Featured Titles from Marick Press


Ministry of,
Emergency Situations

by Todd Swift

This collection
displays an
amazing poetic breadth
bounding from popular
culture to religion to family. 




Flea Song

by Richard Frost

Richard Frost makes it easy
for us to enter his poems,
but what happens next
is typically unexpected, sometimes
demanding, sometimes delightful,
but consistently offering his readers 
the gift of appreciative surprise. 





No One's

by Paul Celan
translated by David Young

The more difficult the work
the more likely Young
is to find the perfect
modern colloquial and
emotional equivalents
emotional equivalents
in western prosody. 





  • Ministry of Emergency Situations by Todd Swift

  • Mephisto's Flea Song by Richard Frost

  • No One's Rose by Paul Celan


 Bunker Anatomy

Christophe Claro

Translated by Brian Evenson

Publication Date: Fall 2010
110 Pages
ISBN13:  978-1-934851-23-4
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About the Author, Christophe Claro  

Claro1 Born in Paris in 1962, Claro is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, among them Livre xix (1997), Chair Éléctrique (2003, translated by Brian Evenson into English as Electric Flesh), Madman Bovary (2008), and a collection of essays Le Clavier cannibale (2009). His most recent book CosmoZ combines elements of The Wizard of Oz with the history of destruction from World War I to the detonation of the atom bomb in Hiroshima. He is also, notably, the translator of William T. Vollmann, William H. Gass, Salman Rushdie, Richard Powers and others. He co-edits Le Cherche Midi press’s “Lot 49” series. 

About the Translator, Brian Evenson  

EvensonBrian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, all published in 2009. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He directs Brown University’s Literary Arts Program.


"Bunker Anatomy is a witty treatise from the book’s beginning to its end. It is also an unwaveringly original work with a singularly unique voice. Deeply creepy, profound and perfectly cataclysmic.
- Viken Berberian, author of the novels "The Cyclist" and "Das Kapital"

"When I was a child I used to dream about a lady with snakes in her hair. After I grew up a little I learned her name was Medusa, and now that I have read Claro’s new book I know not only about the snakes she has on top of her head but also the ones she has inside her brain. I think sometimes they’re in mine too, and probably, if you’ve picked up this new Brian Evenson translation to read, in yours as well. The bloody, dark old Greeks may have invented her and her myopic cohort in obsession, Cyclops, but Claro reanimates them for our even darker, far more bloody selves. I’m glad, in a kind of wide-eyed-at-the-horrible-wisdom way this book is around to read. But I’m also glad I didn’t have to dream it. Claro did and he’s come back from the dark and deep to tell us."
- Rebecca Brown, author of The Gifts of the Body and Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary


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Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
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