Coming Soon: "Nude Male With Echo"
"Nude Male With Echo", Darren C. Demaree's latest collection to be released in the Fall of 2019.
Darren C. Demaree’s collection Nude Male with Echo examines and challenges male vanity, power, and expectation. While exploring the place of his gender in this world, Demaree’s attempt to expand upon the expectations of “what makes a man”, while drilling down into the artistic framework provided by the body and aging provides a new landscape for these modern questions. Nude Male with Echo, Demaree’s thirteenth full-length collection, utilizes fresh language, energy, and abstraction to confront the typical arcs of his gender’s role in society. These poems drag and batter “maleness” into what it is, a failing qualifier, and leaves us with the hope that it can be much more that what it has been in the past.
Demaree gives us the truth.”- Kellyn Berzabal of Petrichor on “Lady, You Shot Me”
“Like any spiritual test worth its salt, this book offers more questions than answers... ...we recommend this challenging and complex work without reservation. Celebrate it with great care.” -- Michael Young of Rust + Moth on “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly”
“Demaree puts the reader in the driver’s seat of emotional intuitiveness... It is upon us, as readers, to cherish such lyricism when it comes along.” --Michael Prihoda of After the Pause on “Not for Art nor Prayer”
“... a delightful blending of observation and imagination.” --John McCormick of Cultural Weekly