Fjords Vol.1 (Paperback)

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As one of the most exciting new voices in American poetry, Zachary Schomburg's previous books have enthralled thousands of readers with surreal landscapes populated by gorillas in people clothes, jaguars, plagues of hummingbirds, and even Abraham Lincoln. His poems have inspired art installations, shadow puppetry, rock albums, and string quartets. In Fjords, Schomburg inhabits the icy landscape, walking among all his little deaths as he explores the narrow inlets between the transcendent and the mundane. These are poems to be read by torchlight or with no light at all. As Schomburg explains, There is so much blood in the trees. It will be easy to fall in love like this.

About the Author

Zachary Schomburg is the author of 6 books of poems, all published by Black Ocean, including most recently, Fjords vol. 2. A novel, Mammother, was published by Featherproof Books in 2017. He is also an illustrator, painter, and publisher of an independent poetry press, Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.

Praise For…

Praise for Zachary Schomburg

“Zachary Schomburg may be one of the sincerest surrealists around.” —Publishers Weekly

“Schomburg is possibly the man who will save poetry for all of those readers who are about to give up on the genre.” —The Huffington Post

“Schomburg brings a sense of stringency to his dark but airy towers of invention, dismantling easy assumptions. The poems are fun to read and they get below surfaces.” —Robert Pinsky

“Poetry that aims, admirably, to unsettle. And who doesn’t like to be haunted by a poem?” —Kelly Link

Product Details
ISBN: 9780984475254
ISBN-10: 0984475257
Publisher: Black Ocean
Publication Date: March 6th, 2012
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: Small Press Distribution (All Titles)