Saturday, November 8, 2008

breaths by Joshua Gage

Now available from vanZeno Press!

Ferris Gilli Associate Editor, The Heron's Nest writes:

“The haiku in this collection draw me back again and again. Joshua Gage's images remain fresh, vibrant, and always accessible. His poems range from earthy to poignant to subtly humorous, with most as comfortable and inviting as a good friend's voice. Others are fearlessly edgy, yet irresistible. Fans will not be disappointed, and readers who have yet to experience this poet's work are in for a real treat. ”

Sample poems available here:

Cinema Spec: Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy

Coming in 2009 from Raven Electrick Ink, edited and published by Karen A. Romanko who also did this extremely cool cover. I’ll post another announcement once this is available.

from Raven Electrick’s website:
Cinema Spec: Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy is a planned trade paperback anthology of speculative flash fiction and poetry about moving pictures in all their forms, real and imaginary, from shadow plays to classic films, from videocassettes to movie-tattoos. Cinema Spec will be published by Raven Electrick Ink, the print publishing arm of e-zine Raven Electrick and publisher of Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic. The tentative release date for the anthology is the third quarter of 2009. Below is the list of stories and poems accepted for the anthology, in table-of-contents order, with brief annotations noting form/genre/theme.

* Connor Moran, "Lori," fiction/fantasy-noir/gossip in old Hollywood.
* J. E. Stanley, "The Precinct of Night," poem/sf-noir/detective movies.
* Simon Logan, "Nuclear Shadows," fiction/science fiction/paparazzi.
* Gregory L. Norris, "Creature Double-Feature," fiction/horror/classic films.
* G. O. Clark, "The Discovery in Roger Corman's Trunk," poem/sf-horror/Vincent Price.
* Robert Borski, "War at the Bijou,” fiction/science fiction/transmissions into space.
* Rodello Santos, "Oracle in Chains," fiction/high fantasy/movies as prophecy.
* Ruth Berman, "TV Tea," poem/speculative/TV shows.
* Daniel R. Robichaud, "Bootleg Images," fiction/science fiction/banned movies.
* Justin Howe, "Nightmare's Daughter," fiction/suspense/cult movies.
* Greg Beatty, "eventual, i," poem/speculative/video stores.
* Sarah Brandel, "A Life in Pictures," fiction/fantasy/movies as memoir.
* Marlo Dianne, "Chiaroscuro," fiction/fantasy/pre-technology.
* J. S. Bangs, "Screening of a Silent Film,” fiction/high fantasy/silent movies.
* Paul Abbamondi, "Obmutescence," fiction/dark fantasy/Los Angeles.
* Robert Borski, "Reel People: The Extra's Lament," poem/science fiction/CGI.
* Paul Milliken, "Sundowner," fiction/suspense/Hollywood ghosts.
* Deborah P Kolodji, "Camera Obscura," poem/science fiction/life in Hollywood.
* Martha J. Allard, "End of an Era," fiction/dark fantasy/Hollywood earthquake.
* Vylar Kaftan, "Starshow," fiction/science fiction/future technology.
* Robert A. Desharnais, "Shadowdancer," fiction/speculative/pre-technology.
* Lisa Morton, "The End," fiction/horror/cult movies.
* Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, "Cineraku," fiction/science fiction/future-hybrid technology.
* Tony Pi, "The Shadow-Witch," fiction/dark fantasy/shadow plays.
* Bill Ward, "After Sundown," fiction/science fiction/movie theaters.
* J. C. Runolfson, "Family Movie," fiction/dark fantasy/3-D movies.
* Alex Dally MacFarlane, "Bright Square Flickering," poem/fantasy/movie screens.
* Craig Wolf, "Lost in the Fun Factory," fiction/dark fantasy/movie theaters.
* Lyn C. A. Gardner, "House 5," poem/horror/movie theaters.
* Matt Betts, "Something with Subtitles, Maybe," fiction/fantasy/movies as metaphor.
* Cliff Winnig, "Kraken's Wake," fiction/science fiction/exotic location shoots.
* Daniel Ausema, “City of Façades," fiction/speculative/movie sets.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Poetry Not to be Missed

From our "Buy This Book! You Won't Be Sorry!" department. Some recent releases you shouldn't miss (in reverse chronological order):


A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects
by Catherynne M. Valente

From the haunting "Child Bride of the Lost City of Ubar" to the heartbreaking "Notes Left by a Previous Tenant," Valente re-interprets legends, myths and tales and weaves them into a moving collection filled with unique and original images. Theodora Goss writes "I could read the poems in this book a hundred times and find new meanings, new pleasures in them." This book is truly a "lesson in thermodynamics."


Stretching the Window
by T.M. Gottl.

A book of depth and beauty to be read and reread. Mark S. Kuhar writes "T.M. Göttl's poems arrive in vivid clusters, filled with wild energy and unexpected twists. These are poems from the human volcano, erupting with emotion, and balanced by stark realizations and personal truths."


e40th & pain: poems from deep cleveland
by Mark S. Kuhar

The soul of Cleveland defined, as only Mark Kuhar could do it. Poetry brimming with stunning images, unique characters and unforgettable stories. "I love this town, brotherman."

Skipping Moonstones

Skipping Moonstones:
A poetry reading featuring Ben Gulyas and dan smith
Followed by an Open Mic

Madison Rose Bookstore
13705 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio
Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30 PM