel Y. Harris has a perfect ear. Pass it on. “It’s the last season of day one.” Crisp consonants frame smart vowels betwixt parentheses that host deliciously true songs. Whole verse thrums from peak to sprawl. He crafts high-frequency fluidity. Each sonnet is agleam with future friction, “revers(ing) this law of creation.” The litmus state, “Unborn in choiring wings,” reminds us that “The topos is in the billions.” Each fleck of this multiplicative joy ride earns a resounding “YES”!

—Sheila E. Murphy, author of more than 30 books of poetry, including Letters to Unfinished J., winner of the Gertrude Stein Award by Green Integer Press, and Continuations (with Douglas Barbour), co-founded the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Series.

Though last words are rarely included in blurbs, Jack Spicer’s “My vocabulary did this to me” is apt praise for Daniel Y. Harris’ linguistic tour de force, The Rapture of Eddy Daemon, which is a procedural and meta-linguistic commentary on Shakespeare’s sonnets and so much more—from Faustian saga of human creation to an ode to the mechanical and posthuman methods of gaining access once again to the imagination. The circle/cycle is unbroken and broken simultaneously—and that is the joy of this big, ambitious, and brilliant riff on what “revision,” at its most exuberant boundary can mean. Read th is forever and then start again.

—Maxine Chernoff, author of Here (Counterpath) and To Be Read in the Dark (Omnidawn), is Chair of the San Francisco State University Creative Writing Department.

The fourteen-line sonnet form is the setting for this epic homage to the Bard. Harris’ bold achievement is nothing less than a sustained ecstatic idiom—a combinatoria, encyclopaedic in range, via which this daemon, this genius, this attendant spirit he calls Daemon eddies uninhibitedly.

—Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, author of The Valise and Editor of E·ratio

To be Human or… Posthuman? That is the question Daniel Y. Harris asks in The Rapture of Eddy Daemon, his new techno-savvy collection; an alluring post-avant garde ‘frieze of parabola and rosaries... eccentricities and personae’. Outraged critics may balk at the esthétique du mal infusing this neon-lit sonnet-homage to the Bard, but disregard their slings and arrows – just fasten your seatbelt for this white-knuckle ride through a multifaceted New Inscape of poetic phantasmagorical visuality.

—AC Evans is the author of Fractured Moods (Atlantean Publishing, 2012), From Outside (Argotist e-books, 2012) and Vespula Vanishes and Other Poems (Inclement Publishing, 2007)

The originality of Daniel Y. Harris’ writings is a multilayered surprisal, one of joyful momentum and challenging nuances that alters the reader’s understanding of language. In essence, one of the gifts of The Rapture of Eddy Daemon is its ability to advocate for poetic language, but too, for language in a general contextual awareness. This superb collection will create neoteric discernment for the reader ready to delve beyond what is currently being written. Harris has created, through Daemon’s interaction, something very new and deliberate, —something truthful into the paradigm of what creates rapture and its subsequent experiences.  

—Felino A. Soriano, author of sparse anatomies of single antecedents, is the Founder/Publisher of Counterexample Poetics and Of/with: journal of immanent renditions.


Daniel Y. Harris is the author of The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), The New Arcana (with John Amen, New York Quarterly Books, 2012) and Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue (with Adam Shechter, Cervena Barva Press, 2010; picked by The Jewish Forward as one of the 5 most important Jewish poetry books of 2010).

His poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Levure littéraire, Milk Magazine, Moria, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, The Other Voices International Project, Otoliths, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Tarpaulin Sky and Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts. He holds an M.Div from The University of Chicago and is the Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri. http://x-peri.blogspot.com/


Book Information:

· Paperback: 176 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-254-9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Cover: Museum Hours by Michael Kelleher

 

Here is the cover image for Michael Kelleher's forthcoming book, Museum Hours! 

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The Writers’ Circle and Other Stories by Michael Gessner Now Available!

In this stunning collection Michael Gessner pays full attention to the marginal and the marginalized –– whether unwashed, rejected, condemned, or simply unusual –– and brilliantly inhabits them, evoking their passions, their yearnings, and also the rare strands of hope that sustain and illuminate.

