Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nicoletti Burns Buffalo with a Counterfeit Moon!

New York poet Joey Nicoletti is about to burn Buffalo with his Counterfeit Moon
And this time, NightBallet Press is going to be right there with him!

NightBallet Press is enormously pleased to announce its third chapbook title for Joey Nicoletti.  Joey Nicoletti is the author of two full-length poetry collections and four chapbooks.  A graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program, he teaches creative writing and literature at SUNY Buffalo State College.


Counterfeit Moon
contains 18 poems, written only as Nicoletti can write them, with such intriguing and promising titles as "Penne Vodka," "To Donald Trump," "My Mother's Ladle," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."  It also contains his Prince tribute poem "A Higher Floor."  ("To Donald Trump" and "A Higher Floor" are two of my personal favorites!)  The poems are printed on 32 pages of thick, textured white paper to complement the pale mint green cover cardstock and the darker olive green cardstock insert.  The gorgeous cover photo was taken by Ohio poet Geoffrey Landis (who, appropriately enough, works at NASA).

In "Thundersnow," Nicoletti writes

Spinal cords of lightning grow, flash, and crash
in the distance.  The sky is a gigantic brain of clouds

Nicoletti seizes language, holds it in his teeth, and shakes it until it does exactly what he wants it to!

We will be releasing Counterfeit Moon TODAY, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY, at the Policies of Truth Poetry Reading, 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Joey Nicoletti will be signing his books after the reading!

NightBallet Press editor/publisher Dianne Borsenik is honored and excited to be meeting Joey Nicoletti in person for the first time, and to be performing her poetry with Nicoletti, along with road trip partner and NBP poet John Burroughs, and our friend, NY poet George Guida at this reading.  It's gonna be a hot time in Buffalo!

Come on out and join us, hear Nicoletti read his fantastic poetry, and get him to sign your copy of Counterfeit Moon

For those of you who cannot join us tonight, here's a link to PayPal, where you can obtain your copy for only $5 plus $3 shipping/handling!  You don't have to be registered with PayPal to use it; all you need is a debit or credit card.  It's easy!  Get your copy before they're all gone!