Micah Ballard & Julien Poirier, Eds.
"A fascinating collection." — The Volta Blog
A compendium of poems edited by Julien Poirier and Micah Ballard. Published in conjunction with Auguste Press.
Featuring work by Kevin Opstedal, Patrick James Dunagan, John Wieners, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, David Meltzer, Gerard de Nerval (trans. Robert Duncan), Darin Klein, Christina Fisher, Will Skinker, Duncan McNaughton, Will Yackulic, Micah Ballard, Cedar Sigo, Skip Fox, Stephanie Young, Ryan Newton, Robert Creeley, Cedar Sigo, Micah Ballard, David Larsen, Jeff Karl Butler, Tom Clark, Pierre Reverdy (trans. Kenneth Rexroth), Julien Poirier, and Joanne Kyger.
Directions to the Night Palace
Head west on Sunset and turn left at the whale skeleton. Keep driving until you get to a dirt road. Continue on for about a mile until you see the temple ruins then turn right. At the streetlight make another right and then a quick left. Go down about half a block. There's a pillar of flames out front. You can't miss it.
—From 'Turning Silver' by Kevin OpstedalClose ˆ
- 06.10.14 | Night Palace reviewed in The Volta Blog
News and Reviews
There are communal ghosts among the poems, haunting, existing as phantoms talking code through crows, barkeeps, dragons, moonlight, Count Dracula, Jimmy Hoffa and blood. They, like Count Dracula, welcome one into their universe only to be consumed by the vivid images and crisp distortion of social reality through the fantastical.—The Volta Blog