THE DRUNK SONNETS ARE BACK, 2nd Edition Style.
We are very excited to announce that pre-orders are now open for the second edition of THE DRUNK SONNETS, which comes with an introductory essay by Sean Lovelace and a special drunk memoir by Dan himself. And also the chicken is gone and the antacids are here, a very appropriate reflective celebration for the third year in the world of THE DRUNK SONNETS.
If you never got the original, here’s your chance! If you’re crazy about this book as we are, get this sweet new version!
The book will fall on your doorstep in January 2013, so make sure you’re sober enough to open the door at least.
The man behind The Drunk Sonnets, Daniel Bailey, has a new poem at Gigantic. It’s mighty stellar!
from MY BROTHER THE ASTRONAUT
my brother is not an astronaut
though I have often described him as such
he once told me that in space one does not think of God
one feels nothing
he says this and his voice interrupts the air
and I say where did all that air go when your voice moved it
and he’d say stop thinking only of yourself
you never began
you just became aware that you’re here
and you always have been
when a space shuttle leaves the atmosphere
the atmosphere becomes smaller
it’s like if all life was extracted from the ocean
and the water level got lower and we found Atlantis
we’d remember that Atlantis was just a colony of tropical fish
and now they have been lifted away from us
Daniel Bailey has been letting loose some really cool translations by a gardenful of cool people over at new world poetry. You should probably read what’s been posted. You should probably send something fresh.