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November 15, 2015:
Poetry With Legs An anthology of Sin by J. Edwin Whitelaw and Friends

Poetry With Legs An anthology of Sin by J. Edwin Whitelaw and Friends Poetry With Legs An anthology of Sin
by J. Edwin Whitelaw and Friends
Červená Barva Press, 2014

These pages that connect fourteen poets whose chance encounters with one who is no longer with us make fifteen. J. Edwin Whitelaw, obscure to all but those who knew him, provided a connection between those whose works and comments appear within, and to whom this anthology is dedicated.

Born in the Arkansas Delta near Helena in 1953 Whitelaw escaped, however the South’s influence upon him for good and bad played an important role in all aspects of his life until his death on Christmas Eve in 2006. Near his death, he described himself as “a slightly older man” who had become a mere caricature of his former self.

His poetry ran the spectrum from bitingly cruel as you will find in “An Acute Friendship” to the painfully romantic “Icarus Dreams Of Aphrodite” that appear in this collection. And so say his ex-wives and lovers. Once asked for an explanation of his paradoxical approach to poetry, he would not give one.

After leaving the South he began working as an analyst for the Security Service, a branch of the National Security Agency during the early 70’s in San Vito, Italy. “Cooling his heels from the Vietnam Era”, as he put it, he developed a distrust of all things governmental. He later entered teaching on both the preparatory and college level. He held a doctorate from the University of Arkansas, and viewed his colleagues as “boors and pompous asses.”

During the Bush Eras, he found an increasing and alarming distrust of Americans abroad. “This unholy alliance between the Patriots of the Religious Right and the Republican Party will push this country to the fascist brink. But hey, look on the bright side, oppression has always been good for poetry.” according to J. Edwin.

He retired from teaching in the late 90’s. Having lived in three foreign countries, he was conversant in five languages, and later worked as an independent consultant to international firms seeking to do business in the United States.

Divorced more times than he cared to discuss in detail, he once said he was destined to die alone surrounded by his books unless his large dog outlived him. It was a statement that proved to be prophetic. His dog in fact did not outlive him, and he was found dead in his rented flat in the Trastevere District of Rome on Christmas Day 2006 having apparently died the evening before quite alone.

In putting this collection together one contact led to another tied with the common thread of poetry. For his enumerable faults, defects and sins all of which he freely confessed, he with a few exceptions managed to salvage his broken relationships converting them into strange forms of friendships that included me.

Another acquaintance, who asked not to be identified commented to me, “J. Edwin had his share of baggage, but I have to say it was the Louis Vitton of emotional baggage. He suffered from potential.” Not a religious man by any measure, he had somewhat of a distorted moral code that had at its core a disdain of hypocrisy. His take? “By and large self-professed born-again Christians have no sense of poetry, reflection or self examination. Show me one, and I will show you someone who gives Jesus a bad name.”

Fittingly in his honor this anthology is subtitled “An Anthology of Sin” and dedicated to an extraordinary ordinary man.

GISELA FALABELA

$16.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9910091-9-0 | 121 Pages | In Stock

April 20, 2013:
A collection published in Romania and comprising work by ten contemporary Hungarian poets from Transylvania (English/Hungarian)

Maradok I Remain Maradok-I Remain by Paul Sohar
Csikszereda: Pro-Print Konyvkiado, 1997

Paul Sohar took BA in philosophy and a day job in a lab while publishing seven volumes of translations. Now two volumes of his own poetry are available: "Homing Poems" from Iniquity Press (2006) and "The Wayward Orchard," a prize winner from Wordrunner Press (2011). His prose work "True Tales of a Fictitious Spy" was published by SynergeBooks in 2006. He has translated two Hungarian bestsellers; "Far from Nothing" was published in Toronto (2006) and "The Club at Eddy's Bar" is scheduled for June release by Pheaton Press (Dublin, Ireland). His play "The Renewal" is now in print from One Act Depot (Canada); magazine credits include Agni, Gargoyle, Kenyon Review, Rattle, Bewildering Stories, and anthologies such as Budapest Tales and Bucharest Tales, etc.

$9.00 | ISBN: 9789739311090 | 431 Pages | 5 copies in Stock

March 19, 2013: Three collections of Central European Contemporary writing by New Europe Writers

Warsaw Tales by New Europe Writers Warsaw Tales A collection of Central European Contemporary writing by New Europe Writers
New Europe Writers, 2005

Editors: James G. Coon, Andrew Fincham, John a'Beckett

In 2005, New Europe Writers began a ten year project to capture the spirit of a united europe.

