The Slip

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About the author:
Michael Montlack is the editor of the essay anthology MY DIVA: 65 GAY MEN ON THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE THEM (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009) and the author of two other poetry chapbooks: COVER CHARGE (Winner of the 2007 Gertrude Prize) and GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (Pudding House, 2008). His work has appeared in CIMARRON REVIEW, SWINK, THE NEW YORK QUARTERLY, POET LORE, COURT GREEN, COLUMBIA POETRY REVIEW, MIPOESIAS and other journals. Recently he was awarded residencies from Ucross (Wyoming), Soul Mountain Retreat(Connecticut), VCCA (Virginia) and Lambda Literary Retreat(California). He splits his time between New York City (where he teaches at Berkeley College) and San Francisco, and has just finished writing his first novel.

The Slip

Authored by Michael Montlack
Photographs by Nicolas Arellano
Cover design or artwork by Christopher Shields

"The many moods of THE SLIP, from fabulous to funny to frenetic, announce the arrival of a promising new voice that can express, with consummate sensitivity and verve, the sorrows and celebrations of our complicated queerness. When Michael Montlack writes, he can make us sing or break our hearts. Each poem is a veritable 'kiss of the artist'--passionate and memorable."--Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of OTHER FUGITIVES AND OTHER STRANGERS.

"With pitch-perfect pacing and an intimate colloquial voice, THE SLIP reads as engagingly novelistic even as these memoiristic vignettes are untamed by wit and scathing humor. Ouch. The poems are at once revealing yet winningly imaginative as they reignite myth--there's even a bisexual Orpheus here who helps Montlack to rewrite the past while instructing, bruising, and exposing suburbia's lingering melancholy."--Peter Covino, author of CUT OFF THE EARS OF WINTER, winner of PEN/America Osterweil Prize.

"Michael Montlack's THE SLIP situates us in the middle of a life, threading together joys and sorrows. Some of the comic moments will truly make you laugh out loud. And at times, you'll get horribly wistful. Such is the richness of this collection."--D. A. Powell, author of CHRONIC.

Publication Date:
0984184422 / 9780984184422
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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