Saturday, January 26, 2013

Help Kickstart Orphan Press

In March, Orphan Press Books is publishing my collection of essays, This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Again. The press has started a Kickstarter campaign to assist the print run and distribution. Lots of swag on the table, including a signed copy of the book, very cool t-shirts, a limited edition print (based on the cover image) by artist and Orphan Press editor Greg Larson, the opportunity to have a custom-designed book cover, and more! Above is the Kickstarter link, which includes this video of me reading some excerpts from the book:




About the book, Dinty Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire, says: "Joe Bonomo’s This Must Be Where My Obsession with Infinity Began is an arrestingly beautiful collection of brief meditations on family, faith, and the intricate splendor of everyday life. Bonomo is a natural storyteller with a poet’s ear for language, and his fresh, quirky, and exhilarating view of our communal experiences is pure pleasure."
    
And David Lazar, author of The Body of Brooklyn and Truth in Nonfiction, writes: "Imagine reading the story of a magician with a box, except the box is a body, and what is conjured, differently each time, is the nocturnal magic of memory, strange escapable birds flying past our eyes. Joe Bonomo seems to have a Cornell box for each difficult, lyrical moment he remembers. He is a theorist of the self’s construction out of the past, full of resistance and the heartbreaking urge to yield. You’ll want to lose yourself in his utterly necessary 'Margins of the Body'."

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