Centered on a city, each volume presents essential contemporary writing from new and established authors that captures the vitality and variety of this dynamic place and time.

Warsaw Tales is the third of these anthologies, providing a panoramic insight into the Phoenix on the Vistula and beyond:
Don't visit us without it!

Your guide to life behind the Curtain...

$7.00 | ISBN: 978-83-925539-1-5 | 128 Pages | 4 copies in Stock
Bucharest Tales by New Europe Writers Bucharest Tales A collection of Central European Contemporary writing by New Europe Writers
New Europe Writers, 2011

Editors: James G. Coon, Andrew Fincham, John a'Beckett

In 2005, New Europe Writers began a ten year project to capture the spirit of a united europe.

Centered on a city, each volume presents essential contemporary writing from new and established authors that captures the vitality and variety of this dynamic place and time.

Bucharest Tales is the fourth of these anthologies, providing a panoramic insight into the Carpathian Garden and beyond:
Don't visit us without it!

Your guide to life behind the Curtain...

$7.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9568598-0-8 | 152 Pages | 6 copies in Stock
Ljubljana Tales by New Europe Writers Ljubljana Tales A collection of Central European Contemporary writing by New Europe Writers
New Europe Writers, 2012

Editors: James G. Coon, Andrew Fincham, John a'Beckett
Chief translators: Ana Jelnikar, Barbara Siegal Carlson.

Ljubljana Tales is the fifth anthology cultivated from the fruitful vines of New Europe. As with earlier volumes in the series, we have selected and encouraged contemporary writers to provide an insight into the lands of Slovenia, centered on Ljubljana. Local and international authors, in short stories and verse, combine to give this selection a shared sense of place, whilst at the same time offering a delicate variety of flavours - many of them with hints of the satiric, even the surreal. In this endeavour, we are grateful to Vanja Strle, and to Ana Jelnikar and her team for translating much of the work that appears in this book for the first time in English. Through the pages of this slim volume, we hope that the serious traveling reader will experience some of the subtleties that abound in Ljubljana, the Beloved City of Bridges, Dragons, and Cafés.

At this crossroads of New Europe, the imagination can aspire to fulfill its true function; we should perhaps expect no less from a city that has inspired past visitors to mistake it for somewhere else: Joyce for Trieste, Jason for Vienna, and George W. Bush for Bratislava. We suspect that there may be something quirky in the air.

Contributors
Alja Adam, Marina Bahovec, Ludwig Bauer David Bedrac, Andrej Blatnik, James G. Coon Milan Dekleva, Miriam Drev, Andrew Fincham, Evald Flisar, Ivo Frbežar, Niko Grafanauer, Brian Henry, David Hill Alojz Ihan Jure Jakob, Milan Klec, Miroslav Košuta, Asko Künnap, Wojciech Maslarz, Barbara Marcic, Dragica Marinic, Marinka M. Miklic, Brane Mozetic, Raman Mundair, Ales Mustar Boris A. Novak, Iztok Osojnik, Josip Osti, Ana Pepelnik, Miha Pintaric, Tatjana Jamnik, Gregor Podlogar, Andraž Polic, Lili Potpara, Sebastijan Pregelj, Aleksandar Prokopiev, Yana Punkina, Angus Reid, Delimir Rešicki, Miomira Šegina, Peter Semolic, Miroslav Slana, Morelle Smith, Ronny Someck, Ales Šteger, Marjan Strojan, Lucija Stupica, Suzana Tratnik, Sigurbjorg Thrastardottir, Maja Vidmar, Robert Vrbnjak, Duska Vrhovac, Jadran Zalokar, Andrew Zawacki


"New Europe Writers are embarked upon a ten year project to publish writing that illuminates the "spirit of place" in the New Europe. Our publications so far include Warsaw Tales, Prague Tales, and Budapest Tales. Bucharest Tales published in late February this year, 2011. Now Ljubljana Tales.

The editors, Andrew Fincham , James Coon and John a'Beckett, Englishman, American, and Australian, have harnessed their various experience in editing skills and approaches of those backgrounds with a common principle to encourage suitable quality writing in all its forms, including good translation and also working with and advised by editors in the regions of our Tales.

