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I ADMIT NOTHING
I ADMIT NOTHING Poetry by John Yamrus 72 pages Epic Rites Press, 2016 John Yamrus is a master of short form poetry. After reading this new collection of poems, I wasn t surprised that every single poem in this book was as good, if not better, than anything I ve read by him in the past. Charles Joseph,...
43 Poetry by Mike Meraz 52 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 43 by Mike Meraz is the kind of poetry book that makes me love poetry. I don t have to get out my thesaurus or take a class in literature to figure out what I m reading. Each page tells me a story. Each story is no more or less than I need to know....
THE SHIP IS SINKING
THE SHIP IS SINKING Poetry by Matt Galletta 54 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 The Ship Is Sinking is a stellar example of why Epic Rites Press exists. Here is poetry as it was meant to be experienced. No bullshit. No pretense. Just blood, guts, and bone. Wolfgang Carstens, Factory Reject The Ship Is Sinking...
Poetry by Tony Moffeit 80 pages Epic Rites Press, 2015
SHE POEMS Poetry by Mike Meraz 33 pages Epic Rites Press, 2015 SHE POEMS is a wonderful collection of little mirror shards planted in the middle of a bleeding heart. They cut deep but they also shine beautifully. Seb Doubinsky, author The Song of Synth Meraz writes with the teenage romanticism of The...
FACTORY REJECT Poetry by Wolfgang Carstens Art by Janne Karlsson 76 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 Only one word for the collaboration between Wolfgang Carstens and Janne Karlsson: brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I LOVE the ingenious innovation of Factory Reject! The poems are supreme, the art a perfect...
AX FOR THE FROZEN SEA
AN AX FOR THE FROZEN SEA Creative writing exercises by Rob Plath 41 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 Whether you're a productive writer or one who suffers frequent blocks, AN AX FOR THE FROZEN SEA is certain to jumpstart your creativity. The thirty-five wonderfully disturbing exercises demand writers to...
HEARTS FOR BRAINS
HEARTS FOR BRAINS Story by Rob Plath Illustrated by Janne Karlsson 44 pages Epic Rites Press, 2015 HEARTS FOR BRAINS will shock, entertain, thrill, and ultimately have you sleeping with one eye open. Sure, that creak on the stairs in the middle of the night may be little Tommy getting a glass of water....
THE SKELETON SUTRAS
THE SKELETON SUTRAS Poetry by Rob Plath 40 pages Epic Rites Press, 2016 A SKELETON S DREAM The skeleton was bored in his crypt. To pass the time he d count his ribs over and over or he d open and close his jaws so his teeth chattered like he was performing some kind of crazy skeleton exercise in eternity....
ALCHEMY Poetry by John Yamrus Art by Janne Karlsson 196 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 Alchemy represents John Yamrus at his very best. These poems are not only written in blood, they are carved in bone. The heart-rending illustrations by Janne Karlsson, the wicked exterior by Julie Michelle Sparenberg,...
THE ABYSS GAZES ALSO
THE ABYSS GAZES ALSO Poetry by Wolfgang Carstens 50 pages Epic Rites Press, 2013 Wolfgang Carstens counterbalances intense meditations on death with poignant moments of personal and familial transformation which illuminate Carstens underlying message: we don t have much time--live to the point of tears....
LIPSTICK AND BULLET HOLES
LIPSTICK AND BULLET HOLES Poetry by Bill Gainer 73 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 If poetry is finding the fewest words to say the most; to really see, feel, and experience through another s eyes then Gainer is the master. Cassandra Dallett, Wet Reckless Gainer proves brevity poignant and provocative like...
THE HUMAN UNKIND
THE HUMAN UNKIND Poetry and Art by Janne Karlsson 100 pages Epic Rites Press, 2014 The Human Unkind is a triumph of language, of expression, of giving voice to all those screams and unanswered prayers that are sacrificed hourly to the void. Wolfgang Carstens, Factory Reject
BROKEN WHEN WE GOT HERE
BROKEN WHEN WE GOT HERE Poetry by William Taylor Jr. 50 pages Epic Rites Press, 2013 In William Taylor, Jr's latest collection Broken When We Got Here, he once again shows us the beaten and broken lives of San Francisco's Tenderloin district with tremendous compassion while illuminating the sad, quiet...
THE ART OF VOMIT
THE ART OF VOMIT Poetry and art by Janne Karlsson 48 pages Epic Rites Press, 2015