Sunday, December 05, 2021

"Earnest and diverse", goddammit!!

 

 

http://ravennapress.com/books/human-cathedrals/

 

 

John Sweet’s lean and muscular poetry causes a lot of excitement, evident by his long publications list and a series of earnest and diverse chapbooks. Human Cathedrals is his first major collection and Ravenna Press’ first book, what he describes as a tasty little full-length collection of angst and bile. It is better than that, with shades of melancholy mixed in with expressed vulnerability and the voice of a skilled poet who pulls no punches and obscures nothing.

This book selects a range of John’s strongest work and organizes it as an extended meditation—it is a great reading experience, immediately engaging and honest from page to page. Perfect-bound with a matte cover, it contains 80 pages of poetry in the consistent, unflinching Sweet voice.


 

 

 

 


Friday, December 03, 2021

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

nihilism for the beautiful people

 

It strikes me as I sit here in

the dead grey light of

upstate 5 p.m.

that I have several books

more or less exclusively

available through

Amazon,

and yet none of them are

#1 in sales.

 

And then I go to Amazon

to exactly what is

rocking the world of

modern poetry there,

and it makes me die inside

just a little…..

 

In any event….

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/approximate-wilderness-John-Sweet/dp/1530954053

 

https://www.amazon.com/pagan-days-john-sweet/dp/1469987724

 

https://www.amazon.com/Bastard-Faith-John-Sweet/dp/1973919311

 

https://www.amazon.com/nation-assholes-guns-John-Sweet/dp/1519541341

 

https://www.amazon.com/Flag-Fire-Song-Hope/dp/109749165X

 

 


And, just between me and you,

one of these titles is so good,

the publisher didn’t even bother to

list it on their own page.

 

That’s gotta hurt.

 








 

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

THE FIRST OF YOUR LAST WARNINGS

 

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL

MIDNIGHT TOMORROW.

 

A NEW E-CHAP

AVAILABLE FOR

A LIMITED TIME.

 

GOOD STUFF, TOO;

 

LOTS OF VERBS,

SOME TASTY ADJECTIVES,

CURSING,

RANDOM PUNCTUATION….

 

COLLECTION IS CALLED

 

Always One More Verse of the

Motherfucker Blues Left to Sing

 

AND WHY NOT?

  

https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great-poetry-e-book-free/