Category Archives: books

Black Pearl

Albert DeGenova’s Black Pearl, poems of love, sex and regret is available now from Purple Flag Press. Review by Jennifer Finstrom for Eclectica magazine. Click here to read the online review. I find it difficult to think of a book that is more intimate than Albert DeGenova’s Black Pearl: Poems of Love, Sex and Regret and […]

A Good Hammer

A Good Hammer, is now available from Timberline Press. Timberline produces beautiful hand-made, limited-edition, letterpress art books. Beyond the art and craft of the poetry, A Good Hammer is a limited edition, signed and numbered, collectible. Because there will be no “second print run,” and due to the financial limitations of small press enterprises, you […]

Back Beat

The first edition of Back Beat was published by Norbert Blei’s Cross+Roads Press in 2001.  Blei was familiar with the poetry of both DeGenova and Rossiter and had seen them perform together as the duo AvantRetro, a performance poetry presentation using musical accompaniment and other techniques to enhance the poetry readings.  Both the poetry and […]

Postcards To Jack

Second expanded edition of Postcards to Jack now available from RedBee Editions, an imprint of Argus House Press.  Order here.   One of the best things about Al DeGenova’s Postcards to Jack is that it is aware that a book is a performance (and certainly part of the credit for this goes to Matt Barton […]

The Blueing Hours

The Blueing Hours moves from darkness to light – the reader moves from passion to doubt to the struggle to survive intact – in a brilliantly structured book which carries the reader to dawn. This isn’t surprising for here is a poet who does not want to trade Earth for Heaven or Hell. Al is […]