Monday, August 27, 2012

Green Man in Suburbia by Marcia L. Hurlow (2008)

Green Man in Suburbia
Marcia L Hurlow
Backwards City Publications of Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

Winner of the Backwards City Chapbook Prize in 2008. Staple-bound chapbook. Cover image by Jaimee Hills. 25 pages. A nice collection.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Poems of the Part and of the Whole Rashaan C. Linson (1993)

Poems of the Part and of the Whole
Rashaan Connell Linson
Namaste Press
Houston, TX

Hand-sewn chapbook. Unpaginated. One of 500 copies. Never heard of the author or of the Press. The Press no longer exists, but there is a 70-year old named Connell Linson who still lives in Houston. (the poet, perhaps?) According to the bio in back of book, Linson was the former director of the Sudan Arts Southwest and Houston's Black Arts Center. He is the author of two collections of poetry in addition to this chapbook.

The book cover and lay-out are fairly basic and generic. Anyone want to swap?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Annson Kenney: Writing, Luminous Tubing and Other Work (1983)

Annson Kenney: Writing, Luminous Tubing and Other Work
Compiled and Written by Arthur J. Sabatini
Exhibition Booklet
Moore College of Art
Philadelphia, PA

32 pages exhibition booklet filled with B&W photos of Kenney's neon light art and other physical art. Considering that Kenney's untimely death in 1981 ended a budding career, this book is perhaps the only one dedicated exclusively to Kenney and his work. Some of this poems were published in Hot Water Review. However, there has not been a book of his poetry that I am aware of. This might be all there is to encapsulate a career cut short far too early.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Cut Worm by Douglas Korb (2008)

The Cut Worm
Douglas Korb
Bright Hill Press
Treadwell, NY

While I admire what Bright Hill Press does, I feel it's cheating in a way to shrink the size of a book to justify making it a book with a spine.