Thursday, May 21, 2009

3 MORE UNIVERSITIES BOUGHT ZERO SUMMER BY ANDREW DEMCAK


According to OCLC's WorldCat, The University of Arizona, The University of Maryland, and Indiana University have all just recently purchased my book Zero Summer for their permanent collections.  This is great because it took over a year before the Ivy League Universities began buying Catching Tigers in Red Weather.  Zero Summer has only been out since Feb 2009.


BONUS ZERO SUMMER TRIVIA:

NEW BLURB ON AMAZON.COM FOR ZERO SUMMER:
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignite to a ColorMay 16, 2009
Demcak's language swoops the reader into a new world where otherwise bland objects & people become colorful. Sex is a common topic for Demcak whose chapter of the book "Between melting & freezing..." (from T.S. Eliot) warms the room to body temperature & puts the reader in limbo with his warm images. These poems are "ignited to a color" & reiterate the poet's reason for writing: mainly, keeping us on our toes about reality. Demcak blooms here in Zero Summer & his subject matter, from drug addiction to sex to natural occurrence (death, etc.) communicates itself through simple structures & origins & possesses an internal play on words. Demcak has weaved himself into the quilt of modern poetry with this release. 
5.0 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

sdzsmith said...

You always were a genius with words and I knew you'd be successful with your writing! LB seems like a million years ago now. Glad to see you're doing well. Watched your interview on YouTube and enjoyed your poems. I figured out writing's not my strength - much more the picture person.

Blessings
Diane (Ballard) Smith