Chappy Hour: A Super Stalin & Stalin's Carnival

July 10, 2014 by Tan Light

You might know Steven Heighton by his award-winning fiction titles, The Shadow Boxer, Afterlands, or The Dead are More Visible. But like novelists Karen Connelley and Tanis Rideout, Heighton is also a poet of considerable talent. Palimpsest Press has released a new edition of Heighton's debut poetry collection, Stalin's Carnival, to engage new readers 25 years after its debut.

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You might know Steven Heighton by his award-winning fiction titles, The Shadow Boxer, Afterlands or The Dead are More Visible. But like novelists Karen Connelley and Tanis Rideout, Heighton is also a poet of considerable talent. Palimpsest Press has released a new edition of Heighton’s debut poetry collection, Stalin’s Carnival, to engage new readers 25 years after its debut.

In the section I’ve chosen for you this week, Heighton has taken Stalin’s own poetic work, along with other writing, to form the collection’s central suite: "Ashes on the Earth". I highly recommend a fiery Super Stalin to accompany this fascinating set of poems.




What You’ll Need:

• 1/2 ounce vodka
• 1/2 ounce coffee brandy
• Bacardi 151 Rum (up to one ounce)

How To Make It:

1. In a shot glass, mix vodka and brandy. Top with Bacardi 151 to taste. (Do not mix the Bacardi!)
2. Light it on fire! Count to 3, make a wish, and blow.
3. Enjoy when cooled.

What to Read: 

Click above to read "Ashes on the Earth" from Stalin's Carnival.

 

 


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