Poetry. RUSSIAN NOVELS is Luke Bloomfield's debut collection of poems. Intellectual and irreverent, Russian Novels is the work of a mildly disturbed imagination that spans the absurd and mundane with sly, conscious play. Pictures hang inside duffel bags, ham is a suitable replacement for the moon and Paris is like Paris. The poems inside RUSSIAN NOVELS "hack food into Swedish shapes" and "grow a discourteous second head."
"RUSSIAN NOVELS is a book of poems that is so original and fantastic that it will leave you breathless and aching with laughter. I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks that poetry is dead. It's not. It's a writhing monster of well-being."—James Tate
Luke Bloomfield's poems have appeared in jubilat, Barrelhouse, LIT, iO Poetry, and elsewhere. His chapbook The Duffel Bag was published by Factory Hollow Press in 2011, and he is an editor for the online journal Notnostrums. A graduate of the UMass MFA Program for Poets and Writers, Luke currently lives in Northampton, MA where he teaches writing at Smith College and UMass.
Author City: NORTHAMPTON, MA USA