Announcing the Launch of “AS WE REFER TO OUR BODIES”  by Darren C. Demaree

BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery, (between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY 10012

18:00 SEPT. 29, 2013 

Come help us launch Darren C. Demaree's As We Refer to Our Bodies” with the kick-off it deserves. Sunday, September 29th, 18:00 at the Bowery Club in New York City. Jason Price Everett, our special guest, will also be reading from Hypodrome and his present works-in-progress. The launch will be filmed live by gander.tv! Livestreaming and syndication information to follow. 

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AS WE REFER TO OUR BODIES
by Darren C. Demaree
93 pages, ISBN 978-1-926716-16-9

Our bodies, our individual and collective bodies, and the seperate bodies that together combine to make
our systems, ecological, biological, psychological and technological—these are the bodies that we refer to,
these are the bodies that Darren C. Demaree has dance for us on the page; nuanced or naked, dissected,
dessecrated and decorated; these are the bodies that rise and swell to the touch of the poet’s pen.

 

“Darren is a dangerous dreamer, concocting love poems to his home state, and pastorals to his true love. But there’s always something more beneath the surface: sex and violence, villainy, mutilation, uneasy redemption and troubled ecstasy. These poems are pins pressed deep in the disfigured heart of America. They work a dark magicon the reader — they’re unsettling in necessary ways.”   — Christopher Michel

"As you read through the poems of Darren C. Demaree, his prescient voice seems to grow in volume, each story clambering for more attention than the last. Yet, it isn't that he is screaming from atop the mountain, but that everybody around has infinitely hushed to hear this whispering storyteller who speaks of little moments, glorious moments, moments "where the smooth sheet / of leaves & salt / will sugar us / into the un-lonely air"...as if each of us, is his guiding star, his sky, his Emily."          - Mr. & Mrs. Garbanzo (Garbanzo Literary Journal)

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darren C. Demaree's poems have appeared in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Carolina Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Cottonwood, The Tribeca Poetry Review, and Whiskey Island. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations. He currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. 

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