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Dark Roads by Bruce Boston

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New Collection of Poems from Bruce Boston

Considered one of the leading genre/speculative poets for more than a quarter century, Bruce Boston has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Asimov’s Readers Award, the Rhysling Award, and the first Grandmaster Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Dark Roads collects the best of his long dark poems from more than forty years of publishing. Strikingly illustrated by acclaimed artist M. Wayne Miller, these poems range from direct narratives to surreal explorations of time, memory, obsession and transformation. Includes two Rhysling Winners and three Rhysling Finalists.

 

Advance Praise for Dark Roads

"Contains dark poems so intense they cut into flesh and bone with a diamond blade. Meant to be savored and felt. Boston is a dark master." - Gary William Crawford, Bram Stoker Award Nominee, author of Voices from the Dark

"...a bracing and graceful alloy of intelligence, velocity, and feeling. Once again, Boston shows that theme and superbly crafted language have no barriers when fueled by the ambitious imagination of a powerful and essential poet.” " - Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., author of The Orphan Palace

"Every line is a surprise as the tale twists and turns, the imagery is rich and fresh, the language lush. You won't find another poet who combines such storytelling skills with such depth of feeling." - David Lunde, Rhysling and PEN Translation Award winner, author of Breaking the Willow

"Bruce Boston is a major American poet most of whose work has appeared in the genre fields. Dark Roads, a selection of his longer poems spanning the length of his career, proves that the power of his poetry is matchless in any field. His style embodies an alchemical synthesis of vivid imagery and sure-footed musical measures, a supple medium that he applies inventively to a range of narrative moods and configurations, from the philosophical to the darkly humorous. Dark Roads provides the best view yet of Boston's singular poetic genius." – Andrew Joron, Rhysling and Gertrude Stein Award winner, author of Trance Archive

"Selected from Boston’s dazzling canon of exquisitely crafted speculative poems, Dark Roads collects a group of longer poems over a period of forty years in this stunning volume opulently illustrated by celebrated artist M. Wayne Miller. A dark sorcery of language ensnares the reader in fully realized wordscapes…. One can almost feel the psyche tilt and bend toward the printed page while reading these 31 extraordinary poems. It is a very dark ride, indeed." J. L. Comeau, Creature Feature Reviews

 

Editions

Premium Collector's Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 13 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-13
  • Bound in black bonded leather
  • Signed by author Bruce Boston and artist M. Wayne Miller
  • Front cover stamped and spine stamped with title and author name in colored foil
  • Includes end papers
  • Book ribbon
  • 60lb natural vellum stock paper

Includes eight additional poems for a total of 24 extra pages

 

Book Details and Specifications

Author: Bruce Boston
Interior Illustrator: M. Wayne Miller
Editor: Joe Morey
ISBN-13: 978-1-56592-479-6
Trade Paperback page count: 156
Deluxe Hardcover page count: 180
Publication date: August, 2013
Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $69.95 USD
Trade Paperback pricing: $14.95 USD

 

 

Ordering and Shipping Information

All physical editions are eligible for Media Mail, Priority Mail and Express Mail.  Books are packed securely in bubble mailer/cardboard box/flat rate box/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests. Media Mail can take 7-10 business days, Priority Mail can take 3-5 business days while Express Mail can take 1-3 business days.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query.

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First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

All physical editions are eligible for USPS Priority Mail International, First Class International and Express Mail International.  Discounted international rates are offered and if chosen we will ship via the cheapest means (for international this usually means USPS First Class International).  Other international postage costs are automatically calculated via the USPS server. Books are packed securely in cardboard box/flat rate box/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials.  Trade paperbacks are packed securely in bubble mailers/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

 

About the author

Bruce Boston lives in Ocala, FL, once known as the City of Trees, with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon, and the ghosts of two cats. He is the author of 50 books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His poetry and fiction have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimov's SF, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Nebula Awards Showcase. A leading genre poet, Boston has won the Bram Stoker Award for Poetry, the Asimov's Readers Award for Poetry, and the SFPA Rhysling Award, each a record number of times. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Novel Award and the Micro Award for flash fiction. More at bruceboston.com.

 

Resources

Press release - PDF

 

 

 

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Author:
Bruce Boston
Front Cover & Interior Illustrator:
M. Wayne Miller
Editor:
Joe Morey

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