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Review of Playtime

In new titles on July 23, 2015 at 3:49 am

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Ray McDaniel has written a thoughtful review of William Fuller’s Playtime for Constant Critic: “…sometimes he sounds like he’s trying to recount a dream, and sometimes he sounds like he’s carefully wending his way through a police deposition, and sometimes he sounds like he is speaking to a very precocious but somewhat literal-minded child, and sometimes he sounds like he’s trying to convince you he isn’t crazy, or maybe it’s that he thinks you are crazy and he is trying to convince you that he understands, please come down from the roof, everything will be fine.” Read the full review here.

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William Fuller’s Playtime

In new titles on April 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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Playtime by William Fuller

Flood Editions ISBN 978-0-9903407-3-7 $15.95

Now available from Flood Editions and Small Press Distribution

In Playtime, William Fuller offers dispatches from a strange world. Through deadpan memoranda and dark parables, he addresses uncommon topics from witchcraft to vegetable life. Yet his focus often swerves from recognizable phenomena to the unobservable edges: “We are always searching in vain. Something moves, making us aware that once we were more aware.” And in that striving, shared between writer and reader, Fuller suggests that this strange world is decidedly ours.

praise for HALLUCINATION

“Books of the caliber of Hallucination come along rarely. Books that both puzzle and dazzle at first, then prove better and better with each re-reading. Books with a passion to get the spirit right. Ladies and gentlemen, a masterpiece.”—Calvin Bedient, Boston Review

[Go to the SPD page and click on “peek inside” to read a few pages of Playtime]

The Open Secret Has Won an Award

In new titles, Uncategorized on March 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm

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The Open Secret by Jennifer Moxley has won the 2015 William Carlos Williams Award, given by the Poetry Society of America. Read a poem from the book, and Ange Mlinko’s excellent citation, here.

Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

In new titles on February 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

Flood Editions ISBN 978-0-9903407-2-0 $14.95

Now Available

The first book by an Aboriginal Australian poet published in the U.S.

Through a series of compact lyrics, Ali Cobby Eckermann’s Ruby Moonlight tells the story of a young Aboriginal woman in the late nineteenth century who survives the massacre of her entire family. Wandering alone through Ngadjuri land, in South Australia, she encounters a luckless Irish trapper whose loneliness matches her own. Drawn together for comfort, they discover a momentary paradise along riverbanks and across arid plains that proves fragile in the face of frontier violence and colonization.

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Net Needle by Robert Adamson

In new titles, readings on January 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm

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Net Needle by Robert Adamson

ISBN 978-0-9903407-1-3 $15.95

In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Adamson “one of the finest Australian poets at work today.”

Net Needle brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who “stitched their lives into my days,” childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, “Eye and ear, none better.” Read the rest of this entry »

Stephen Burt on The Open Secret

In new titles on November 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

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In a roundup in the L.A. Times, Stephen Burt reviews Jennifer Moxley’s new book The Open Secret: “Moxley’s earnest and introspective new poems feel almost like personal essays: They take up questions that vex her in daily life, then try to explain why they won’t go away.” Read the full review here.

Publishers Weekly on The Open Secret

In new titles on November 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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Jennifer Moxley’s The Open Secret gets a review in Publishers Weekly: “Intricately crafted and unafraid of the subconscious, Moxley’s poems are for the reader willing to be wowed by the mundane.” Read the full review here.

An Interview with Elizabeth Arnold

In new titles on September 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

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At The American Literary Review, Karl Zuehlke interviews Elizabeth Arnold about her new book Life. The issue also contains a wonderful new poem by Arnold, “Arc.”

The Open Secret by Jennifer Moxley

In new titles on August 30, 2014 at 1:49 am

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The Open Secret by Jennifer Moxley

Now available from Flood Editions

ISBN 978-0-9838893-9-7 $15.95

The Open Secret is a recipe for paradox and mystery. At once formal, candid, and familiar, Moxley invokes a common if inchoate sense of shared experience, the very passing of time, with its unforeseen effects on both love and creative life. In doing so, she asks us to consider the cost of long-held devotions and commitments, as well as our relationship to the larger whole.

Moxley is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Clampdown (Flood Editions, 2009). In The Nation, Ange Mlinko described her work as “poems that spill over with terror and bitterness, high lyricism and lust . . . The figure she cuts is as erect and austere as a gnomon; the shadow she casts will be long.”

ARK in paperback

In new titles on July 25, 2014 at 1:44 am

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Our new edition of Ronald Johnson’s ARK, edited by Peter O’Leary, is now available in paperback. Order from Flood Editions or Small Press Distribution.