A mighty object to behold . . . enchanting . . . a complicated, intriguing development in the power struggle between the analog and the digital.–Los Angeles Review of Books
The Third Man project originated from a weekly poetry series in Nashville that attracted both ends of the poetry spectrum–established national award winners (Pulitzer Prize finalists Dale Ray Phillips and Adrian Matejka) and complete unknowns such as local bartenders, teachers and even a mortician. Both are side-by-side in the book for a purpose.–Chicago Tribune
Language Lessons: Volume I is a box-set including two vinyl LPs of music and recitations, a hardcover book with 300+ pages of literary fiction, biography, and poetry, and five frameable broadsides.
This anthology includes over 20 award winning and/or nominated contemporary poets and authors such as Dale Ray Phillips, a Pulitzer Prize nominee in fiction, C.D. Wright, a National Book Award finalist in poetry, and Adrian Matejka, a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. And, interestingly enough, many in the book will be published for the first time in their lives.
FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS:
Jake Adam York, C. D. Wright, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Stephanie Ann Whited, Sharon Weise, Chet Weise, Calliope Blue Watford-Edelson, Vox Arcana, Adam Vines Ken Vandermark, William Tyler, Paige Taggart, Ben Swank, Janaka Stucky, Steve Stern, Sampson Starkweather, Frank Stanford, Zachary Schomburg, Sheila Sanderson, Daniel Lucca Pujol, Benjamin Prosser, Dale Ray Phillips, Marquise Person, Pamela Johnson Parker, Mystery Twins, Ben Mirov, William W. Miller, Wayne Miller, Joanne Merriam, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Brooke D. McCarley, Adrian Matejka, Tim Kerr, Paul Wine Jones, TJ Jarrett, JP5, Carolyn Hembree, Richard Hell, Noah Eli Gordon, Joshua Gillis, Tav Falco, Destruction Unit, Kendra DeColo, Larry O. Dean, Spencer Connell, Jem Cohen, Carlton Melton, Ben Burr, Sommer Browning, Nickole Brown, besmilr brigham, Rachel Briggs, Gaylord Brewer, Russell Brakefield, Dan Boehl, Jim Blanchard, Pinckney Benedict, Nicky Beer, Brian Barker, Rachel Ballard, Butch Anthony