"When I finished reading [sometimes my heart pushes my ribs by Ellen Kennedy] I had to go to lunch with people in a restaurant with enormous beverages and misnamed sandwiches. I kept tapping my hand on the table and I didn’t listen to anything anybody said. All I wanted to do was go home to read and write the kind of poetry Ellen Kennedy writes, declarative and nervous and wild and free. This is the sort of thing you want. This is the sort of book you should buy and you should buy it now instead of having lunch with those 'friends.'" - Daniel Handler, author of Adverbssometimes my heart pushes my ribs by Ellen Kennedy will be published Mar 2009 on 100% recycled paper by Muumuu House, a sweatshop-free publisher with sustainable methods. To preorder it—or during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present by Brandon Scott Gorrell (Jun 2009)—go here. To request a review copy or an interview with Ellen (Boston) or Brandon (Seattle) email muumuuhouse [at] gmail.com.
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