Thursday, October 8, 2009
Paul Siegell's new book, " jambandbootleg"
Wait till you see what some of these poems look like! A widespread, high-spirited head rush. What was the last concert you went to? If you are looking for exhilaration in new writing, if you’re looking for all out life-leaping, for your eyes to widen, for a book of poetry that channels the excitement of scoring tickets to your favorite band, and then follows that sensation by nailing down the all-senses experience of actually going to the show, then Paul Siegell’s second collection, jambandbootleg, is yours for the raging. With sound, shape and sophistication, check it out over at A-Head Publishing.
Paul Siegell is the author of jambandbootleg (A-Head, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). He is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly and has contributed to 5AM, The American Poetry Review, Coconut, No Tell Motel, RATTLE and many other fine journals. Kindly find more of Paul's work at his “ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL”.
what are these words, friends,
shuffling their letters, about? what star
ry-eyed sport could spell and cast them
into asterism, the unheard of listenables?
my notebook’s blanks are becoming few
er. let the nude let the bottle even milk,
let it all hours pour. let the pen drain die
scratch. the draft in the bathroom is flutter
ing the toilet paper dangling from the win
dowsill. waverly. ledge. the habits of the
horizon have my mind on a milk carton.
planet is greek for wanderer. is this wit
ness relocation? athletic letters ceaseles
sly switching teams? perhaps olympiads
eapfrogging on and off the podium of
use? and from where will the next note
book come? it’s friends not facilities,
words not worries.