extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



New chapbook forthcoming by Noel Sloboda

Noel Sloboda's new chapbook, Of Things Passed, is now available for pre-order at Finishing Line Press. For preorders placed before April 9th, shipping is only $1. You can pre-order from this webpage (scroll down until you see the grenade and kitty, 15th row).
Advance comments on this collection:

"The wry humor and sensibility of the poems within Of Things Passed skillfully draws one into Noel Sloboda's world as he resurrects childhood memories, revisits relationships from a fresh perspective, and dispenses handy advice from iconography to tick removal. Sloboda's gift for creating short and pithy titles often reveals an extra layer of meaning."
--Barry Harris, editor of Tipton Poetry Journal

"According to HowManyOfMe.com, of the 308 million people in the U.S., there's only on eneamed Noel Sloboda. Unique, too, is his poetry, ranging from visceral ("Heat") to clever ("Pinched") to downright heartbreaking ("Organic Recycling"). Of Things Passed is an evocative chapbook--one that deserves the acclaim it's sure to receive."
--Jason Jordan, editor of decomP

"This memorable collection of poems is not sugar-coated: it's ticks in hair, bloody paws, overdue money, stock cras and an inheritance of old hats. These poems tighten stomach knots and tackle the very real fear that lives in middle America. The characters here are anything but mundane: they're sincere and tired and honest; they're pasionate and dedicated and 'squeezed in the middle.' Visit and revisit this family--their seasons and tribulations--these voices tell small stories that need to be heard."
--Micah Ling, author of Three Islands

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