Monday, December 29, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK: NEW POEMS AT ELIMAE

I have 3 new poems in the December elimae.  These are all from my new book, A Single Hurt Color.  You can get a flavor of that new collection.  Don't you love David Spiher's collages?  He also did the cover of my book, Zero Summer.  Click below:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK BY DIDI MENENDEZ, 2008

The American Poets Series, 
"Andrew Demcak" by Didi Menendez, 2008, 
oil on canvas panel (10 by 8 inches).

Friday, December 19, 2008

MATTHEW HITTINGER LIKES ANDREW DEMCAK, SO SHOULD YOU


MiPO's cover boy and also fabulous poet Matthew Hittinger left me a nice comment after he finished reading my book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather:

"I enjoyed it very much! Love the 12 line form--creates a nice compression and tension to the imagery and pace. And there's some lovely music in there--I like how the rhyme is often embedded, the final word of a couplet rhyming not with the final word of its companion first line, but with the second- or third-to-last word of the previous line. Good stuff."

ANDREW DEMCAK AVAILABLE @ SPD - YAY!

Catching Tigers in Red Weather is now being distributed also through Small Press Distribution (SPD).  Here's the blurb about my book:

Poetry. CATCHING TIGERS IN RED WEATHER, winner of the Three Candles Press Open Book Award (selected by Joan Larkin), is a collection of poems by a new voice that combines montage cut-ups with an informing dialectic that gives us a wide array of contemporary American viewpoints. By turns playful and serious, he deftly embraces and criticizes a popular culture that is too complicated to dismiss with swift and simple comments. It is a book of rich rewards. "Andrew Demcak is a poet unafraid of the harrowing, sometimes revelatory nature of modern life. Above all, these poems evoke the moments when people come together, both in violent and romantic ways, and they also train a keen eye on the aftermaths of our partings. CATCHING TIGERS IN RED WEATHER will remind everyone who reads it that beauty and fear come into the world hand-in-hand. Like any significant poetry, it will alter its readers' perspectives forever"--Kaya Oakes. 


Sunday, December 07, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK READS LIVE ON THE JOE MILFORD INTERNET RADIO POETRY SHOW 02/14/2009, 5PM EST


The Joe Milford Internet Radio Poetry Show

 

02/14/2009

Saturday at 5pm Eastern Time

Andrew Demcak,

Author of Zero Summer & Catching Tigers in Red Weather

Andrew Demcak reads from his poetry live on The Joe Milford Internet Radio Poetry Show on Sat. February 14th, 2009 at 5pm EST.  If can't listen in live, the show archives its readings and interviews from acclaimed and established poets from Americaand Canada. The Joe Milford Poetry Show prides itself on its candid and organic nature infused with lively discussions of poetics, genres, the writing processes, and a myriad of theories and movements in poetry. 

Join me on 02/14/09, 5pm EST for the regularly scheduled show live, or after that, listen to me in the archives.  

For more information, please click on the links at the bottom .  Thanks! 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Joe-Milford-Show

http://joemilfordpoetryshow.com/

Friday, December 05, 2008

...is for "Quarrel."  I am the guest poet right now on Quarrel.  Watch my poem "Drinking Song" take shape over the next few days.  Currently, the raw, rough draft is uploaded.  Next a middle phase draft, where most of the chaff will be winnoned.  Finally, the completed poem will emerge from the jumble.  Really!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS INFO FOR ZERO SUMMER

As a working librarian, I live for my Library of Congress (LOC) information.  Geoffrey Gatza, editor of BlazeVOX [Books], let me know that my ISBN/barcode/LOC info just came in for my new book, Zero Summer.  If you are at all curious, here is the link to the LOC where you can do a basic search for me by name or book title:


Yay!

Monday, December 01, 2008

THE PAST HAUNTS ANDREW DEMCAK @ GOODREADS


Two very old anthologies, Velvet Avalanche  and Scream When You Burn, have both surfaced on my author profile on Goodreads.  It's not that I have anything against this, I really like both anthologies.  It's just that they are examples of my really old poetry.  Please blame the editors for the quality of my work.  I have 3 poems in each of these.  You can buy them for about $2 a piece on Amazon.com.  

Sunday, November 02, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK ON CITIZEN POETS, PT 1

ANDREW DEMCAK ON CITIZEN POETS, PT 2

Here is part 2 of my interview/poetry reading on Citizen Poets.

ANDREW DEMCAK ON CITIZEN POETS, PT 3

Here is part 3 from of my inteview/poetry reading on Citizen Poets.  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK IN THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY JOURNAL

The latest issue (#8) of the American Poetry Journal is now available.  I have a few poems in there.  To order your copy today, click on the link below:



Saturday, October 25, 2008

ZERO SUMMER NOW AVAILABLE FREE @ BLAZEVOX BOOKS

My new book of poetry, Zero Summer, is now available as a FREE e-book at BlazeVOX Books.  Please take a look.  If you'd like to review this work, I'd be much obliged.  Thanks for all your support.  This will be available as a printed book some time next year.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

GRADY HARP REVIEWS ANDREW DEMCAK @ ORANGES & SARDINES

You may want to see the PDF of the new Oranges and Sardines before you buy the print version.  Grady Harp (Amazon's #6 ranked reviewer) did a very kind review of my book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather.  Read it and be wonderful.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK LIVE ON TV @ CITIZEN POETS

I will be the special guest on "Citizen Poets" San Francisco on Friday November 28th, 2008 at 6:30pm.  "Citizen Poets" airs on Access SF Cable Channel 76 the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The program is part of the "SF Live" Series and is designed to showcase poets whose dialogue and artistic craft contributes to advancing issues and awareness in our community.  

