Book sales were brisk at the Hanging Loose spring book launch party last week. No surprise if you consider that the press was celebrating the release of new volumes by Jen Benka, Gerald Fleming, Pablo Medina, Elizabeth Swados, and Terence Winch, who we're lucky to have as a regular contributor to this blog. I love Winch's book Falling Out of Bed in a Room with no Floor and each time I open it, which is often, I marvel at his mastery of forms, his range of subjects, and his wit and wordplay. (Check out this alliteration, from "Snow Days": I'll envision / snoring steamboat captains sailing in celestial / circles round the rings of the tree of life, / cheerily chiding: "Regardez la neige!" / while begging for English and breakfast in bed.") Read David Lehman's brief review here and Winch's Sic Transit Gloria here. And buy the book here.
L to R: David Lehman, Hanging Loose Co-editor Bob Hershon, Bill Zavatsky, and Michael Lally