Next up for the long, hot Summer is another chapbook from Howie Good, The Horses Were Beautiful. It’s appropriately oppressive-sun-colored orange. (Side note: Up to now, our covers aren’t “professionally” printed, though we do a lot of full-color printing on white. For this one, we got to go old school, with black on cover stock.)
As with the previous GBP chapbook from Howie, this one is full of poetry narratives. Not exactly sunny and optimistic, the pieces often reflect the world that is (and was) in language at once humorous . . . and grim. Sort-of stark and engaging snapshot-stories.
From “Re: Vision”: “‘I’ll lick stamps,’ I told the gargoyle from HR during the job interview. ‘I’ll lick whatever you want.’ He shook his big, ugly head no. And as quick as that, I found myself back on the street.”
Pick up a copy now on the Titles page. You can also get Howie’s previous chapbook, What It Is and How to Use It.