Barton Smock has cobbled together a selection of 16 poets for his inaugural print of the Isacoustic flock. i have read through it & can vouch for the quality of every poet. i am very glad to be included, especially seeing as, i am featured alongside Robert Okaji & Tim Miller, good friends as well as fine poets. You can purchase a copy for the small sum of $6 here at Lulu.
Now i know what you are thinking: “I can just read it online.” Correct. However, picture this scenario. By this time, i have won the Nobel Prize in Lit. Naturally, following from this, i am on the syllabus of every university (major & minor) in the world. Your college faced child asks you about me, because i have become their hero & they are studying the Millennials & you say “well… y’know, i have somewhere a copy of the first ever printed poems of Daniel Paul Marshall, back when he was still trying to make a name for himself.” The eyes of your child brighten, “Whoa! really, i never knew you were so cool. Do you think you could find it so i could take it into class to show the other students, they’ll love it?” “Why, sure junior, i don’t see why not.” “Gee whizz, what a swell parent you are, i love you so much.” Then you spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon rooting out old journals until you alight on it, delightedly flicking through the now yellowed pages together, chortling & thinking very seriously about all the poems inside. Reminiscing & enjoying the attention of your child.
Now the internet by then will have buried these poems & Barton will not be selling this anymore, owing to the fact that he became the CEO of the number one printing house in the U.S. So it’s pretty much now or never, i trust you’ll make the right decision.