PRE-ORDER 2020 Book Trio (It's Just You & Me, Mr. Moon, Lovers and Other Still Creatures & Body Until Light)
PRE-ORDERS of paperbacks will ship by June 30, 2020. You will also receive access to a free PDF ebook of the titles with paperback pre-order (emailed to you within 24 hours)!
“In the first poem of It's Just You & Me, Mr. Moon, Peter Hamer shows us Weldon Kees at his typewriter, making art “for a future that looks/as empty and bleak/as the present”—thereby flashing Kees out of the mid-twentieth century into our time. Here are the haze of cigarette smoke, the taste of whiskey, jazz on the soundtrack, walk-ons by Pope Francis and Frida Kahlo, and locations chosen or invented by Hamer, the poet-director. Here is his version of Kees’ shadow/symbol . . . presented as an obsession. These poems about Kees offer mysteries, deeply appropriate for a man whose life story includes his sudden disappearance in 1955—a mystery still, serving here as a touchstone for Hamer’s poetry.”
“Lovers and Other Still Creatures seduces the reader as it surprises . . . Codish’s natural facility for choosing the exact right detail reveals what it’s like to be a person in domestic, romantic, and platonic love. Though the settings in the poems may be familiar, his ability to turn phrases into diverging meanings makes the settings unfamiliar. Reading this book is pure pleasure, and that’s what poetry is for.”
—Sean Singer, author of Discography
“From welcome to farewell of this collection, K. M. Lighthouse’s Body Until Light is a travel, a memory, a Mother Spider dream . . . The poems are five senses into which you’re invited, seduced, or surprised. Lighthouse asks us to understand, in mind or intuition, how . . . everything speaks in tongues / of flame, and I do.”
—John Miller, author of Anchor Baby