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.
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."
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."
Rolli's "Mavor's Bones' shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Awards.
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The Sentinel Literary Quarterly reviews "Not For Art nor Prayer".
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly reviews Darren's C. Demaree's "Not For Art nor Prayer".
"a top quality poet..." "...language that is heightened and transformative."
- Mandy Pannett of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly is a Print and online Magazine of World Literature.
Read the full review here.
"The Birds We Piled Loosely" features 3 poems from "Not for Art nor Prayer"
The Birds We Piled Loosely, latest issue, vol 6, features 3 poems from Darren C. Demaree's latest collection, "Not for Art nor Prayer." See the full issue in pdf.
Corner Club Quarterly features "Not for Art nor Prayer"
Mariah E. Wilson reviews Darren C. Demaree's "Not for Art nor Prayer" in the latest edition of The Corner Club Quarterly.Read the full review here.
"Not for Art Nor Prayer is a must for your poetry collection, but it’s not one of those books that will sit there on your shelf looking pretty. It will stay close by, always at reach, and the words will stay close to your heart."
-Mariah E. Wilson,, The Corner Club Quarterly, Volume 4 Issue 18 Autumn 2015
Indiana Voice Journal review of "Not for Art nor Prayer" now available.
Jennifer Criss of the Indiana Voice reviews Darren C. Demaree's latest collection "Not for Art nor Prayer." Read the full review.
"It’s as real as poetry gets."
- Jennifer Criss, Indiana Voice Journal
The Unbroken Journal reviews "Not for Art nor Prayer"
R.L. Black reviews Darren C. Demaree's "Not for Art nor Prayer" in the latest edition of The Corner Club Quarterly. Read the full review here.
"I’ll give this collection five stars. Though I usually gravitate toward short poems, Mr.
Demaree has a way of writing a poem that makes the reader need to read it again and
again. And even in his longer poems, he still manages to somehow be a man of few words.
I’ll definitely be reading this collection again."
- R.L. Black, The Unbroken Journal
OCTOBER 2015 CATALOGUE RELEASES - Get your copies today!
|ENSEMBLE by Thomas Phillips
4.7 x 7.5 | 148 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-29-9 (pbk.) | $15.88
|NOT FOR ART NOR PRAYER by Darren C. Demaree
5. 5 x 8.5 | 90 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-35-0 (pbk.) | $15.88
|THE MATCHSTICK GIRL by Suzanne Hocking
5 x 8 | 238 pages | ISBN 978-1-926716-34-3 (pbk.) | $15.88
Set in Montreal, Ensemble takes us through the throes of existential crises as lives and marriages are overturned by a man’s restless yearning.
A philosopher is suddenly forced to face the questions he lectures on when they materialize out of the theoretical and into the practical after he falls for a student in his class. Meanwhile his wife, an accomplished musician is left to deal with the disintegration of their marriage and the new silence that descends upon her life as she dissects her husband’s inner workings and confronts the object of his desire. Told in clinical honesty, Ensemble deconstructs love and relationships in the 21st century.
PRAISE FOR “NOT FOR ART NOR PRAYER”
“...artful and prayerful... ...these generously attentive and marvelously whimsical poems repeatedly resist sleight-of-hand poetic transubstantiation, while slyly acknowledging the inevitably transformative nature of language.”
“...moves deftly through coming-of-age, marriage, and young fatherhood...”
“...a crash course in badass alchemy, in concision and razor wire... ...these poems roar through their quiet deftness on the page. Congratulations for picking up this book, you’re in for quite a ride.”
YELENA walks the line between cold and poverty. Then for a brief moment fortune shines on her and Yelena catches a glimpse of hopes and unknown joys that she never imagined could have been within her reach. But as soon as it appears, it is taken from her. Obsession takes hold, and as the years pass, she grows to want far more than what the life of a young girl of the streets can offer. Through luck and deceit, she lands a place at the esteemed Smolny Institute for Noble Girls where the young women of the Russian court are taught mathematics, literature and science and where Yelena hopes to light a fire under Russian society.
THE MATCHSTICK GIRL brings LGBT undercurrents to nineteenth-century Russia, as our young protagonist struggles with class differences, schoolgirl relationships and her search for self-empowerment.
Rolli Joins The Walrus:
Writer/Cartoonist to Produce Fifty-Two Short Stories and Cartoons in One Year for TheWalrus.ca
TORONTO, ON / REGINA, SK – Canadian writer and cartoonist Rolli is partnering with The Walrus for an ambitious creative venture. Over the next twelve months, Rolli will write a weekly short story—and draw a weekly cartoon—for the web version of The Walrus, one of Canada’s most revered magazines.
“When I was approached by The Walrus to do a regular creative column, I was jazzed. It’s going to take every litre of my creativity (and coffee) but it’s a workout and a challenge I’m looking forward to. An artist isn’t given carte blanche very often. I’m grateful for the opportunity.” - Rolli
The prolific Regina writer’s most recent story collection, I Am Currently Working on a Novel, was longlisted for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and shortlisted for the High Plains Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and Geist and has received numerous honours. Rolli is the recipient of the 2007 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award and was one of two Canadian winners of the 2008/2009 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Though a “writer first and cartoonist second,” Rolli’s cartoons have appeared in many of the world’s top outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest and The Harvard Business Review.
Rolli's first story for The Walrus, "The Dream Museum" is now online:http://thewalrus.ca/the-dream-museum/
- News: Melodramas for Depressed Persons published in The Saturday Evening Post.
- Books: Mavor’s Bones • (longlisted for ReLit Award) • Dr. Franklin’s Staticy Cat • (longlisted for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, shortlisted for High Plains Book Award) •
- Cartoonist for: The Wall Street Journal • Reader’s Digest • Harvard Business Review • Barron's • Chronicle of Higher Education • Adbusters • Prospect • The Oldie
- Website: http://rollistuff.com/