by Kenward Elmslie

Nite Soil

ISBN: 1-887123-39-3
$27.50 (Forty-one full-color postcards in an envelope)

Kenward Elmslie's way with words cuts a singular swath through a polymath variety of forms. Jukebox hitlet sung by Nat King Cole. Ahead-of-their-time lingo works: The Champ, poem, City Junket, play. Balloons for cartoons by Joe Brainard. Pureed anthropological tales of fantasy drinking establishments: 26 Bars. Quirky surreal poetry mosaics (Routine Disruptions) that prompted Michael Silverblatt, host of NPR's "Book Worm," to finger Kenward as "Hands down, my favorite contemporary poet." Elmslie's verbal swath includes The Grass Harp (Broadway cult-fave musical) and, annum 2000, Postcards on Parade, composed by Steven Taylor, a concept musical that deconstructs musicals. Plus Cyberspace, tech poem enhanced by Trevor Winkfield visuals. The wrap: Nite Soil introduces Kenward, poet of dense stanzas, to Elmslie, outed collagist of resonant icons.

5" x 7", 41 full-color postcards in an envelope,
1-887123-39-3, $27.50.

Also available in a limited edition of 26 copies lettered and signed by the author and including a unique handmade collage by Mr. Elmslie. ($250).

Other Granary publications by this author:

Cyberspace by Kenward Elmslie & Trevor Winkfield

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