STORIES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN:
The University of Windsor Review
As it Ought to Be
The Wascana Review
The Chattahoochee Review
The Bangalore Review
Rainy Day Reads Publishing
"Resurgius is a quietly hilarious read which, unique though it is, strikes me as belonging to the very league as the comic gems of Evelyn Waugh and Nathaniel West. It abounds in delectable tongue-in-cheek wit. Your price of admission will be richly repaid by the character of Bettina Battle, a woman with all the subtlety of a battering ram, in hot pursuit of sexual satisfaction from Serge, the dorky antihero. Among its other distinctions, Resurgius is a masterpiece of style, so skillfully written that it would be hard to change a word without a worsening. This comes as no surprise; Schorb for a long while has stood out among our finer poets, with tremendous assets of imagination, powers of invention, and the ability to polish his words to a sheen. This is a book to give to discerning friends, to cherish on a permanent shelf, and to wolf down immediately, being regaled."
Schorb demonstrates that the world of prose poetry has no boundaries of form, theme, or style.
is a quietly hilarious read which, unique though it is, strikes me as belonging to the very league as the comic gems of Evelyn Waugh and Nathaniel West."
—X. J. Kennedy
"Chaos' has everything you want in good literature--poignant writing, drama, and redemption."
—Award Citation, Christopher Klim
is a riveting read that can't be put down."
—Midwest Book Review
"A crackling good story told in the compelling, precise prose of a poet."
--Award Citation, Walter Anderson,
Publisher, Parade Publications
“I am always happy to drop everything—pretty nearly—when I make the acquaintance of a poet as good as E.M. Schorb.”
"Schorb has been writing some of the best American poetry for decades."
is an amazing collection. The final poem, 'Toward the End,' reveals the reason that poetry exists."
Winner of the Verna Emery Poetry Prize
Purdue University Press