Monday, October 26, 2009
Our congratulations to Makeout Creek contributor Jane Rosenberg LaForge, whose chapbook After Voices has just been published by Burning River Press! Jane's poem "Allenwood" appeared in Makeout Creek #2 and can now be found in After Voices, which is available for purchase or download here.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Makeout Creek editor Joshua Poteat's second book of poetry won't officially be released until Nov. 1st. That's the official word. The good news is you can go ahead and consider it on sale, as it's available for purchase right now through the University of Georgia Press and ol' Amazon.
So get out your shekels, y'all, and get ready for Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World: From J. G. Heck's 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science. Some early praise for the book:
"I find Joshua Poteat's poetry as moving as any being written today. His first collection, Ornithologies, was wise and piercing and beautiful, and Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World is every bit its equal. From the illustrations and inquiries of the book's opening pages, haunted by change and loss and the mysterious enterprises of every living creature, to the playful vanishing act of its final section, Poteat pays heed to literature's oldest and greatest calling: to tell the truth about things."
—Kevin Brockmeier, author of The View from the Seventh Layer
"Joshua Poteat’s new collection is a brilliant, unsettling, unclassifiable, and consummately strange sequence. Poteat possesses something of Joseph Cornell’s zeal to reconfigure but enshrine the ephemeral, and to make from the odd detritus of the past works that are at once exhilarating and elegiac. When we open Poteat’s Cabinet of Wonders, we encounter the work of a true original."
—David Wojahn, author of Interrogation Palace
Congratulations, JP! Now get back to work.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Makeout Creek no. 3 cover artist Ryan McLennan has a solo show called The Strain of Inheritance opening at the Joshua Liner Gallery this Saturday, October 17. The show will remain up through November 14, 2009 and features all new works. There'll be an opening shindig from 6-9 pm on the 17th. Have you seen his stuff? It's great! New Yorkers, get over there!