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

Amazon.com: Night Chant (9781590213711): Andrew Demcak: Books

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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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