- April 20, 2019
-- Prolific Press Has Published Final Arrangements by Mickey Corrigan via their wildly successful International Chapbook Series that is quickly taking the publishing world by storm! Many poets are aspiring to be published by Prolific Press because the press is quickly earning a reputation for publishing little-known writers alongside its more successful clients. According to Prolific Press, its only interest is in the quality of the work, not the pedigree of the writer. Despite the humble conventions of chapbook publishing in general, Prolific Press has stepped forward by including many of the elements found in more robust offerings, setting the bar high for competitors in a chapbook publishing market widely known for minimal investments.
In this short collection of easy to read poetry, Mickey J. Corrigan explores burial practices around the globe. Why be buried in the same old way when you might choose to follow Japanese tradition and allow your family to pick through your ashes to retrieve your bones? Or you can opt for a final party like they do in Mexico, honoring the dead with lively music, food and drink. You could ask your beloved to dance with your old bones, an ancient practice in Madagascar. These honest, dark poems have moments of strange humor as they illustrate for readers how various cultures help their dead return to the elements of creation. Ultimately, Final Arrangements is about the body and letting go of it. How we do this is our choice.
Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives in South Florida and writes neo-noir with a dark humor. Novellas and novels have been released by publishers in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Poetry has appeared in Work to a Calm, Flatbush Review, Fourth & Sycamore, R.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal, Penny Ante Feud, ink sweat & tears, And So Yeah, and elsewhere.
Poetry chapbooks include The Art of Bars
(Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Days' End
(Main Street Rag Publishing, 2017). Project XX
, a novel about a school shooting, was released in 2017 by Salt Publishing in the UK.
Copies are available in the Prolific Press Bookstore: https://prolificpress.com/bookstore/chapbook-series-c-14/final-arrangements-by-mickey-j-corrigan-p-291.html