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A Single Hurt Color Paperback – February 22, 2010
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A Single Hurt Color takes us on winding, asymmetrical paths of loss, love, and grace. Demcak knows when language must be talky and when it must be tight, and, as a result, these poems unfold in an expansive "pageant of tongues." He revels in sound, in rhythm, in all that makes the world simultaneously wobbly and secure. -Tony Trigilio
Andrew Demcak's new book, A Single Hurt Color, reminds me of the broken snow globe at the beginning of "Citizen Kane." Demcak renders a view of the world through the filter of a shard with a piercing command of language, and an ear keenly tuned to the music of each word. -J.P. Dancing Bear, editor, The American Poetry Journal
Demcak weaves pop culture references into poems like Trinidad and Duhamel. He has a talent for writing lines that will be remembered long after you place A Single Hurt Color on the shelf. It is a given that Demcak will be remembered; he's a rising star in American Poetry. - Dustin Brookshire
About the Author
ANDREW DEMCAK is an award-winning poet who has been widely published and anthologized both in print and on-line. His most recent 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. His poem “Handhold (for a Zygote)” won Goodread’s Newsletter Poetry Contest, and was read by 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 Blog, The American Poetry Journal, Juked!, MiPOesias, Scythe, The Pebble Lake Review, elimae, O & S(Poets & Artists), and Pearl Magazine. Visit Andrew at: www.andrewdemcak.com.