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AMERICA HURRAH

Written over the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017 in response to the presidential election and its aftermath, AMERICA HURRAH is a chronicle of a country in upheaval, while touching base on day-to-day life and cultural hotspots such as Star Wars.

It covers the whole territory of Trump’s first 100 days—from Bannon as Cromwell to alt-right rumors about a pizzeria to immigrants stranded in airports, as well as hearing directly from key figures such as Kellyanne, Donald Jr. and an internet troll—and tries to make sense of it all.

96 pages, 6 x 9", hardcover with dust jacket, $20.
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Annus Horribilis

Dark and sardonic, ANNUS HORRIBILIS is a chapbook of nine, sonnet-like poems that follow the 2016 election, inauguration and aftermath in
real time.

The poems in this chapbook, part one of a trilogy, are included in “America Hurrah,” above.

12 pages, 6 x 8", $7.50.
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American Gothic

AMERICAN GOTHIC picks up on Day One of the Trump administration, where just like a car wreck it's hard to look away. These eight sonnet-like poems try to keep up with "each new disaster," while keeping tabs on personal life as well as cultural hotspots such as the movie Lego Batman: "Does Gotham City, after crisis upon crisis, suffer/ an outrage fatigue?"

The poems in this chapbook, part two of a trilogy, are included in “America Hurrah,” above

16 pages, 6 x 8", $7.50.
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GET ME ROGER STONE

Written over the winter of 2016/2017 and into the spring, "Get Me Roger Stone" is a response to the last election and its aftermath: a chronicle of a country in upheaval. I felt the need to track all the details as they unfolded (much like Comey’s need to take notes after his meetings with the president). The poems cover the territory of Trump’s first 100 days, while hearing directly from key figures such as Sarah Palin and an internet troll—and tries to make sense of it all.

The poems in this chapbook, part three of a trilogy, are included in “America Hurrah,” above

20 pages, $7.95. 6 x 9", $7.95
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In Passing

Written over the course of a year, the poems of "In Passing" capture details of daily life, small moments that pass by fleetingly.

The title is a play on words on one of India's most ancient forms of meditation, Vipassana , which means to see things as they really are.

Playful, questioning, "In Passing" focuses the same kind of attention.

35 pages, 6 x 9 ", $10
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THINK THE WORST

Offering an antidote to a bright future, THINK THE WORST gives us the black-comedy musings of an unlucky, unworthy survivor of the 21st century.

20 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size,
with color illustrations, $5
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OOPS

In this special mini-edition, reminiscent of a palm-sized prayer book, Brit-Brit with her fast life and hard times is viewed as victim and savior, as a cultural icon and skewed lens on America's media craziness.

20 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size, $5
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SORRY

Filled with comic remorse, the anti-hero in these poetic apologies tries to come clean
for almost everything: Las Vegas, modern art,
partying, the millennium, nostalgia—not to mention books, happiness, politics,
and even sleeping.

20 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size, $5
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THE BIG BOOK OF WHY

As Marx queried, What is to be done?

In poems that range from melancholic to mocking,

THE BIG BOOK OF WHY tries to answer some of the 21st century's looming questions by rummaging through cultural detritus for clues.

Weighing in are a Detroit body-bagger, Robert DeNiro's housekeeper, and Adela Legaretta Rivas, "struck by a white Datsun one morning in April"--as well as a motley cast including hapless candidates, apartment dwellers, and
aria-singing subway riders.

56 pages, 7 x 4" pocket size, $9.95
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POTATO CHIPS FOR DINNER

collected poems
1984 - 2004

Rotation

Say a potato chip truck overturns, spilling bags
of chips
across the highway.

Some drivers stop to guiltily pick up a few, smiling:

Potato chips for dinner.

How many of them will wake
in the middle of the night
and go into the living room
to sit and stare, wondering

if the darkened house has somehow changed
its axis?

57 pages, 5.5 x 8.5”, $14.95
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Winter Light

“Winter Light” proceeds through a Boston winter at a walker’s pace the reader falls in pace with. What unfolds is a detective story, or, better yet, a detective love story. Under “the weight of this life,” the narrator is an anxious sleepwalker who registers the tremor of the everyday.

63 pages, 6 x 9", $12.95
Four Way Books, 1999
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WHERE EVERYONE IS GOING TO

In Gray, the persona of this book-length poem, we find a figure as reminiscent of Eliot’s hollow men as of the haunting Everyman of Munch’s “The Scream.” The subject is all the more frightening and provocative because it’s nothing less than the century’s bleak end. These are poems of alienation, want and surrender, seen through the painfully exposed human presence of Gray.

53 pages, 5.5" x 8", $11
St. Andrews College Press, 1999
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