In 2005 New Europe Writers began a ten year project to capture the spirit of a united Europe. Centred on a city, each volume presents essential contemporary writing from new and established authors that captures the vitality and variety of this dynamic time and place. Part observation, part inspiration We're embarked upon a ten year project to publish writing that illuminates the "spirit of place" in the New Europe. Our publications so far include Warsaw Tales, Prague Tales, and Budapest Tales. Bucharest Tales published in late February this year, 2011. Now Ljubljana Tales.

Lots of information on out website: www.new-ink.org

$7.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9568598-1-5 | 144 Pages | 9 Copies in stock

February 10, 2011:
A Story and Poetry Chapbook Collection Edited by Susan Tepper

Valentine Day Massacre Edited by Susan Tepper Valentine Day Massacre Edited by Susan Tepper
Červená Barva Press, 2011

Fictionaut Authors' Valentine Day Massacre Challenge

Because I am a fool for love, I couldn't resist starting a Valentine Day Massacre challenge at Fictionaut. The result, as you see, is a complex assortment of printed goodies (white, milk, and dark chocolate) dedicated to valentines everywhere.
—Susan Tepper

Stories & Poems by:
Doug Bond, Angela Brett, Estelle Bruno, Sheldon Lee Compton, Sara T. Einhorn, David Erlewine, Susan Gibb, Frank Hinton, Matt Kang, Dorothee Lang, Ryan McDermott, John Minichillo, Kevin Paul Myrick, Nora Nadjarian, Ajay Nair, Gabriel Orgrease, Derek Osborne, Meg Pokrass, Sam Rasnake, Beate Sigriddaughter, Marcus Speh, Paul Steven Stone, Miles Tepper, Susan Tepper, xTx

February 11, 2011, Fictionaut blog:
http://blog.fictionaut.com/2011/02/11/valentines-day-massacres/

$7.00 | 49 Pages | In Stock
Feast of Fools Poems, Stories, and Essays on Sacred Fools and Tricksters Feast of Fools Poems, Stories, and Essays on Sacred Fools and Tricksters Edited by Melissa Guillet
Sacred Fools Press, 2010

This collection features poetry, essays, and stories of the sacred fools and tricksters present even in our modern times, from Coyote to Quixote. Those who act on the fringe of society, reflecting it back on us, be it madman, artist, trickster, clown, or poet, shed light on our own need to rebel, to reinvent ourselves or our world, but for our timidity to act. Here is the hungry truth, the recipes for disaster, the feast of fools.

Guadalupe's virgin winks and becomes loping coyote, flicks a tail and becomes spider throwing a thread out to entangle the reader. A delightful collection from the margins, from the corner of the eye. Magical. Enticing.
—James Ishmael Ford, author of Zen Master Who?

$12.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9845072-0-7 | 85 Pages | 3 copies
Stranger At Home An Anthology
American Poetry With An Accent
Edited by Andrey Gritsman
Numina Press, 2008

An anthology of contemporary poetry by American poets of foreign origin.

FEATURING THE WORK OF:

Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Ilya Bernstein
Nina Cassian
Srinjay Chakravarti
Yu-Han Chao
Alex Cigale
Andrei Codrescu
Denis Emorine
Carmen Firan
Eric Gamalinda
Edvige Giunta
Rafael Jesus Gonzalez
Rigoberto Gonzalez
Yanina Gotsulsky
Aniela Gregorek
Jerzy Gregorek
Andrey Gritsman
Andrei Guruianu
Gabor G. Gyukics
Anselm Hollo
Julia Istomina
Ilya Kaminsky

Tsipi Keller
Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka
Dean Kostos
Yahia Samir Lababidi
Shahe Mankerian
Irina Mashinski
Sawako Nakayasu
Eugene Ostashevsky
Cristina Perissinotto
Wang Ping
Adrian Sangeorzan
Mario Susko
Goran Tomcic
Davide Trame
Alexei Tsvetkov
Chris Tysh
Helen Tzagoloff
Florencia Varela
Jumoke Verissimo
Shanxing Wang
Matvei Yankelevich

$15.00 | ISBN: 9780975361535 | 184 Pages | 2 copies
Journey (Anthology) Edited by Anne Brudevold Journey (Anthology) Edited by Anne Brudevold
Eden Waters Press, 2009

Journey is not a mere anthology - it's an encyclopedia of travel's means and ends that carries us to most of the continents and out into time and space - a jewel box of sweet rides.
- Bert Stern, editor of Off the Grid Press

For me this accomplished collection of poetry is like revisiting a group of old pals. I have known many of the poets represented here for years; I admire their attention to craft and their ability to see the world with a sense of humor.
- Doug Holder, editor of Ibbetson Street Press

