Wednesday, November 10, 2010

naked beauty - John C. Goodman (Blue Yellow Dog)

In his poetry collection naked beauty, John C. Goodman's navigates through the real, the subconscious and the abstract "like a seasoned ship’s Captain... pushing us overboard (“there always seems to be a further place to fall”) then fishing us back up (“in a baptism of beginning”) to continue on this disturbing yet enlightening voyage toward the “wreckage of the future” - Frances Ward, editor of HammeredOut and Asphalt Tree Press

"John C. Goodman finds his poems in the quotidian objects, people and experiences of modern life. His poems capture the oscillating perspective of the poet's shifting italicized "I" - the transient flux of the experienced poet's identity - in which his "stream of experience" finds the extraordinary in the mundane, music amid the white noise of traffic, and beauty in the modern urban metropolis." - Mark McCawley, Fresh Raw Cuts, Urban Graffiti, Greensleeve Editions

John C. Goodman lives in St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. His novel, Talking to Wendigo (Turnstone Press) was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award. He is the editor of ditch, an online poetry magazine.

About Blue Yellow Dog
Blue Yellow Dog is a small press that is building on strong manuscript submissions from both young and experienced poets. Also available at Blue & Yellow Dog: Realities of Bifocal Translations by Felino A. Soriano (previously feature on s-Press), Rien Ici by Raymond Farr, DRUNKER/holding ember by Raymond Farr, and the first print issue of Blue & Yellow Dog Spring & Summer Issues 1 &2. Available soon: Matthew Johnstone’s Let’s be close Rope to mast, you Old light, Adam Fieled’s Equations, and Richard Kostelanetz’s chap book FICT IONS.

John C. Goodman: naked beauty
62 pages
ISBN 10-098-295350X

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