Saturday, October 14, 2017

NEW RELEASE: How the Dead Stay in Touch by Fred Ehrlich



This intimate collection of fourteen poems by Dr. Fred Ehrlich, titled How the Dead Stay in Touch, documents observations and reflections upon issues one deals with when nearing the end of one’s life.  These include:  aging, illness, loss, and death.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

"I am 87 years of age, retired from the practice of medicine for over ten tears.  I practiced and taught child psychiatry and psychoanalysis.
In my retirement, I have had the freedom to look more deeply at issues I had previously tried to ignore.  I watch individuals and couples who are dealing with illness, loss, and death.  At the same time, I am dealing with these matters in myself.  I am privileged to still be able to write poems about these concerns."
F. Ehrlich

30 pages, 14 poems
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Monday, October 9, 2017

NEW RELEASE: Ghosts of My Own Choosing by Terri Simon



The theme of Ghosts of My Own Choosing is that we are all haunted by something, whether it's growing up, people living or dead, love, or the choices we make. To some extent we've chosen the things that stick with us, the memories that we visit again and again.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Terri Simon has degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (Writing/Literature) and Virginia Tech (Computer Science) and works in IT. She lives in Laurel, Maryland with her husband and dogs. She collects fountain pens, plays hand drums, and has more projects started than she will ever finish. Her work has appeared in “Three Line Poetry,” “Black Mirror Magazine,” “Mused,” among others, and the anthologies “A Mantle of Stars: A Queen of Heaven Devotional,” “Bright Stars: An Organic Tanka Journal (Volume 1),” and “Switch (The Difference)” and received honorable mention in Kind of a Hurricane Press’ Editor’s Choice for 2015.


36 pages, 23 poems



Saturday, September 30, 2017

October Treat

~ During the entire month of October, all chapbooks sold on Createspace and Amazon will retail for $7.99 each.  Author discounts will change to 50% off the retail price of his or her book.  Author discount codes have been adjusted to reflect this change.

If sales go well for October, I hope to maintain these lower prices.  Please help spread the word about your chapbook and these affordable prices, at Flutter Press.

Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW RELEASE: My Wings Were Made To Fly by Linda M. Crate



My Wings Were Made to Fly is a book of poetry centered around the power and perseverance of dreamers and also touches on topics such as self-love, forging one's own path, and proving that you can do everything people insist is impossible. It is playful and determined full of both fantasy and truth. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.


50 pages, 40 poems

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NEW RELEASE: The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems by Richard D. Houff



The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems, is a slow walk down memory lane of simpler times with glimpses of life on a farm, past experiences, and memorable relationships. The message of this collection, as stated by the author, “a leaf turns in the wind, nothing stays the same.”


REVIEW: 

“It has been over three decades since we first met. However, I have kept up with Mr. Houff through his writings in both poetry and prose, and I have never been disappointed.”

~ Charles Bronk, Homage, Editor
   Czech Republic


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard D. Houff was the editor of Heeltap Magazine and Pariah Press from 1986 to 2010. His poetry has been published in fine journals, reviews and anthologies, throughout the U.S.A., and Europe. He is an eleven-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in both poetry and prose. His most recent collection is Night Watch and Other Hometown Favorites, from Black Cat Moon Press.


44 pages, 26 poems

Sunday, August 20, 2017

NEW RELEASE: From the Limbs of a Pear Tree by David Spicer



These narrative persona poems explore the various landscapes of love: infatuation, fantasy, courtship, desire, seduction, eros, frustration, rejection, and loss—in different forms—utilizing a language of lush, surreal imagery, varying tones, and a progression from casual stances to the pathos and tragedies we experience when navigating the beautiful and terrible terrains of love.

REVIEWS:

Read a fantastic review on Amazon.

“Surreal, quirky, energetic and riveting, these are poems that scintillate with unforgettable images.  Spicer is an alchemist of language and an astute observer of foibles. As he notes “my thoughts of you linger/in the anguish of suffering’s/playground” or “I learned to conceal/the private lake/in my foolish heart.” Attempting to effectively excerpt these poems is like trying to lasso a whirlwind. Just read and relish.”

—Joan Colby


“For those of us who believe in the fundamental music of poetry, David Spicer’s new collection, From the Limbs of a Pear Tree, builds like a film score. Spicer’s overture wraps whimsy, women, and worldliness in the playful notes of youth. But Spicer is not composing nostalgia; his virtuosity plunges us through time with poignancy and fresh imagery of place and time. The final poems crescendo into the bittersweet necessities of love and loss—past, present, and future leaving the reader with the kind of aching that can only be found in the long rest. Bravo.”

—Camille Griep, Editor, Easy Street


“David Spicer is a poetic genius, a lover of women: ice queens, mermaid wannabes, that “serial heartbreaker with woozy Bardot eyes…” He imagines underground thumps as God’s heartbeat, gives invaluable graveyard tips, like not crumbling at bad news, but feeling “the quickness of cardinals approaching hares.” I can’t get enough of Spicer, the most brutally sincere poet to ever appear in my e-zine, Yellow Mama.”
—Cindy Rosmus


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Spicer has had poems accepted or published by Third Wednesday, Reed Magazine, Slim Volume, The New Verse News, Poppy Road Review, Alcatraz, Chiron Review, Easy Street, Midnight Lane Boutique, Dead Snakes, Ploughshares, Gargoyle, The American Poetry Review, among others, and in the anthologies Silent Voices: Recent American Poems on Nature (Ally Press, 1978), Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing From Homer to Ali (Southern Illinois University Press, 2003), and A Galaxy of Starfish: An Anthology of Modern Surrealism (Salo Press, 2016). He has been nominated for a Best of the Net three times, a Pushcart once, and is the author of one full-length collection of poems, Everybody Has a Story (St. Luke's Press, 1987), and four chapbooks. The former editor of Raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books, he lives in Memphis, Tennessee. 

34 pages, 25 poems

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Electric Palm Tree by Miriam Sagan



The Electric Palm Tree was written out on the salt flats in Wendover, Utah as part of a residency with land use interpretation. Its themes are desertification, water use, weapons, ecological destruction...as well as solitude, beauty, and inner seeking.

EXCERPT:

WHERE AM I?

In a landscape pitted and mined. At the edge of three million acres of the military's bombing range. Where bombs are buried in undocumented locations. Where I can see old munitions mounds spreading out over the landscape like the ancient MIssissippian city of Cahokia. Craters. Historic aircraft. A landscape big enough to lose a plane or a bomb in. A landscape that seems to make people want to drive really fast, crash into things, and blow them up.

On the boundary between Wendover, Utah and West Wendover, which is Nevada, and which sports casinos and strip clubs.

This isn't exactly Walden Pond.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon). which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement this year. Her blog Miriam’s Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com) has a thousand daily readers. She has been a writer in residence in three national parks, at Yaddo, MacDowell, Colorado Art Ranch, Andrew’s Experimental Forest, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Iceland’s Gullkistan Residency for creative people, and another dozen or so remote and unique places. Her awards include the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts, the Poetry Gratitude Award from New Mexico Literary Arts, and A Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa.


32 pages, 18  poems

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