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Title: Surf Music
Author: R.S. Deese
Category: Poetry
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Pages: 110
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-37-9
Suggested Retail Price: $18.95

Claremont, CA – October 20, 2016 — Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Surf Music by R.S. Deese.

The poems in Surf Music are all pretty short, and some of them are funny. Their subjects include being at the beach, believing people, believing things, losing people, encounters with plants & animals large and small, rain, machines, rocks, and sunlight.

Surf Music by R.S. Deese will be available February 7, 2017 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide. The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

About the author

R. S. Deese grew up in Claremont, California. He currently teaches History at Boston University and is the author of We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species (University of California Press, 2014). His poetry has been published in AGNI, Berkeley Poetry Review, MungBeing, The New Formalist, Poetry Motel, and The Quarterly

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is an independent book publishing company focusing on the development of literary-minded authors and artists by embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and creatively supporting the skills of these talented individuals. Full catalog and press material can be found at


Supplemental Material

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