Tuesday, March 31, 2015

thanks, kristina marie darling, for the heifer shout out on rob mclennan's blog!

19 - What was the last great book you read? What was the last great film?

The last great book I read was Shelly Taylor's Black-Eyed Heifer.  I've always admired poetry collections that create their own rules, their own syntax, and their own worlds.  Shelly Taylor has done all that and more.  It's a beautiful book, and one that I'd definitely recommend. 

link to whole interview 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

recent beauty

BRYDES music - Kaia and Nick Mazza

BRYDES music

BRYDES - Turquoise ep release



Sunday, March 22, 2015

thanks, shanna compton, for the shout out at real pants

One of my favorite unboxings in the last couple weeks has been for the new Lost Roads anthology edited by Shelly Taylor and Abraham Smith, Hick Poetics. The cover is not only graphically effective, it’s also metaphorical and slyly witty. I expect many of the poems will be too. (Check it.)


Saturday, March 7, 2015

at spdbooks.org - go get her!

Hick Poetics

Abraham Smith and Shelly Taylor, Editors

Publisher: Lost Roads Publishers
PubDate: 3/16/2015
ISBN: 9780918786616
Price: $25.00
Quantity Available: 46
Pages: 415
SKU #: D15B
Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. HICK POETICS is an anthology of contemporary American poets connected to rural landscapes. In addition to poems this book includes short essays by a wide variety of established and emerging writers including Michael Earl Craig, Juliana Sphar, G.C.Waldrep and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge to name a few. There is no other assemblage of rural voices this broad; there is no other collection so fully exploring and celebrating Nowhere, USA. 

Abraham Smith has published three full-length poetry collections. Smith is the recipient of grants and fellowships from University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. His experience as an educator, writer, performer, and community arts organizer has provided him with invaluable insight into the writings of America.

Shelly Taylor's first book, BLACK-EYED HEIFER (Tarpaulin Sky Press), was listed as one of the top 30 poetry books of 2010 by Coldfront Magazine. This collection is a tribute to the South, the land and horses, the oral tradition, and her upbringing. Her second collection, LIONS, REMONSTRANCE, is out now from Coconut Books; it too is situated in the Southern Gothic etiquette. 

arrived from the printers to lost roads' door in wyoming / can't wait for my box to get to tucs! joy joy!

Thursday, March 5, 2015