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Missing Persons

Encircle Publications, 2015

 

 

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Flies

Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012

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Mr. Z., Mrs. Z., J.Z., S.Z.

Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011

 

Barney and Gienka

CW Books, 2010

Further Adventures of My Nose

Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008

Out of print.You can read an online version at Ugly Duckling Presse

 

The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats

WordWorks, 2006

Watching Cartoons Before Attending a Funeral

White Pine Press, 2003

   

 

Missing Persons - winner of Encircle Publications 2015 (5th Annual) Chapbook Contest

John Surowiecki is one of our bravest and most humane poets. He is a master of of the elegy, and his considerable talents are on display in Missing Persons, a chapbook that echoes with the music of other lives—lively mazurkas and lonely soprano solos alike. —Shelley Puhak, author of Guinevere in Baltimore, winner of the 2014 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

 

 

Flies or, the Last Days, D___h and Putrefaction of Mr. Sam Jeden as Narrated by 8 Generations of Musca Domestica

A study of old age and loneliness from a fly’s perspective.

 

 

Mr. Z., Mrs. Z., J.Z., S.Z.

A compilation of poems about the Z. family from John’s three books; contains original poems as well, including "Playing Miniature Golf with J.Z. after Helen Left Him for a Merchant Marine: A Poem in Eighteen Holes."

 

 

Barney and Gienka

“…John Surowiecki takes the gyroscope of illness and sets it to a slow, sad spin that is both beautiful and wrenching.”—Sandra Beasley

 

 

Further Adventures of My Nose

“A gutsy chapbook about a terrifying illness by a skilled and humane poet” —Laurie Rosenblatt

 

 

The Hat City After Men Stopped Wearing Hats

“We read Suroweicki’s poems and are necessarily bewitched… ” —George Drew

 

 

Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral

“He 'lowers a lens' and we see what has been there all along, so self-evident yet willfully avoided” —C.D. Wright

 

 

 

You can also order books directly from the author: j.surowiecki@sbcglobal.net