Zero Summer

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BlazeVOX Books, 2009 - Poetry - 81 pages
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Poetry. "Demcak continues to blossom as a poet of note with ZERO SUMMER, his newest collection of pieces of imagination married to craftsmanship. These poems define lust, desire, onanism, finding and feeling and losing love affairs, childhood longings and memories - the sum of a sensual being. Demcak's range is from the lyrical ('Vincent V. in 1993') to the raw ('Venus in Furs'). He offers the rare opportunity to share the struggles of writing poetry, as in 'Automated Response to Mark Strand': 'the poem is a permission/given away'--and delves into current events--tragedies, disease, social injustices, world events that seem planets away until he stirs them into spells for the reader. Andrew Demcak has the gift and we are all richer for it"--Grady Harp.

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User Review  - Beth Allen - Goodreads

I've said this before, I'm no poetry critic. But I like the way Andrew strings words together. Andrew's poems make me laugh, and cry, and rejoice in the experience of being human and living in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nina - Goodreads

Well-crafted, tightly written poems. Read full review


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About the author (2009)

ANDREW DEMCAK is an award-winning poet who has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line. His latest book of poetry is Zero Summer (BlazeVOX [books], NY, 2009.) His first poetry book, Catching Tigers in Red Weather (Three Candles Press, 2007), won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award, selected by Joan Larkin. His poem Handhold (for a Zygote) won's Newsletter Poetry Contest, and went out to over 2.5 million Goodreaders. His poetry, including the poem Young Man With iPod (Poetry Midwest, #13), is taught at Ohio State University as part of its English 110.02 class, The Genius and the Madman. His poems/books have been featured recently at The Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Journal, Juked!, MiPOesias, The Pebble Lake Review, elimae, Oranges & Sardines, and Pearl Magazine. Visit Andrew at:

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