"Inside The Splintered Wood is tender and deeply human. Myles Gordon is simply an outstanding poet." - Kathleen Spivack, author of With Robert Lowell And His Circle

"Inside The Splintered Wood is a very funny book. But don't take this poet lightly. He'll be the one telling the "joke of utter humanity" when the place blows up."
- Natasha Saje, author of Bend

"...The debut collection from Myles Gordon is at once brave and ravenous; an embodiment of love starved for itself."
- Brendan Constantine, author of Calamity Joe

"A remarkable sonnet sequence lies at the heart of Myles Gordon's brave collection about family and history and the resulting wounds and recovery. "
- Jennifer Barber, author of Given Away

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chronicle! and Aguero

Boston and New England area folks - please tune in to "Chronicle" Friday, May 30, Channel 5, at 7:30 WCVB TV. I will be a featured author on a "books" show. Chronicle is a great show - it airs every week night at 7:30 and features eclectic, interesting and timely stories, and has been doing so for three plus decades - truly a New England treasure!

Kathleen Aguero is the author of several collections of poems, including Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth (Cervena Barva Press), Daughter of (Cedar Hill Books), The Real Weather (Hanging Loose) and Thirsty Day (Alice James Books). She teaches in the low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program. Her latest book, after that, from Tiger Bark Press, is a powerhouse: read my review here

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Until It Does Us In

Happy to announce that my chapbook, "Until It Does Us In," has been picked up by Cervena Barva Press, in Somerville, MA, due out for publication in Fall, 2014. Thank you Cervena Barva, and Gloria Mindock - Publisher.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

And the Mass Book Award Goes To...

...Amy Dryansky, for her wonderful collection Grass Whistle (Salmon Press). For those who have been following, myself and five other poets were nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award in poetry. The winners in all four categories were announced recently, and can be found, with brief synopsis, here 

This is what the committee had to say about my book:

"Myles Gordon’s Inside the Splintered Wood explores the angst and fickleness of family life, bravely displaying what it means to be deeply human, deeply flawed, yet deeply satisfied. The warmth, wit, and charm in these pages pull you along, demanding both your close attention and an open heart."

There are terrific descriptions of all the other selections as well. Congrats to all the finalists (we are now considered "must reads" in the Commonwealth) and award winners!