05 March 2008

Casemate Poems (Collected)

Good news on the poetry front:

Yesterday, I received the Spring 2008 catalogue from Chaudiere Books in Ottawa. Not only is my work to be included in their Collected Sex and Decalogue 3: ten Concrete/Visual poets anthologies but my fifth poetry book Casemate Poems (Collected) [ISBN 978-0-9783428-1-4] is featured with an excerpt from Dubravka Ðurić’s translator note in Pesme iz kazamata (Beograd: Rad, 2005). Very nice to see.

It's a "collected" volume because is includes not only the work in the 2004 Casemate Poems (Widows & Orphans) publication but also a "reprise" written in summer 2005, while the translations of Pesme iz kazamata and Recna Svita were being edited and proofread, and a "coda" written in the days before I flew east over the Atlantic for their book launches in Niš and Beograde.

I want to be reading far and wide from this new book. Know that Fredericton, Ottawa, even St John's, NL, should be easy but my challenge will be scheduling all the other readings we'd like to see happen . . .


Anonymous said...

Don't forget to stop by your NB neighbor, Saint John!

Joe Blades said...

I'm looking for hosts, venues, local readers, travel $---whatever ir takes to make a reading happen.