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March 19, 2019 / barton smock

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Considering Ghost Arson as a collection, there are obsessions or at least repetitions: owls, milk, ghosts, etc. The pinnacle obsession being god in all forms and personalities (“you picture god as a toddler studying a map” or “the airway of a god with a tail”), the word itself repeated nearly to the point of semantic satiation, a term coined by Leon Jakobovits James, who also suggested that the phenomenon could be employed to ameliorate phobias. Consciously or not, perhaps Smock is attempting to exorcise a theophobia. Conversely, the recurrence could be a mantra reverberating across poems.
– George Salis

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Ghost Arson (Kung Fu Treachery Press 2018)

have copies, on my person, now.

if you’ve read it, skimmed it, or rewritten it…say something somewhere.

said some words on it, here:
http://flywayjournal.org/book-reviews/interview-with-barton-smock-author-of-ghost-arson/

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if interested in reviewing, contact me at ghostarson@gmail.com

book is 15.00 / orders for signed copies can be made via paypal to ghostarson@gmail.com or by using link:
PayPal.Me/ghostarson

*be sure to include your address in the notes field

or one can send a check to:
Barton Smock
5155 Hatfield Drive
Columbus, OH 43232

on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Arson-Barton-Smock/dp/194664286X

at barnes & noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghost-arson-barton-smock/1129931893?ean=9781946642868

on goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43229602-ghost-arson

facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ghostarson/

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review by Dd. Spungin: https://kingsoftrain.com/2018/11/28/dd-spungins-review-of-ghost-arson/

review by George Salis: https://kingsoftrain.com/2018/12/17/review-by-george-salis-of-barton-smocks-ghost-arson/

facebook live reading: https://www.facebook.com/barton.smock/videos/10155837390135423/

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