Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dave Bonta's 'Ice Mountain' Published

. . . get a bowl of fresh snow / not to eat but just to admire /....

Cover Art for Ice Mountain 
Artist Credit: Beth Adams

My friend Dave Bonta, a master erasure poet and the scion at Moving Poems, a compendium of videopoems I've featured in this space a number of times, has published a 132-page collection of spare, evocative, and linked poems, Ice Mountain: An Elegy (Phoenicia Publishing, 2017), due out tomorrow. I'm pleased to give this new collection a well-deserved shout-out and to include here the book's trailer, produced by the very talented Marc Neys aka Swoon.

Read Dave's backstory about Ice Mountain and sample the collection's content.

The illustrations in the book, Dave's first full-length print collection, are from Elizabeth Adams's original linocuts.

Dave also is the author of the 25-poem Odes to Tools (Phoenicia Publishing, 2010) and Breakdown: Banjo Poems (Seven Kitchens Press, 2012), selected by Sascha Feinstein as co-winner of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize. Also see Dave's Twelve Simple Songs.

Note: A naturalist and Pennsylvania resident, Dave is donating 10 percent of all sales proceeds to local and regional conservation efforts in central Pennsylvania.

Dave Bonta on FaceBook

Via Negativia, Dave's Literary Blog

Morning Porch, Dave's Journal of Daily Prose-Micropoems

Phoenicia Publishing Page for Ice Mountain

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