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ordinary words
by Si Philbrook

"Si Philbrook 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." 

Kiersty Boon, author

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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 ride!"

Norman N. Holland
, Marston-Milbauer, Eminent Scholar Emeritus, University of Florida 

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Thunder At Darwin Station
by Lance Strate

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!

David Ossman  author, actor, member of Firesign Theatre

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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

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Open Heart Sutra Surgery
by Stephen Roxborough

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

bill bissett, poet, painter, teacher, mystic

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Mao's Mole
by Marc Vincenz

"China throws long shadows.Somewhere between Mao's revelation of the use of the vast Chinese masses, and between Colonel Sanders and Steve Jobs' revelation of the same masses and their use, nothing happened. The masses died, mostly, quickly in battle or slowly by toxins, and the wisdom of monks in the caves stayed the same. The masses and the monks in their caves play an ancient game in Marc Vincenz verses, a complex game of poetry Go, born of the poet's encounter with real people who are at the same time a mass. China's paradoxes breathe in his poems."  

Andrei Codrescu, author of So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems

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by Dale Winslow

"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.

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human & c.
by Rich Follett

"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 them. ‘[S]omething there is /about compassion.’"

Geoffrey Gatza, Author of House of Forgetting

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The Grand National Lobotomy
by John Watts

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:

John Watts World-Go-Round

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by nigel ellis

nigel ellis (aka bruce dorlova) is a poet, songwriter and author, currently undertaking a B. Fine Arts with a major in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology.   He has published in numerous print and online journals, and is perforce currently based in Brisbane Australia.

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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."

Maggie Fraser, Psychotherapist

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by Steve Szewczok

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?

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Bandana Wasteland
by Carly Bryson

"Bryson’s poems reek of Texas.  Each piece is imbued and informed by a landscape which tests, but never tames her protagonists.  In scenes sharply observed, her characters move through an adversarial world and while her narrators may not know for what they search, they are never without a moral compass.  “... you stand outside your car / as the wind blows dirt into your mouth.”  Whether environment or relationships, life is struggle. This ain’t chick lit, kids.  It’s the human situation."

Doc Sigerson
, poet, essayist and translator

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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

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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."

Paul Levinson, author of Digital McLuhan, and of New New Media

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Marshmallows & Despair
by David Ossman

"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 universal. Transcendent."

Douglas Rushkoff
, author of Present Shock

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