—Grace Dane Mazur
Author of HINGES: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination

The Writers’ Circle and Other Stories by Michael Gessner is a celebration of life’s texture of existence. Through profound empathy, each story has radiance, a voice that is alive, a language in bloom, which enunciates a ferocious intelligence, which is both strange and familiar in a way that is entirely compassionate, examining, and inspiring. Gessner’s post-noir writing is adroit, sophisticated, and at times astounding.

—Geoffrey Gatza, author of Apollo

Michael Gessner has authored 10 books, and has had work featured in American Literary Review, The French Literary Review, The Journal of The American Medical Association, North American Review, Oxford Magazine, Rue des Beaux-Arts (Paris,) The Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, and others. His prose has been called “Structurally ingenious,” (Jonathan Galassi, Farrar, Straus & Giroux,) and “A great talent,” (Ray Powers, Scott & Field.) A list of other publications, reviews, and readings may be found at: www.michaelgessner.com. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their dog “Irish.”


Book Information:

· Paperback: 196 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-238-9

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The Woman with a Million Hearts by Loren Kleinman Now Available!

Loren Kleinman brings a poet's sensibility to her captivating memoir that is at once serious and sly, self-deprecating and a powerful declaration of self. Her memoir is less about memory than it is a fine-tuned, near magical consideration of the small details that ultimately make manifest the large passions of her life. Her edgy meditations are a bit like a delicately rendered Lost and Found for the great grab bag of human experience--instantly relatable, brash, intimate and true.

—Rita Gabis, author of A Guest At The Shooters' Banquet

Nothing is sexier than a woman who has learned to love and respect herself, and that’s why The Woman With a Million Hearts is such a treasure. Kleinman’s powerful journey, told in vignettes, is beautiful and vulnerable and bold and exciting. She’s like the friend you haven’t heard from in a while, and when she calls you immediately ditch your I hate my body/boyfriend/husband/job/life friends and meet her, because she’s not just fun to be with, she’s wise! She’s been through a lot; she’s endured a lot. So, you ask her, how does the self-love thing happen? And she answers No one matters as much as they think they do, not under the stars, under the heavy Milky Way... and you know what, she’s absolutely right! This book belongs on your night table, to be read and re-read.

—Robin Stratton, Boston Literary Magazine

Loren Kleinman’s The Woman with a Million Hearts is a lyrical masterpiece. In this beautiful memoir, Kleinman weaves stories of heartache, pain, healing, and hope into a breathtaking journey told with an honesty that will leave you gasping for air.

—Amye Archer, Fat Girl, Skinny

Loren Kleinman's memoir, The Woman with a Million Hearts, blurs the line between memoir and poetry as she explores illness, loss, and love in a slim book that makes you understand how to love flawed humanity with tender compassion.

—Karol Nielsen, author of the memoir, Black Elephants, and the poetry chapbook, This Woman I Thought I'd Be

Loren Kleinman is not just an organic expressionist-writer; she's also comparative to poetic musicians like Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. A unique and lively young voice filled with splendor!

—Kola Boof, The Sexy Part of the Bible

A daring act of memory in verse that dances in the space between poetry and prose, The Woman with a Million Hearts offers readers an equal number of delights.

—Lisa L. Kirchner, Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar


Add one more heart to Loren Kleinman’s The Woman With A Million Hearts. She grabbed mine from the first page and didn’t release me until the last. Ms. Kleinman has written a luscious memoir—rich with expansive language; yet her words adhere to a rigorous economy which distills the essence of her experience to perfection. It is always a testament to a writer when the reader is inspired to go inward and think deeply. Loren Kleinman demands that of the reader, and we are better for it —more forgiving and more loving.

—Marcia Butler, author of the forthcoming memoir, The Skin Above My Knee

A generous and honest work of memoir that reads like poetry, Loren Kleinman's book will resonate with anyone who's ever wondered, 'How can I be saved?

—Susan Breen, author of the Maggie Dove mystery series

A new genre, perhaps more poetry than memoir, Loren Kleinman's A WOMAN WITH A MILLION HEARTS is a story of an inner life beautifully rendered. The life events that elicit these short pieces belong to the body rather than the mind, and fade in and out, sometimes hinting, sometimes revealing, as if they are happening inside out. Intimate,
yet secretive. Compelling.

