by Jeff Poniewaz
This is a book about whales.
And here is your token ad headline: Whales Hover(ed)
is one whale of a book!
So what does that mean for you, dear reader?
nothing. Unless, of course, you love whales (and/or poetry). Then
it’s everything you’ve ever hoped for … everything
you’d ever dreamed you’d find in simple chapbook format.
And if it is such, dear reader, then it’ll probably be the
next book you own by Centennial Press.
So who is this Jeff Poniewaz guy anyway?
Three decades ago (well … closer to four if you wanna be
literal), Jeff Poniewaz made a pact with his compatriot of the
pen, Antler, and vowed to dedicate his life to poetry. He hasn’t
reneged on his word.
His work has been praised by Allen Ginsberg for its “impassioned
prescient ecological Whitmanesque/Thoreauvian verve and wit.”
[Take breath here.] His book Dolphin Leaping in the Milky
Way was lauded by the likes of Gary Snyder and the founder
of Green Peace. His last name is Polish for because.
Why? Well … Poniewaz. Oh yeah, and one more thing:
it’s Poe-nYEAH-vAHsh, not Poe-KNEEEEE-waz – so take
yer silly Americanized mispronunciation outta yer mouth and bury
it deep in your pocket of shame. (And while yer at it, learn how
to say Proust, Goethe, and Floubert too would ya, lest you enjoy
making a hobby of sounding like a pedantic fool.)
And did we mention?
Centennial Press will donate $1 (one … just one) to World
Wildlife Federation for every copy of Whales Hover(ed)
we sell. So if you want to save the world (or just make us feel
really good about ourselves), then buy our books.
Oh alright then, go on … you can feel good about yourself
too. It’ll be one big hug-fest.