Andrew Weatherhead

 

BOOKS

$50,000  |  TODD  |  Cats and Dogs



$50,000

118 pages
5 × 7″ - perfect bound paperback

An aphoristic meditation collaging ‘facts’ with impressions, images, memories, quotations, passing feelings, $50,000 is one of those poems that could go on eternally—reading it feels like a kind of practice. A soothing book about language, loneliness, uncertainty and the banal rhythms of existence.

— Elisa Gabbert

Humor, history, horror, and hope take flight in these fragments, evoking the tension between the completion and incompletion of reality.

— Mark Leidner


Excerpts

The Nervous Breakdown | from $50,000

NY Tyrant | from $50,000

Neutral Spaces | from $50,000

Logue Yellow (print) | from $50,000


Interviews and Reviews

Publisher's Weekly | 15 New and Forthcoming Indie Press Gems

1 Story Podcast | Andrew Weatherhead on $50,000 (2020) and Wittgenstein

Cease Cows | INTERESTING SNIPPETS OF LANGUAGE FROM UNIQUE SOURCES: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW WEATHERHEAD, AUTHOR OF $50,000

Back Patio Press | Review of ‘$50,000’ (Andrew Weatherhead)

The Rumpus | THE RUMPUS MINI-INTERVIEW PROJECT #207: ANDREW WEATHERHEAD

Vol. 1 Brooklyn | THE EQUIPMENT IS SPARE & DRACONIAN: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW WEATHERHEAD

Selcouth Station | Review: $50,000 by Andrew Weatherhead

The Bookends Review | in search of better words for our anxieties: a review of andrew weatherhead’s ‘$50,000’

Publishing Genius | Poems Are Wild, Man: An Andrew Weatherhead Interview





TODD (Out of Print)

Monster House Press, 2018

108 pages
5.5 × 7.5″ - perfect bound paperback

Weatherhead is a scientist of Eerie Truths, and his second collection is the resonant formula we need: precise interrogations of every word and every seemingly simple image—“each moment stings,” it warns us. In Weatherhead’s poems, not just art but phenomenology hinges on these keys—image and word—and the meditative space left for us around them becomes a brutal mirror. This book is part machine, part magic, 100% truth.

— Molly Brodak

TODD eases us in deceptively, only to beat our brains in on the final pages. The book’s masterpiece, “The Origin of the World,” a poem created out of lines from blurbs on books that happened to be in Weatherhead's room one day in 2012, leaves the reader shellshocked and overwhelmed. The best way I can describe this book is to ask you to imagine a giant’s hands placed on top of a tornado. Just as a ceramicist pushes down clay to control it as the wheel turns, the giant’s hands mute the storm. Andrew Weatherhead is the giant and TODD is the tornado.

— Robyn O'Neil

TODD is one of my favorite new books by one of my favorite writers. Endlessly inventive, full of stunning lines, and somehow playful while being deadly serious about our current times. I didn't want it to end.

— Shane Jones

TODD is an unassuming, inventive, fun-to-read reminder of language’s infinite capacity for utter weirdness. Emotional but not self-indulgent, moving but not lame, funny but not cheap, Weatherhead has successfully created a rare work of art.

— Jordan Castro


Excerpts

The Fanzine | The Origin of the World

Me Reading Stuff Podcast | The Origin of the World (audio)

Leveler | Deadass

Radioactive Moat | from 1,000 Words

Paper Bag Magazine | from 1,000 Words

Western Beefs | 20 Two-Word Poems


Press and Interviews

The Creative Independent | On hijacking language

Poetry Foundation | Reading List: October 2018





Cats and Dogs


75 pages
5.5 × 7.5″ - perfect bound paperback

Weatherhead's Cats and Dogs features plain-spoken, tragicomic koans for the 21st century. Voiced by a solitary city-dweller, these poems borrow haiku's small, startling observations, but with an eye for metropolitan life: its bus rides and apartment building rooftops. By turns graceful and artfully clumsy, Weatherhead's lines find their way to an honesty I enjoy and admire. Perhaps his gift for understatement is contagious; I want to tap poetry readers on the shoulder and say Listen--this book--you might want to take it home when what I mean is Read this immediately.

— Heather Christle

I’ve long thought of Weatherhead as one of my favorite writer’s writer’s writers, which by that I mean I love the way he sees the world. Through an array of styles and tones that together tread that nebulously majestic area between imagination and emotion, humor and reflection, fact and hope, Cats and Dogs bears evidence of a voice that came prepared for anything, and one that makes the world more bearable by simply knowing it exists.

— Blake Butler

These are beautiful poems because they're true. Andrew James Weatherhead writes poems that mock, exalt, and describe, sometimes all in the same poem ---they take amazing leaps, but you never feel that the ground has shifted under your feet. His voice very calmly tells you what you didn't think you needed to know.

— Matthew Rohrer


Excerpts

Painted Bride Quarterly | Poem for my neighbor’s bird, which I took care of for 10 days while they were in Turkey

Everyday Genius | 2 Poems

Augury Books | Playing Tennis Against a Wall

Juked | Something that Happened in Brooklyn

Banango Street | A Letter


Press and Interviews

VICE | Andrew James Weatherhead Proves You Don’t Have to Share Every Single Thing That Comes Into Your Mind

Monster Children | Andrew James Weatherhead’s Cats and Dogs

The Fanzine | 100% ANIMALS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW JAMES WEATHERHEAD