Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My order from Frog Hollow Press

...arrived a while back. The books are gorgeous. Last week I read the introductions by Shane Neilson. The introduction to Now That You Revive addresses the criticism of Moritz's work that came following the publication of Night Street Repairs. As I read, I recalled the hot exchanges on Bookninja regarding the reviews by David Solway and Carmine Starnino. By the end of the introduction, I felt anxious on behalf of the poems. Please be good, please be good, I kept thinking. I read a few, but couldn't shake the tension, so I decided to put the book aside for a while and let the introduction fade a bit.

The broadsheet is gorgeous, too. The blurb on the site says ""Achromatope" is arguably one of the best poems Zach has written."
I have to agree. It's a mighty fine poem.

8 comments:

Zachariah Wells said...

Thanks, Brenda!

Brenda Schmidt said...

I neglected to mention the illustration, which works beautifully with the poem. I'd wondered who did it, and only noticed today when I linked to "Achromatope." I must have been sleeping when I placed the order.

Zachariah Wells said...

Apparently, before Caryl manipulated the photo, the guy was closer to the lamppost and it looked like he was urinating on it.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Now I won't be able to look at it with a straight face.

Caryl said...

Thanks for the compliments, Brenda.
Zach's broadsheet is selling very well and I'm sure the 'peeing on the lamppost' bit will pique even more interest!! Moe + ritz (as in the cracker) - and do read the poems!
Caryl

Brenda Schmidt said...

Caryl, I will definitely read them! Both books are at the top of the pile. As soon as my studio is done and my nice reading chair is in place, I will dig back into the poems.

GM said...

Got it in the mail today. Caryl, I want a broadsheet like this. It's so gorgeous it almost doesn't matter if Zach's poem is any good (which it is).

Zachariah Wells said...

So greedy, G! You got a whole beautiful chapbook.