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The Complete Absence of Twilight by Howie Good

 The Complete Absence of Twilight is the latest book from esteemed poet Howie Good!

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of more than two dozen chapbooks and several full-length poetry collections. His poetry has been honored with nomination for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of Net anthology multiple times. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.


"Howard Good's poems are like the journal entries of the last sane man resigned to his nation's steady descent into madness.

"Widely published both in print and on Internet-based journals, Good is increasingly influential and admired. 

"The Complete Absence of Twilight includes his signature themes, his ability to depict both the horror and the beauty in life. We see a variety of forms, most notably the prose poetry he has explored in recent years. Here, also, is his characteristically uncanny imagination. 'Siddhartha went searching,' he writes, 'for a way toward the vast, tiny snow that pats my hair in the parking lot of Mama’s Donuts & More.'"

 —Dale Wisely, White Knuckle Press


"Electricity crackles on every page of this bold collection.  Sometimes there’s danger as well, and in the end it’s a thrilling ride that moves at warp speed, leaving the reader both exhilarated and enthralled.  Good has a voice that is uniquely his, with writing is at times as mysterious as it is delicious."

—Len Kuntz, author of The Dark Sunshine  


"Howie Good is the master of the semi-lit journeys into the unknown. Darkness is his friend, 'as much a real color as red or white or blue.' Like Marco Polo, he doesn't tell us everything he sees. Dare to explore, he tells his readers, for the mystery is left untouched, waiting for you."

—Claudia Serea, author of A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky


"In Howie Good’s The Complete Absence of Twilight, the shadowy indeterminacy of twilight is unseated by the high-contrast verve and punch of Good’s plain-spoken anything-but-commonplaces. This collections features the prolific Good’s witty and graceful prose poetry at its best, combining irony, insight, and erudition to animate verbal artifacts that please even as they pierce our dull if comfortable assumptions about our world and ourselves."

—Susan Lewis, Posit Journal


The Complete Absence of Twilight
by Howie Good
$7.95, paperback, 42pp
ISBN-13:  978-1-941196-00-7


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