Canarium Books is releasing two collections next month by Chicago poets John Beer and Suzanne Buffam. John Beer's book, The Waste Land and Other Poems, is his first collection, and from what I have read promising to big a valuable collection. You can read a sample of John's work at Jacket. The Irrationalist is Suzanne's second book, and will also be published in Canada by House of Anansi Press. She's the recipient of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the CBC Literary Award for Poetry. She is a special talent, and in this collection uses the power of observation to crave-up the world she sees.
Canarium Press has big hopes for these two collections and is in turn supporting Chicago lit. You can preorder this collection today and show your support for Canarium.