Book cover featuring a drawing of a lifeguard shack

Silver Birch Press is pleased to announce the April 2, 2013 release of Gerald Locklin New and Selected Poems (1967-2007) — a rerelease of the poetry featured in the 2008 edition of the same title issued by World Parade Books, edited and with a foreword by Paul Kareem Tayyar.

The 172-page book — which features over 100 of Locklin's most iconic and memorable poems — is available at

"I have never been let down. I have been picked up, lifted up, tossed into that rare area: excellent writing with verve, writing that laughs, writing that reads easy yet says something. That's a good package."
Charles Bukowski

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is a professor emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught full-time from 1965-2007. He has published fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews prolifically in periodicals and in over a hundred and fifty books, chapbooks, and broadsides. Recent or upcoming books include a fiction e-Book, The Sun Also Rises in the Desert, from Mendicant Bookworks; a collection of poems, Deep Meanings: Selected Poems, 2008-2013, from PRESA Press; three simultaneously released novellas from Spout Press; and a French collection of his prose, Candy Bars: Le Dernier des Damnes, due May 7, 2013, from 13e Note Press, Paris. Event Horizon Press released new editions of A Simpler Time, A Simpler Place and Hemingway Colloquium: The Poet Goes to Cuba in 2011; Coagula Press released the first of two volumes of his Complete Coagula Poems; and From a Male Perspective appeared from PRESA Press.