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About the author:
Efrayim Levenson began writing poetry in 1982, in Buffalo, New York. His work has since appeared in numerous online and print publications, among them: River Poets Journal, Parkside Poets Collection, What Happens Next?, ArtVoice, Poetica, Medicinal Purposes, and Chabad of Rego Park’s Poetry Corner. A former executive director of Niagara Erie Writers, Efrayim has collected his poems in two previous chapbooks: For My Relations (Poetrymanz, 2000) and Dances with Tears (Poets Wear Prada, 2007). “& Ribbon,” from the later, received nomination for a 2008 Pushcart Prize.
Levenson’s collaborations with musicians, such as Clif Jackson (Secret Orchestra), Dave Schmeidler (Skyrats), and Rey Scot (Sun Ra Arkestra) led him, initially, to poetic interpretation of instrumental music. Funhouse is his latest endeavor.
He lives in Far Rockaway with his daughter, Marissa.
A collection of poetic interpretations of the music of Buckethead:
In his new chapbook, Funhouse, Efrayim Levenson responds to the guitar virtuosity of Buckethead with a poetic soul-journey that reverbs through the wildest word riffs. -- David Elsasser;
Efrayim Levenson's Funhouse sends us on a wild nightmarish yet at times tender merry-go-round ride through his own private Coney Island and ours. -- Steve Dalachinsky;
Potent is the word that comes to mind when reading any one of Efrayim Levenson’s poems. … Levenson’s imagery is tenacious, romantic, provocative and human. Poems like “Sea Lion” lend a glimpse into innocence, hope and mortality, while “Modesty Rant” dismisses viral over-sexuality, welcoming humility and grace. The work of a true wordsmith at his finest, Levenson’s poetry is simply explosive in the stark quiet. -- Blanche Mackey-Williams
- Publication Date:
- 0615848850 / 9780615848853
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / American / General