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8th House Publishing Announces the Publication of "A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky" by Claudia Serea

New York, NY, December 07, 2013 --( 8th House Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of "A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky" by Claudia Serea, a two-time Puschart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. The book is available through the publisher and at,, Amazon Europe, Barnes&Noble and other online retailers; see their web site ( for ordering details and links.

In Person: The author is available for media interviews and poetry readings/discussions, and will be presenting her work at a number of venues during the winter and spring of 2014. Please contact the publisher for more information.

"Written in unsparing, haunting detail, Claudia Serea’s unforgettable
A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky brings to life the horrors of the brutal communist repression in her native Romania in the second part of the 20th century – the prisons, the torture, the barbarous inhumanity— preserving in memory a time that should never be forgotten. She writes: 'Tell me, grandma, everything you know / so I can be your mouth when you are gone.' The grief is lasting; memory must serve as justice."
—Charles Rammelkamp, editor of The Potomac Review, author of Fusen Bakudan

"Beautiful, moving and brave; Claudia Serea's poems tell a story of fear and repression, but also one of hope. This strong collection speaks out against systems of repression all over the world, with a message that is vital and a powerful voice." — Victoria Hooper, Editor of Polluto

A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky by Claudia Serea
130 pages; $14.88. December 2013. Paper.

About the Author
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), and To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming). More at

For more information about Claudia Serea or "A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky," please visit or contact Justin Richards at 438.764.9883 or e-mail him at
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Justin Richards
(438) 338-8657

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