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Echo Echo Light

By Kit Frick

Little definitional moons orbit the poems of Kit Frick’s Echo, Echo, Light. This lunar, moody sequence of exquisite outbursts into interstellar space brims with linguistic echoes off the face of a beloved whose gravitational pull constantly draws us in. Its looming and inaccessible presence scares us, but Frick’s almanac might help us "learn to wear the dark," "to face the dark" through the many faces and phases this chapbook tracks. These sonorous poems enact a kind of sonar, pinging celestial bodies to locate themselves in time and space. The moon is utterly renewed here as not merely subject but launching pad for poetry.
       --Amaranth Borsuk, author of Handiwork, Between Page and Screen, and Tonal Saw

The voltaic prose poems in Kit Frick’s Echo, Echo, Light, build imperative by imperative, offering us vital instructions for how to grasp what is most essential to our living and how to remain steadfast against the urgent, passing dark. And we’re lucky to receive such a handbook, for contained within these delicate boxes is the beauty to brace us though we spin: How we want to grasp the/sound, hold on. Keep track. Catalogue the/shadows, disfigured by dusk. Their forms longest in this moment, as if fearing the day’s end, as if/they could reach far enough to pull back the light. In these shimmering poems we are ghosted, but we are illuminated too. 
       --Allison Titus, author of Sum of every lost ship and the chapbook Instructions From the Narwhal

Limited Edition, Hand-bound, with Metallic Stamp cover

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Please Light Up

by Ted Powers

Please Light Up is an experimental chapbook by Ted Powers, the winner of our 2014 Invitational reading period! 

Please Light Up is a serial poem that is meant to be read a new way each time. With each poem printed on an individual card, each new reading inverts the experience of a former reading, revealing a new detail of the evolving narrative.

We are excited to experiment with form in this collection---to create a chapbook, an art-object, and a unique, non-sequential reading experience!

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Body

The Body 

by Jenny Boully

Comprised of footnotes to a non-existent text, The Body: An Essay is a meditation on absence, loss and disappearance that offers a guarded "narrative" of what may or may not be a love letter, a dream, a spiritual autobiography, a memoir, a scholarly digression, a treatise on the relation of life to book. Christian Bok describes Boully's groundbreaking text as one that "may simply annotate a fantastic biography from another reality, referring only to itself as a kind of dream within a dream...The reader can only fantasize about the original contexts that might have made such information significant to its author, and ultimately, implies that the body of any text consists of nothing but a void — filled with the exegetical projection of our own imagination." First published in 2002 and excerpted in such anthologies as The Next American Essay and The Best American Poetry 2002, The Body: An Essay continues to challenge conventional notions of plot and narrative, genre and form, theory and practice, unremittingly questioning the presumptive boundaries between reflection, imagination, and experience.

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Vivid

Who's Who Vivid

by Matt Hart

When Caesar said about horses that if the gods hadnt invented them, we would have to, he could have been talking about Matt Hart whose poems are of such immediate, radiant presence, they seem as true and necessary as air. In vital self-sabotages and improvisational self-renewals, the buzz of the mosh-pit pokes us through the sky. The book you now hold in your hands is luxurious with nerve, speed and crash, the work of an explorative explosiveness that is constantly whacked by the world as it is. Welcome to a new realism hatching from the old. Welcome to the human heart. Welcome to the launch site. - Dean Young These poems marry cinema and song, conflagration and precision in a double-ceremony lead by Matt Hart in an enormous cathedral with no roof. The work in Who's Who Vivid is driven by strange narrative and daring associations, experiments that negotiate the terrain between the subconscious and the shag carpet. It is a remarkable display of virtuosity and freshness. These poems are stunning and funny and troubling, deeply serious, off-handedly brilliant. Matt Hart has cast out a net and brought back news from another world, written in the language of this one -urgent, entertaining, candid, and smart. Who's Who Vivid is a sizzling debut by an important new poet. - Laura Kasischke

 

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Maine

Maine

by Jonah Winter

Hypocrite reader, mon somblobble, Jonah Winter will New York School you in the woodshed of his imagination! These poems remind me of Robert Bresson's Four Nights of a Dreamer, in which a tape recorder spews out the blurts and ravings of the heart at inappropriate moments.  Maine is a hemorrhage of the goofy, the sinister, and the sublime.

-James Cummins

 

Jonah Winter's poems are relentless attacks on the status quo.  They turn pop culture on its head in hot pursuit of untainted love.  And they are funny, if whiplash can be funny.  Winter is a serious, new poet, with a talent galore, blazing a trail, along which unknown treasures are sure to be found.

-James Tate

 

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