Coming this summer, a new collection from Charles Fort

In July, look for a new collection from the acclaimed poet, Charles Fort. The Backwaters Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Mrs. Belladonna’s Supper Club Waltz.

Vermont Poet Laureate, Sidney Lea, says about the work:

In his poem entitled “Race War,” Charles Fort concludes that “earth is not sufficient and earth is our only companion.” But here is a poet who can weave magic out of that bleak fact. In WE DID NOT FEAR THE FATHER, I am ever the great blues tradition not only in American music but also in American culture: Fort is one of those ingenious improvisers who can take what little the world leaves him and transform it into tunefulness, forever staying ahead of all that would destroy him in realms both human and natural. Whether meditating on his wife’s tragic death, on the innocence of his sleeping child, on the sufferings of his brother, or whatever else, this writer’s way with rhythms and cadences, his simply astonishing command of forms (from prose poem to villanelle to free verse, blank verse and haiku), his plain greatness of heart: all these remind us that to the eye that would seek it and to the voice that would articulate it, beauty is an abiding thing. Charles Fort’s readers should rejoice once again to have his testimony to that glorious truth.

For individuals, the book will be available from Amazon or Small Press Distributors in July. Bookstores please order direct from Ingram or SPD. $16. Paper.

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