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Andrew Demcak

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Andrew Demcak is an award-winning poet and novelist whose work has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line, and whose books have been featured by The American Library Association, Verse Daily, The Lambda Literary Foundation, The Best American Poetry blog, The Nervous Breakdown, and Poets/Artists. His first Young Adult (YA) novel, GHOST SONGS, was published March 13, 2014 by Harmony Ink Press. His first literary novel, If There's A Heaven Above, was published January 5, 2013 by JMS Books. His fourth book of poetry, Night Chant, was published by Lethe Press, 2011. His other poetry books are: A Single Hurt Color, GOSS 183::Casa Menendez Press, 2010, Zero Summer, BlazeVOX [Books], NY, 2009 and his first poetry book, Cat ...more


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Zero Summer
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Catching Tigers in Red Weather
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Ghost Songs
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672 Hours
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Night Chant
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A Single Hurt Color
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Lisa Brown (Daniel Handler's wife) did this marvelous sketch of me from my Booksmith's SF reading 04/29/2015. It was for one of Michelle Tea's RADAR Production Banned Books events. I was asked to read from a favorite banned Young Adult (YA) book. I read a tawdry scene from Flowers In The Attic by VC Andrews. Everyone had a good time. Read more of this blog post »
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Suicide Note for Weldon Kees (Poetry)
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Handhold (for a Zygote) (Poetry)
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Description: a 12 line, semi-iambic, sonnet, from Catching Tigers in Red Weather (three candles press, 2007) Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest, March 2009
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Andrew Andrew said: " Andrew Demcak's *If There's A Heaven Above* unfurls like an alternate universe John Hughes' movie, with a fabulous soundtrack by Love & Rockets, Siouxsie and The Banshees, This Mortal Coil, and Bauhaus. The story of these young friends navigating ...more "

 
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Andrew Andrew said: " More wondrous stuff from one of America's finest poets. Such generosity of spirit flows from these poems. Just marvelous! "Bed Set" is a favorite from this collection. "

 

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“my skin listening

still no accompanist:

I can’t kiss me!

and the sperm’s tempo
always insisting”
Andrew Demcak, Zero Summer

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
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still no accompanist:

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and the sperm’s tempo
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message 22: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for adding me as a friend, Andrew. Hope you get a chance to preview my first fiction novel. It's been getting rave reviews and 5 stars across the board at Amazon.com. You can check it out by visiting my personal website:

http://www.edrambeau.com

Thanks again and I hope you have the best day ever, Ed


Christine Hi Andrew,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Andrew, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 19: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


Christine Hi Andrew, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Andrew Here's the link to the archived episode of my interview and poetry reading on the Joe Milford Show (02/14/09):

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Joe-Milf...

Enjoy!

-Andrew


message 16: by Andrew

Andrew Didi Menendez did my portrait. It's from her American Poets Series.



message 15: by Lisa

Lisa See I'm honored to be your friend.


message 14: by W.B.

W.B. Haha! Baragon! I'll have to research him and add him in there.

;-)


message 13: by Shayla

Shayla Just wondered who did the portrait of you for your icon? It made me smile to see the real you..Thanks for the add.

shayla


Christine Hi from down under Andrew. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com

Blessings CJ


Kimberly You've written a loooot of books. Good for you and can't wait to read yours. Mine just came out in October of 2008.


Shawnette Hi, Andrew...Happy New Year's...and thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your many novels, poetry, etc...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendation...Happy Reading & Writing :-)


message 9: by Didi

Didi I didn't get an event for the milford show. Can you resend it please?


Rosemary Andrew, I enjoyed your interview and will keep the diving board in mind. Thanks!


Andrea Kulman Thank you for the book recommendation.


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!


William Hello Andrew,
Look forward to talking books.

William Hazelgrove
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message 4: by Ed

Ed Thanks for the add, Andrew. Happy reading to you.

Ed Lynskey


message 3: by W.B.

W.B. Andrew, Loved seeing the Buddy Cole quote! I miss Kids in the Hall! I love all his bits, but esp. the weird one about the Tyrannosaurus Rex with those "faggy little hands of his."

Scott is one of a kind.

Brain Candy had its moments, but the show is where the cast really shone.


message 2: by Daniel (last edited Jan 28, 2008 11:52AM)

Daniel
Andrew, I've added your book Catching Tigers in Red Weather to my to-read list.


Aberjhani Hello Andrew--

Congratulations on your multiple book awards nominations! Man, that is definitely the way to end one year and begin another! Peace and blessings,

Aberjhani


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