Special offer: CAConrad is offering a complimentary copy of 9 Poems — anew, limited-edition, handmade chapbook — to Open Books customers who purchase a copy of AMANDA PARADISE *together* with at least one other book! Offer is valid for both online and in-store purchases, as long as supply lasts.
Wave Books, paperback
Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Publisher Marketing: Former United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith wrote in the New York Times, "CAConrad's poems invite the reader to become an agent in a joint act of recovery, to step outside of passivity and propriety and to become susceptible to the illogical and the mysterious." The poems in AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration reach out from a (Soma)tic poetry ritual where CA flooded their body with the field recordings of recently extinct animals. Foundational here are the memories of loved ones who died of AIDS, the daily struggle of existing through the Corona Virus pandemic, and the effort to arrive at a new way of falling in love with the world as it is, not as it was.