50 galleys will be printed and mailed to reviewers and media 3-4 months prior to publication. 100 finished books will be mailed to review and media outlets. Direct mail promotion. 1000 promo postcards will be mailed to readers, professors, and publisher contacts. Inclusion in catalog fliers. Promotion through BOA's website and other online outlets. Readings Cont. Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh, NC); North Carolina State University; UNC-Chapel Hill; UNC-Wilmington Queens College; High Point University; East Carolina University; Meredith College; Brigham Young University; Westminster College; University of Colorado (Boulder); College of the Holy Cross St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Emerald Isle, NC; St. Bonaventure University University of New England; Bowdoin College; Kent State University; Longwood University College of William and Mary; College of Southern Maryland; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Wells College; Syracuse YMCA; Utica College St. John Fisher College; Coastal Carolina University; Augusta State University; Armstrong Atlantic State University; University of the South University of Tennessee Knoxville
Founder of Tar River Poetry and editor for 30 years, Peter Makuck taught at East Carolina University from 1976 to 2006. His stories, poems, reviews and essays appear in Poetry, The Nation, Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, and The Georgia Review. He is author of four volumes of poetry, two short story collections, and co-edited a book of essays.
"Long Lens abounds in examples of how the right moves with perspective are acts of attentiveness by which a poem's design springs from underfoot, with a reach that can take in worlds." -- The Hollins Critic "That old head-scratcher Emerson famously...said that we either belong to the Party of Memory or the Party of Hope. Peter Makuck, whose has been one of the happy arrivals in my mailbox this year, belongs to the former. Yet this new book will also show a man on a three--decade's--long mission to argue that as far as these parties are concerned, it's a distinction without a difference." -- The Cortland Review "The publication of a 'new and selected' edition of a poet's work is a high--water mark for the writer's career...It's also a statment from the publisher that here is a writer whose work has passed the testing of time. In the case of Peter Makuck's Long Lens: New and Selected Poems, the poet has passed the test with flying colors." -- The News and Observer.com