LEVON HELM by Jason Morris
Levon Helm is Jason Morris’ first full-length collection, a picaresque situated in the drum and voice of mind. Like the drummer-singer with whom it shares a name, its influences are broad but firmly American. Along with bits torn from the edges of Moby-Dick and The Maltese Falcon, it mines the margins of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation. As it takes stock of the immediacy and scale of places in the American West like Pinnacles and the Puget Sound, its psychic roots dig a haunted, old New England. These lyric poems are takes on human memory in geological time, as interested in their own asides and parentheticals as they are in the elements.
Pre-Sale Special - $40
Buy the book in pre-sale and receive a signed copy of the paperback along with the handmade and numbered limited edition chapbook Glow Bones, published by PUSH. Cut one ancient night to turn in the inner ear of Levon Helm, Glow Bones is 20 pages of vintage Morris riffs on the cliffs, a 7.25" x 4.5" hand-stitched chapbook in a hand-numbered edition of 50. Essential cassette singles for the drive along the poet's forthcoming mind/body edge.