I Fold With The Hand I Was Dealt: Poems by Peter Carlaftes

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i fold with the hand i was dealt is the second book of poems from the bare-fisted poet Peter Carlaftes, and this insightful collection takes the reader on a thoroughly re-imagined joyride from birth through death via past and beyond. Carlaftes offers a brilliant poetic voice, filled with drop-dead humor, searing insight and resilient originality, even while resonating with overtones of Bukowski, Baudelaire and Vonnegut. A poem from the collection, “The Next to Last Wave,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Carlaftes is an NYC playwright, poet, and performer; author of 12 plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger, and his own celebrity rehab center spoof, Spin-Dry. i fold with the hand i was dealt is his fourth book (the others being — A Year on Facebook (humor), Drunkyard Dog (poetry) and Triumph for Rent (3 plays), all on Three Rooms Press). He is co-founder and editor of Three Rooms Press; their most recent books include Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art; Have a NYC: New York Short Stories; and Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, a collection of photos and distilled tour diaries from the great punk rock bass player.

I FOLD WITH THE HAND I WAS DEALT, poems by Peter Carlaftes; 6″ x 9″ Trade Perfect Bound; color cover with b/w interior; 102 pages; ISBN 978-0-988400-82-5  (TRP-023); $15.00, November 2012


 

About Peter Carlaftes

Peter Carlaftes

Peter Carlaftes

PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based performance artist, playwright, fiction author, actor, and poet. He is the author of twelve plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s “Hunger” and his original celebrity rehab center spoof, “Spin-Dry.” He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including his comic solo performance piece, “Lenny Bruce: Dead & Well,” as well as “Barefoot in the Park” and Stephen Adly Guirgis’  “Den of Thieves.” Carlaftes books include A YEAR ON FACEBOOK (humor), DRUNKYARD DOG and I FOLD WITH THE HAND I WAS DEALT (poetry), TRIUMPH FOR RENT (3 Plays) and TEATROPHY (3 More Plays). He is co-editor of the annual Dada writing and art journal, MAINTENANT and the annual New York-based short story collection, HAVE A NYC. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press, a fierce, New York-based independent publisher inspired by Dada, punk and passion. He lives in New York City.

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