blas falconer

Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press is very pleased have published  Blas Falconer’s chapbook, The Perfect Hour. These seventeen poems bespeak a lifetime of growth and pain. Blas Falconer writes of family and friends, of travel and home. But mostly he writes, from deep within his heart, of living as a gay man in a hetero world. For him, the “perfect hour” is a time when nothing should be changed, not even the length of that hour. For him, whether he’s writing about his mother, his grandmother, or a rather unusual child, the issue is always, “Love them, love them.”

Blas Falconer completed his MFA at the U of Maryland and his doctorate in Literature and Creative Writing at the U of Houston. He is an Assistant Professor at Austin Peay State University where he teaches poetry and memoir. His work has appeared in several literary journals, such as River City, Crab Orchard Review, and Lyric. He lives in Nashville.

ISBN 1-929355-31-9 / 28 pages (chapbook) / $9

“The Perfect Hour is stunning: lyrical, fierce, and always elegantly crafted. These poems mark the debut of a most promising new voice in American poetry. Blas Falconer is a poet to watch.” – Lisa D. Chavez