Dime Show Review on "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"
There are many avenues a poet may take and I am pleased that Darren C. Demaree has skillfully led me through his good work in, Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly. The poetry in his collection is representative of clear thinking and astute observations of self and surroundings. There is no battling here; as a reader, it's a pleasure to surrender to Mr. Demaree's tides and eddy's of language. Bravo! I enjoyed this collection - and will continue to enjoy it again as a touchstone of good poetry.
- Kae Sable, Managing Editor, Dime Show Review
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Diego Cupolo reports live from Ankara on Turkish coup
Diego Cupolo (author of "Seven Syrians") reports on the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
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Claudia Serea hosts the Red Wheelbarrow Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival
Claudia Serea (author of "A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky") will be hosting the Red Wheelbarrow Poets at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor's Island, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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Richard Rathwell guest lectures at Oxford University
Richard Rathwell author of "Jump the Devil" guest lectures at Oxford University this week.
See the conference programme here.
EMPIRE BURLESQUE by Charles Talkoff - Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for Charles Talkoff's latest novel, "Empire Burlesque" Coming soon!
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Darren C. Demaree featured in Cultural Weekly.
Darren C. Demaree and his "Not for Art nor Prayer" are featured in the latest issue of Cultural Weekly.
"I found myself drawn in by lines, entering the house of each poem, swept away by the force of the sections, and very satisfied with the fullness of the Not for Art nor Prayer."
Cahoodaloodaling reviews "Not For Art Nor Prayer"
In Praise of People Watching: A Review of Darren C. Demaree’s Not for Art nor Prayer: Sophie Chouinard reviews Darren's latest collection of verse.
"...the texts are beautifully lyrical and a narrative of their own, yet they collectively guide the reader through a story of everyday people in everyday situations by using common themes, imagery and language."
Rolli's "Mavor's Bones' shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Awards.
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The Sentinel Literary Quarterly reviews "Not For Art nor Prayer".
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly reviews Darren's C. Demaree's "Not For Art nor Prayer".
"a top quality poet..." "...language that is heightened and transformative."
- Mandy Pannett of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly is a Print and online Magazine of World Literature.
Read the full review here.
"The Birds We Piled Loosely" features 3 poems from "Not for Art nor Prayer"
The Birds We Piled Loosely, latest issue, vol 6, features 3 poems from Darren C. Demaree's latest collection, "Not for Art nor Prayer." See the full issue in pdf.
Corner Club Quarterly features "Not for Art nor Prayer"
Mariah E. Wilson reviews Darren C. Demaree's "Not for Art nor Prayer" in the latest edition of The Corner Club Quarterly.Read the full review here.
"Not for Art Nor Prayer is a must for your poetry collection, but it’s not one of those books that will sit there on your shelf looking pretty. It will stay close by, always at reach, and the words will stay close to your heart."
-Mariah E. Wilson,, The Corner Club Quarterly, Volume 4 Issue 18 Autumn 2015
Indiana Voice Journal review of "Not for Art nor Prayer" now available.
Jennifer Criss of the Indiana Voice reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection "Not for Art nor Prayer." Read the full review.
"It’s as real as poetry gets."
- Jennifer Criss, Indiana Voice Journal
The Unbroken Journal reviews "Not for Art nor Prayer"
R.L. Black reviews Darren C. Demaree's "Not for Art nor Prayer" in the latest edition of The Corner Club Quarterly. Read the full review here.
"I’ll give this collection five stars. Though I usually gravitate toward short poems, Mr.
Demaree has a way of writing a poem that makes the reader need to read it again and
again. And even in his longer poems, he still manages to somehow be a man of few words.
I’ll definitely be reading this collection again."
- R.L. Black, The Unbroken Journal
OCTOBER 2015 CATALOGUE RELEASES - Get your copies today!
|ENSEMBLE by Thomas Phillips
4.7 x 7.5 | 148 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-29-9 (pbk.) | $15.88
|NOT FOR ART NOR PRAYER by Darren C. Demaree
5. 5 x 8.5 | 90 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-35-0 (pbk.) | $15.88
|THE MATCHSTICK GIRL by Suzanne Hocking
5 x 8 | 238 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-34-3 (pbk.) | $15.88
Set in Montreal, Ensemble takes us through the throes of existential crises as lives and marriages are overturned by a man’s restless yearning.
A philosopher is suddenly forced to face the questions he lectures on when they materialize out of the theoretical and into the practical after he falls for a student in his class. Meanwhile his wife, an accomplished musician is left to deal with the disintegration of their marriage and the new silence that descends upon her life as she dissects her husband’s inner workings and confronts the object of his desire. Told in clinical honesty, Ensemble deconstructs love and relationships in the 21st century.
PRAISE FOR “NOT FOR ART NOR PRAYER”
“...artful and prayerful... ...these generously attentive and marvelously whimsical poems repeatedly resist sleight-of-hand poetic transubstantiation, while slyly acknowledging the inevitably transformative nature of language.”
“...moves deftly through coming-of-age, marriage, and young fatherhood...”
“...a crash course in badass alchemy, in concision and razor wire... ...these poems roar through their quiet deftness on the page. Congratulations for picking up this book, you’re in for quite a ride.”
YELENA walks the line between cold and poverty. Then for a brief moment fortune shines on her and Yelena catches a glimpse of hopes and unknown joys that she never imagined could have been within her reach. But as soon as it appears, it is taken from her. Obsession takes hold, and as the years pass, she grows to want far more than what the life of a young girl of the streets can offer. Through luck and deceit, she lands a place at the esteemed Smolny Institute for Noble Girls where the young women of the Russian court are taught mathematics, literature and science and where Yelena hopes to light a fire under Russian society.
THE MATCHSTICK GIRL brings LGBT undercurrents to nineteenth-century Russia, as our young protagonist struggles with class differences, schoolgirl relationships and her search for self-empowerment.