"Modes of Persuasion is a
seductive collection of poems and prose to light emotion on fire, and soothe the
savage sentiment of the reader’s subconscious.
essence of Nin and cummings hover throughout the fierce suggestions, subtle
nuances and exploration of form within this collection. Badough does the reader
a sublime justice holding a balanced poetic sway. And tethered between a
tightrope of lyrical content and the severed edge, the ravens sing their
cacophony, the nymphs dance, and satyrs stir."
Skies, editor, Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House
“In this, his first published collection, Cape Breton native
William Marshe gives us poems that could be a read as the map of an internal
landscape. Frequently rooted in nature, Marshe’s verse explores the complexity
of love and the inevitability of loss. It is, at turns, sensual, startling,
melancholic, funny and chilling as he searches for that which is greater than
the Known. Throughout this collection he is, as he writes in Bridal Path, ‘coaxing a dream from
beneath the bed’. In that he succeeds, wholly. This is a beautiful book of
author of Spat the Dummy and Atomic Storybook
ravel by Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong "In ravel,
Bonnie Kwong weaves from the disparate--from the quiet intimacies of love to
the cruel depredations of history—an elegant fabric. Kwong’s poems are spare,
restrained, yet at the same time made rich by her knowledge of multiple
languages and cultures. “How much sweetness do we need to swallow the bitter?”
asks one speaker."
"Cormac McCarthy once opined that he wrote
few women characters because he did not understand them. Misty Cosgrove’s poetry provides the voices
that McCarthy’s novels lack, while providing a similar aesthetic. Each poem has a great sense of time and place,
but still manages to tap into the universal.
Misty provides us with a litany of grotesqueries and casual atrocities,
but never fails to provide some hope scraped from the bottom of the barrel. I can think of no one better suited to
provide empathy for both martyrs and monsters, and isn’t that what literature
gives crime writing a hot new twist balancing a private eye's jaundiced view
with the accomplished poet's sure-handed voice and easy charm. Add the fact our
man Aaron Miles rides a cool old motorcycle and digs bands like The Fugs, and D
by T is a funny, smart, addictive read. "
Basil Papademos, author of Mount Royal, winner of the BiLines Book Award
holds a rare voice; a voice that speaks the joy of discovery and the pain of
experience, with equal wonder. This extensive collection of his work shows how
complete his travels around the questions and answers we all seek, as well as
those we never hope to find, have been captured and nurtured into a soundscape
of words. This is poetry of our times."
Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir by Marleen S. Barr
"Marleen S. Barr's last *Oy*--(OY PIONEER!: A
Novel)--took me on a rollicking tour of a female academic's search for a
husband to placate her Jewish mother. Her new *Oy* plunges readers into her
very own academic specialty, feminist science fiction. But the search goes on.
And with it hilarious Jewish jokes, academic twists, sex--lots of sex--and, finally, a husband!
Barr is an effervescent humorous writer who travels to South Africa, Austria,
England, the West, Quebec, and 9/11 New York aboard a flamboyant imagination
and real inside dope on the world of intellectuals. Join her. You'll love the
Norman N. Holland, Marston-Milbauer, Eminent Scholar
Emeritus, University of Florida
Thunderation! Open up this post-atomic
cocktail of poems by Lance Strate and let it shake you up! Thunder at Darwin Station, blends
Huxleys with Darwins, evolves with jolts of Joyce and a double DNA dose of
Wells and Watsons, spins the reverberations of a blues apocalypse with a green
sprig of enlightenment, and delivers you a Galloping
Galapagos. Drink up, it will serve you right!
The Medium Is The Muse [Channeling Marshall McLuhan] edited by Lance Strate & Adeena Karasick
Oracle of the electronic age, Marshall McLuhan believed artists could wake us and offer new windows into the world. This diverse collection brings together twenty-nine poets, writers, and artists who channel McLuhan as both medium and muse. Like McLuhan's work, this volume will delight, divert, provoke, incite and inspire readers to channel McLuhan in their own imagination and creative endeavors.
