A Book Release Party for Doug Nufer
We Were Werewolves published by Make Now Press
Sunday, August 24 2008, 6:30pm
@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91206
Doors open at 6:30pm
Reading starts at 7:00pm
Note the later than usual starting time!
Doug Nufer writes prose and poetry as a rule, some of which he performs alone or with musicians or dancers, some of which has appeared in Bird Dog, Golden Handcuffs Review, and Monkey Puzzle. His novels include Never Again (Black Square), Negativeland (Autonomedia), On the Roast (Chiasmus), and The Mudflat Man/ The River Boys (soultheft). His recent book is a collection of Oulipian poetry, We Were Werewolves (Make Now).
WE WERE WEREWOLVES uses constraints to open up the English language to deeper and darker humours than any your basic run-of-the-mill prosaic verse can begin to imagine. The insistent permutations of alphabetical sounds, the severe word love run through film noir-based tonalities, & the small-to-epic scale of reordering found in so many of these Nuferian arrangements lay bare a gleeful prosody of the nervoussystem. Pleasure level herein: mighty high.
- Anselm Berrigan.