in search of mariachis
by David Shumate
David Shumate, author of High Water Mark and Floating Bridge (both University of Pittsburgh Press), again navigates between margins of culture and language in his collection In Search of Mariachis. Shumate is a poet who posesses the capacity for both quiet reflection and dauntless investigation. Shumate is a poet capable of both quiet introspection and incisive acuity. This is a book of restlessness certainly, though it is also a work of philosophy, history, and culture.
we are clay
by Russell Evatt
Chosen by David Shumate as the winner of Epiphany's first chapbook contest, We Are Clay is the first collection of a poet who is certain to publish many more. About this chapbook, David Shumate writes, "Russell Evatt's poetry is at once earthly and enchanted. Welcome this fine poet in the springtime of his career."
by Nick Admussen
"This collection could be Admussen’s challenge to directors, movie makers, and writers to be more creative, to imagine more ambitiously, to attempt to create the difficult, the impossible. Or it could just be Admussen’s experiment, composed for the sake of beauty—art for art’s sake. But regardless of the intention behind these poems, what is certain is their ability to transcend the normal in their content, form, and language."
- Nathaniel Kostar, Haggard and Halloo