The Typewriter Keeps Me Awake At Night

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About the author:

Marcel Feldmar is also the author of The Devil's Jukebox.

He spent some time in an institution called The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, but ended up living in Los Angeles, where his words get caught in traffic. He has had more bands than girlfriends, but is now married and not playing music, even though he has been mistaken for Ric Ocasek on more than one occasion.

Marcel's writings range from musings on comic books to interviews with touring bands to bursts of poetry and fiction. His freelance articles have appeared in a variety of 'zines and magazines across North America.

Shelley Venemann has been known to get down and dirty in order to capture some of her more breathtaking shots.

While her main focus has been on the vivid nostalgia of neon and the Gothic beauty of cemeteries, Shelley also manages to capture slices of urban life and abstract dreams along the way.

Shelley's photos have inspired and delighted many, and she hopes to be able to create a collection, with stylistic black and white alongside strikingly fervent color, in the near future.

The Typewriter Keeps Me Awake At Night

Authored by Marcel Feldmar
Photographs by Shelley Venemann
Edition: 1

The Typewriter Keeps Me Awake At Night: A collection of poems written by Marcel Feldmar

Cover Photo taken at The Napoleon House, in New Orleans.

Other interior photographs by Shelley Venemann

A Peabo Productions Publication

Marcel Feldmar's poetry deals with various views through different shaped windows. Dealing with themes of light and dark, death and life, love and loss, as well as the occasional lighthearted observations, Marcel references music, alcohol, travel, and literature with a Gothic romanticism and a surreal wink.

From traveling through the Whiskey trees to finding a home in an exit sign, Marcel picks up unusual images and finds perfect places to fit them in

Some of his poetry can be held within the palm of your hand, like the four line snapshot "Quick Fix", while others, like the five page drift of "This Dream Is Still Waiting" moves like a quiet ocean.

Shelley Venemann has added a visual poetry to these pages with singular snapshots that can sometimes be worth even more than a thousand words.

from New Orleans to Chicago to Prague to Savannah to Hawaii, Shelley captures moments that expand beyond the confines of the frame.

For those of you looking for the Artspeak; Shelley's vision complements Marcel's textual imagery in a surreal juxtaposition of form and delight that will transpose the mundane reality of flat exposition into a new dimensional space.

Publication Date:
Mar 13 2014
149603919X / 9781496039194
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / General

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