NOAH FALCK is the author of the full-length collection Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012), and several chapbooks including Celebrity Dream Poems (Poor Claudia, 2013) and Life As A Crossword Puzzle (Open Thread, 2009). His work has appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Washington Square Review, & Poets.org. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, he now lives in Buffalo, New York, where he works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center and curates the Silo City Reading Series in an abandoned grain silo along the Buffalo River.
Featuring: Poetry: Pamela Lu & Noah Falck | Music: Gutpole| Performance: Kyle Butler | Food: Geoffrey Gatza
Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: December 1, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
“Snowmen Losing Weight is an approachable collection of 61 poems on a range of topics from baseball and mustaches to Dick and Jane. The collection is broken down into four sections, presented in a unique accordion-style book with hand-inked covers and endpages.”
Available from Bat Cat Press
“‘I walk for hours through a meadow,/my pockets leaking bacon bits’—this is how Noah Falck sees Bill Clinton, and more importantly, how Noah Falck sees us seeing Bill Clinton. Celebrities are mirrors in which we watch ourselves watching them. These poems purify that experience, and in doing so, clarify the beauty and sadness of fame—how much we want to matter, and that mattering now is largely tied up in fame. God, I fear, needs a press agent. The book’s Berryman epigraph—Peoples bore me—seems a head fake here—people do not bore Noah Falck. What surprises me most is how much he makes me feel for these people I feel nothing for. I mean you, Lindsay Lohan, and you, Tom Cruise. Here, you are resurrected . . . as human.”
Available from Poor Claudia
Life As A Crossword Puzzle was selected by Guest Judge Tyler Meier (Kenyon Review) as the winning manuscript for Ohio in the Open Thread 2009 Tri-State Chapbook Contest.
“The tonal textures-mini-tragedies, high comedy, irony in sequins, cheap jokes, silver—pure pathos, poems that feel like a clemency—mash up and make something that looks at once like a chimera, then a mirror. And perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to this chapbook. Always accessible, Falck is making possible what normally isn’t possible: fantasy moonlighting as realism, irony dressed up in the ‘I mean this with all my heart’ sweatpants.”
Mostly a humorous poetry collection but with elements of an eerie post bluetooth age lurking. No pussyfooting. These poems first appeared in Bat City Review, Blazevox 2K6, Combatives, Columbia Poetry Review, Dusie, Nexus, Orpheus, Pilot, Redivider, Word For/Word and in the Cy Gist anthology Face Time.
Available from Pavement Saw Press
“The river has always been there, always outside rolling through into a Utopia of loneliness and all season the overcast, the blurry frame of life, a landscape of abandoned vehicles, a landscape of burnt grass and trees dying in the gloom. There was once a sky, the one you’ve seen in photographs, in postcards but it departed, smeared itself away.”