Monday, February 18, 2013

Author Spotlight ~ XOXO Publishing Author, Duane Vorhees

Duane Vorhees lives in Japan, working with American military personnel for the redundantly named University of Maryland University College. In other life phases, he was a journalist, an actor, a model, a vocalist for the Kimchi Cowboys, but one who does not sing. A truck driver and tool room attendant, a hitchhiker, a dishwasher, a lifeguard, a door-to-door salesman, a carpenter, a high school teacher, a deliverer of pizzas and newspapers, and stocker of grocery shelves. He was an assembly line worker for a week.
Husband, father, comrade.


1.      SAMIZDAT

Writer’s craft: manacled to conviction
            like any zek to his sentence,
            like a blatnoi to a pen,
assaults its own position

            like a gaybist missionary, assassinates its friends

            like any other virgin---
just another bloody period,
and another conception  ends.


If prose is just a page running across your face,
Poetry is the line lying between your thighs.

Your body tells the highwayman’s short story life:
The drama of poems at the point of conception,
but just one more hackneyed form in execution.


key in the cake—
(in music, truth hid?)

the poet’s prison is
the rhythm of his
he makes his


Xoxo has put out three volumes. THE ENDS OF LOVE. HEAVEN, a translation of 20th-century Korean poems. GIFT.


All three books are available at JUST TYPE IN HIS NAME (Duane Vorhees) and they will magically appear!

1 comment:

Nicole Morgan said...

Great intro to another author, CJ. Poetry is not my usual choice, but there looks to be some good work here! Thanks for introducing me to Duane's work!

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