Friday, May 09, 2008

Trevor Calvert's first book of poetry, Rarer and More Wonderful, is being published at the end of the month by Scrambler Books. I am so excited for him!

(gorgeous cover art by the obscenely talented Chris Lane)

Trevor's work is simply brilliant. But, as you may think me biased, I won't allow you to merely take my word for it...

[T]hings / hidden remain alive." Like—and with—Jack Spicer before him, Trevor Calvert helps us to celebrate this notion by bringing light to the lives of hidden things—answers, insects, music, the heart—without ridding them of the veils, the walls, or the hidey-holes to which we're initially drawn. Rarer and More Wonderful is aptly named. -- Graham Foust

Rarer & More Wonderful are the attachments, the combinations, of these poems. Here, language, carved and specific, secures one figure to the next, to its double, or is that a ghost? Perhaps both. And then what appears in the negative space of what happens: "none of these things / will act as the thing itself that / is soon ending." So there is a serious struggle here with experience, with being, and then when you least expect it comes the debonair turn, like getting away with wearing period hats. The period? Well, there's no closure, either. Of its moment. -- Stephanie Young

Trevor will be reading from his book at Pegasus Books in Berkeley on June 6th, and in Denver, Colorado on June 14.

Times, guest readers, and more reading dates will be coming soon!

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Blogger Mark said...

I always enjoy his poems over at The Casual T, but try not to deface them with my usual brand of daft/facetious comments.

May 9, 2008 at 3:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger LAS said...

Denver on June 14, no fucking shit? I will for sure be there! Congrats T-bone.

May 9, 2008 at 4:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger saudade said...

Cheers guys! I am crazy excited for him -- and to visit Denver.

Will be honored if you can make the festivities, Mr. L

May 13, 2008 at 11:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger bunny said...

Fantastic news!!

May 14, 2008 at 6:26:00 AM PDT  

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