We’re very excited to welcome poet and fellow bookseller Danny Caine to Skylark to celebrate the publication of his new collection of poems, Continental Breakfast (Mason Jar Press, 2019). Danny is the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas and is also the author of El Dorado Freddy's (collaboration with Tara Wray, Belt Publishing 2020), and the chapbook Uncle Harold's Maxwell House Haggadah (Etchings Press 2017). His poetry has appeared in Hobart, DIAGRAM, New Ohio Review, and Barrelhouse.
Continental Breakfast, an often-humorous book, explores the effect of mass commercialism on identity, love, religion, and the American landscape. From Kanye West at Waffle House to dead malls to Passover candy, the book questions how branding and celebrity function as filters through which we see the world. You won’t want to miss what is to sure to be a thought-provoking and entertaining evening. Plus, it has one of the best covers we’ve seen in a long time.