30.12.15

Greg's 2015 End of the Year Reading List

Hello, everyone. Moondoggy here. I know, know, it's been ages since I've posted on this blog.

I'm sorry to say this trusty old site has been neglected this year, although I have been doing my best to keep pretty up to date on tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, if you haven't already been following me on those venues. It's been tough finding time to blog. That being said, I'd like to continue the tradition of my End of the Year Reading List, with the added New Year's resolution of making sure I don't completely forget about Moondoggy's Pad in 2016. Okay, enough with the preamble, here we go:

Books I read in 2015 that I thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend you read, too!

Proof, Larissa Andrusyshyn
A Hamburger in a Gallery, Stuart Ross
Signs of Subversive Innocents, Cora Sire
Chloes, Dean Garlick
The Uncertainty Principle, Roxanna Bennett
Rue, Melissa Bull
Daydreams of Angels, Heather O'Neill
Asbestos Heights, David McGimpsey
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

Books on my to-read list for 2016!

The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses
Man by Kim Thuy
Shimmer Report by Brian Campbell
Northern Compass by Isobel Cunningham

What did your read? What are you looking forward to reading in the new year?

G

20.1.15

Review of Rabbit Punch! & Interview in Poetry Matters

"Greg Santos' second book Rabbit Punch! is filled with lithe poems, quick on their feet, poems that are witty, whimsical, serious, sarcastic, celebratory, bittersweet. Some are entertaining, while others are deceptively so—poems layered with meaning that reward upon repeated readings." 
- Nancy Chen Long, Poetry Matters

Rabbit Punch! is reviewed in Poetry Matters. Please check out the entire review HERE.

I was also interviewed for Poetry Matters, where I discuss pop culture, found poetry, revision, books I'm reading, and more!

Please check out the entire interview HERE.

Many thanks to Nancy Chen Long for taking the time to interview me and for such a generous and detailed look at my book.

G

8.1.15

Poem for Charlie Hebdo

Je Suis Charlie
by Greg Santos

Alert
At home
We hid under a desk

Outraged
Firebombed
Brutally threatened

Sombre
Darkest day
Disappearing

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Bolstered
Pledge
Let us unite

Tell the media
Defend art
We will win

Waving pens and papers
Armed and dangerous
Final coup de grâce

Author's note: This poem was written using text remixed from the following article on the Charlie Hebdo shooting from CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/world/charlie-hebdo-paris-shooting-12-dead-after-gunmen-storm-newspaper-s-hq-1.289215).

29.12.14

Greg's 2014 End of the Year Reading List

Punchy Holidays!

Books I read in 2014 and would recommend that you do, too!


Blind Spot, Laurence Miall
New Tab, Guillaume Morissette
Peeling Rambutan, Gillian Sze
10:04, Ben Lerner
I Am Here, Ashley Opheim
How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside, Jay Winston Ritchie
Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, Stuart Ross

Books on my to-read list for 2015!

Us Conductors, Sean Michaels
Signs of Subversive Innocents, Cora Sire
The Uncertainty Principle, Roxanna Bennett
Sun Bear, Matthew Zapruder
Chloes, Dean Garlick

What did you read? What are you looking forward to reading in the new year? Leave your suggestions in the comments section.

Thanks and Happy New Year, my friends!

G

7.12.14

December 2014 Roundup of Rabbit Punch! Stuff

(illustration by Bob Schofield)

So Rabbit Punch!, has been out in the world for a little more than half a year. That's absolute bananas!

Since we're almost at the end of 2014, here's my second roundup of Rabbit Punch! related stuff, including reviews, interviews, and other ephemera. (For the first roundup of Rabbit Punch! press, please click HERE.)

Reviews


Extras


Rabbit Punch! invades Toronto and another recap HERE.







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Thanks to all who have supported this little book of mine. 

You can order copies of Rabbit Punch! through DC Books, my publisher, HERE.

In Canada it's also available through Amazon.caIndigo, and All Lit Up.

American friends, yup, it's on Amazon.

Like it on Facebook, follow it on tumblr, and add it to Goodreads

If you've read the book, don't forget to vote for it and  review it on places like Goodreads and Amazon. It's through your support and word of mouth, dear reader, that helps every little bit. 

Thanks, Happy Holidays and #FollowTheRabbit!

If you're interested in reviewing Rabbit Punch!, drop me a line at gspoet[at]gmail[dot]com.

G

16.9.14

Roundup of Rabbit Punch! Stuff


So my second full-length poetry collection Rabbit Punch! has been out for a few months. It still feels very surreal. I've been quite pleased with the book's coverage and how it's been received so far.

Here's a roundup of Rabbit Punch! related stuff, including reviews and interviews:

Interviews





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Well there you go. Many thanks to everyone who's taken a chance on my book so far. 

You can order a copy of Rabbit Punch! through DC Books, my publisher, HERE.  

Like it on Facebook, follow it on tumblr, and add it to Goodreads.

Thanks and #FollowTheRabbit!

G