Presenting the first titles from CLMP's dynamic new program!
It is often said that when a writer completes a book, her work has just begun. Emerging writers often find publication through small presses that struggle to compete in today's competitive marketplace. The Face Out Program supports exceptional writers in partnership with their publishers to put a spotlight on important new experimental titles.
from Belladonna Books
"Lila Zemborain brings into relationship the viscera of the body and the spill of the universe in tense compositions that blur distinctions between lyric and prose poetry, between science and eros. She banks imagination and memory against the seep of loss, the dull insistence of oblivion."
also from Belladonna Books
A book of presence where sentences point to new directions of meaning among planets, colors, mechanics, botanics, and language itself. A new configuration of feelings and knowledge exposes a most renewed poetical process of sensing life as it flows. A brilliant book that invents a location for our notion of time and space.
from Cool Grove Press
"Ihsan Bracy is a visionary wordsmith. In a story that spans both time and the imagination, he has managed to capture the most painful and yet the most beautiful parts of our experience, while gifting us with an epic, border-crossing story that transcends the conventional, and leaves readers lifted..."
Sheree Renee Thomas, Editor of the Dark Matter Series
from Fence Books
Inasmuch as rock n' roll belongs yet to the young, this is a young book. Its debut concerns are those of the youth culture inasmuch as when we are young we are closer to home, to origin, to the primal disjunctions supplied by our gaps/leaps in understanding.
also from Fence Books
"This season, the language is most green and wet in Prageeta Sharma's Infamous Landscapesbrand new shoots of insight and contemplation, where fields of association and wit were thought once to be intractable and dry. Her poems reveal most 'the posture of the life of the mind' ascending, where humor is unabashedly handsome and an enormous intellect alluring even to the most cynical pedestrian. This is 21st century poetic thinking: sensuous, pellucid, and yearning."
from Litmus Press
"Drawing the Animate, Inanimate Aims together, they settle into difference. With subtle contagion of body as structured text, titled ligatures in the midst, thick with emotional matériel, Brenda Iijima's work rhymesoff or nearsight as sound. Nature for culture, culture as nature, "we/ can play school under a tree" or at war. Breaking and building in twitchy compression, the way Marie Menken's hand-held camera swings, framed and fabulous, this exuberant tragic book of drawings and poems will hook you."
from Ugly Duckling Presse
In this contemplative and lyrical collection, Dan Machlin suggests that one solution to the classic mind/body problem is to first acknowledge the body as truly other. Rather than romanticizing or dissecting, getting cozy or visceral, he reawakens us to the mystery of embodiment through a coolly distanced reinvention of the epistolary form. The tone of these letters is elegant and almost elegiac, austere yet oddly moving. In "a country/where sentimentality/has all but faded," the body continues to haunt and fascinate us.
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