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The Islands
John Sakkis




Nightboat
2015 • 88 pp. 6 x 7 1/2"
Poetry

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-26-7



The Islands is melos, music in 5-part harmonic sequences, beginning with the once-upon-a-time of ‘one night, after the happily of dinner.’ So it’s the sound of story in lyric concretion, rhythmic concision, the atmosphere of film, the senses migrating from one section to another, punning ‘knot exactly.’ This book is a nostos, a welcome home event, and will be your favorite memory palace.” —Norma Cole

In John Sakkis's new book, hip hop and biography, both real and imagined, saturate travel on the islands



JOHN SAKKIS is the author of Rude Girl (2009) as well as the chapbooks: RAVE ON!, Gary Gygax, The Moveable Ones, and Coast. With Angelos Sakkis, he has translated three books by the Greek poet Demothenes Agrafiotis, including Maribor, which won the Northern California Book Award, and Chinese Notebook. He works for Small Press Distribution and lives in Oakland.



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