Collective Regeneration and Universal Love by Dan Shurley

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Collective Regeneration and Universal Love by Dan Shurley


Like a Simonton pancake, Collective Regeneration and Universal Love appears at first weightless and otherworldly. But with each sharply observed encounter, the people and objects inhabiting Shurley’s moonscapes are revealed to be rooted—and none too comfortably—to the same Twilight Zone reality as you and I.

What People Are Saying

"Dan examines . . . coexisting cultures with the compassion of a medical practitioner, implying the anesthetic without entering the operating arena. The buildings that surround the imposing and important structure are all that is needed to suggest the stories within. The spectator is given small apertures to navigate the layers of information, the characters and events, all components that comprise a story structure, intertwined but autonomous, with just enough context to make a prognosis . . ."

Howard Kleger (full review)

“I just finished your book. I think it’s elegant, deft, and often brilliant. I do wonder a bit about its overall effect, though, as in, ‘Who is this guy and what is he about?’ Some poets impress you with insights while others, their taste, touch, or sensitivity. A few bowl you over with both their thinking and music. Moment by moment, you can certainly mesmerize, tease, and even astound but, again, ‘Who are you and what must you convey to us?’ Maybe my question is irrelevant to your project . . ."

Linh Dinh, author of Blood and Soap: Stories (2004), Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and Fake House (2000)

Publication Details

All of our books are printed locally in Oakland, CA. We strongly believe in supporting local publishers and local printers. 

September 2015 • 5 x 7 • 47 pp. • Trade Paper

ISBN: 978-0-9966172-3-9

Original front- and back-cover artwork by Arthur Johnstone and Livien Yin

Author portraits by Arthur Johnstone

Interior and cover design by J. K. Fowler

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