Yellow Chair Review: Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly by Darren C. Demaree

"Darren Demaree’s expansive, exquisite new book of poetry Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly is a puzzle with many pieces consisting of dozens of short poems, each of which are necessary in his pointillist painting of the human experience. This collection begs us to examine ourselves, but also to step outside of our bubbles and look at ourselves from the perspective of the other, and from the great heights of the universe. Here, all is interconnected, all hopes are shared, and all deficiencies are intentional and necessary within the boundaries of the world we inhabit."

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ELSiEiSY reviews "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

"Darren C. Demaree’s Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly is a play of monologues clad in poetry. The many full hands in the title is a synecdochical portrayal of the audience, who applauds after watching a play performance of poetry. But why are the applauding inelegantly? Is there something wrong? Well, I think the audience have become so bewitched by the linguistic lyricism that resonates in Demaree’s poetry that they are not conscious of how they clap. A trance-like clap. A clap in awe of a beautiful performance..."
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The Chassidic Trauma Unit makes Concordia's list of great reads for the holidays. See the full list.

Darren C. Demaree launches "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly" Dec 10, 6-8pm

Darren C. Demaree will be launching "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly" at the Wild Goose Creative, in Colombus, Ohio tomorrow, Dec 10, 6-8pm

Hear Darren C. Demaree read from his latest collection

Darren C. Demaree reads from his latest collection "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly" on Chirbit.

Listen to it here.

Anti-Heroin Chic on "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

Anti-Heroin Chic reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

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Unbroken Journal reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection

Unbroken Journal reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

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After the Pause reviews "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

After the Pause reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

“...a modern poetic stylist who dare not be ignored.” 

"To be read, and reread, and reread."

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"The Chassidic Trauma Unit" now available!

"The Chassidic Trauma Unit" by Abraham Boyarsky is now available!

“Through this fast-paced novel, replete with kidnappings, espionage and fugitive war criminals, Abraham Boyarsky captures the Chassidic communities, their lives and their voices.”

Sender Pleskin is a self-proclaimed trauma specialist dedicated to serving his Chassidic community and to ‘gently’ nudging it into modernity.

When a Bubmer Hasid child falls inexplicably into a coma, Sender and his team jump to action. Hunting down leads in his investigation, Sender follows the signs that he interprets to be divine providence as they lead them down a circuitous path that will test not only his faith, but all he was and is.

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Dime Show Review on "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly"

There are many avenues a poet may take and I am pleased that Darren C. Demaree has skillfully led me through his good work in, Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly. The poetry in his collection is representative of clear thinking and astute observations of self and surroundings. There is no battling here; as a reader, it's a pleasure to surrender to Mr. Demaree's tides and eddy's of language. Bravo! I enjoyed this collection - and will continue to enjoy it again as a touchstone of good poetry.

- Kae Sable, Managing Editor, Dime Show Review

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Aji Magazine reviews "Not for Art nor Prayer"

Aji Magazine reviews Darren C. Demaree's "Not for Art nor Prayer" in their Fall issue.

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Mark Foss releases "Molly O"

Mark Foss releases "Molly O" with Cormorant Books.

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Diego Cupolo reports live from Ankara on Turkish coup

Diego Cupolo (author of "Seven Syrians") reports on the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Watch Diego Cupolo's on-going coverage from Ankara: 

Explosions heard in Turkish capital:

 

Night of gunfire, explosions and death in Ankara:

 

Ankara residents celebrate and denounce Erdogan after failed coup attempt:

Claudia Serea hosts the Red Wheelbarrow Poets at the NYC Poetry Festival

Claudia Serea (author of "A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky") will be hosting the Red Wheelbarrow Poets at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor's Island, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Join the facebook event & save the date!

Learn more about the New York City Poetry Festival and directions on how to get to Governor's Island.

Richard Rathwell guest lectures at Oxford University

Richard Rathwell author of "Jump the Devil" guest lectures at Oxford University this week.

See the conference programme here.

EMPIRE BURLESQUE by Charles Talkoff - Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for Charles Talkoff's latest novel, "Empire Burlesque" Coming soon!

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New Videos!

Our first feature in our Authors at Home series: Watch Darren discuss his latest release "Not for Art nor Prayer" - the stories behind his poems and his creative process, in this three video series.  

Watch it now on youtube.

 

 

Darren C. Demaree featured in Cultural Weekly. 

Darren C. Demaree and his "Not for Art nor Prayer" are featured in the latest issue of Cultural Weekly. 

"I found myself drawn in by lines, entering the house of each poem, swept away by the force of the sections, and very satisfied with the fullness of the Not for Art nor Prayer."

 

Read John McCormick's review here.

 

Somsy Camvan featured in The Gleaner 

Somsy Camvan his latest release "The American Ghost" featured in The Gleaner's December's issue. 

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Cahoodaloodaling reviews "Not For Art Nor Prayer"

 

In Praise of People Watching: A Review of Darren C. Demaree’s Not for Art nor Prayer: Sophie Chouinard reviews Darren's latest collection of verse. 

 

"...the texts are beautifully lyrical and a narrative of their own, yet they collectively guide the reader through a story of everyday people in everyday situations by using common themes, imagery and language."

 

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