The Black Forest
Published by Octopus Books, 2012
The Black Forest was published by Octopus Books in 2012. It is a book about bears, happy clouds, cannons, basketball player Detlef Schrempf, the Puritans, and aristocrats.
Praise for The Black Forest
"The Black Forest takes as its subject nothing less than American subjectivity itself, bemoaning a time when 'The night lowers ladders / to sell us jewelry we don’t need, / stars that know nothing / of the darkness we inscribe around them.'" - Boston Review
"Though DeWeese shares bloodlines with other “dream poets,” he manages to avoid being one of them by matter-of-factly employing dream logic, not proclaiming his poems themselves to be dreams. So what does happen to a dream that is presented as fact, a dream laid out in stark, striking language? Sometimes it makes for a stirring, original, awake and caffeinated first book." -iO Poetry
"Another charming host is Christopher DeWeese whose debut collection THE BLACK FOREST (Octopus Books) takes us on a Wordsworthian journey through state parks and a thousand landscapes of the imagination." - D.A. Powell