This Hunger, Tissue-Thin by Larry Kimmel Published by Modern English Tanka Press
Here in this hunger, tissue-thin are 177 tanka culled from the past decade of Larry Kimmel’s work in this genre. Referred to as one of the seminal east-west fusionists, Kimmel covers a wide range of subject matter including a love of land, urban nights, eroticism and philosophical speculation. He uses all five senses, and while his method is imagistic, a certain richness of language is the hallmark of his craft.
Baltimore, Maryland – December 23, 2007 – Modern English Tanka Press has published Larry Kimmel’s new collection of tanka poetry, this hunger, tissue-thin. It is a powerful collection from one of America’s leading tanka poets.
Praise for the book:
As I read [Larry Kimmel’s] poems and enter into their fascinating ambiguity or momentary hunger or desire, I feel certain that the collection is one of the seminal tanka books of the past decade. —Sanford Goldstein, renowned tanka-poet, translator, teacher
To read Larry Kimmel’s tanka is to journey with him through the subtly evoked landscapes of his experience, literal and psychological. The stroller’s sidewalk and the mountain inhabited by a hermit poet are alike familiar to his perception, which is sometimes melancholy, often ironic, always crisply imagistic. —Carol Purington, award-winning tanka-poet
Open this book! Pick any poem! I guarantee that you will be touched and pleasurably scarred forever by the delicate bittersweet musings of a poet who, "for fifty years/ through all weathers/ of the mind" has loved the world. You will recognize yourself in the depths of his poetry. —Kirsty Karkow, award-winning author of two collections of poetry and tanka editor for Simply Haiku
Larry Kimmel was born in 1940, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything from steel mills to libraries. Now self-employed, he lives with his wife in the hills of western Massachusetts.
For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with the author, contact Larry Kimmel by e-mail
at winfred (at) crocker (dot) com. Publisher information at: www.modernenglishtankapress.com.
This book is available from www.Lulu.com/modernenglishtanka and from major booksellers; or by order from the publisher. Complete information and mail order form are available online at www.modernenglishtankapress.com. Price: $17.95 USD. ISBN 978-0-6151-8246-9. Trade paperback. 120 pages, 6.00" x 9.00", perfect binding, 60# cream interior paper, black and white interior ink, 100# exterior paper, full-color exterior ink.
About Modern English Tanka Press:
Modern English Tanka Press is an independent equity publishing house in Baltimore, Maryland, dedicated to producing books and periodicals of lasting literary value. A family business, we treat our customers and partners in publishing like family. Our publications are produced using modern print-on-demand production and distribution methods. We publish tanka, haiku, and other fine poetry. Our special mission is to promote the tanka form of poetry, to educate newcomers to tanka about this most ancient poetic form, and to work for wider publication of tanka in both specialty and mainstream poetry venues. To those ends, we publish the journals “Modern English Tanka” and “Atlas Poetica” and special edition books of tanka, haiku, and other fine verse. We operate www.TankaCentral.com, the internet megasite for tanka, with its popular “Tanka News” blog, and the poetry web hub, www.ShortVerse.com.
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