We were sitting around a campfire, trying with our hearts to tell ghost stories. Someone kept rambling on and on. I did the one about the guy with the bloody finger. The best one was when someone said, “Once there BOO” which, awesome, was short.
No one can tell ghost stories anymore. Can you?
My labelmate, Ric Royer, can. Dude’s a trip. His new book She Saw Ghosts He Saw Bodies, just out from Narrow House, is an eerie thing, a creepy, eerie thing. And each copy has a hand-drawn cover by Jackie Milad.
So here’s their giveaway part: whoever comments HERE with the shortest and scariest story will win a copy of not just creepy, eerie, hand-drawn She Saw Ghosts He Saw Bodies, but also Ric’s other book things, including Time Machine and There Were One and It Was Two and the weather not the weather. Also, apparently, some other stuff. Freaky. Go here to enter.
I want to see some scary. I thought the movie The Ring was scary.
Narrow House, who has been “creating interdisciplinary language-based craziness for five years running,” has released the pre-orders for the I.E. Reader, which features work from, omfs:
Elena Alexander, Bruce Andrews, Michael Ball, Sandra Beassley, Lauren Bender, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Miles Champion, Norma Cole, CA Conrad, Bruce Covey, Tina Darragh, Ben Doller, Sandra Doller, Buck Downs, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, kari edwards, Cathy Eisenhower, Graham Foust, Heather Fuller, Peter Gizzi, Adam Good, Jamie Gaughran-Perez, K. Lorraine Graham, Jessica Grim, P. Inman, Lisa Jarnot, Bonnie Jones, Beth Joselow, Michael Kelleher, Amy King, Doug Lang, Katy Lederer, Reb Livingston, M. Magnus, Tom Mandel, Chris Mason, Kristi Mexwell, Megan McShea, Anna Moschovakis, Gina Myers , Chris Nealon, Mel Nichols, Aldon Nielsen, Tom Orange, Bob Perelman, Simon Pettet, Tom Raworth, Adam Robinson, Phyllis Rosenzweig, Ric Royer, Ken Rumble, Justin Sirois, Rod Smith, Cole Swensen, Maureen Thorson, Chris Toll, Edwin Torres, Les Wade, Rosemarie Waldrop, Ryan Walker, Mark Wallace, Terence Winch, Rupert Wondolowski, John Yau, Geoffrey Young
The work is drawn from readings at Baltimore’s most formidable poetry venue, the I.E. Series. All those poets read there and then Narrow House put the book together with Michael Ball, who curates the series.