Flood Editions

Embarrassments by Graham Foust

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Flood Editions isbn 978-1-7332734-5-9 $16.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

For more than two decades Graham Foust has been sounding out the limits of common expression through precise lyricism, a tragicomic, almost slapstick absurdism, and syncopated guesses about what things might mean. Embarrassments offers a synthesis of that work. Running through the concerns of parenthood, climate change, and our inevitable insignificance is Foust’s total commitment to excavating the strangeness of language and our entanglement with the words we share:

A Prairie Season by William Wylie

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2020 at 2:28 pm

A Prairie Season by William Wylie

Flood Editions ISBN 978-1-7332734-4-2 $29.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

Across the plains, in towns too small and scattered to field a full squad, high schools play six-man football. This book follows a single season of one such team, Prairie School, located in the vast Pawnee National Grassland, near New Raymer, Colorado. Through photographic portraits and video stills, William Wylie offers intimate glimpses of the camaraderie, communal rituals, and drama of the sport, set against immensities of sky and horizon. The dynamic relationships exposed in each frame, between place and space or figure and ground, encapsulates the invariant and fleeting intensities of a fading American experience. “On Friday nights in fall, with a moon rising over the plains, surrounded by all that space, and the families and teachers and ranchers and rough­necks gathered in the bleachers under the lights to watch a game, there might not be any better place to be.”

Knees of a Natural Man: The Selected Poetry of Henry Dumas

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Edited and with an introduction by Eugene B. Redmond

ISBN 978-1-7332734-3-5 $19.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD/Small Press Distribution

Edited and with an introduction by Eugene B. Redmond. “His work remains—a testimonial to his own committed love, his own sharp perceptiveness and zeal.”—Gwendolyn Brooks

“In 1968, a young Black man, Henry Dumas, went through a turnstile at a New York City subway station. A transit cop shot him in the chest and killed him. Circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. Before that happened, however, he had written some of the most beautiful, moving, and profound poetry and fiction that I have ever in my life read. He was thirty-three years old when he was killed, but in those thirty-three years, he had completed work, the quality and quantity of which are almost never achieved in several lifetimes. He was brilliant. He was magnetic, and he was an incredible artist.”—Toni Morrison