New books from Whistling Shade!
The Sound of Light - Greg Watson
From a record store to a marathon to a newborn intensive care unit, Greg Watson's poems catalogue the intimate moments that fall just below the surface of a busy, modern world. By turns tender and elegiac, his sparse lines are filled with a quiet reverie that attempts to describe "the sound of light itself / asking to be recorded, / and no one around to do so / but me, a novice playing / the only way I know" ("And Learn to Sing Along").
The Neighborhood Division - Jeff Vande Zande
Jeff Vande Zande's latest story collection travels down the shady lanes of the American neighborhood.
From kids egging windows to lost joggers and insomniacs to basement prisoners and Orwellian gated communities,
these stories grow ever more surreal, holding a darkened mirror up to that which we are - and may become.
Castle Bash - Julian Bernick
A narrative poem in the Romantic tradition, Castle Bash is Byronic in character, Gothic in atmosphere, Romantic in outlook and
Lovecraftian in scope. When a bastard poet is given safe haven and patronage at the tenebrous Castle Bash, mystery, passion, and the
forces of hell converge upon its benighted inhabitants. This is the second title in Whistling Shade's Geste Series.
Encounter in Prague - Jarda Cervenka
Jarda Cervenka's fifth collection of stories ranges from gold panning in the jungles of Colombia to fossil hunting on Corsica
and sailing off the Florida Keys. But at the center of the collection is Prague, Cervenka's home town, which he fled in the wake
of the Soviet invasion of 1968 - an event recounted in his story "Tanks and Quantum Mechanics in 1968".