Since time immemorial, sacred texts have been approached with reverence. Whether it be the Dead Sea Scrolls, Shakespeare’s sonnets or the Gettysburg Address, all have been analyzed with high-mindedness and a tight ass. John J. Trause’s Exercises in High Treason has arrived to blow the hot air away with a fresh blast of inventiveness. Playfully reinterpreting and subverting the words of the mighty or even the most banal advertising copy, he has created poetry that is a brain teaser. A rib tickler. Like Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Guillaume Apollinaire, Trause adores rewiring the absurd and the lyrical. Are you ready to receive the translation?
Gritty, vivid, at times harsh, Wil Gibson’s latest poetry collection, Harvest the Dirt, is a tour-de-force of the American dream-nightmare. Traveling the back roads of double-wide trailers and mobile meth labs, Gibson arrives at a new truth and realism, a pride in the dirt from which you come.
Our latest exhilarating collection of poetry and short fiction also includes an in-depth interview with Anne Waldman.
Debridement – Corrina Bain
Corrina Bain writes poems as mean as the headlines, as true as a scalpel. To debride is to tear away the rotted, so everything can heal. Corrina Bain knows that what looks like savagery can be salvation, and has written us love poems from the church of the wound. —Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways To Stay Alive
meant to wake up feeling – Aimee Herman
Visceral, insistent, beyond transgressive, meant to wake up feeling does just that. —Anne Waldman, author of “Gossamurmur” and “The Iovis Trilogy”
This stunning anthology includes sixty-two national and international poets and writers, plus an interview with the legendary blues/jazz poet and activist, John Sinclair.
Retrograde – Puma Perl
Puma Perl is a remarkable poet and an exciting performer. Retrograde is a true contemporary masterpiece. —John Sinclair, poet, former manager of the MC5, radio host, political activist
The Understanding between Foxes and Light
This exhilarating and diverse collection contains poetry and short fiction from established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond, plus an interview with Pushcart and Robert L. Fish Memorial award winner Patricia Smith.
It’s Animal but Merciful
Praise for our first anthology, It’s Animal but Merciful: Read this book. Stick with it to the end. You will not be disappointed. You will be dazzled. -Emilia Fuentes Grant, The Pedestal Magazine.
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