Pre-Order HIGH LIFE by Phil Estes!
by Jen Tynes
It’s official! HIGH LIFE by Phil Estes is off to the printers!
Phil Estes is the author of three chapbooks: Gem City/Fountain City (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2009), Children of Reagan (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2012), and Slowjams (Living Arts Press, 2015). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana and teaches writing at Louisiana Tech University. He’s from Dayton, Ohio, and studied at Wright State University, UMKC, and Oklahoma State.
Johanness Goransson writes: “‘I am on dead songbird patrol…’ Phil Estes’s poems start out as slacker jokes but then they go wrong. Sometimes they go so wrong that they become frightening and politicaly charged or become beautiful meditations on art. Or do both at the same time. ‘Mmm-hmm’ has never sounded as prophetic and poetic as in these snippets from a scary-funny middle america. Lets call him the Mallarme of the Strip Mall.”