I got three review copies in the mail today from a press.
So, I mean, that's friggin awesome, right? I am movin' on up to the East Side and all that. Woo! I'm the next Silliman (but I write "real poems"!)! Wooo!!
But. . .
The books suck. There's one book of prose "poems" and then two books of lineated prose. Nothing to recommend them other than nice covers.
I don't even want to provide links because, well, the books don't really deserve it -- and I wouldn't want you to buy them thinking they were full of poetry.
Conversely, I don't want to savage them in a review -- because 1) none of these books are by famous poets who need to be told "hey man, your work is crap" and 2) I'd really like more review copies -- I even will be glad to do reviews for books I like (or at least link to books that are not bad).
So send your reviews!
And let me know in the comments section if you think I'm off my nut.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009