Arrived! Estes’ HIGH LIFE and Olszewska’s ANSWERING MACHINE
by Jen Tynes
Now available for order! Phil Estes’s full-length book HIGH LIFE and Daniel Olszewska’s chapbook ANSWERING MACHINE! Pre-orders & subscriptions currently shipping, and new orders will begin shipment on Monday.
Phil Estes’s chapbooks are Gem City/Fountain City, Children of Reagan (both from Rabbit Catastrophe), and Slowjams (Living Arts). His work has appeared in Action Yes, Diagram, Lungfull, West Wind Review, Willow Springs, and others. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, and teaches writing at Louisiana Tech.
Of HIGH LIFE, Johannes 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 politically 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.
Daniela Olszewska is the author of four books of poetry, including cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012) and Citizen J (Artifice Books, 2013). Daniela lives in Chicago, where she teaches courses in ESL, composition, and creative writing.