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How Love Conquers the World from Flutter Press
"As the title indicates, this is a collection of love poems, mostly written over the past several years. While most of them are pretty straightforward, there are a few of love lost, or love regained. There are a few about the uncertainty that is sometimes part of the territory of being in love. The poem that contains the title of this book is a true story, and so, in one way or another, are all the poems here — or at least informed by truth. I hope you enjoy them and come away with love in your heart and joy in your soul." -- Harry Calhoun
"The poems in Harry Calhoun's How Love Conquers the World are sturdy testaments to the power of love — and poetry — to save existence from chaos, depression, meaninglessness, and boredom. They are as sweet as first love and as warm and tender as post-coital sleep." -- Howie Good, author of The Death of Me
Get a sneak preview. Read the title poem in Harry's new book Maintenance and Death Online at Orange Room Review.
It’s here! The second edition of Maintenance and Death is now available from Pig in a Poke Press. E-mail Harry Calhoun for information on pricing and ordering. The first edition of the chapbook from Pig Ear Press is now sold out, but the second edition is beautifully printed and priced to sell, containing all the poems from the original edition and with a new foreword by Pete Lally, the first edition's publisher.
Harry did buy a few copies of the first edition run that he may be willing to part with to special fans. E-mail Harry if you are interested.
"I think what I appreciate most, and what draws me to your poetry, is the way you seamlessly write about the layers of what on the surface appears like mundane daily occurrences. Truly enjoying Maintenance and Death." -- Julie Taylor
E-mail Harry for details on getting a signed copy. Hurry -- they're going fast!
Retro from Propaganda Press
Harking back to the retro days of yore, these are poems from Harry's younger days that he is still at peace with. Written in the 1980s and 90s, these poems are representative of some of Harry's best work that stand the test of time. They’re gathered in a collection for the first time, giving you a peek into Harry's sordid past. The Propaganda Press site calls them “Emotional, gripping, cerebral, thought-provoking, emptying, humorous, important.” Harry calls them “definitely worth six bucks.”
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The Insomnia Poems from Flutter Press, which also published Something Real. The chapbook sells for $6.00, features a cover by artist Gayle Stott Lowry and 16 poems written about or during Harry's bouts of insomnia. It's a sometimes brooding and thought-provoking look at "things that go bump or flash with inspiration in the night."
One of Harry's favorite chapbooks ... order now!
Near daybreak, with a nod to Frost from Propaganda Press
Copies available at their website, but if you e-mail me I can arrange to send you a signed copy for the same price. Only $6.00 and if you order from me, I’ll pick up the postage as well.
Retreating Aggressively into the Dark, on sale from Big Table Publications. Copies available at their website, or e-mail me to receive a signed copy for the same price of $12.00. And if you order from me, I’ll pick up the postage as well.
In this wonderful collection of poetry by Harry Calhoun, we find the words to express the deep emotions we all feel ... Dimenuendo Press.
Chapbook from Flutter Press. Read about nature, death, relationships and the simple joys and agonies of being alive.
E-mail me to buy a signed copy of I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf.
Harry, your latest poems are glass-clear in their expression, unexpectedly harrowing in their growth. Your father, your mother, especially your mother ... the issue of anger, of expressing it appropriately and inappropriately ... the brandy that whizzes you beyond the butterflies (catch me if you can!) ... these are thoughts and feelings written in the clearest, cleanest and yet most personal language. So this is your masterwork to date. Mark Howell