PORTLAND, OR; February 23, 2021 — Unsolicited Press announces the immediate release of The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth, a poetry collection, by Marion Deal. Sit. The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth welcomes you. Yes, you: no matter what truth you’re spinning, so long as you’re spinning it earnestly. You’ve got a place with these poems cast as an intellectual fossil record of shit and summoners and something that Rimbaud would probably like, poems as a gathering ground for Soviet spies and child prophets, disaffected professors and radiant spinsters. Share a soggy grilled cheese with drifters who could just as easily show up enshrined on a tablet of Sumerian pictograms as lounge in a 50s diner. We’re open all night.
About Marion Deal
Marion Deal chases emergent things and poetic beasts from Nepali monasteries to Jim Morrison’s grave, and is currently braiding together psycholinguistics, poetics, and Buddhist scholarship at the University of Rochester to craft an elegant tool of inquiry. Two chapbooks of theirs are forthcoming: Cool Talks, Dead I Guess (Bone & Ink Press, 2019) and The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth (Unsolicited Press, 2021). Their poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as The Rumpus, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Seventh Quarry (UK), Chaleur Magazine, Yes Poetry, and FIVE:2:ONE, among others, and have been nationally recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and the National YoungArts Foundation. Their translation work was longlisted for the Young Poets Network 2019 translation challenge. They have performed they work in French, Italian, and English at venues from a Shandong Province mountain range to the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and are a proud veteran poetry whore of Paris’ Le Bordel de la Poésie.
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at www.unsolicitedpress.com.
The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth is available on February 23, 2021 as a paperback (48 p.; 978-1-950730-68-1) and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram.
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