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These Poems Are Not What They Seem

$14 • 5″ x 8″ • SADDLE STITCHED CHAPBOOK • 56 PAGES

APEP Publications is proud to present These Poems Are Not What They Seem, an anthology of poetry inspired by the cult television show Twin Peaks. From the introduction(s):

To say that Twin Peaks was an inspiration for me personally is an understatement. It was a creative right of passage. A vision not just of an artist at the height of his craft, but of a time and place, a version of American life and love and suffering that could never be real, yet somehow was more real than anything I’d ever seen. 

The contributors to this anthology have also experienced this right of passage. They have loved, as I have loved, an impossible story of humanity and inhumanity, of a cosmic malevolence subverting every mundane aspect of domestic life, and of the devout few who struggle to understand and combat the darkest impulses and machinations of the universe. They have rendered this love, this fascination and passion here into verse.

To quote Agent Cooper, “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present.” Today let it be this book. 

To hear some of the work of some of the wonderful poets in the anthology read their work check out the Twin Peaks themed episode of Performance Anxiety here:

Anthology Contributors:

Lana Rhiannon
Rasiqra Revulva
Tiffany Belieu
Paul Cunningham 
Megan Burns
Jack Bedell
Sara Matson
Anthony Lawrence
Elena Ramirez-Gorski
Daniel G Snethen
Kailey Tedesco
Angelo Colavita
Monique Quintana
Emily Costa
Maya Lowy
Tara Lynn Hawk
Jane Fleming
Joanna C. Valente
Kristin Garth
Ashley Naftule
Juliet Cook
Juliette Van Der Molen
Leah Callen
Stephen Scott Whitaker
J B Stone
David Ralph Lewis
Madison McSweeney
Preston Smith
RoAnna Sylver
Sarah Nichols
Lauren Milici
Tom Snarsky
Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
Sarah Lyn Rogers

Design and Illustration by Jeremy Gaulke

Cover Illustration by M. Vertigo and J. Bloodstone

 

 

$14 • 5″ x 8″ • SADDLE STITCHED CHAPBOOK • 56 PAGES