Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days by Michele McDannold (Punk Hostage Press)


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Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days.
Authored by Michele McDannold
Introduction by Bill Gainer
Cover design or artwork by Kari Spencer, James Griffin
Edited by Iris Berry

“Michele McDannold’s, ‘Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days,’ is the recollection of a young women for whom each moment, breath, event of the day is trapped in memory. She greets sin as common, sorrow as an ally and joy as a mishap. Her poems are elegant in the telling of her innocence. It isn’t that she hasn’t seen the dark side, or been touched in undeserving ways. She has. Somehow she has embraced these moments, allowed herself to dream big and has stepped beyond the constraints of a mid-west up-bringing. Michele’s poems come from those deep places, where secrets hide and she writes them with a fearless heart.” –Bill Gainer, author of ‘Lipstick and Bullet Holes’

Publication Date: Nov 19 2014
ISBN/EAN13: 1940213010 / 9781940213019
Page Count: 144
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White

“Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days is the kind of perfect art that should be read aloud over a Walmart PA system as it begins to burn down.” –Bud Smith, author of ‘Tollbooth’

“So much poetry..classic poetry, academic poetry, award winning poetry, small press poetry…is pure shit. I read it and dismiss it and it leaves my brain, thankfully. Michele McDannold’s poetry is not shit. It does not leave my brain, thankfully. I am constipated with Michele McDannold’s lines and I am very glad. Here’s to the ones who are not cool, who don’t try to be cool, who just write their fucking truth line by fucking line in syllables that sing to the sky.” –Misti Rainwater-Lites, author of ‘Bullshit Rodeo’

“Michele McDannold does not waste a lot of time with fancy metaphors and pretty literary things. She builds straight to the punch, and she doesn’t hit like a girl. This is poetry as it should be. Not covered up and shrouded in riddles. Not poeticizing about flowers and Spring.This is truth. This is a punch straight to the gut.” –Michael Grover, author of ‘Lockewood/Wolves of Lockewood’

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