Coming Soon: Songs from a Voice, Being the Recollections, Stanzas and Observations of Abe Runyan, Song Writer and Performer

SongsBaron Wormser’s eighteenth book is a genre-bending novel that explores creativity through poetry, prose, American music history, and the unique voice of protagonist Abe Runyan. Wormser’s novel is a master class on writing that explicates and engages the vast circumstances of an imagination.

Read the press release here
Available June 2020

Review in Hyperallergic

Click here to read Hyperallergic's review of Baron's career and  Legends of the Slow Explosion.

Poem Featured on Podcast

Baron's poem "January" has been featured on the Journey Daily with a Compelling Poem podcast.

Essay in Soltice Literary Magazine

Baron's essay "More" has been published by Solstice Literary Magazine.

Click here to read Solstice Literary Magazine's interview with Baron.

Videos: "Bob Ward" and "Fast Food Incident"

Listen to Baron's poems "Bob Ward" and "Fast Food Incident" in a spoken word/sound context

Also available: "Smoking in Midtown" and "The Tape"

Video: Tom o'Vietnam Reading

Watch Baron read an excerpt from Tom o'Vietnam at a reading in Hallowell, Maine (December 2017).

"On Contingency"

Click here to read Baron's talk "On Contingency," given at the Interlochen Writers Conference in June of 2017.

Books Available Now

egends“Baron Wormser puts lives on paper in a way I’ve never seen before. . . . Here he is, as Miles Davis exhaling an aching, grief-stricken riff or Willem de Kooning discovering America or, one summer afternoon walking down Broadway, Hannah Arendt. Some of these biographical essays read like a soliloquy, others like a scenefrom a film in which the setting is a mind rendered like a strange yet familiar landscape. There are so many insights about the human
imagination that I was left wondering what I’ve been doing all my life. So much has escaped me.”
—Deborah Baker, author of The Convert: A Tale of
Exile and Extremism
Legends of the Slow Explosion is now available through Tupelo Press. Click here for more information, or order the book through Amazon.

tom“In Tom o’Vietnam, Baron Wormser has created a stunning literary mash-up of a soldier’s fractured survival co-mingled with Shakespeare’s King Lear. This commanding narrative explores the pilgrimage of a young veteran who roams America as if it will lead him to King Lear’s plains of Dover. Mired in ‘the poetry of incomprehension,’ Tom wanders in a helix spun with the intricacies of words and the spaces between them, grappling with the tragedy of Lear to find his way. I was thoroughly engaged in this richly layered story and was equally rewarded to witness a tenderness of love that underscores Tom’s odyssey, and the surprise of my own emotions overcome with a rare kind of love for this character and this book.”
—Eugenia Kim, author of The Calligrapher’s Daugher
Tom o’Vietnam can be ordered through your local bookseller, New Rivers Press, Amazon, and Small Press Distribution.
Elegant Grieving: A Review of Tom O’ Vietnam by Baron Wormser in Solstice Literary Magazine

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