Friday, July 20, 2012

An author in the family

My brother-in-law, Marc Stone, is about to publish his first book of poetry. Instead of trying to rewrite the information he sent me, I'll just pass on exactly what he said. 

I am pleased to announce that Main Street Rag Publishing Company has decided to publish my book, Diminishment, a collection of poems under the theme indicated by its title.  My poetry has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines across the U.S. in the past few years, but this is my first book.  Main Street Rag Publishing Company is one of the most well-respected and prolific literary presses in North America, and I am honored that its publisher and editors have offered me this opportunity.
Here are two early reviews of the book by the editors-in-chief of two well-known literary journals:
Marc Stone writes smart poetry, poetry that invites you to read again—and again—with new rewards each time. His collection, Diminishment,navigates modern life with the enthusiasm of an adventurer while deftly avoiding cynicism and sentimentality on the journey. Stone’s language is pure jazz—it dizzies the reader in the best ways.  At the core, these poems are sharp and the poet’s voice sure, pushing us on until something deep and human emerges. I highly recommend!
                                                                                            Connie Everett, Editor, Pudding Magazine
As a poet, we’ve found that Marc Stone is able to convey his extraordinary vision forcefully and poignantly.  Now, in Diminishment, we see again how Stone’s mastery of poetic language is striking and moves the reader to contemplation and introspection.  His words and themes speak straight to the mind and heart at once.  
                                                                                            Robert Lundin, Editor, The Awakenings Review
The book is scheduled for release November 20, 2012 and will sell for $11 plus shipping, but you can get it now for $6.50 plus shipping by placing an Advance Discount order from the Main Street Rag Online Bookstore.  You can order by directly visiting my Author’s Page:
or by visiting the Main Street Rag Bookstore “Coming Soon” section: 

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