Monday, March 16, 2015

A New Collection of Poems From Lewis Warsh

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Lewis Warsh (English) on the publication of his new collection of poems, Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse).

We received the following message from Daniel Owen, 
Presse Manager/Editor at Ugly Duckling (and alumnus of the LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA program):

"Alien Abduction is Warsh’s first full-length collection of poems since Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). Here, he extends his exploration of the way fragments of thought and feeling and experience come together to form the illusion of a solid object that can explode into a million pieces at any moment. The whole is never the sum of its parts. A kind of doomsday hopelessness both invigorates and subdues all questions of what it means to be a living and breathing human. These poems are personal, direct, and elusive at the same time. With a cover by Max Warsh, printed letterpress at UDP on a Heidelberg Windmill."


Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books, 2001) and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, The Poet’s Foundation and The Fund for Poetry. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) was devoted to his poetry, fiction and collages, and to a bibliography of his work as a writer and publisher. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was director of the MFA program in creative writing from 2007-2013 and where he currently teaches. He lives in Manhattan and in Western Massachusetts.


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