Friday, October 09, 2009

The Front


Just out from Roof Books:
K. Silem Mohammad
The Front


Order through SPD.

The critics rave:
"...scraping the bottom of the ... barrel ... write it off as a big joke ... we are ... repulsed ...." --Kenneth Goldsmith

"...typical boring stuff ... can't appreciate The Front ... equate ... with rape...." --Katie Degentesh

"...monkeys chained to ... typewriters ... what it feels like to lose...." --Bob Perelman

Also new from Roof: Cathy Eisenhower, would with and (already discussed at Anne Boyer's new review blog Books of Poetry).

14 comments:

mark wallace said...

Congrats, Kasey. I want to read this one for sure.

Angela Genusa said...

YEAH!!!

Chris said...

can't wait to see THE BACK

James said...

Mountains!

phaneronoemikon said...

must order ksm book right away..


wv: holoid

estaiti said...

omg that cover is so amazing.

jed said...

cool! i wonder who did the cover.

Angela Genusa said...

Who *did* the cover, Kasey? Did you? It's so great...

Drew said...

"... al-ways look on the bright si-de of life... "

phaneronoemikon said...

those blurbs are really funny, really excellent. and the way
the cruciform Austrian Chanteuse displacement subtly echoes the Letter F AND the Letter R, The Letter F itself giving it that said letter F'ness, and the skirt 'enwhirl' giving it the kickleg
of the R, and itsn't that a field of Edelweiss? I learned Edelweiss, and Silent Night in German when I was kid to sing to my German Grandma, and I know she hated that time of the year when the woman has to crawl back up on the cross during the harvesting the yams.

wv: synagge

I am telling you, the gods
live in the WV module. that thing
is spooky.

Sign Nag?
Snag?
Syne Naga?

whoa...

cool.

Sue McGettigan said...

Compelling reviews :)

Todd Colby said...

Wonderful news! Katie's blurb is sublime!

P. Edward Cunningham said...

i like your green pussy

steve roggenbuck said...

i got this book for my independent study of contemporary avant-garde poetry this spring. i was skimming through it and it's probably the book i am most excited about in the course. the 'myspace is creepy' poem seemd very good, haha; also the artist's statement.. i will probably write a review praising the book when i read the rest of it sometime in march or april, i forget when. good job