New Poems by Efrayim Levenson from Poets Wear Prada Take the Reader on a Three-Day Journey of Cranial Amusement
Roxanne Hoffman, publisher at Poets Wear Prada, announced today publication of "Funhouse" by poet Efrayim Levenson.
"Funhouse," written while Levenson listened to the music of guitarist Buckethead, is a three-day journey in a surreal amusement park filled with sea lions, guitars, monsters, crickets, spiders, a guillotine, a human pretzel, more guitars, a traffic jam, drought, grasshoppers, angels, and even more guitars.
The book's production editor, Jack Cooper, said, "'Funhouse' is superb; it reads beautifully, uncovers much that is profound, and remains full of surprise."
"Efrayim Levenson's 'Funhouse' sends us on a wild nightmarish yet at times tender merry-go-round ride through his own private Coney Island and ours," said New York poet Steve Dalachinsky.
David Elsasser, founder of Parkside Poetry Collective, said, "In his new chapbook, 'Funhouse,' Efrayim Levenson responds to the guitar virtuosity of Buckethead with a poetic soul-jouney that reverbs through the wildest word riffs."
"I have been addicted to writing poetic interpretations of instrumental music for about seven years now," says Efrayim Levenson. "This project was a lot of fun! I hope Buckethead likes it."
This is Efrayim Levenson's second book project with Poets Wear Prada. In 2007, the Hoboken-based press released "Dances With Tears," a walk along a path of spiritual discovery. The book, described as a "blast of Hasidic bebop ecstasy" by Brooklyn poet Craig Fishbane, includes the poem "& Ribbon," which was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Poetrymanz Press released his previous collection, "For My Relations," in 2000.
Founded in 2006, Poets Wear Prada publishes beautifully designed, well-crafted books of poetry from Sinatra's hometown, Hoboken, the birthplace of professional baseball.
"Funhouse" by Efrayim Levenson (Hoboken: Poets Wear Prada, 2013), 42 pages, ISBN- 10: 0615848850, ISBN-13: 978-0615848853, list price: $12.00, is available in paperback from Amazon Books and other popular booksellers.