We are pleased to announce that NER contributor Steven D. Schroeder’s new book of poetry, The Royal Nonesuch, has been published by Spark Wheel Press. Two of Schoeder’s poems, “How do you like Your Blueeyed Boy” and “Uncertain Stumbling Buzz” originally appeared in NER 30.3, as well as his poem “Trolls,” in NER 33.2.
From Oliver del Paz, author of Requiem for the Orchard: “In Steven D. Schroeder’s remarkable second book, The Royal Nonesuch, ‘Everything is falling up or sideways.’ The miraculous cavorts in the attic while the endlessly possible rolls on and on in the dots of loaded dice. Ever present among the springs of Schroeder’s lyrical language play are the assemblages of his literary legacy. A line from a beloved book triggers a flirtation. A sentence blossoms into a map to stolen gold. And with the striking of a match, the gears of Steven D. Schroeder’s Rube Goldberg machine turn in their glass box. The lights blink and creaking wheels spool into beautiful sounds. The Royal Nonesuch is an exquisite joy.”
This is Schroeder’s second published book of poetry, following 2009’s Torched Verse Ends (BlazeVOX Books). He currently edits the online journal Anti-.