Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of Memoir as Conversation by Mark Fleckenstein, a stream of consciousness poetry collection.
Memoir as Conversation is an experiment in automatic writing. Fleckenstein builds a world of poetry using stream of consciousness early in the folds of morning. Phrases develop. Lines are born. Images triggered from one hop to the next. Each poem reads like an expression of jazz or movement in dance. Abstract. Impressionistic. Meaning falls away in favor of emotive jolts and spirited reactions.
Mark Fleckenstein was born in Chicago, and grew up in Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. He graduated from University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a B.A. in English, Vermont College of Fine Arts and received an MFA in Writing. He became very involved in the poetry community in and around Boston, for over 30 years. He was an assistant editor for (BLuR), the Boston Literary Review, founder/coordinator of two bi-weekly poetry reading series in Boston and a workshop leader, He’s read alongside Charles Simic, Linda Gregg, Mark Doty, Mark Cox and Carl Phillips. His other publications include Making Up the World (Editions Dedicaces), God Box (Clare Songbird Publishing), Lowercase God (Finishing Line Press), Failed Stars (Cervena Barva Press), I Was I, Drowning Knee Deep (Sticks Press), and The Memory of Stars (Sticks Press).
“Memoir as Conversation” by Mark Fleckenstein is available directly from the publisher (www.unsolicitedpress.com) and all major retailers. Ingram Book Group distributes the title to the market. “Memoir as Conversation” by Mark Fleckenstein is available as a paperback and in an electronic form.
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.
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