A Cake Appeared

Front and Back cover for A Cake Appearedpoems, fables, and scrolls by Shane Jones
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ISBN: 978-0-578-04678-5
Dimensions: 6″ wide x 9″ tall
Binding: Perfect bound Paperback
Pages: 90 pages
First Edition ©2010
Printed in the USA
Cover art by Morgan Blair

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About this book

The experience of reading Shane Jones’s new collection A Cake Appeared (Scrambler Books) is very much like the experience of peering into one of Salvador Dali’s paintings – ‘The Hallucinogenic Toreador’, perhaps, or ‘The Discovery of American by Christopher Columbus’. Images transform, turn on and into one another, overwhelming and displacing the reader’s sense of scale, keeping any sense of security on edge. One idea turns radically away only to return in a slightly different form a moment later. Simultaneously disturbing and reassuring, these poems build up expectations, break them, and then, as soon as hope slips away, fulfill them, but never in the way you might expect.” -Troy Urquhart (PANK review)

“I freaking love this book man. I think Shane Jones gets more wildly imaginative in the poems in A Cake Appeared than in his other work, which of course is all pretty wild in its imaginativeness.” – Book Daily

“It works because Shane Jones says that it will. And Shane Jones is somehow channeling (through an oven, no doubt) the spirit of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, which makes each of his poems if not out and out terrifying, then certainly Scary dressed up as adorable good fun. The boyish double-spacing, with the aesthetic sophistication of a handwriting primer, smartly taunts the reader with the present possibility of absence — just what is each poem not saying? — and the poignant suggestion of flaw in the seemingly harmless bedtime stories that shape us.” – a review by Kat Dixon

***Shane Jones (born 1980) lives in upstate New York and is the author of 2 other books: Light Boxes (PGP, 2009; Penguin 2010) and The Failure Six (Fugue State, 2010).