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Undoing Orion’s Belt by Amy Plettner

Undoing Orion’s Belt by Amy Plettner

September 28, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Poetry

“Deep-rooted in the visceral and spiritual, Amy Plettner’s poems possess an understanding of our hunger for physical contact with the natural world and with each other. Along with the corporeal is a tension between emotional fulfillment and insatiableness that reminds us how primal we are at hear...

Roadside Prophet by Grizz McIntosh

Roadside Prophet by Grizz McIntosh

September 26, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Poetry

From the author: "Roadside Prophet is a chronicle of road trips, mind trips and cross-country mayhem. The great thing about roads is potential. The street right outside your house can ultimately take you to the Arctic Circle or the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego. It's all connected by roads....

Words Like Rain: A Celebration of Poetry

Words Like Rain: A Celebration of Poetry

September 26, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Poetry

When a group of creative people comes together - bursting with ideas and exuberance - they feed off one another, challenging each other to defy gravity and reach for the sky. Maybe it's nothing more spectacular than some great instructors and some gifted students feeding off each other like sharks wi...

The ABCs of Dinkology by AE Stueve

The ABCs of Dinkology by AE Stueve

September 25, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Fiction

"AE Stueve's novel, The ABCs of Dinkology, isn't a novel at all. It is a tour de force of creativity: a combination of comic book, character biographies, scholarly footnotes collection, sound track extraordinaire and laugh-out-loud-sit-down-and-crydamn good story. Combining his writing talents with Chris S...

Connecticut Shade by Timothy Black

Connecticut Shade by Timothy Black

September 24, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Poetry

"Tim Black's Connecticut Shade is a 21st Century meta-Howl. Written as an antidote for writer's block, it unleashes an interior satirical rampage through the drug-afflicted, sex-crazed American Dream gone sour. An assault on hollow materialism, it is also an attempted re-unification of the schizoid Ame...

Music Box Treaty by Richard Duggin

Music Box Treaty by Richard Duggin

September 19, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Fiction

"One part Walter Mitty, one part Lord Jim, one part Bartleby, and three parts us. Marion Monaghan dreams of being an existential hero out of the Hemingway novels he used to teach before retreating into a railroad shack on the edge of Lodgepole, a town "right in the bellybutton of the country" and a ...

Jeweled Fragments: A Collection of Short Stories by Ron Vick Sr.

Jeweled Fragments: A Collection of Short Stories by Ron Vick Sr.

September 18, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Fiction

There are various reasons why people attempt to escape reality, whether it is pain and suffering or feeling trapped in their lives. This collection of short stories, written by a new author and presented here for your reading pleasure, will transport you to other realms and let you escape, however br...

Songs from Our Summer by Max McElwain

Songs from Our Summer by Max McElwain

September 17, 2014


Filed under Catalog, Fiction

In the midst of a prolonged mid­ life crisis, defeated by failed romance and a hard drinking, vagabond newspaper career, Jack McCargil seeks refuge in his Iowa hometown. There, he reluctantly agrees to edit the Finewood Bureau, a family owned weekly when the teen-aged Jack wrote editorial columns and...

Requiem for the Kid on Grand Piano by Johnny D. Iles

Requiem for the Kid on Grand Piano by Johnny D. Iles

September 17, 2014


Filed under Catalog

Here, for the first time together, are the incarnations of the “Black Heaven Jazz” band. In this collection of works by Johnny D. Iles, we see the transformations of the “Black Heaven Jazz” characters from their earlier versions in the poem “D Minor” and the short story “Requiem for...

Fist City by Dan Memmolo

Fist City by Dan Memmolo

March 24, 2013


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

The love child of Gogol and Walt Whitman, Dan Memmolo writes with the absurdist sensibility of the one and the all-embracing love of the other. Sure, life s silly, say these splendid poems, ain t it grand? The music of Elvis and Marvin Gaye (and Sinatra and Tchaikovsky) thrum beneath the surface here,...

Where to Start by Samuel Stenger Renken

Where to Start by Samuel Stenger Renken

March 1, 2011


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

Now, after more than a few years away from his early home in the Nebraska Sandhills, Sam has put together his first book-length collection of poems, and it pleases me that so many of them, in a variety of ways and degrees, reveal connections to the writer s upbringing. --William Kloefkorn, Neb...

In a House Made of Time by William Kloefkorn & David Lee

In a House Made of Time by William Kloefkorn & David Lee

July 20, 2010


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

William Kloefkorn has published more than twenty collections of poetry, among them Alvin Turner As Farmer and Drinking the Tin Cup Dry. His work has appeared in periodicals including Prairie Schooner, Harper's, and North American Review. He was an emeritus professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan in...

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