You have all the qualities of a great editor. You read submissions sensitively and (God be thanked) swiftly. You make wonderful obsevations about the work and you have such original ideas about ways to present the writings of others.
- Philip Burnham, author of Housekeeping, Sailing from Boston, My Neighbor Adam


Some featured writers:
Tomas O'Leary, Hari Bhajan Khalsa, Hugh Fox, Carolyn Gregory, Martin Willitts, Jr., Barbara Leff, Edward S Gault, Yvonne Baginsky, Roger Legrand, Lynn Veach Sadler, Miriam Gallagher, Elizabeth Glixman, John Flynn, Gary Beck, Pam Rosenblatt, Penny Harter, Marc Jampole, Peter Krok, Mike Amado, Ed Galing, Halima Sussman, Helen Bar-Lev, Phillip E. Burnham, Phil Levy, Susan Tepper, Tom Sheehan, and many others. 51 contributors in all--poets, memorists, artists, cut-out masters, and photographers.

$18.00 | ISBN: 978-0-578-02118-8 | 136 Pages | 1 in stock
Open Mic: The Albany Anthology
Photos by Dan Wilcox, The Hudson Valley Writers Guild, 1994

Open Mic: The Albany Anthology contains poems by forty-two poets from Albany, New York's Capital Region. In addition, there are photos by poet/photographer Dan Wilcox of each of the poets reading their work in performance. This collection documents the early days of one of the busiest poetry scenes in the country, as scene that continues to grow and produce new poets and new audiences.

 

$10.00 | 108 Pages | In Stock: 3 copies
Essential Love Poetry Anthology Essential Love edited by Ginny Lowe Connors
2000, Softcover edition

Poems about mothers and fathers, daughters and sons.

Poets include: Sharon Olds, Donald Hall, Robert Haas, Elizabeth Spires, Maxine Kumin, and others

Softcover $14.95
Discount Price $9.95 You save $5.00
ISBN: 0-9675554-2-6 | 358 Pages | In Stock: 1
Essential Love Poetry Anthology Essential Love edited by Ginny Lowe Connors
2000, Hardcover edition

Poems about mothers and fathers, daughters and sons.

Poets include: Sharon Olds, Donald Hall, Robert Haas, Elizabeth Spires, Maxine Kumin, and others

Hardcover $21.95
Discount Price $12.95 You save $9.00
ISBN: 0-9675554-2-6 | 358 Pages | In Stock: 1
INSIDE THE OUTSIDE An Anthology of Avant-Garde American Poets
PRESA :S: PRESS, 2006

Includes poets: Doug Holder, Richard Kostelanetz, A.D. Winans, Hugh Fox, John Keene, Kirby Congdon, Stanley Nelson, Harry Smith, Lyn Lifshin, Eric Greinke, Lynne Savitt, Mark Sonnenfeld, Richard Morris.

$29.95 | ISBN 0-9772524-1-8 | 303 Pages | In Stock: 2
The MOM EGG Hatching Babes and Art The MOM EGG Hatching Babes and Art
Alana Ruben Free and Marjorie Tesser, Editors
2006

The Mom Egg is an anthology of poetry, prose, and lyrics by Moms.

The MOM EGG was created as a place for Moms who may prefer the page to the stage: another vehicle to get Moms seen and heard.
Alana Ruben Free and Majorie Tessor, Editors

$12.00 | ISBN: 1-59971-907-x | 99 Pages | In Stock: 3
Touched by Eros Touched by Eros Edited by George Held
Live Poets Society, 2002

In language that delights and surprises, the poems in Touched by Eros reveal the deep connections between self and others, between body and soul.
--Nicole Cooley

 

$5.00 | ISBN: 0-913971-05-7 | 92 Pages | In Stock: 2
The Powow River Anthology The Powow River Anthology edited by Alfred Nicol
Ocean Publishing, 2006

Introduction by X. J. Kennedy

Poets included: David Berman, Patricia Callan, Michael Cantor, Bill Coyle, Robert Crawford, Rhina Espaillat, Lois Frankenberger, Midge Goldberg, A. M. Juster, Merrill Kaitz, Don Kimball, Elaine Kimball, Len Krisak, Michele Levitt, Nancy Bailey Miller, James Najarian, Mildred Nash, Karen Nelson, Alfed Nicol, Brian T. O'Brien, Greg Perry, Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes, Deborah Warren, Richard Wollman

$14.95 | ISBN: 0-9767291-5-6 | 138 Pages | In Stock: 3

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