Tuesday, March 31, 2009


An "R. Fields" posted two new reviews of my books on Amazon.com:

About Catching Tigers in Red Weather:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Form Follows FunctionMarch 30, 2009
This collection of poetry shows that Andrew Demcak is not afraid to tackle forms. Each poem in this collection is identical: 6 couplets, 10 syllable lines, and varying rhyme schemes. I see why this work has been compared so often to Berryman's "Dream Songs." The poems dance around with their language. I heard a radio interview with Demcak where he talked about his cut-up technique. It's very innovative. This is just about as powerful a collection as any poet's first book can be: full of heart and masterfully controlled technique.

About Zero Summer:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, creative, poetry colllectionMarch 30, 2009
I bough this book at a friend's recommendation. It is superb! What a talent. I like Randall Mann's work, too, but sometimes his forms seem a little bit too clever and evasive. Andrew Demcak's poems have both formal control and heart. A great collection from an emerging American poet.

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