Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "In RUDE GIRL, light 'scrime[s],' a girl secretly 'places a button under her tongue,' and a tide is a 'pseudonym' both for not speaking (right then) and for what comes after: the start of seeing 'the things [in front of]' (my brackets), which in fact 'were always [in front of].' There's an attention too, in John Sakkis's beautiful book, to the 'frequency and occurence' with which these things happened. Are happening. Like 'years or color.' Loved these poems. Hope you will too"—Bhanu Kapil.
About the Author
John Sakkis is the author of RUDE GIRL (BlazeVOX Books, 2009) and the chapbooks Rave On! (Lew Gallery, 2010) Gary Gygax (Cy Gist Press, 2008), Rude Girl (Duration Press, 2007), The Moveable Ones (Transmission Press, 2007) and Coast (Dusie Press, 2006). He is the translator of Siarita Kouka's sequence Benthos (Silas Press, 2004). With Angelos Sakkis he has translated two collections of the work of Athenian multimedia artist/poet Demothenes Agrafiotis: CHINESE NOTEBOOK (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and MARIBOR (The Post-Apollo Press, 2010). He received BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Writing And Poetics from The Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. He lives in the Lower Haight district of San Francisco and works for Small Press Distribution.