The second week of National Poetry Month here at NightBallet Press begins with the announcement and unveiling of the first four broadsides in the 2012 Series!
The entire 2012 Series will be available for sale through PayPal at the end of the year. However, if you absolutely cannot wait (and who could blame you? These poems are fantastic!), NightBallet has figured out a way to make these first four broadsides available to you right away. Buy any NightBallet chapbook, and I will include these first four broadsides in the order free of charge. This is a limited-time offer, good only until the next batch of broadsides are announced.
The first four broadsides are:
"Of Ashes and Dreams"/"Dike 14" by Miles Budimir (Written with Cleveland in mind, and with a nod to
dan smith's poem "I Am Down With You, Crooked River", these two poems, "Of Ashes
and Dreams" and "Dike 14", are a must-read for any northern Ohio denizen. Miles
Budimir's clear, narrative style will grab your heart and not let go. Thanks to
John Burroughs for the cover photo.)
"Contradance", a collaborative poem by Shelley Chernin, Joshua Gage, T. M. Göttl, Geoffrey Landis, and J. E. Stanley (This is NightBallet's first broadside to feature
a collaborative poem. Written at Cleveland Poetics by (alphabetically) Shelley Chernin, Joshua Gage, T.
M. Göttl, Geoffrey Landis, and J. E. Stanley, this poem is a stunning display of
five fine poets working together to achieve a strange beauty. Science fictional
in tone and masterfully structured, "Contradance" is not to be missed. Thanks
to Steven B. Smith for the cover photo.)
With a projected total of 12 broadsides in the series, NightBallet promises to satisfy every possible poetic taste with outstanding poems by a broad spectrum of diverse poets. Stay tuned for more announcements!
Note: The poets in the collaborative poem "Contradance" have been listed alphabetically. If you wish a "key" to which poets wrote which lines in "Contradance", send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll email it to you. Thanks to J. E. Stanley for providing the key!