Chax Bundle of 13
Chax Bundle of 13

One of the new offerings from Chax, A Bundle of Books at Significant Savings to our Great Readers

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13 books at a special discount. The average price of these books is more than $17, but here you can have all 13 for just $100 (less than $8 per book) plus shipping. This is a limited time offer that will expire at the end of February 2018. Links below lead to the regular product pages for the books, with more information about the book. But you must return here to purchase this bundle at the discounted price.

Ted Pearson, An Intermittent Music

Kit Robinson, Leaves of Class

James Sherry, Entangled Bank

Ben Hollander, The Letters of Carla

Sarah Riggs, Waterwork

Will Alexander, Inside the Earthquake Palace

Michael Gottlieb, What We Do

Gil Ott, arrive on wave

Linh Dinh, ed.and trans., The Deluge

Gaspar Orozco, Autocinema

Leonard Schwartz & Simon Carr, Salamander

Alice Notley, Reason & Other Women

Susan Thackrey, Andalusia

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Salamander: A Bestiary
Salamander: A Bestiary

Poems by Leonard Schwartz / Images by Simon Carr
Poetry/Visual Art/Literature
ISBN 978-1-946104-07-6
64 pages; 24 poems with 24 images plus title/cover image

What do you get when you put ten frogs in a coffee pot? Answer: Salamander, the latest in a long, imaginative line of animal inventories that began in classical Greece, if not on Noah’s Ark, became popular during the medieval period, and includes such modern innovators as Leonardo da Vinci and Lewis Carroll, Jorge Luis Borges and J.K. Rowling. A collaboration among a father, his daughter, and a woodcutter, this poetic menagerie celebrates the intelligence and ingenuity of two dozen creatures, from elk to eel, orca to owl. A labor of filial laughter, this carved, quirky rolodex is also a mirror in which we see ourselves, as “Wildness withheld,” for the endangered species we are.

— Andrew Zawacki

Woodcuts — are they black on white or white on black?—cut through the woods of words. The wood shows what the words mean. And the other way round.  You can’t be sure with animals.

Animals are there just enough for us to glimpse (a woodcut is more shadow than flesh) and have some working poet explain them to themselves.

This book is all explanation. Read “Blonde Raven” to learn what it means to live in a visible world

The poems are sparse — light shows through them — and tell us things about animals, and tell animals about themselves — so much so that I’m not sure, after reading through the 24 panels, whether I’m being explained or being enlightened. That’s a perplexity that comes when reading Rilke and Dickinson too, poets who can’t always tell themselves from what they see.

— Robert Kelly

The Author

Leonard Schwartz
Leonard Schwartz

photo by Carlos David


The Artist

Simon Car
Simon Carr

self portrait

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