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The terse, dark pieces in Andrew Demcak's fourth collection of poems occur under the cover of night. Into a richly macabre cityscape, the voices in these poems expose their secrets, from the desire of unbearable addictions to the shocking violence of hate crimes. In their spareness, with their array of surprising images, these poems are bold in their brevity. They converge ...more
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Published October 1st 2011 by Lethe Press
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Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Charles Jensen on Night Chant: "The terse, dark pieces in Andrew Demcak’s fourth collection of poems occur under the cover of night. Into a richly macabre cityscape, the voices in these poems expose their secrets, from the desire of unbearable addictions to the shocking violence of hate crimes. These spare poems, with their surprising images, are bold in their brevity. They converge into the urgent whispered voices we hear following us in the dark—our own voices and the voices of those like us—i ...more
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Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Visiting the World Unveiled by the Poet

In one of his best poetry collections to date Andrew Demcak, in NIGHT CHANT, manages to suffuse erotic thoughts with weavings from nature forms that make his poems not only sing taboo airs but lifts them to the realm of universals, songs that everyone can intone without prejudice. He is a master of making beautiful the raw core of sexual encounters - men with men, men with fantasies, coital imitations - and he paces his passions with the seduction of the gl
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James Schwartz
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very cool author and book. Brilliant poems -- do yourself a favor and check out this book.
Peter
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Paul Lisicky, author of The Burning House, said it best: "The poems in Andrew Demcak's NIGHT CHANT are as conscious of the ghosts in the room as they are the living bodies. Through myth, they look for the secret life behind Eros with daring, candor, wildness, and wit. If you want simple consolation, go elsewhere. If you want to read poems that are dazzling and true, see here." - Paul Lisicky
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Acute lyrics traverse a harrowing odyssey.
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Andrew Demcak* is an American poet and novelist, the author of five poetry collections and six Young Adult novels. His books have been featured by The American Library Association, Verse Daily, The Lambda Literary Foundation, The Best American Poetry, and Poets and Writers. He was a *FINALIST* for the prestigious Dorset Prize for Poetry, the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and also the Louise Bog ...more

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