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Of Gods & Strangers is written in cinemascope. It is large-scale, epic, sifting through the embers and emblems of outlived eras, and carrying what it finds back toward the future we are in the process of cementing into place. When I try to think about what this ambitious collection (a whopping 112 pages long) is about, the first word that comes to mind is time. In Chang’s cosmology, time is the vehicle we ride, something built to serve our human habit of going...
GreeneLeaf Jazz and The Spoken Word events, held every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. from June 30 to July 21. As its name suggests, the series features jazz and spoken word, including the work of Tina Chang, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, and Jane LeCroy, poet, writer and musician.
The six stories and novellas that make up Eileen Pollack’s new collection put the human body on full, uncensored display in ways that are rare in serious fiction. Imagine Philip Roth’s female counterpart flexing and bending all the beauties and failings of our bodies to her will and you have a glimpse of the poetic ambition that fuels In the Mouth.
Sydney Lea: Taking Stock at 68 By Warren Johnston Valley News Staff Writer
Sydney Lea has spent most of his life thinking about growing up. And until recently, the 68-year-old poet was still grappling with what constitutes adulthood, a concept that eludes many of us. He put a career at Dartmouth on the line because he didn't want to conform to the rigors of the college's English department. He has had a lifetime of playing in the woods and fields, climbing mountains and soaking up what nature has to offer.
Lea found a new perspective after the recent birth of his first granddaughter. He reflects on the past and looks forward in his new book of poems, Young of the Year. In the title poem, which is dedicated to his granddaughter, Cora Jane Lea, he notes “… Young of the Year, I whisper the term our old folks use to name a prior spring's wild things -- or the year itself, young year.”
Four Way Books' Open Reading Period is now open, and the deadline will be June 30th, 2011.
Open to all poets and fiction writers. Book-length poetry collections, story collections and novellas. We do not publish novels, translations, or non fiction. Selections will be made by Four Way Books editors.