New and free e-chapbook - GUIDEBOOK - John Gallaher
When I was putting together what became Map of the Folded World, I decided not to put any of the “Guidebook” prose poems that I’ve written into it, as I had in The Little Book of Guesses. That was all well and good, but those poems kept weeping bitterly in a drawer, so, with the wonderful talents of Justin Runge, they’ve now found a home.
Go here and check them out (Remember it's free), and browse Blue Hour Press’s other chapbooks as well:
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I am proud to announce our newest and most ambitious chapbook yet, John Gallaher's Guidebook.
With Guidebook, John Gallaher invents an idiosyncratic mythology of small town America in which driveways yield to carnivals, interstates wind their ways to the edges of cliffs, and circuses erect themselves in backyards. Gallaher lights homes with refrigerators, clouds forecasts, and signs divorce decrees, puppeteering the lives of a gargantuan everyperson cast as he explores equal amounts of wishes and disappointments. Reading like a novelization of a Fellini film by Sherwood Anderson, Guidebook mixes genres, dizzies itself in language, politely makes meta, and affirms Gallaher as one of the most perceptive, poignant, and surreal minds participating in America's contemporary literature.
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