Oracle of the electronic age, Marshall McLuhan believed artists could wake us and offer new windows into the world. This diverse collection brings together twenty-nine poets, writers, and artists who channel McLuhan as both medium and muse. Like McLuhan's work, this volume will delight, divert, provoke, incite and inspire readers to channel McLuhan in their own imagination and creative endeavors.
Featuring work from: Lillian Allen, Michelle Rae Anderson, Mary Ann Allison, Marleen Barr, David Bateman, Arthur Asa Berger, bill bissett, Tony Burgess, Jerry Harp, Adeena Karasick, William Marshe, John G. McDaid, Jill McGinn, Elizabeth McLuhan, Peter C. Montgomery, Dean Motter, Alexandra Oliver, John Oughton, Si Philbrook, B.W. Powe, Robert Priest, Stephen Roxborough, Lance Strate, Steve Szewczok, Andrea Thompson, Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott, John Watts, Dale Winslow, Tom Wolfe
I followed by reading an except from one of my pieces in the book:
And now, hold on to your hats for Stephen Roxborough's rather wild rendition of his poem from the book:
And to top it all off, my co-editor performed two of her poems from The Medium is the Muse:
paperback: ISBN 978-0-9855577-5-1
144 pages, list price $16.95, 5.5”x8.5” perfect bound, paper
hardcover: ISBN 978-0-9892018-5-8
144 pages, list price $24.95, 5.5”x8.5” hardcover
The volume includes a series of illustrations by acclaimed comics creator Dean Motter, and a couple by popular culture maven Arthur Asa Berger, and the following Contents:
The medium is...
brush up on yr mcluhan / start dewing it now th medium
Man Made Whole Again
All the Information in the Sun
Short Sound Play
It Came One Day
The Purple Rose of Brooklyn Or, Meeting Marshall McLuhan (With a Little Help From Mayan Apocalypse Planet X/Nibiru)
Mary Ann Allison
Flash in the Pan
dear marshall i know you
In My Blogal Village, Print is Hot
Your Leaky Day
Constitution of Silence
we, the real mad poets
Late Summer Twilight
Pegged to Invisible Consequences
The Mechanical Bride’s Consolation
M.F.M.: Media Friend Marshall
I Wouldn't Have Seen It If I Hadn't Believed It: A Probe Poem
Dear Mr. Mössbauer, are you online?
It Was Never a Flower to Begin With
And there you have it, hope you enjoyed the readings, and hope you liked (or will like) the book!