Feb. 9, 2013
"Lift Your Right Arm" by Peter Cherches
-- On March 8th, 2013, Pelekinesis will release Lift Your Right Arm
by Peter Cherches, a collection of five short works written between 1980 and 2012. From the exquisite examinations of "Mr. Deadman" to the insightful musings of "A Certain Clarence," this collection explores the complexities of life, distilled through wry observation and wit. The title is taken from a piece that appeared on the website Poetry 180, which has introduced hundreds of thousands of high school students and other readers to Cherches' work over the past decade.
"Packed into Lift Your Right Arm are conundrums, Abbott-and-Costello dialogues, nonsense narratives and other playful—sometimes hilarious, sometimes subversive—assaults on logic," says Billy Collins. "To Gödel, Escher, and Bach we might consider adding Peter Cherches."Lift Your Right Arm
by Peter Cherches will be available on March 8th, 2013 from Pelekinesis, distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Bertrams, and available online.
The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here: http://pelekinesis.com/catalog/peter_cherches-lift_your_r...