“In a collection that is two parts feral eco-poetry, and one part stingingly personal reflection, New Jersey writer Shanna Compton uses re-engineered punctuation as the soundtrack to her crucial work. Here, the woods and the animals do not merely appear
First review of (CREATURE SOUNDS FADE)!
“The latest title from Lambertville, New Jersey poet, artist and book designer Shanna Compton is (Creature Sounds Fade) (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), a collection of poems predominantly built of single-page lyric narrative sketch-works, as multiple of her poems give the
(CREATURE SOUNDS FADE) is here!
The official publication date is now November 15, but copies are back from the printer and Black Lawrence has started shipping out the preorders! I’m thinking of some alternate ways to virtually celebrate, since I can’t do the reading trips
Closed Caption collage series
I’m working on a series of 50 collages using found imagery and closed-caption sound effects, which will be going to the first 50 people to preorder (CREATURE SOUNDS FADE) from Black Lawrence. A visual take on the method behind many
The Eyes Have Woods: a film-poem
(CREATURE SOUNDS FADE) now available for preorder
It has a cover! And I love it. Everything is weird & all my launch events have been canceled or postponed indefinitely, but I am nevertheless excited and grateful the book is still coming out as planned. I hope you
Creature Sounds Fade will be published in 2020 by Black Lawrence Press
Big news! My collection of new poems, Creature Sounds Fade, has been picked up by Black Lawrence Press from their 2018 Open Reading Period. It’s scheduled for July 2020. At their request, I wrote a bit about the title and how