New Laura Jaramillo Chapbook!
We’re happy to announce the publication of Laura Jaramillo’s CIVILIAN NEST.
"CIVILIAN NEST, the second poetry chapbook by Brooklyn/Queens/Philly poet Laura Jaramillo, is a pronouncement of friendship in a nightmare summer landscape of bendy straws, retail power couples and death. These post-capitalist love songs, radiated across the page in jagged verse-paragraphs and with defiant agrammatism, demand a close attention akin to prayer."
Laura Jaramillo is a Queens poet who is the author of “The Reactionary Poems” (Olywa Press). If you’d like to order a copy ($12, mailing costs included) just write to email@example.com with the number of books you’d like and your address. We’ll send you books and a bill.
Pics of the lovely aquamarine cover coming soon.
Also, we’re having a LATR reading in Chapterhouse in Philly this Saturday evening with Laura, Heather Green, and Daniel Lin. For details: http://chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com/
We’re launching Heather Green’s No Omen and Ernest Hilbert’s Aim Your Arrows at the Sun with a reading at Melville House Books in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm. Melville House is located at 145 Plymouth Street in DUMBO.
The reading is co-sponsored by our friends at Lightful Press who are celebrating the publication of poet Liz Waldner’s Play. Books by all of the authors will be available for sale. Beer and wine will be served.
Visit our friends at Lightful Press: www.lightfulpress.com
Announcement of Publication
Heather Green’s No Omen and Ernest Hilbert’s Aim Your Arrows at the Sun will be the first publications of LATR Editions. Both books feature letterpress covers printed by Woodside Press and handsewn bindings. They each appear in a limited first edition of 250 copies.
"I first read Heather Green’s poems when I didn’t own any furniture and slept on the tattered carpet of my apartment. I read her poems and knew her work understood the empty apartment by night and the joy of sunlight through winter windows by day. Her work understands that there is electricity in every moment that remains intact after the breath has faded and the digital blip of the clockface has blipped. They are poems whose music and precision and unexpected exclamation make me remember more about myself than my memory does."
—Mathias Svalina, editor of Octopus
"The most savage poems in Aim Your Arrows at the Sun use the past’s grandeur to reproach the pettiness of our world. In the Juvenalian ‘Bread and Circuses,’ Hilbert sees our TV shows and fast food as the equivalent of the largesse with which Rome’s rulers stupefied her people. ‘Gettysburg,’ continuing the tradition of Civil War poems by Allen Tate and Robert Lowell, contrasts the Union and Confederate dead with their parody reenactors: ‘The soldiers who fought that day / Weren’t plump. They didn’t wear wristwatches,’ Hilbert observes. After such humiliating contrasts, Hilbert and the reader can only take comfort in the truth stated in ‘Dining with Representatives of the Vatican Museum,’—that it is art, including the art of poetry, that survives the past and reincarnates it.”
—Adam Kirsch, critic
Publication is scheduled for November 1st, 2009, but we’re now taking pre-orders. Each book is available at a discounted price of $12. To order simply email your name, mailing address, and choice of books to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you books and a bill.