Sound of Hungry Animals is Available Once More from Rufus Books

Wonderful news! After a hiatus of several years, independent small press Rufus Books has returned to the publishing scene in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Having renewed their presence online, the publisher has begun to list available fine-press poetry and fiction chapbooks from its archives.

My chapbook, Sound of Hungry Animals, originally published in 2008, with ink drawings by Rudolf Kurtz, is now listed on their website:

Here is a full image of the fine-press cover, front to back:

From the publisher:

Sound of Hungry Animals cries out in a singular voice about the mysteries of love, oppression, and the beast that is survival. Moritz’s surrealist vision is amplified in the grotesque drawings of Rudolf Kurz that have been especially commissioned for this limited edition of 125 chapbooks. The images are letterpress printed on plates that are hand-placed, the cover is letterpress printed on hand-made paper, and the interior text is printed offset on bright white paper. Hand-sewn with black thread. Dream-images are rendered breathtakingly in both word and ink. A very unique collection by the winner of the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize.

“Sound of Hungry Animals is a well-measured collection that showcases A. F. Moritz’s considerable talents as a poet. As a meditation, it manages to present its preoccupations with both compression and elegance.”  Ben Meyerson

As of June 10, 2024, Rufus Books has just above 75 copies of the original lot of 125 for sale. Do think about supporting this press and its bright future by purchasing a copy.

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I’ve now added the chapbook to my website.

Find it as:

Sound of Hungry Animals

Or under:

Books: Chapbooks & Broadsides


Presence: Chapbooks & Broadsides.

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