Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: No. Wait. I Can Explain.
Author: Brad Rose
Category: Poetry
Publication Date: August 20, 2022
Pages: 124
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-70-2
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

Claremont, CA – May 21, 2022 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of No. Wait. I Can Explain., new poetry from Brad Rose, available August 20, 2022 worldwide.

The poems and microfiction of No. Wait. I Can Explain. are predominately surreal and playful. Many are unified by the quirky voices of hardscrabble speakers who have experienced social and economic turmoil, and a resulting psychic instability. Via interior monologues and uncanny dialogues, speakers take liberties with standard colloquial speech, invent unusual similes, and employ unconventional variants of American idioms. They also offer startling insights and unexpected moments of wisdom. Both in spite of, and because of, speakers’ peculiarities, the poems and microfiction of No. Wait. I Can Explain. seek to offer keen, if unsettling, glimpses into the darker—and often darkly humorous— underlying dimensions of contemporary American life.

No. Wait. I Can Explain. by Brad Rose will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Gardners, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, and lives in Boston. In addition to No. Wait. I Can Explain., he is the author of three collections of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray, de/tonations, and Momentary Turbulence. A new book of prose poems, WordinEdgeWise is forthcoming. Six times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and three times nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, Brad’s poetry and fiction have appeared in over 100 journals, including The Los Angeles Times, The American Journal of Poetry, New York Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Clockhouse, Cloudbank, Baltimore Review, 45th Parallel, Best Microfiction 2019, Lunch Ticket, and Cultural Daily. Brad is also the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including the recently released Collateral, and Funny You Should Ask. His website is:

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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