Friday, May 27, 2016

NEW RELEASE: The Necessity of Geography by Trivarna Hariharan

The Necessity of Geography is an anthology of sixteen poems that fringe on the surreal expectations and outcomes of reality.  It is the pining, the having, the loving, the breaking and the healing. The poems look at the world in blacks and whites. Each painful exploration is followed by the optimistic discovery of a territory that offers hope. The intensity of the emotions: the pain and the melancholy, the joy and the ecstasy, the wounds and the healing is different on various levels, but the thought processes behind all the poems are exactly the same. The Necessity of Geography is so titled as it mulls over the importance of geography, contours and boundaries to finally realise how abstract these terms are in a world connected by love, optimism, and hope.

About the Author:

Trivarna Hariharan is an author whose work appears in or is forthcoming from various literary magazines such as Vayavya, Eunoia Review, Unbroken Journal, Random Sample Review, Textploit, The Original VanGoghs Ear Anthology, Bougainvillea Road, HIV Here and Now, Mad Swirl, Quail Bell, Germ, Paper Lens, The Criterion, On The Rusk, Allegro and elsewhere. She serves as the Editor in Chief at Inklette, the Head Officer for Journalism at Redefy, and Poetry Editor at the Corner Club Press. Her first poetry collection "Home and Other Places" is slated for a 2016 release by Nivasini Publishers.

26 pages, 16 poems

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Friday, May 6, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Anatomy Lessons by Katarina Boudreaux

"Anatomy Lessons" is a selection of pieces that are tied together by a central theme: knowing oneself through the art of knowing others.  Each piece adds to the continual process of adding or stripping away new characteristics or experiences, and discovering what they leave behind.  Love, loss, conversations in passing, change in address, change of heart -- all of these contribute to the new soul, the new being, the continually born and reborn self finding grace in lessons that change...the anatomy of being.

About the Author: 

Katarina Boudreaux is a writer, musician, composer, tango dancer, and teacher -- a shaper of word, sound, and mind. She returned to New Orleans after circuitous journeying.  New work is forthcoming in Firefly Magazine and the Mandala Journal.  Her first fiction novel is forthcoming from Snow Leopard Publishing.  Her play "Wake at 4:30" is a finalist in the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival.  
37 pages, 26 poems

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NEW RELEASE: A Wind From Nowhere by Richard Schnap

This first collection of poems by Pittsburgh poet Richard Schnap paints a portrait of the modern world through insightful observations of people, places, and events told in ways grounded in everyday realities that evoke dreamlike vistas, surreal panoramas, and the heartfelt passage through a life frequently marked by longing and loss. A desolate landscape emerges that blends with soulful studies of characters that pass through it in a time of trials and tribulations that has no easy resolution but still is rich in sudden beauty and signs of wonder and magic.

About the Author:

Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A two-time nominee for the Best of the Net award, his poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications. His collages can be seen at

47 pages, 37 poems

Monday, April 11, 2016

NEW RELEASE: approximate wilderness by John Sweet

"These are (mostly recent) poems that have grown out of the landscape of rural and small town upstate New York, out of the dying factory cities and the empty fields that connect them.  The poems tend to be free-associative as opposed to linear, with images and thoughts leading one to the next in patterns that may or may not become apparent to the reader.  

The title of the collection is a description of the ambiguity of place, the idea that not all landscapes can be accurately mapped.  

The landscapes themselves (and people described) are tangled up with ordinary fears of modern day living, with the inevitability of war, the need for human contact, the futility of the individual’s fight in the face of a faceless society…in short, the poems are reflections of what I see around me.

They are, I would hope, not defeatist but cathartic.  The anger and sense of hopelessness needs to be purged so that life can go on." John Sweet

About the Author:

John Sweet, b. 1968 in New England, has lived most of his life in upstate New York. He has been writing and publishing since the late 1980s, with the surrounding landscape always a large factor in the work he creates. Previous collections include Human Cathedrals (Ravenna Press, 2007) and The Century of Dreaming Monsters (Lummox Press, 2014).

42 pages, 25 poems

Monday, March 21, 2016

NEW RELEASE: The Li Bo Poems by Steve Klepetar

The preferred transliteration for the great Tang dynasty poet is "Li Bai" (he is also known as "Li Po"). In his latest poetry chapbook, The Li Bo Poems, poet Steve Klepetar has chosen "Li Bo" so as to suggest the identification rather than insist on it. His character can be found in contemporary America, in the underworld, and in a timeless state of mind.  He attends baseball games, pawns his watch, celebrates the fourth of July, travels, talks at a coffee shop, enjoys wine. Sometimes he is accompanied by a friend, an unnamed contemporary American guy.

About the Author:

Steve Klepetar was born in Shanghai, China, the son of Holocaust survivors. He grew up in New York City, and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. He taught for thirty-nine years at Mount Senario College in Wisconsin, and The College of Saint Catherine and Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. Klepetar’s work has appeared worldwide, in such journals as Boston Literary Magazine, Deep Water, Expound, The Muse: India, Red River Review, Snakeskin, Voices Israel, Ygdrasil, and many others.  Several of his poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize (including three in 2015).  He is the author of eight collections, including three other chapbooks from Flutter Press: My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word; My Father Had Another Eye; and My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto.

38 pages, 29 poems

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

was it more than a kiss by Chella Courington

Chella Courington's poetry chapbook, was it more than a kiss, begins with poems about young love and sexual discovery to poems largely about troubled marriages.

About the Author: 

Chella Courington is a writer and teacher. With a Ph.D. in American and British Literature and an MFA in Poetry, she is the author of three poetry and three flash fiction chapbooks. Her poetry and stories appear in numerous anthologies and journals including SmokeLong Quarterly, Nano Fiction, The Los Angeles Review, and The Collagist. Her recent novella, The Somewhat Sad Tale of the Pitcher and the Crow, is available at Amazon. Reared in the Appalachian South, she now lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with another writer and two cats.

24 pages, 14 poems

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