Tuesday, September 26, 2006

THE MAN SUIT (Black Ocean 2007)

There are 5 ways I could tell you about this. I'll list them as if they were unaware of one another:

1. My first book of poems, The Man Suit, will be published by Black Ocean Press early next spring.

2. It has happened. And it is high time I tell you about it. My first book, The Man Suit, will be published by Black Ocean Press early next spring. I've been obsessing over this manuscript since 2002 and this past January I started writing a new manuscript of poems, Scary, No Scary. I'm pretty in love with this new manny and found it difficult to move away from TMS. I felt guilty. I was so comfortable in TMS, and felt like I knew it so well, that each poem idea that swam around in my head was unconsciously manipulated to fit in TMS's world. SNS wasn't getting the love it deserved from me. But Black Ocean made this transition so much easier--with such impeccable timing. TMS was put in their (Janaka Stucky and Carrie O. Adams) capable hands and with their close attention and care, the final draft has been hi-fived into a print factory. It is the best it can be. It is ready for you, reader. It has gotten a lot better with Janaka's and Carrie's help and with the help of a lot of other writers I admire. Thank you helpers. Sincerely. I'll put your name in there somewhere. I'll forget one of you. That person was probably the most helpful.

3. Hot dog! Damn! Whoo woo! Yes! Yesserissimo! Man Suit. Beep beep! Uh, huh. Ehr ehr. Ernie Paternie. Black Ocean 2007. Frooomage. Plankton. Back saw blade. Suitcase of moths. Plop. Plop?

4. Костюм человека будет опубликован черным океаном.

5. BUY my book The Man Suit next spring from online sources, or at a reading where I read from it, or at AWP's bookfair at the Black Ocean table. Make plans to review it. Also BUY Abraham Lincoln's Death Scene before that from horse less press. Hell, review that. I'm going to be so stinkin' rich and famous.

16 comments:

Soggy Bear said...

Praise Jesus. They do good work. Hard workers. Good for you, Z.

garylmcdowell said...

Fantastic, Zach. Well deserved. Congratulations! Can't wait to grab a copy at AWP.

garylmcdowell said...

re: your post on my blog.

Yes, I am applying to UN-L. It's one of my top choices.... Put in a word for me... or not. Would love to hang with you and all the other writers in town. Sounds like Lincoln is a venerable Mecca... lots of literary happenings.

Andrea Baker said...

Happy for you, Zach. I'll look forward to it.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Congrats!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Excellent, excellent news! Looking forward to it.

Richard said...

Fantastic!

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congratulations--well deserved.

Tao Lin said...

i like their web site

"the final draft has been hi-fived into a print factory"

haha

gina said...

Congrats Zach--

Zachary Schomburg said...

Thanks for all the love. That was thoughtful of you. I'm going to go back and re-read all your books and/or mags you edit.

shanna said...

well, alright! congratulations.

Charles said...

Congratulations! I look forward to reading it. :)

noah said...

congrats. wondering when you'd make it "public"

betsy said...

hooray, zach! that's awesome news, congrats. can't wait to read it.

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