A4, 96pp, €12, May 2011
The cover image is by the author.
To have so much of the collected work of George Vance under one cover is a real treat. I’ve been reading Vance’s poetry for almost two decades. His word fugues and constructs are smart, witty, full of graceful aperçus, and challenging. Read them once, read them twice—never the same river. J. Sydney Jones, author of Viennese Mysteries
godzilla’sinheaven, and here below are poems fiddling dancing dazzling drizzling in black and white, all senses contend before our eyes, spinfoam gossamer, tree-suns’ threesomes (not treason), sentences that require attention. Look closely: Sometimes after smiles, intimacies lurk to creep into our minds. Sir Real, George Vance, is a wondrous one-man Word Ensemble of Paris. John Litweiler, author of Mojo Snake Minuet
A lot of contemporary poetry is uninteresting, uninviting, unreadable. This cannot be said of A Short Circuit. It’s exciting! Gabriel Rosenstock