M.V. Montgomery’s third collection of poems, What We Did With Old Moons, will be released by Winter Goose Publishing in November.
In this new collection of lyrics and “faux tales,” M. V. Montgomery channels a voice from somewhere deep in the collective unconscious, spinning poems out of ancient ritual and urban legend, made-up monsters and divinities, familiar and alien worlds. These are literary “tales for children” á la Marquez, jubilant celebrations of the magic of stories and storytellers, related by a sentimental and often cantankerous speaker who at times evokes Saint-Exupéry or Calvino.
Some preliminary reviews:
“Whimsical, never heavy-handed, yet still showing a great depth of emotion, Montgomery’s collection is a wonderful catalog of longing, brimming with histories—both real and imagined—that will enchant until the very end.”
—Robert James Russell, author of Sea of Trees
“M.V. Montgomery’s poems are funny, contemporary, and clever.”
—Philip Vermaas, Editor of Misfits’ Miscellany
“If F. Scott Fitzgerald hadn’t sometimes bored me to tears, his name would have been M.V. Montgomery.”
—Cole Knight, Editor of Circus of the Damned