New Book from Susana H. Case: Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips
04/01/2013

Susana H. Case’s new book of poems is rock and roll in poetry. The poems cover a range of subjects related to music.

Online PR News – 01-April-2013 – New York, NY – Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips by Susana H. Case, Anaphora Literary Press, ISBN 978-1-937536-36-7, 80 pages, 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches, April, 2013, price: $15

New York, NY – Susana H. Case’s new book of poems is rock and roll in poetry. The poems cover a range of subjects related to music, organized into three sections: “The Honey Thing,” (relationships); “Mood Alteration,” (substance abuse and shifts in emotion); and “Write a Song About It,” (the music business and its relationship to other aspects of life). Each poem also departs in unique ways from rock and roll, its lyrics and history.

“I grew up with rock and roll as background music to every significant event of my life.” Case says, “When I think about my biography, there’s a soundtrack attached. Rock music is always on my mind and I wanted to do something with that. I enjoyed—and continue to enjoy—the process of using the music in the songs to inform the music I strive to hear in my poems. It’s just fun, thinking about rock in this way too, as a device, not solely as a part of my history.”

Case’s book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. A professor at the New York Institute of Technology, and author of a number of poetry collections, including Salem In Seance and The Cost of Heat, the author’s website is at: http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/. She can be found on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/susana.case. The publisher’s webpage for the book is at: http://anaphoraliterary.com/catalogue/poetry/susana-h-case/