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Bone Silence
by Peycho Kanev
Publisher: Desperanto
Release Date: September 28, 2010
152 pages
5.83 x 8.27 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9829176-1-9
First Edition
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US $14.95 UK £13.99 EU €14.99
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About the author:
Peycho Kanev has been writing poetry for the past 10 years. His poems have appeared in more than 400 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Welter, The Shine Journal, Ann Arbor Review, The Catalonian Review, The Arava Review, Quill&Parchment, Midwest Literary Magazine,Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Tonopah Review, Leaf Garden, Walnut Literary Review, 322 Review, Instanbul Literary Review, Mad Swirl, In Posse Review, Southern Ocean Review, The Houston Literary Review, The 13th Warrior Review, Mascara Literary Review, The Mayo Review, Windmills, The Aroostook Review, Naugatuck River Review and many others. His work is gathered in numerous print and online anthologies. He is nominated for the Pushcart Award and lives in Chicago. His collaborative collection “r”, containing poetry by him and Felino Soriano, as well as photography from Duane Locke and Edward Wells II was published in the spring of 2009 by Please Press. Also in 2009 his short story collection Walking Through Walls (Ciela), and in April 2010 his poetry collection American Notebooks (Ciela) both were published in Bulgaria.

From the publisher:
This poetry collection will draw you into such a rich and deep profound experience, that you will identify that experience as your own. Only the exceptional poets can do this. Peycho Kanev is exceptional - he is a magician. He turns words into living things. He makes the boundaries between poetry and reality disappear. He will transform you when you read this book.
From the book:
Small revenge
by Peycho Kanev

I don’t care about the metrics, the iambus
and the rhymes - I have read the classics and then
I’ve put them back on their dusty shelves:
we write about something that comes from the guts
and the nails as the flowers outside
The poetry, can I say that I don’t care?
I prefer to drink alone in this room in front of
one candle
as the shadows in the corners sit and show us
their ugly faces:
ah, I know that the words are greater that we thought
and we will fall in their holes,
we will spill ourselves like ink upon Chaucer’s papers:
let me be myself while I read the classics,
let me be afraid in airplanes,
let me be bored in churches,
let me be silent before the tigers in my blood:
these words are too tough for us to misspend them
just like the big boys during their time.
The rivers are flowing through me
and I burn like a matchstick lighted by the words
of all Shakespeare's …
And today I am closer to insanity,
I am watching the black birds on the wires,
waiting for our degradation,
for our small defeat while we walk upon the land of
Dylan and Frost, especially on the thin ice
of Frost…
…find me one small torch,
not too big, just big enough to set this night on fire
and I hear outside the young girls laugh,
never heard about the hunger of Villon or the madness of Pound,
please feed me so well and I’ll never again use their words,
let me find a little warmth,
allow me to find my sunflowers
                shaking in the wind
                and under the sun
and the God of the Word not Death.

Blurbs & Reviews:

Peycho Kanev’s newest book of poetry called "Bone Silence" captivates from the very start. He employs many different poetic devices and forms. This book is filled with many thought provoking, dark and gritty sentiments. The narrative dialogue is blunt and unyielding. This is not a light hearted read of romanticized ear tickling, rather, it is cold realism. Bone Silence came across as a book of self review. A place in life at which youth and death walk tightropes across the conscious mind and collapses into ink and paper which carry the scent of cheap wine and cigarettes. The surreal and mind commandeering thoughts and imagery will leave you blinking the rose tint from your eyes. "Bone Silence" is a vital read to all who want to enjoy some cloudy sky poetry.

Tannen Dell
& Michael Whitaker




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