In related news, Poeta en San Francisco is back on SPDBooks’ Bestseller List for January 2008.
And in related news, here’s an announcement from Susan Schultz:
ANOTHER new Tinfish title!!!
A Communion of Saints, by Meg Withers.
R. Zamora Linmark, author of Rolling the R’s and other books, writes of Withers’s new volume of prose poems:
Welcome to Meg Withers’ Hawai’i: the eighties’ Eden for exiles, outcasts, and the “eternally tormented,” where Rose is sometimes Bob, Arlene used to be Allen, George is Georgia, and “hard sex (is) by Pfizer.” These saints, living on the margins of Honolulu, get dolled up, get high on coke and cocktails, whore day and night, bar fly from Hotel Street to Kuhio Avenue, find home in each other, and, when tragedy strikes, seek healing and wisdom from na po mokole. Divided into three books and interspersed with Biblical passages that offer an alternative, if not more happening, way of interpreting Luke et al, A Communion of Saints reverberates with the street beat of the eighties and captures the glam and heart of that era. Unapologetic, vibrant, and at times, elegiac; in short, a fine work from a promising poet.