BOOKS

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Houdini

Wisniewski, K. A. Foreword to Houdini by Bob Brown, edited by Craig Saper. (Baltimore: Roving Eye Press, 2017). Print.
ISBN: 978-0-692-99110-7
34 pages.
Poetry, Poetry History & Criticism

About the Book:
Bob Brown (1886-1959) was an American writer and publisher, central to the pulp fiction factory of the early twentieth century, the expatriate avant-garde in France, and the Bohemian arts scene in Greenwich Village in the 1950s.  Originally published in 1933, Houdini was a pamphlet-length book part of The Modern Edition poetry series, under the editorial direction of Kathleen Tankersley Young.  This new edition includes a Foreword by K. A. Wisniewski, an Introduction by Craig Saper, and a new cover and text design.  It is the latest title from the revamped Roving Eye Press, the press originally started by Brown in 1930.

Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble & Roving Eye Press.

 

 
Making Faces

Making Faces

Wisniewski, K. A. Making Faces. (Baltimore, MD: Hot Air Press, 2016). Print.
ISBN: 978-0-6927-2205-3
36 pages.
Poetry

About the Book:
In the chapbook Making Faces, poet K. A. Wisniewski explores themes of childhood and heritage, travel, memory, and love. The collection excavates both familiar and strange, foreign and domestic, scenes and investigates feelings of awkwardness and joy, intimacy and insecurity, familiar to us all. It is a work that ultimately addresses how we construct both experience and meaning, and, sometimes clumsily, plant new roots.

Available through Amazon & Barnes & Noble.

 

 
The Comedy of Dave Chappelle

The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays

Wisniewski, K. A., ed. The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays.(Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009). Print; electronic, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-7864-4188-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-7864-5427-3 (Electronic)
245 pages.
Film/Television, Performing Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies,
Popular Culture, African American Studies, Comedy

About the Book:
Perhaps best known for his highly acclaimed, short-lived Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show, Dave Chappelle is widely regarded as one of today’s most culturally significant comedians. Through the sketch comedy show and his stand-up act, Chappelle has offered truly memorable commentary on racial and ethnic tensions in American society. This book assembles 13 essays that examine motifs common in Chappelle’s comedy, including technology and digital culture; race, gender, and ethnicity; economics and politics; music, television, film, and performance; and memory, language, and identity.

Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble & McFarland.