Thursday, February 7, 2008

COMING SOON---The Complete Poems of Catullus

Bootstrap Press is proud to announce the imminent arrival of THE COMPLETE POEMS OF GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS, translated by our very own Ryan Gallagher. Here's what the critics are already saying:

Gaius Valerius Catullus is distinguished from all the other writers of antiquity by his vulnerability. He is the most personal of Latin poets, and more personal than any Greek poet including Sappho... if his love poems could only be duplicated in English they would be popular at every level of society and might be sung in night clubs or by rock groups.


I would much rather lie on what is left of Catullus’ parlour floor and speculate the azure beneath it and the hills off to Salo and Riva with their forgotten gods moving unhindered amongst them, than discuss any processes and theories of art whatsoever. I would rather play tennis. I shall not argue.


Catullus scarcely has a decent poem.


I pothered but
you’ll have bothered
Catullus played Bach.


Lord, what would they say
Did their Catullus walk
that way?


They Are Flying Planes Launch---February 16, 2008

We understand that the amazing Arlo Quint has been added to the lineup
and we can't wait to get to Brooklyn!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008