The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane Jr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Curbside Splendor Publishing announces its next release
Chicago, IL, July 2011. Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor announces its next release, The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane, Jr.
About The Chapbook:
Charles Bane Jr. is a Chicago native and globally published poet. With the color illustrations of Canadian artist Isabelle Pruneau, and the delicate design of Polish-born artist Karolina Faber, these timeless poems of romance, happiness, and struggle sing off the page. Visit http://www.curbsidesplendor.com/index.php?id=144 to learn more about the book.
About the Publisher:
Curbside Splendor publishes work online and in print, sells books by Chicago presses and authors on a biweekly basis at the Logan Square Farmers Market, and presents a bimonthly reading series at Beauty Bar Chicago. Its first publication was Sophomoric Philosophy a novel by Victor David Giron (Nov 2010). In March 2011 Curbside published its debut semi-annual print journal Curbside Splendor Issue 1: Spring 2011. Staff include Curbside Splendor Managing Editor Victor David Giron as Publisher, Curbside Splendor General Editor Stephanie Waite Witherspoon as Editor, Karolina Faber as Graphic Designer, and Garett Holden as Art Editor. Visit Curbside Splendor on the Web at www.curbsidesplendor.com. For additional information, contact Victor David Giron at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (312) 342-5935.
PRESS KIT: The Chap Book: Poems by Charles Bane, Jr.
Publication date: July 2, 2011
Imprint: Curbside Splendor Publishing
84 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; color illustrations, $14.99 USD
Publisher: Victor David Giron
Author: Charles Bane, Jr.
Editor: Victor David Giron
Designer: Karolina Faber
Illustrator: Isabelle Pruneau
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Example of the pages:
About the Author:
Charles Bane Jr.
Charles Bane Jr.’s work has appeared in print and online at The Indian Diary, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Clutching at Straws, Durable Goods, Word Pond, and museumviews. com. His poetry was included in I Was Indian: An Anthology of Native Literature, Vol 1 (Foothills Publishing). He was the only non-Native American included in the volume. In addition, his writing has been the focus of critical review, most recently in The Poetry of Charles Bane, Jr. in The Calliope Nerve. This is his first chapbook.
About the Illustrator:
Born and living in Quebec City, Isabelle studied Art History in Montreal, obtaining a Master's degree in Visual Arts, Universate Laval, Quebec. Her work has appeared at the single-woman exhibit at Les Alteliers due Roulement a Billes, group exhibits at La Galerie des Arts Visuels, L'Oeil de Poisson, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins. She is an associated member of the engraving workshop Engramme.
Blurbs / Praise
“We aren’t used, in this ravaged era, to poems of happiness, and yet that rarity is what Charles Bane, Jr., offers us. An offering it is, nor can we doubt that this poet conceives poetry as a sacramental endeavor, with human love as our nearest approach to the divine. He takes Buber’s “I and Thou” a step further to form what he calls a “monotheism of we.” Judaism is supremely the religion of reinterpretation, and this poet’s embodiment of it demonstrates that historical tragedy finds its best answer in the tender bonds we form in order to choose not death but life.” - Alfred Corn, past Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Levinson Prize by Poetry Magazine, and author of nine books of poetry
“In reading the words of Charles Bane Jr. we are given a window ~ as the windows of Saint Chapelle ~ to a rarefied art. Soft light of gradient hues, delicately sculpted and hewn just so, this is what Chagall would write if he were a poet. Each work feels as if a reflective walk. There is always the moment of slow epiphany, a soft exhalation born of knowing and living deeply. To read this book is to become a harvester of the finest in literary riches.” - Constance Stadler, Ph D., Pushcart Prize nominee, Erbacce Finalist, author of five books of poetry and noted literary editor.
“On these pages, God weeps; lovers commingle, becoming one; words grow wings; fireflies glow on command; eyes become beacons to guide soul-mariners; advancing years prove the surest aphrodisiac; dead poets revivify to counsel us on the true meaning of life; the spectral veil is lifted; clouds become covers and the setting sun is a beloved’s chariot. Charles Bane’s Jr.’s directive is implicit: Love is all.” – Rich Follett, Author of Silence, Inhabited: Poetic Reflections on Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Responsorials (with Constance Stadler).
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