Wednesday, July 07, 2021

[NOW AVAILABLE] The Tongue They Shared by Paul Siegell (Moonstone Press, 2021)

The Tongue They Shared is 24 pages of Paul Siegell mesmerized by live music, mental health, America, Philadelphia, and the beloved tomato.

Wonderful cover design by Shannon Callery.

Runner-up in Moonstone Arts' 2021 Chapbook Contest:
"Pay the bill. Leave the credit card behind." – There is elegance and grace in the light on the cityscapes and salvage yards of The Tongue They Shared. Paul Siegell spins you a couple times and gently pushes you into the Poetry Funhouse, with a wink to the masters: e.e. cummings and Ronald Johnson. You can hear this poetry breaking through to a new language – with a Philadelphia accent.
Leonard Gontarek, Contest Judge, author of Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket, Shiva