Poet Sounds


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Citylit Press
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7.99 X 7.99 X 0.3 inches | 0.51 pounds
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About the Author

Gerry LaFemina is the author of several collections of poetry including THE PARAKEETS OF BROOKLYN/I PARROCCHETTI DI BROOKLYN (winner of the Bordighera Prize in Poetry, bilingual edition of English and Italian), and THE WINDOW FACING WINTER (New Issues). He's also the author of two prose poetry collections, Zarathustra in Love and THE BOOK OF CLOWN BABY/FIGURES FROM THE BIG TIME CIRCUS BOOK. His poem Returning Home in the MG Just before Dawn won a 2008 Pushcart prize. His awards and prizes include a Michigan Arts and Cultural Affairs/Art Serve Individual Artist fellowship, a North American International Auto Show Prize in fiction award, and an Irving Gilmore Emerging Artist fellowship. WISH LIST is his first story collection.
Christine Stroud is editor-in-chief of Autumn House Press. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University, where she earned the Best Thesis in Poetry award. Her chapbook, The Buried Return, was released by Finishing Line Press in March of 2014, and her second chapbook, Sister Suite, was released from Disorder Press in 2017. Stroud's poems have appeared in Ninth Letter's first web edition, The Paterson Literary Review, Cimarron Review, The Laurel Review, and many others.


"I looked at {the record} with a bit of disbelief: the goofy cover with the band members feeding the goats screamed 1966, and when I looked at the song list I only recognized 'Wouldn't It Be Nice.' How can this be so great? The fact is, Pet Sounds is a terrific record. It is filled with and defines Brian Wilson's voice, his poetics."
--Gerry LaFemina

"{When I first listened to Pet Sounds}, I thought then, and I think now, about what poets those boys were. Those large and boisterous songs just trying to find the right sound. Those quiet songs seeking to express a difficult sentiment. It's that longing, that playfulness, that fluidity that make this album so rich for a project like this."
--Christine Stroud