Eckleburg Book Club

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | What Happens Next?

    What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death by Douglas Bauer “These are some of the finest, if not the finest, personal essays I have ever read. With exacting and exquisite prose, Douglas Bauer achieves the truly remarkable here: he plumbs the heart of his midwestern family with brave and naked fairness, rendering …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Entasis Press | Part of the Darkness by David J. Rothman

Part of the DarknessPoems by David J. Rothman Entasis Press, 2013   What impresses one first about David J. Rothman is his immense imaginative and intellectual range, but the more one reads his striking and exuberant poetry the more deeply one feels its emotional force and quiet but genuine ferocity. He is an Apollonian touched …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Gargoyle #60

“A recent survey of small press publishing by a Calyx intern revealed only twenty-five percent of those published are women. . . In contrast is the percentage of women on the list of contributors to Gargoyle, the annual literary magazine edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody in Arlington, Virginia, which is also celebrating thirty years in print. At least 45 percent of the writers who have had work published in Gargoyle since 1976 are women, including Kathy Acker, Rita Dove, Jennifer Egan, Shelley Jackson, and Naomi Shihab Nye. But Gargoyle, which has also published the likes of T.C. Boyle, Russell Edson, Allen Ginsberg, Ben Marcus, and Rick Moody, doesn’t make any declarations about gender distinctions. The cover of its anniversary issue, also released in August, features an illustration by Patricia Storms that pretty well sums up thirty years of work by a magazine that doesn’t take itself too seriously: A UFO indiscriminantly beams up its cargo, including toilet paper, a telephone, a rat, a cat, a drumstick, a brassiere, a granny with a book, and Frankenstein with a typewriter. God bless literary magazines with a sense of humor.”
– Kevin Larimer, Poets & Writers Magazine

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Triste by Lisa Marie Basile

Triste: Mourning Stories by Lisa Marie Basile Dancing Girl Press. Jan. 7, 2013   Lisa Marie Basile writes a poetry of sensual, passionate dissolving and devious wit. It’s a poetry of bodies recombined into secret rituals and “homemade mythology.” Triste is a journey of lush textures and surprise. JOANNA FUHRMAN  One day, there was an …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Something Wrong with Her: A Hybrid Memoir by Cris Mazza

Coming Soon from Jaded Ibis Productions The most unusual true love story you will ever read. SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER by Cris Mazza with Mark Rasmussen on Tenor Sax ART: Images by Cris Mazza SOUND: TBA I feel beyond caring who know about my sexual ‘condition’….  Growing up female in America — what a liability, …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Melancholia (An Essay) by Kristina Marie Darling

Ravenna Press | Poetry | $10.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9851520-1-7   noctuary, definition (verb) 1.  To keep a record of what passes in the night.  2.  To wake from a dream–to begin a series of portraits instead.  3.  To depict the beloved and discover cracks in his perfectly white teeth.  4.  To experience a heightened awareness …

BRIEF | A Novel by Alexandra Chasin

    Brief is the fictional monologue of a monologue of an art vandal addressing a judge.  Published in 2012 by Jaded Ibis as an iPad app, Brief randomly locates images from a cache of over 600 and then wraps the text around them. Though the text is fixed, the randomization means that the text …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Maraschino Cherries by Richard Peabody

From Speed Enforced by AircraftThe Broadkill River Press, 2012       Red attracts children.And then you’re hooked. As a kid you never get enough of themunless your mother likes fruity drinks. Finally ate my fillwhen I worked in a bar. All that red dye. Like eating the heart ofa candy animal.   Richard Peabody is …

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From Three Squares a Day with Occasional TortureFoxhead Books, 2012 Sensei Vinnie says, for fifty bucks, he’ll teach us the Way of Action, the way of kicking some ass. Ten weeks of training and a free gi. The gi he gives us are frayed, yellowed in the pits. These pajamas stink like piss, Gilbert says. …

Fall 2011 Book Gallery | Susan Lewis, Annam Manthiram, Neila Mezynski