February 26, 2008

New Book

Last Fall I was contacted by Upset Press's Robert Booras who asked to use my painting, The Sloth and La Pachamama, for the cover of a new book of poems, The Comeback's Exoskeleton, by Matthew Rotando. Now the book is hot off the press and I just received some copies(the cover looks great!). I'm looking forward to reading it.

Here's a review:
Incorporating the density of Spanish surrealism and a sprawling Whitmanesque line, this amazing first book finds Rotando engaged in a poetic biathlon that draws equally from maximal and minimal traditions. There are tight, economical poems, free verse forms derived from the sonnet, poems leaping about the page, but my favorites are the wonderful prose poems tumbling over and under themselves toward gnomish statements that feel both didactic and self-parodying.
-Tim Peterson, Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2006)

Here's another review and you can buy the book HERE.

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