Friday, August 10, 2007

Recently Received

The Middle Room Jennifer Moxley 2007 633pp. Subpress Berkeley, California $25.00 US

Unknowne Land Eléna Rivera 2000 55pp. Kelsey St. Press $10.00 US

The Canary 6 eds. Joshua Edwards, Anthony Robinson, Nick Twemlow 2007 127 pp. Canary River feat. Ange Mlinko, John Ashbery, Marcella Durand, Thomas Heise, Thomas Hummel $10.00 US

The Meaning of Flowers: Myth, Language, & Lore Gretchen Scoble & Ann Field 1998 105pp. Chronicle Books San Francisco $16.95 US

Sun Out: Selected Poems 1952-1954 Kenneth Koch 2004 141pp. Alfred A. Knopf New York $15.00 US

Girogio de Chirico: The Endless Journey Wieland Schmied 2002 128pp. Pegasus Library

Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons & The Meanings Behind Them Hans Biedermann, trans. James Hulbert 1992 465pp. Meridian (of Penguin) $24.00 US

Beloit Poetry Journal 58:1 eds. Lee Sharkey & John Rosenwald Fall 2007 48pp. feat. Gary Finke, Clare Rossini, Albert Goldbarth, Jeneva Stone $5.00 US

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New from Parsifal Press:

Rafts by Simon Perchik

Parsifal Editions 2007
ISBN 978-0-9739960-3-6
79 Pages (paper)
$13.95 US
$16.00 CAD

Parsifal Press is pleased to announce the publication of Simon Perchik’s RAFTS.

Please visit our website for samples from the book and online purchase:

Rafts is another entry in the extraordinary lyric opus composed by Simon Perchik over the last five decades or so. Its poems of loss and learning, of mythic truths at the brink of the grave, where a reclaimed animism gives voice to stones and seas, to lonely stars and lowly bathroom faucets, make heavy narrative demands. But they gift the reader with fluent elisions into Nietzsche’s Dionysiac woods: “You can tell this sink lost interest/ though hour after hour you hum/ another love song.” -Edward Butscher

Simon Perchik, an attorney, was born 1923 in Paterson, NJ and educated at New York University (BA English, LLB Law). His poems have appeared in various literary journals including Partisan Review, Poetry, Chelsea, The Modern Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, among others.

Review copies are available upon request. Query us with your interest.


Forthcoming from Parsifal Press:

The Ballads of RASP/Elektra, drama by Josepha Gutelius, Fall 2007

Opening The Seals, poems by Robert Kelly, Winter 2007

The President In Her Towers, fiction by Tom Whalen, Spring 2008