by Matthew Rotando

96 pages
5.5″ x 8.5″
978-1-937357-88-7 (paper)


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Matthew Rotando’s second book of poems, Hail, hounds out the sources of attraction and attention by walking through early spring streams and abandoned cities. The poems here are goofy with precision and sad with joy. They tell how badly words want to be more than ghosts.

There are stories here too: small, translucent creatures that have just emerged from sleep. In wonder, they stumble on their newfound wings before careening into storms.

Matthew Rotando has most recently published illustrated poems in Drunken Boat and Everyday Genius magazines. He is previously the author of The Comeback’s Exoskeleton. He has a B.A. from Duke University, an M.F.A. from CUNY Brooklyn College, and a Ph.D. from University of Arizona. He is a cyclist and is preparing to explore the coastline of the Long Island Sound by paddleboard. He maintains a blog at tando.blogspot.com.

Distributed for UpSet Press

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