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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

September 11, 2006

New from Cy Gist: Three new releases & a special blog offer

From editor/publisher Mark Lamoureux:
"Summer's gone, but a lot goes on forever"--Leonard Cohen

Cy Gist Press is happy to announce the release of 3 new chapbooks as we bid summer farewell and stumble into autumn and everything after.

SPECIAL FOR BLOG READERS: Order all 4 recent Cy Gist Press titles for $20 ($5 each, normally $6) and I will throw in a copy of Another Night, the first Cy Gist Press chapbook for free. There are only a few copies of Another Night left, so act fast!

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Exertions
by Scott Glassman
(20 pp., sewn binding) $6

Scott Glassman's first chapbook offers simultaneously alien and quotidian glosses on the perils of existing alone and with others. Scott's take on the prose poem operates by way of arpeggios of contrapuntal phrases threatening to tear the form apart while giving them surprising rhythmic balance. For ordering and a sample poem go here.


Caracas Notebook
by Guillermo Parra
(20 pp., saddle-stapled with linen binding, B&W photographs) $6

Guillermo Parra's lyric paean to the city and the dramatically changing face of Venezuela at the beginning of this century is rife with exile and nostalgia. These are poems from between--between languages, cultures, identities and forms. Sparse, objectivist-inspired poems are mingled with direct but enigmatic prose reminiscent, to my mind, of W.G. Sebald. Like Sebald's, these poems are homesick for a point of origin which may or may not have ever existed. With black-and-white photographs of Caracas by Isabel Parra. For ordering and a sample poem go here.



(Please note image is a reproduction of the mirrored cover which cannot be reproduced on the computer screen)

Face Time
(22 pp. Sewn Binding, B&W photographs, mirrored cover) $6

What do Paris Hilton, Al Pacino, Hilda Doolittle, Charlize Theron, Marcello Mastroianni and a quivering, self-eviscerated blob have in common? Find out in Face Time, an anthology of poets responding to stills from films. Featuring work by Joe Hall, Craig Perez, Noah Falck, Phil Crippen, Matina L. Stamatakis, Francois Luong, Brian Lucas, Nicole Mauro, Jessica Smith, G.L. Ford, Mark Lamoureux, Christina Strong, Michael Carr, Sandra Simonds, John Mulrooney, Brenda Iijima & Christopher Rizzo.

To order and for a sample poem and image go here.


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