- May 1, 2013
-- Howard Camner's new poetry book "Poems from the Mud Room" has just been released. "Poems from the Mud Room" is a collection of poetry by the author written from 1976 to 2012. At 744 pages it captures the finest work and includes several award-winning poems including "36 Minutes to Yeehaw Junction", "Cheating the Sphinx" and "Hollow Trees". It also includes "Road Notes from the Middle Distance", a revisited version of "Road Note Elegy", "Jammed Zipper", and "A Work in Progress". Many of the poems in "Poems from the Mud Room" have been previously published in anthologies, literary journals, and other books throughout the years and there are many new poems as well. The book is available in hardback, soft cover, and e-book. "Poems from the Mud Room" can be purchased from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and fine bookstores worldwide. As the editor of Cambio Literary Journal Marta Braunstein has written: "Camner defies the traditional aesthetic concepts of poetry. He targets a world of ideas in a rather active way as opposed to the more passive, meditative aspects found in most poetry. There is a linquistic simplicity to his poems, an almost transparent quality, over a rather complex web of experience and thought. His poetry is life...'All you have to do is look' - The obvious and not so obvious."