Episodes are streamed live on Access San Francisco's Internet streaming page at http://accessf.org/  Click on “Access SF 2”. 

Please watch me on television/internet streaming and e-mail your questions, which I will be asked live on the show, to: info@zigzagcast.com!

ANDREW DEMCAK LIVE @ THE FAMOUS MOE'S BOOKS, BERKELEY, CA

Hi, Fans and Friends!  Now you can listen to me and Kaya Oakes reading at Moe's Books, Berkeley, CA.  This was recorded live on Monday February 18, 2008.



Wednesday, September 03, 2008

BlazeVOX BOOKS, NY, PUBLISHES ANDREW DEMCAK



The legendary publishers, BlazeVOX Books, NY, have decided in their inimitible wisdom, to publish my new book of poetry, Zero Summer. The collection will be available in both down-loadable ebook and regular printed versions. I will let you know the details of when it will be ready for on-line reading or purchasing, as soon as I have it.


Lotsa Luv-On-Ya'll,


-A

Thursday, August 21, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK INTERVIEW @ ORANGES & SARDINES

My interview is currently posted at Didi Menendez's fabulous poets/artists blog "Oranges and Sardines." There's nothing like a good old fashioned, heart to heart, mano a mano, about the exsistential nature of the artistic impulse, is there?


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK MEETS SHY FAG



"SHY FAG" (aka John Vick of the Adroitly Placed Word) has kindly featured both my book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather, and the new CD from my publisher, Steve Mueske, of three candles press. Please support APW and visit all of John Vick's websites.

SHY FAG

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

MORE WEIRD WEB DETRITUS FOR YOU, ANDREW DEMCAK

Here is some classic web detritus from a Lycos.com site:

I embrace at one andrew demcak arresting two emergencies applying my nipples, ... No andrew demcak is done, wonderfully she returns into conjunctivitis and ...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK @ THE SONOMA COUNTY BOOK FESTIVAL 9/20/08

I will be reading from CATCHING TIGERS IN RED WEATHER at the Sonoma County Book Festival on September 20, 2008, 11:15 am. Please come up and see me at this wonderful, chi-chi event in Sonoma. For more info:




Friday, July 04, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK MAKES THE SUMMER READING LIST


I'm thrilled to announce that my book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather, has made the Preserving Our Independents Summer Reading List. Here is an excerpt of the editor's review:
...Catching Tigers in Read Weather, by Andrew Demcak — One of the most powerful, kick-ass books of poetry I’ve read in ages! It’s from a very cool small press called Three Candles...

Monday, April 21, 2008

WHOSE PSEUDONYM ARE YOU, ANDREW DEMCAK?

I am writing album reviews for Alex Green's online 'zine, Caught in the Carousel. Can you guess which reviewer I am?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK & KAYA OAKES READ @ MOE'S BOOKS, BERKELEY, CA
















On Monday, February 18th, Andrew Demcak and Kaya Oakes read at the legendary Moe's Books in Berkeley, CA, as part of the prestigeous "Mondays at Moe's" reading series. After the reading, the screaming, frenzied hoards of fans demanded autographs and breath mints.

Monday, January 28, 2008

EAST BAY EXPRESS CRITIC'S CHOICE: ANDREW DEMCAK

CRITIC'S CHOICE
Andrew Demcak
Having studied under the tutelage of much-laureled bards including Robert Hass, Gary Snyder, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, and Brenda Hillman, Andrew Demcak has been widely published in poetry journals. (Sample lines: "The syringe ... the dull plug of its tongue,/and blood tearing blindly, unreeling to/worship that little prick. .../Hot shrieks next to/the cooking pan.") At Pegasus (2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on Saturday, Jan. 26, he reads from his debut collection Catching Tigers in Red Weather. Sharing the podium is Oakland-born Nina Lindsay, author of the debut collection Today's Special Dish. 7:30 p.m. PegasusBookstore.com

-- By Anneli Rufus


Price: free
Time & Date: Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK AS SEEN IN THE WIKIPEDIA


I found out this morning that a "poet stub", which is part of Wikipedia's Biography Project, has been begun about me. I am so flattered! Please feel free to add and update it, as I am sure I will when I can figure out the basic HTML that's going on in there... I like the German version of their logo, don't you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Demcak

Monday, January 07, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK @ THE PEBBLE LAKE REVIEW




I have 2 poems coming out in the print version of The Pebble Lake Review scheduled for release in 04/2008. It's a very nice journal.

http://www.pebblelakereview.com/

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

ANDREW DEMCAK IN THE NEXT 2 ISSUES OF OCTAVES MAGAZINE

I have several poems in the next 2 issues of Octaves magazine. Some of the poems are from my new book, Map of the World Largely Eaten by Mice, and some are from my infamous second book, Zero Summer. Also, guess who was nominated by Octaves Magazine for a Best of the Net as well as a Pushcart Prize? Click here to see Octaves' nominations.

ANDREW DEMCAK @ THE DUBLIN QUARTERLY


I have 4 poems in the next edition of the Irish on-line magazine The Dublin Quarterly. It's nice being published on the other side of the pond. Home of James Joyce and Sam Beckett, and now me.

http://www.dublinquarterly.com/