Lillian Allen, Michelle Rae Anderson, Mary Ann Allison Marleen Barr, David Bateman, Arthur Asa Berger bill bissett, Tony Burgess, Jerry Harp Adeena Karasick, William Marshe, John G. McDaid Jill McGinn, Elizabeth McLuhan, Peter C. Montgomery Dean Motter, Alexandra Oliver, John Oughton Si Philbrook, B.W. Powe, Robert Priest Stephen Roxborough, Lance Strate, Steve Szewczok Andrea Thompson, Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott John Watts, Dale Winslow, Tom Wolfe
sum uv th most romantik poetree evr writtn shakespeare elizabeth barrett browning n rumi wud love as i dew open heart sutra surgery deels with zanee prsuayuns n hot physical needs delite in passyun yerning n finding th marvels uv langwage n desires satiaysyun betrayl distans ing loss is it all random what role duz our doomd intensyunalitee play whats goin on can we know mantra 4 opn life love lerning unlerning book a great book a great reed
"Dale Winslow's Tinderbox shows a sure, mature touch with words, and styles. Many of the poems herein blend symbolist style with contemporary rap: a rap without the theatrical ranting and bling. And from time to time one can hear or glimpse in the background an e e cummings, a John Skelton. Entertaining and thought-provoking.”
Eric McLuhan, author of Electric Language,The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake, and co-author with Marshall McLuhan of Laws of Media, and Media and Formal Cause.
"human & c.
by Rich Follett traces the harmonies of our human experience. As small moments
expand into the innumerable consolations of a creative life. Follett borrows
voices and uses forms of verse, word play, sounds; pure intelligent joy runs
through its sorrowful play. ‘America /still sings - /(lilac will, /sweetly
scent /dooryards /many millennia /hence).’ These poems are sounded out of lyric
fragment, narrative shard an enduring mosaic of our times. Words squeeze, seep,
obtrude and collide like the traumas and exudations they describe. The poems
create mayhem on unremarkable language and utterances in order to revitalize
there is /about compassion.’"
The Grand National Lobotomy is a two way book comprising an anthology of poetry and the script of John Watts' play The Last Picasso. The poetry is divided into sections including Life & Death & Philosophy, Up & Away Characters Observed, 10 Poems in a Day; all reflecting John’s sardonic humour. The Last Picasso is the story of a writer resolving things with his daughter before his death. In exchange for helping him, Picasso is allowed to return to earth and create one last great artwork!
More information about John Watt's book, play, music and upcoming tour can be found HERE:
Into the Arms of the Goddess: A Kundalini Awakening by Peter Nelson
"Grounded and often humourous, this intimate account of an extraordinary shift in consciousness presents a unique outlook about what it means to be a human being on earth today. One is somehow left with a sense that this could happen to anyone."
A memory piece served up in sequence, Sugar is a fifty part, long form poem which tells the story of one woman's struggle with her own vices. Though Sugar contains the themes of drug abuse, alcoholism and hard core sexuality, they are used to explore the human condition, in particular ideas on loss, and how one copes with the solitude of heartbreak.
Sugar is in fact a love story that asks the important questions: Where do people go when they leave you?How small can love get?
Executive Severance by Robert K. Blechman illustrations by David Arshawsky
"Executive Severance, a laugh out loud comic mystery novel, epitomizes our current cultural moment in that it is born from the juxtaposition of authorial invention and technological communication innovation. Merging creative text with new electronic context, Robert K. Blechman's novel, which originally appeared as Twitter entries, can be read on a cell phone. His tweets which merge to form an entertaining novel can't be beat. Hold the phone; exalt in the mystery--engage with Blechman's story which signals the inception of a new literary art form. "
Marleen S. Barr author of Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium
Media and Formal Cause by Marshall McLuhan and Eric McLuhan One of the 10 best books of 2011 - Artforum Magazine
"A sage and perceptive quartet of essays - three by Marshall McLuhan, one by Eric - which capture and extend a still quintessentially unique way of thinking about media, via patterns and connections that harken to the ancient world and redound to our present and future."
"We all knew there was a poetry in the madness of Firesign
Theater, but there’s also an inspired madness in the poetry of Firesign’s David
Ossman. Marshmallows & Despair reveals the heart that has always been
at the center of Ossman’s work, changing the way one thinks about his comedy,
and all comedy for that matter. With a light touch and
delirious passion, Ossman takes us on a journey that is both personal and
Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock
All That and a Bag of Neurons by Carly Bryson
"No sentimental drivel to stain your tea cosy in Carly Bryson’s new book of poems. In a voice tinged with both weariness and worldliness, we glimpse a consciousness shaped by an unremitting land, an intelligence carving out its own territory, a cleareyed poet taking stock of her world. When she’s got something to say to you, your ears will be ringing from the crack of the bullwhip upside your head."