Sunday, August 19, 2012
Cleveland poet Bonné de Blas is caught in The Act... The Act of Dwelling, that is! NightBallet Press is extremely pleased to announce today's (August 31st) publication of The Act of Dwelling, Bonné's debut chapbook of poetry!
The Act of Dwelling is a twenty-four page chap of evocative and richly textured poetry, illustrated with photos from her art book "Shaman's Scroll". Bonné will be reading from her new chap at *NightBallet Press Presents A Fistful of Poets, Thursday September 13, 2012, 6:30pm at Jammy Buggars, 15625 Detroit, Lakewood, Ohio— a not-to-be-missed event!
The Act of Dwelling by Bonné de Blas features a taupe textured cardstock cover with a deep plum cardstock insert and thick, creamy 25% cotton paper. But the very best part is what's inside!
If you are unfamiliar with de Blas's work, you are in for a real treat. She wields vocabulary and imagery in her poems like she constructs her art books: with a deliberate and complex beauty. The poems beg to be taken into the mouth, savored on the tongue, and spoken with reverence. Yes, they are that tasty.
You can order copies of The Act of Dwelling right here on this website. Be among the first to get your copy!
*A Fistful of Poets will feature five fantastic poets: Bonné de Blas with her excellent poetry from The Act of Dwelling, John Dorsey with his brand-new chapbook of provocative poems and short stories, White Girl Problems, Alex Gildzen, freshly arrived from New Mexico, with his very soon-to-be-published and exciting NBP chap Passd Ports, Kathy "Lady" Smith with her much-anticipated new NBP chap that sparkles and snaps, Firecracker Mandalas, and Kara Johnston, with her sensitive and sensual poetry from Map Wrapping Paper Cradle Dangler. Kara's chap was published by NBP earlier this year, but this is the first time ever that NBP (and Clevelanders) will get to hear her read! All of these chaps will be published by September 13, 2012, and will be available for sale both on this site and at the Fistful event the night of September 13th. One night, five poets, good friends and excellent poetry in a venue that features delicious food, a multitude of draft beers, and a groovy ambiance. Let the magic begin!