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Press Release - Can't Stop Now! - New

Press Release - Can't Stop Now! - New

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A new press release for CAN'T STOP NOW!, the eighteenth poetry collection by John Yamrus.
A new press release for CAN'T STOP NOW!, the eighteenth poetry collection by John Yamrus.

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Can’t Stop Now!By John Yamrus
Epic Rites Press New Book Release
Can’t Stop Now! 
is the eighteenthpoetry collection by acclaimed authorJohn Yamrus – whose career hasspanned more than four decades.Since the release of his first book in1970, John’s work has been publishedin hundreds of magazines, taught atboth the high school and universitylevels, and translated into numerouslanguages.The cover of 
Can’t Stop Now! 
, by thegreat multi-media artist Pablo Vision,depicts a 17th century perpetualmotion machine – symbolic of John’sremarkably consistent body of work.When asked about “endurance,” Johnreplied “I've always considered myself to be a lunch pail kind of writer... onewho goes to work every day and nomatter what, manages to get the jobdone.”
“Two major qualities prevail in Yamrus’ recent work: economy and punch. No word is unnecessary or out of place; the timing is impeccable; and, most difficult of all, the endings hit just the right balance of summation, revelation, and surprise.” – Gerald Locklin 
 
 
Can’t Stop Now!By John Yamrus
Epic Rites Press New Book Release
Can’t Stop Now! 
136 pages$17.50ISBN: 978-1-926860-06-0he clued her in
on Miles Davis,Billie Holiday,Knut Hamsun,and Sarah Vaughan.he showed her that
The Well Of Loneliness 
is more than just a book…he played her
Sketches Of Spain 
,
Kind Of Blue 
and every recordingJanis Joplin ever made.he did all thatand so muchmore.and the kindest thingshe ever didfor himwasleave.
“The poetry of John Yamrus demands more attention. There is real blood in this man’s work.” – Todd Moore 
 
 
 
Can’t Stop Now!By John Yamrus
Epic Rites Press New Book Release
When asked about the economy of hispoetry, John remarked:“I think the hardest thing for a writerto learn is what NOT to say. Writerswant to talk and talk and talk in theirwork and show their readers how goodthey are. Flashy. That’s not me. Idon’t want to impress my readers withbells and whistles. I want to hit themover the head with blood and guts andbone. I want to give them somethingthat they know and lead them intothinking something a little deeperabout it.”When asked about the longevity of hiswork and how he’s managed to holdonto the fire for over four decades,John replied:“I think habit plays a certain part in it.Like you said, I’ve been doing this for along, long time, and it’s just somethingI’m used to. Old habits like this arehard to break, especially when you’rehaving as much fun at it as I am. I geta kick out of those aspiring writers whosit around waiting for inspiration. Man,if you can’t look around you, every day,and find something to inspire you, thenyou’d better pick a different line of work.”
doing
something simple,but making itperfect,can often bea thing of beauty.today,i watered,prunedand re-arrangedour potted plants,andthen,i thoughtof you.
“John Yamrus, as a poet, is like an expert skeet shooter that hits the clay pigeon no matter what the speed,angle or trajectory; in poem after poem, his sharp mind nails its target every time.” – Rob Plath 

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