Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Zachary Schomburg - Scary, No Scary - Presale Event

From Black Ocean:

Only 100 copies left of Scary, No Scary!

Dear Lovers of Life, The limited edition hard cover of Zachary Schomburg's new Scary, No Scary (with the special letterpressed mini broadside from Brave Men press) will start shipping in just a couple of weeks! There are now only 100 copies left of this extraordinary little package. Trust me: these items are beautiful and you will cherish them until you die. They will also probably be worth a lot of money someday; much more than the $30 you paid to add them to your special library. There are only 200 of these babies that will be in existence, and half of them have already been adopted. Act now or regret it forever...and ever.

Scary, No Scary, the follow-up to Zachary Schomburg’s acclaimed first collection of poems The Man Suit, is a book of skeleton gloves and skeleton keys—at once dark and playful. With loneliness and levity Schomburg takes the reader on a tour through a liminal world of dream-logic, informed by its own myth and folklore. Here there are new kinds of trees and new ways of naming the ages; jaguars and an abandoned hotel on the horizon. This book will crawl inside your chest and pump lava through your blood.

We are offering a very special foil-stamped hardcover publication of Scary, No Scary in a limited run of two hundred editions. The textless dust jacket will also feature different artwork from the softcover version. Each copy comes with a fine letter pressed miniature broadside as well, courtesy of Brave Men Press, containing the title poem from the book. These hardcover packages will only be available directly from Black Ocean, and are being offered for $30 with free shipping. All preorders will ship as soon as the books become available in August. These are sure to sell out, so order your copy soon!


One night, when
you return to your childhood
home after

a lifetime away,
you'll find it
abandoned. Its

paint will be
completely weathered.

It will have
a significant westward lean.

There will be
a hole in its roof
that bats fly
out of.

The old man
hunched over
at the front door
will be prepared
to give you a tour,
but first he'll ask
Scary, or no scary?

You should say
No scary.


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