—Lynda Schor, author of SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES, and other books

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such ADANNA, Drunken Boat, The Moth, Domestic Cherry, Blue Lake Review, Columbia Journal, LEVURE LITTÉRAIRE, Stony Thursday (Arts Council Ireland), Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. She’s also published essays in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen Magazine. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Kleinman’s The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was named one the best poetry books of 2014 by Entropy Magazine. Her other poetry collections include Breakable Things and the prose collection, Stay With Me Awhile. She is working on a novel, This Way to Forever. She is a faculty member at New York Writer’s Workshop and a full-time freelance writer and social media strategist. The Woman with a Million Hearts is her first memoir. Loren’s website is: lorenkleinman.com and lorenwrites.com.


Book Information:

· Paperback: 120 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-249-5

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Un/Wired by Stephen Bett Now Available!

In this, his 18th book of poetry, internationally acclaimed Canadian poet Stephen Bett is back to working the sassy, edgy margins of social satire. Divided into four sections, this book opens with humor; turns to soft-edge and then to hard-edge, wicked, hilarious satire of our vapid monoculture; and concludes with a section of poems bringing in the angst of it all.


PRAISE FOR STEPHEN BETT’S MOST RECENT BLAZEVOX BOOK,
Those Godawful Streets of Man: A Book of Raw Wire in the City:

“I love what Stephen Bett is doing with language in his latest opus…

Bett’s his own man here. He’s absorbed the lessons of the Objectivists, Beats, Black Mountain, New York and San Francisco schools; the Canadian Tish poets’ experiments with vernacular phonological phrasing in open form; the studious avoidance of the ‘burnished urn’ Modernist reliance on myth, metaphor, and intellectual conceits, dense allusion, tight boxed containers.

Not that Bett’s poems aren’t marvelously allusive; the bric-à-brac of pop culture is all here: movies, cell phones, the Web, selfies, Tweets and all manner of squawks from the Interface. But there is nothing overtly confessional and the stitches and strophes are utterly comfortable and companionable…

This is minimalism for readers who like their poems fat: rich, but sans impasto or ornament. A book of raw wire in the city: edgy, tense, sharp, angular, dangerous… .

At the heart of the book…is the story of a dissolving relationship, the man too earnest and accepting; the woman raging and fading into madness. But nothing is cloying or mawkish or sentimental, or even confessional; instead we shift easily from a sort of Special Victims Unit episode of macro family skeleton news to deeply personal, eviscerating sorrow―with grace and elan.

Musically, rhythmically, the poet is adroit, fluid, as graceful as Sonny Rollins on a good day. You can feel those tight turns, drops, and ascents as you might on a carnival ride; Bett doesn’t waste a word, but pastes you to the back of your vernacular cage. You are in for the ride.

Line for line, strophe for strophe, image for image, Stephen Bett’s latest delivers the news, along with the tart taste of jazz and blues.”

—Richard Stevenson, Pacific Rim Review of Books

Those Godawful Streets of Man takes an unapologetic, unflinching look into the back alleys and poorly lit areas of the human condition….You will find a voice that is braver than many, and a view of the world that is beautiful in its starkness.”

—Stuart Gill, Front Porch Journal

For reviews of all his books, and for recent interviews, visit stephenbett.com

Stephen Bett is a widely and internationally published Canadian poet. His earlier work is known for its sassy, edgy, hip… caustic wit―indeed, for the askance look of the serious satirist… skewering what he calls the ‘vapid monoculture’ of our times. His more recent books have been called an incredible accomplishment for their authentic minimalist subtlety. Many are tightly sequenced book-length ‘serial’ poems, which allow for a rich echoing of cadence and image, building a wonderfully subtle, nuanced music. Bett follows in the avant tradition of Don Allen’s New American Poets. Hence the mandate for Simon Fraser University’s “Contemporary Literature Collection” to purchase and archive his “personal papers” for scholarly use. He is recently retired after a 31-year teaching career largely at Langara College in Vancouver, and now lives with his wife Katie in Victoria, BC.


Book Information:

· Paperback: 124 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-253-2

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