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Pub date: April 2014
ISBN: 1-933880-41-9

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Emerging Voices

Misery Islands,
by January Gill O’Neil

Spooky Action at a Distance,
by Howard Levy

My Painted Warriors,
by Peggy Penn

Red Canoe: Love In Its Making, by Joan Cusack Handler

door of thin skins,
by Shira Dentz

The One Fifteen to Penn Station, by Kevin Carey

Where the Dead Are,
by Wanda S. Praisner

Darkening the Grass, by Michael Miller

Neighborhood Register,
by Marcus Jackson

Night Sessions,
by David S. Cho

by January Gill O'Neil

The Second Night of the Spirit, by Bhisham Bherwani

by Joseph O. Legaspi

WE AREN'T WHO WE ARE and this world isn't either,
by Christine Korfhage

Through a Gate of Trees,
by Susan Jackson

Against Which,
by Ross Gay

The Silence of Men,
by Richard Jeffrey Newman

The Dishelved Bed,
by Andrea Carter Brown

The Singers I Prefer,
by Christian Barter

The Fork Without Hunger,
by Laurie Lamon

An Imperfect Lover,
Poems and watercolors by Georgianna Orsini

Soft Box,
by Celia Bland

by Eloise Bruce

by Catherine Doty

Silk Elegy,
by Sondra Gash

The Palace of Ashes,
by Sherry Fairchok

Eyelevel: Fifty Histories,
by Christopher Matthews

by Joan Cusack Handler

So Close, by Peggy Penn

Snakeskin Stilettos,
by Moyra Donaldson

Grub, by Martin Mooney

Kazimierz Square,
by Karen Chase

A Day This Lit,
by Howard Levy

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Spooky Action at a Distance

by Howard Levy

image: cover of Spooky Action at a Distance by Howard LevyHoward Levy’s remarkable second book chronicles the human struggle to overcome the often vast emotional distances between people, between the self and the world, and even between oneself and one’s own life... The collection’s final poems not only glimpse the world’s splendor but “offer it up as the heart and grace of love. —Jeffrey Harrison

I sometimes, and unoriginally, surmise that the affiliation of poets with the academy has deprived too many of us of a wider world to render. Howard Levy, poet, but also a businessman, show awareness of realms less confined than those of much current verse. He can be heartbreakingly tender... and truly cosmopolitan. But it’s not a matter or either-or: the private poems have a salty dose of the worldly, just as the poems of apparently broader scope have the bittersweet, mixed savor of personal dejection and aspiration. ... a mastery that Levy exerts as if without effort. —Sydney Lea

About the Book

Mapping the twin poles of isolation and connection, Levy’s poems illuminate the dramatic landscapes of both states.

Spooky Action at a Distance , a phrase coined by Albert Einstein, seems an exact and powerful description of love between two people, the connection that impels the self to discover the joys and to embrace the pain. Levy’s poems seek to map these opposite poles and the landscape between, following the rivers of emotions that rise from the despairing sense of isolation and the exultant sense of being affined allowing the self to discover its link to all things in the world.

Author BioShira Dentz

Howard Levy is the author of CavanKerry’s first book, A Day This Lit. His work has appeared in Poetry, Threepenny Review, and The Gettysburg Review. He has served as a faculty member of the Frost Place Poetry Festival and currently lives in New York.