Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Listen... It's The Almost Sound of Snow Falling... by Robert Walicki

NightBallet Press is very happy to announce the publication of The Almost Sound of Snow Falling by Robert Walicki!

The Almost Sound of Snow Falling is 44 pages long and contains 30 poems, with such titles as "In the Years Before Color," "Black Angel of Death Love Song," and "Reading in Between the Lines of an Email to the Laurel Garden Apartments on Trying to Get My Security Deposit Back."  The intriguing cover photograph is an original collage by New York poet and artist Tsaurah Litzky, titled "Blue Soul Rising."  The cardstock is a textured light cocoa, and the cardstock insert is a rich cocoa brown.  The text is printed on textured ivory paper. 

Of the poems, Sandra Marchetti says

"Through live-wire language, shimmering colors, and brute physicality, he presents us with blue-color family portraits not to be forgotten....Walicki's poems are Whitman-like: 'gloriously unapologetic and beautiful'."

Nancy Krygowski says

"In poems that explore the mysteries of childhood to the mysteries of masculinity (check out the work poems!) to the mysteries of domesticity, we hear the sounds of real people inhabiting real and complex worlds.  Walicki's sharp language will leave you whispering, yeah, I know what you mean and wow! simultaneously."

Nancy Chen-Long says

"...Walicki explores the role of sound in memory.  He gifts us with sensory-filled and evocative poems that are surprising in their detailed precision....Walicki's balanced use of the narrative and lyric deftly moves us through the quiet and disquiet of a life and delivers us ultimately to a point of temperate hope...."
Robert Walicki, the curator of VERSIFY, a monthly reading series in Pittsburgh, PA, has had his work appear in HEArt, Stone Highway Review, Grasslimb, and on the radio show Prosody.  He won 1st runner up in the 2013 Finishing Line Open Chapbook Competition, and was awarded finalist in the 2013 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition.  Redbird Press published his first chapbook, A Room Full of Trees, in 2014.

The Almost Sound of Snow Falling is available beginning today, December 9, 2015, for only $10 plus $4 shipping/handling.  Best of all, you can get your copy signed by the author and hear the poems in his voice, if you come to the book release/featured reading tonight at Mac's Backs in Cleveland!  This reading cofeatures the one and only Christine Howey, so between Walickis and Howey, it's going to be one hell of a show. And yes, there's an open mic.  That's Mac's Backs Books, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, at 7pm!  If you absolutely, positively can't make it, order your copy today and I'll have him sign it tonight!

You can order right here, through PayPal.  Get your very own copy of The Almost Sound of Snow Falling today!