Dead Dad Club by Julian Shendelman

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Dead Dad Club by Julian Shendelman


With a close eye on the past and an outstretched hand to the future, Dead Dad Club traces the death of a father and ties it to the rebirth of a son. Weaving together the hilarious and the grotesque, Dead Dad Club is a starkly honest collection of poems and musings that manage to make light of even the heaviest topics.

What People Are Saying

“I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for Julian’s book. These poems like a car streaking across a dying city with all your friends inside. The dexterity in verse, in joy, in desire, and in grief is astounding. Read at your own risk of being moved as fuck.”

Sam Sax, author of Bury It (2018) and Madness (2017)

“In Dead Dad Club, Julian Shendelman walks us within himself. A song for the dead, while in turn, we cherish our time with the poet. His poems teach us that there is no looking away when the writer is creating beauty in all corners of time and lyric. Teaches us that other people’s floods also inch up to our eyes. And how a loving biographer reveals the form of the ghost before the death.”

Tongo Eisen-Martin, author of someone’s dead already (2015)

“Look Julian, you’re not the only one with a dead dad you know, there’s like a whole bunch of us . . . like enough to form a club . . . oh, wait.”

Laura Shendelman, Julian’s sister

Publication Details

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

March 2017 • 5 x 7 • 32 pp. • Trade Paper

ISBN: 978-0-9981348-5-7

Original front- and back-cover artwork by Arthur Johnstone

Interior and cover design by J. K. Fowler

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