from Civil Coping Mechanisms, August 25, 2015
“Mark Katzman’s weird and wonderful Playdate looks like a poem and reads like a novel. Fast, ever so fast and on point, it hurtles you through its dizzying narrative and leaves you gasping for breath. What a book. Once you start, it’s impossible to stop reading.”
"However little you thought you'd been trafficking in surfaces and ornament, after a Bronk poem you realize it was much too much; however cleansed of illusions you believed yourself to be, it looks like they built up anyhow. Bronk takes them off like paint stripper. Youre shriven, your head is shaved. The experience is religious in its ferocity and disdain for cheap solace."
Kay Ryan, former U.S. Poet Laureate
Athens Uncharted is an Athens, Georgia-centric art project launching in August 2015, featuring the original film Setting Solstice, along with other goodies.
WILLIAM BRONK ESSENTIALS
The Force of Desire: A Life of William Bronk, by Lyman Gilmore
Follow the continuing saga of Ivana, heroine of I Russian Bride, as her down-the-rabbit-hole adventures continue in the village of Little Daphne, Russia.
True love or complete deception? Herewith 140 emails from Ivana - masseuse in a small hospital in Tair, Russia - to an older American man. Is either who they say they are? (is anybody who they say they are?) "I perish without your love to edge of a planet, Ivana."