Hey all, this just in:

CARVE is pleased to announce the publication of the first two chapbooks in the CARVE Editions series: Jess Mynes’ birds for example and Christopher Rizzo’s Zing.

In birds for example Jess Mynes creates a rural vernacular reminiscent at timesof Clark Coolidge, Philip Whalen, and Joseph Ceravolo. Flora and frustration, seasonal changes, sea changes -- all are present in these poems which, though comfortable in their abstraction, find rather than lose the reader.

Christopher Rizzo’s Zing will stand as a document of a certain kind of existence long after its author has left it behind. With a sense of line, break and word reminiscent of a Renaissance-era Coolidge, Rizzo deftly drops these lyrics of longing and beauty. The title is apt.