REVIEWS & PRESS
"After several reads, each with its own artfully stealth rewards, the book becomes a meditation on the intersections of need and expression and posits the basis of identity as a relationship between these two. "
- Evan Karp at BOOK SLUT
"Lichtenberg's persona is a righteous inheritor to Holden Caulfield... His voice is not so much that of the critical cultural outsider as that of someone looking to sincerely connect with authentic others."
- Jannie M. Dresser at the BAY AREA POETS SEASONAL REVIEW
"The Ancient Book of Hip is a crucible in which questions, comments, rallying cries, secrets, accusations, dreams, and defeats in the form of poems are allowed to react. The result is something Salinger would have been happy to read: a protestation at the heart of which is a difficult and unstable beauty."
- L.J. Moore at THE EXAMINER
"Never failing to surprise or delight, the threads of poems in this book create a narrative that both explores the phenomenon of Hip while exposing that which is at its core—the search for authenticity. Adorable and heartbreaking and entertaining, just like your favorite mix tape (or is that playlist?) The Ancient Book of Hip elicits nostalgia for the now."
- Monica Storss at SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTION 2009 STAFF PICKS
"He possesses a unique charm that attracts people who might otherwise not have much in common... 'The Ancient Book of Hip' filled the studio with enthusiastic supporters who would probably tell even their non-language-conscious friends poetry is alive and the most hip thing we know."
- Evan Karp at THE EXAMINER
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"Throughout the collection, there are two opposite tendencies at work – there is an optimism and idealism, quickly followed by dismissal or mocking of that optimism."|
- Gina Myers at NEW PAGES
"The poems in The Ancient Book of Hip create a precise and evocative description of time and place; they celebrate that space, even as they have a witty undercurrent of critique."
- Sean Singer at THE RUMPUS
"D.W. Lichtenberg's poems in his first book, The Ancient Book of Hip, are those that will remain timeless...accessibility should not be an issue for readers of any age."
- Robyn Oxborrow at the SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
" Maybe the moment you decide you don't get it is the moment you actually do. Or maybe I seriously don't get it. But if that's the case, why did I like it so much?...I'd rather separate myself from the twelve bucks than separate myself from this primal/childlike, evocative, annoying, endearing, quite possibly brilliant little book."
- Joni Rodgers at BOXING THE OCTOPUS
"Hoping to devastate and ravish (3 Questions for D.W. Lichtenberg)...I should have known the answers wouldn't be business as usual."
- Joni Rodgers interviews D.W. Lichtenberg at BOXING THE OCTOPUS
"D.W. Lichtenberg won with an excerpt from a story called 'Jason Look' and an aloof, roguish delivery. I do think this is as it should have been because D.W. clearly displayed talent..."
- Evan Karp at THE EXAMINER
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