Monday, December 19, 2011

POEMS BY ANDREW DEMCAK IN #4 KNOCKOUT LITERARY MAGAZINE


I have a few poems in the new issue (#4) of Knockout Literary Magazine, along with former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and other poets.  You can pre-order it now!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK ESSAY UP AT CHARLES JENSEN'S BLOG



An essay about my new book, Night Chant (Lethe Press, 2011) is up at Charles Jensen's blog. Thanks, Charlie!




Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK'S "AMUSING MUSES" ESSAY UP AT CHARLES JENSEN'S BLOG


Charles Jensen invited me to blog about bad movies that we love in spite of how bad they are.  You can read my essay about that featuring Xanadu, The Lady In The Water, and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.  Woe is I!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

REVIEW OF NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK FROM PHILIP THRIFT ON SMASHWORDS

"These poems are fun to read. Lines of gay-sexual intrigue abound. Like in the poem 'Hustler': "The tattling ripples of rolled-in sheets. / My limbs are golden accoutrements. // Persuasive, served like sashimi." These are the poet's memories of men and sex and becoming. "My first sex, spread-eagle on a tern's nest" ('Abalone Cove'). I like self-referential 'Font': "It is a merciless desert here, this page. / The nouns wince, jot by jot." Pop-cultural references, like in 'Death Portrait of Gene Kelly'. Sexy poems, like 'Eros'. Bringing in technology, like "My iPhone spits out nubile syllables, / his voice chattering back to the bones' receiver" ('Pulse'). At the end of Part 2 is the poem 'Night Chant' itself.  If you are a fan of poetry, this is a must-read. It has everything, I think." - Philip Thrift, from SMASHWORDS 




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Friday, November 18, 2011

REVIEW OF NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK FROM JONATHAN TRACY


An awesome review of NIGHT CHANT from Jonathan Tracy -"Andrew Demcak of California, could be referred to as an Oaklandian Borges of Poetry (as he is also a head librarian). These poems paint intimate depictions and abandon the didacticism often associated with beauty; liken to sublime creations of chronicled cultures set behind the vitrines at the Natural History Museum or the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Wow! http://www.amazon.com/Night-Chant-Andrew-Demcak/dp/1590213718/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320510107&sr=1-1

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Deluxe Print Edition (Only $15.00)
Night Chant Download (Kindle Edition - Only $6.99)
Night Chant Download (iPad/eReader .PDF Edition - Only $6.99)

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

REVIEW OF ANDREW DEMCAK'S NIGHT CHANT AT POET HOUND


A really nice review of NIGHT CHANT is posted at Poet Hound.



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Deluxe Print Edition (Only $15.00)
Night Chant Download (Kindle Edition - Only $6.99)
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Picture Book Website:  http://bigmaria23.tumblr.com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

AMOS LASSEN REVIEWS NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK


The literary critic, Amos Lassen, wrote a great review of my new poetry book, NIGHT CHANT (Lethe Press, 2011)  Read it at the link below:


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK PAPERBACK EDITION NOW AVAILABLE


NIGHT CHANT is now available in Paperback from Amazon.com.  Why not order your copy today and join the r/evolution?



Sunday, October 09, 2011

NIGHT CHANT BY ANDREW DEMCAK *KINDLE EDITION* NOW AVAILABLE


I am pleased to announce that my new poetry book, Night Chant (Lethe Press, 2011), is now available in a Kindle Edition.  Download it now from this link!

Friday, July 29, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK @ CHARLES JENSEN'S BLOG/SALON: KINEMAPOETICS

I have a feature about Eyeless in Gaza at Charles Jensen's marvelous blog/salon Kinemapoetics.  Read the article here:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK: MY NEW PICTURE BOOK WEBSITE

I am currently working on a children's picture book with graphic artist Martha Mueller.  It's called Big Maria & Little Maria.  My agent, Carolyn French, is talking to Holt about it. You can visit the site here:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK NEW & SELECTED POEMS: BLOOD'S TONGUE

Didi Menendez of MiPOesias and Poets and Artists just painted this new portrait of me wearing Peter's cool sunglasses.  Thanks, Didi!  I am finishing up my next book, Blood's Tongue: New and Selected Poems.  It will be the first chance to read work from my long out-of-print, very first book, The Psalms, Big 23 Press, 1991, along with highlights from my other three published poetry books, Catching Tigers in Red Weather, Zero Summer, A Single Hurt Color, along with poems from my forthcoming book, Night Chant (Lethe Press, 2012), and new uncollected work, too.

Now I can get back to writing my new novel:  I Found You, But I Don't Know Where You Are

Monday, March 14, 2011

NICE REVIEW OF ANDREW DEMCAK'S A SINGLE HURT COLOR BY *A NICE PERSON



A Single Hurt Color by Andrew Demcak

One of my regular librarians—the nicest one, the one most prone to cracking a small joke or letting me in on some small detail about library behind-the-scenes drama—turns out to be a poet. While skimming the New Release shelf I picked up a book of poetry, and there was his picture on the back. Of the two collections of his I checked out, this one is my favorite. I appreciated the local notes (there are owls in the tree in my yard too), the imagery, and the ways he played with sound in some poems. It feels good to genuinely like things by nice people. A few lines:

“Counting the restless hours,
coyote thickened.” from California Night #3

“Knives lining a drawer: the first jury in its wooden box.” from Juice

“His hull more float than groan.” from Subtidal Zone (say it out loud—it will make your tongue feel good)


*(Thanks, Swampwalker - whoever you are - Andrew)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK'S NEW POETRY BOOK, NIGHT CHANT, LETHE PRESS, 2012

I just signed the contract with Steve Berman and Lethe Press who will be publishing my latest book of poetry, Night Chant, in mid-2012. Yay!

Friday, February 18, 2011

ANDREW DEMCAK FEATURED POET AT THE LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION 2/18/2011


I'm the featured poet at The Lambda Literary Foundation today. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/poetry-spotlight/02/18/andrew-demcak-tattoo/

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ANDREW DEMCAK is an award-winning poet and novelist whose work has appeared in print and on-line in national and international magazines, literary journals, web-zines, blogs, and anthologies. His most recent book of poetry is A Single Hurt Color (GOSS 183::Casa Menendez Press, 2010). He is busy finishing his new novel, Ghost Songs.