Featured Author: Michael Homolka

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Michael Homolka's first collection of poetry, Antiquity, publishes today! Here you can find all the information about book reviews, author interviews, promos, and upcoming events.

READ AN EXCERPT FROM ANTIQUITY:

You can read (and hear Michael Homolka read) "Riposte to Ode" online at the New Yorker

INTERVIEWS WITH MICHAEL HOMOLKA:

You can read an interview with Michael Homolka, discussing his poem "Self-Portrait as Tundra" in the Southeast Review

The Eggshell Parade's The Noisy Reading Series features an audio interview with Homolka, where he reads his poem, "Family V". 

REVIEWS AND PRAISE:

"[I]t’s a quick spin through Homolka’s spare, sculpted lines from the collection of Jews’ permits to the six-day war to 'emaciated lovers' receiving stars from the backs of chariots. Clearly, history, and particularly Jewish history, will be the topic of this Kathryn A. Morton Prize winner, and clearly the language will be punchy and irreverent. . . . VERDICT: Refreshing, energetic work; many readers will enjoy."

Library Journal

"Homolka’s alluring debut seamlessly tiles scenes of past and present to create a mosaic that is constantly conscious of the inescapability of time. . . . Aware that he is presenting perennial human questions in new imagery, Homolka lets his metaphors do the work so that the craft, not cleverness, shines through."

Publishers Weekly 

Antiquity unveils a rarefied realm where ancient and postmodern are lived simultaneously. Kaleidoscopic, lyrical, bold, meticulous and sensual, the poems are 'flexible in (their) adherence/to a particular time period.' Each poem is a dark aria from the opera of history. Sexual/political energy, rapt stanzas, the choreography of disaster, fatalism, persecution, seduction, and much more are contemplated by eternity's light. Each poem is a heady, mysterious, evocative cocktail of zeitgeists.”

Amy Gerstler