Finishing Line Press
I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROUS BEAUTY of this collection. Language informs the remarkable poems it contains as much as the sensuous truths that attend the memory of experience. Because of this, and the lyrical skill that gracefully unites them, they are possessed of a startling and passionate clarity.
Animal Husbandry is an accomplished set of playful and bracing poems. The temperature rises with feverish melodic articulations of ironies and transpositions. Emoticons express passion with rare pleasure, folded into the practice of breeding, this time with lines of verse.“Dots dance on paper,/molecules bump, so listen” to these coy, funny and haunting poems.
Animal Husbandry is a playful and rigorous rediscovery of poetry’s ability to make linguistic conceptual abstraction into sensory experience, and vice versa. It invites readers to share not only the intellection but also the affective energies of its sung queries about how the “all this too much we know now” suffuses our erotic, political, and parental lives. These poems orchestrate tone, melody, rhythm, and syntax to bring across the urgency of their nuanced questioning about matters stretching from our origin as a species to all too recent political catastrophes. With their gift for formal and stylistic compression, for condensation laced with startling shifts of speed and sound, these poems transform the necessary limitations of the coin of the realm into the making of virtuoso turns on a dime.
Urgent Bards: An Urbantgarde Poetry Anthology
Edited by Michael Whalen
Featuring poetry by Susan Lewis, Ed Go, melissa christine goodrum, and Billy Cancel.
From the introduction:
Billy Cancel, Ed Go, melissa christine goodrum and Susan Lewis are four of my favorite contemporary poets, both in their written work and also as literary performers, and they’ve contributed some incredible poems to this anthology. Over and over again while reading these poems I get the same sort of electric jolt, the same feeling of surprise and discovery. From the dense language play of Billy Cancel’s work to the fractured blues/jazz-steeped lyricism of melissa goodrum’s to Ed Go’s tweaked narratives and the constantly shifting lines of Susan Lewis’ prose poems, this is work that is driven by a sense of linguistic play and experimentation, a desire to upend expectations of how language typically is used in surprising, often unsettling, ways. Michael Whalen. Spring 2016 Brooklyn, New York.
Devouring the Green
Jaded Ibis Press
Edited by Sam Witt
The inspiration for Devouring the Green anthology arose from the editor’s and publisher’s own investigations into new technologies and ecological disaster as it relates to the art of language. We invited a diversity of writers to submit poems addressing the ecological, technical and spiritual.
Jaded Ibis Press searches for provocative poetry that maintains a thread to the past while exploring concerns related to human sentience in an increasingly non-sentient world. To this end, Devouring the Green anthology of cyborg/eco-poetry questions the increasingly porous border between the world of machines and the world of nature.
The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau
Other Rooms Press
Edited by Melissa Christine Goodrum
Fast Forward: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 2
Fast Forward Press
Out of Print