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In the gale outside, he sees apparitions of the past, faces he’s synthesized over the years: the flaming red Ziggy Stardust mullet, the fascist-chic of the Thin White Duke, images from other eras he spent functioning in myth; now, he finds himself slipping inexorably, apocalyptically back into it, for the first time in a decade.
He has just finished recording.
Just ordered a 2015 Hobonichi Planner cause I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.
MAJOR UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- Plays Inverse Press is proud to announce that our next book, Bloodletting in Minor Scales [A Canvas in Arms.] by Justin Limoli, will officially be released December 9, 2014. Advance Reading copies are heading out now, with additional updates and pre-order information to come. We love love love this work and can hardly wait to unleash it on the world. Sites / publications / individuals interested in an early copy for review, hit us up at editor at playsinverse dot com.
- We’re also proud to announce that we’ll be publishing C. Dylan Bassett’s collection of scene poems, THE INVENTION OF MONSTERS / PLAYS FOR THE THEATRE, on April 8, 2015. Several of these scenes appeared in other forms in the limited edition chapbooks Some Futuristic Afternoons (Strange Cage) and The Invention of Monsters, co-written with Summer Ellison (IO: A Journal of New American Poetry), and we’re beyond excited to continue the life of this work. Keep an eye out for us at table 1630 at AWP with our good friends The Lettered Streets Press & Ghost Ocean Magazine where we’ll have the first copies on sale.
- Lastly, THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE by Joshua Young is going into a second printing! Thank you so much to everyone who has bought a copy so far and for all the wonderful feedback. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, you can still help us sell the last handful of copies from the first printing at http://ow.ly/AZynK, or help us out with a review at http://ow.ly/AZzI3!
Thanks for your support, and we hope you’re as excited for the upcoming months as we are! Stay tuned for future details, and you can find more information on Plays Inverse including our mission statement and submission info at www.playsinverse.com.
Big news over at Plays Inverse. Thanks so much for the support everyone. 2015 is already shaping up to be pretty rad.
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"Not since I read the title poem of Sharon Olds’ electric first collection, Satan Says, have I been so mesmerized by the power of a poet to inhabit and alter religious imagery to explore essential human truths—among them, the yearning for knowledge, the persistence of uncertainty, the limitations of language. If the artist is not a mere transcriber of life’s experiences, but one who translates experience into another form, a creation we would call art, then Young is an exemplary artist indeed."
Still reeling after one of the kindest and certainly one of the most widely read reviews of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE we’ve received yet. Thanks so much again to the Rumpus & to Julie Marie Wade, and check it out.
lookatallthisstuff asked: Hey John, will there be an audiobook for Wolf in White Van? More importantly, will you be reading it?
I put off answering this question until we were done tracking. I just finished doing the reading for the audiobook just now. Literally just now. I am typing from the couch behind the mixing board. Scott Solter recorded it and now we’re going to put some spectral ghostly instrumental music together to lightly thread through the reading here and there.
It’s really interesting reading the whole book through, I haven’t listened back to it yet but I feel like it heads out into some pretty remote interior places, and I’m excited to record the music and see how it fits together!
Welp, this is amazing. New music + John Darnielle narrated audiobook. Swoon.