Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Every Day is My Birthday

Jeff Vande Zande's book of collected poems is now available for purchase and consumption. Yes, Jeff is my friend, but he's still one helluva poet despite that fact. His poem "Clean" appeared in poet laureate Ted Kooser's syndicated column "American Life in Poetry" the week after a poem by Tess Gallagher and alongside other poets like Sharon Olds, Wendell Berry, Jim Harrison, and Alberto Rios. He recently had a poem picked up by Spoon River Poetry Review. So he's been around. For a copy of Poems New, Used, and Rebuilds, email Jeff at jcvandez [at] delta [dot] edu. He'll inscribe something extra-special in there for you.

Also, I received my copy of Tao Lin's book of short stories, Bed, in the mail a few weeks ago. The inside cover has some drawings by Tao himself, as well as a loose leaf with more art on it. He did not paper clip one of his ears to the front cover, however. The stories in the book are good. Tao is a good writer. I would buy it again if I didn't already own it.


Anonymous said...

there is a hamster and a bear thinking about the weakerthans in my cope of e.e.e.

Josh Maday said...

cool. in my copy of eeeee there is a letter with a greeting and the body of the letter is a relatively larger fish followed by two smaller fish and the closing with Tao's name. it is a very good letter. I haven't read the book yet, but i am going to write a review of the object of the book as I've experienced it so far.