Author Spotlight
No Tell Books' Store
Wanton Textiles By Reb Livingston, Ravi Shankar
eBook (PDF): $0.00
"The themes behind many of these thoughts came to life while reading Reb Livingston & Ravi Shankar’s delightful chapbook “Wanton Textiles,” which is a series of clever,... More > poetic communications between possible lovers or simply long-time Internet friends. Below the surface, however, I dare say “Wanton Textiles” is a convincing paradigm of current-day relationships – love in the days of long-distance commuting and Internet romances, where passion is exhibited via sexual innuendos transmitted real time through broadband connections and Windows-enabled PDAs. It seems the new foreplay of our generation. . . . . . . "Wanton Textiles” is indeed a satisfying romp through the psychological and primordial landscape of modern love, accentuated by separation that continuously fuels passionate longing. But even more than this, most importantly, “Wanton Textiles” is a highly enjoyable work read after read. Every page entertains, pleases, and impresses! It is a joy!" — Michael Parker at MiPoesias< Less
Navigate, Amelia Earhart's Letters Home By Rebecca Loudon
eBook (PDF): $0.00
". . .Loudon's poetic sensibilities, echoing the outrage and eroticism of Jorie Graham and Sylvia Plath at times, and the matter-of-factness of William Carlos Williams at others, navigate... More > through the destabilizing mythos surrounding the historical Earhart. . . The tone of these Earhart poems is both wild and restrained, with a well-intoned formal diversity that mirrors the becalmed panic edging each poem. What we are treated to in this this small, provocative book is a vision of loss and forgetfullness almost too close to bear, making it easy to marvel at Loudon's poetic range, her prescience and daring in the face of such cataclysm." — Derek Pollard, American Book Review (March/April 2007) "The pleasure in reading this book is putting all the little pieces together so that we can examine the whole and in constructing a story for these characters and these thoughts that make sense, given the little we know about the speaker." — Laurel Snyder, Atlanta Style & Design, (Spring 2007)< Less
Glass Is Really a Liquid By Bruce Covey
eBook (PDF): $4.99
(2 Ratings)
"Material (as in’ concrete’: glassine -- O liquid!) but abstract, say Miro in dialogue with Picasso. That is they’re pretty painterly, the poems, with images that flow past... More > one changing into words . . . pixels . . . serifs. Domestic, lyric, amorous -- well why not? “Cracked, however, like the liberty bell.” One can actually read them and be there, just reading, seeing (like you’re really there, really really there. You get to stay yourself.) Steinlike (as in glasses), stained. Stunning. His best book yet." --Alice Notley< Less
Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You By Lea Graham
eBook (PDF): $4.99
(1 Ratings)
Do we slight desire when we say crush? No, Lea Graham seems to answer, we praise it. Less like a reservoir of recollection than a synaptic centrifuge, Hough & Helix spins and strains the blood... More > rush of our days and words until all that remains is their compacted essential elemental charge—the poems flash and flirt on the page, surging like the “million tiny lightening storms” within us. In playfully fresh language and crisp images, this speaker collapses time and space, elegy and ode, as Latinate diction beds down with slang. A raw sexuality and emotion—think Brando and Elvis and The Venus of Willendorf—haunt the collection the way Wayne C. Booth haunts The Craft of Research. —Kathleen Graber< Less
PERSONATIONSKIN By Karl Parker
eBook (PDF): $4.99
(1 Ratings)
Hilarity in the vault! A man without a face and an ever-shifting position on things: sheer terror and comedy follow "where everywhere, divides." -- Fanny Howe "To read Karl... More > Parker's poems is to revel in the tremendous reach of a mind that, more than any other I've read (more than John Clare, more than Khlebnikov or Kharms or Huerta) can render me awed at the realization that we, each of us, has a person inside our skins with us. Parker enacts this phenomelogical remembering with such a wit and lyricism, and such a grief, that I believe him likely one of the smartest, saddest, funniest writers alive. He is without doubt one of my favorite writers. I have been following his work for years. And so will people for years to come." -- Gabriel Gudding< Less
God Damsel By Reb Livingston
eBook (PDF): $4.99
(1 Ratings)
Reb Livingston (hymnographer, crier of laments, wry chronicler of blockages, seepages and Thingamabobs) combs the spiritual runes, tunes and ruined stockings that remain after traffic between the... More > sexes. God Damsel is a fractured, fractious and funny allegory which just might get biblical on your ass. Check it out. –Tom Beckett< Less
Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You By Lea Graham
Paperback: List Price: $14.99 $12.74 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Do we slight desire when we say crush? No, Lea Graham seems to answer, we praise it. Less like a reservoir of recollection than a synaptic centrifuge, Hough & Helix spins and strains the blood... More > rush of our days and words until all that remains is their compacted essential elemental charge—the poems flash and flirt on the page, surging like the “million tiny lightening storms” within us. In playfully fresh language and crisp images, this speaker collapses time and space, elegy and ode, as Latinate diction beds down with slang. A raw sexuality and emotion—think Brando and Elvis and The Venus of Willendorf—haunt the collection the way Wayne C. Booth haunts The Craft of Research. —Kathleen Graber< Less
Glass Is Really a Liquid By Bruce Covey
Paperback: List Price: $16.99 $14.44 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(2 Ratings)
"Material (as in’ concrete’: glassine -- O liquid!) but abstract, say Miro in dialogue with Picasso. That is they’re pretty painterly, the poems, with images that flow past... More > one changing into words . . . pixels . . . serifs. Domestic, lyric, amorous -- well why not? “Cracked, however, like the liberty bell.” One can actually read them and be there, just reading, seeing (like you’re really there, really really there. You get to stay yourself.) Steinlike (as in glasses), stained. Stunning. His best book yet." --Alice Notley< Less
God Damsel By Reb Livingston
Paperback: List Price: $16.99 $14.44 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Reb Livingston (hymnographer, crier of laments, wry chronicler of blockages, seepages and Thingamabobs) combs the spiritual runes, tunes and ruined stockings that remain after traffic between the... More > sexes. God Damsel is a fractured, fractious and funny allegory which just might get biblical on your ass. Check it out. –Tom Beckett< Less
PERSONATIONSKIN By Karl Parker
Paperback: List Price: $17.00 $14.45 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Hilarity in the vault! A man without a face and an ever-shifting position on things: sheer terror and comedy follow "where everywhere, divides." -- Fanny Howe "To read Karl... More > Parker's poems is to revel in the tremendous reach of a mind that, more than any other I've read (more than John Clare, more than Khlebnikov or Kharms or Huerta) can render me awed at the realization that we, each of us, has a person inside our skins with us. Parker enacts this phenomelogical remembering with such a wit and lyricism, and such a grief, that I believe him likely one of the smartest, saddest, funniest writers alive. He is without doubt one of my favorite writers. I have been following his work for years. And so will people for years to come." -- Gabriel Gudding< Less