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Art History Meets Satire

Art History Meets Satire

Artist Statements of the Old Masters by John Seed combines art history with wit and satire to create a work of art that is a funny yet sober statement on today’s art world. If...

Hourglass Museum and the timeless art of life

Hourglass Museum and the timeless art of life

Hourglass Museum by Kelli Russell Agodon appears to be a book of poetry based on art — and it is, but it is also so much more. It is a book about life and...

American Galactic lands close to home

American Galactic lands close to home

American Galactic by Laura Madeline Wiseman is a fun, well-written book that takes issues and events of everyday life and gives them a sci-fi twist. The cover of the book, an image of martians...

Press Release: Red Dashboard publishes Steel Cut Oats

Press Release: Red Dashboard publishes Steel Cut Oats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Red Dashboard Press announces release of Steel Cut Oats by Joshua Gray April 12, 2015 Washington DC — Red Dashboard Press is pleased to announce the release of Steel Cut Oats,...

The Sounds of Dust

The Sounds of Dust

Dust by Dave Buracker is a chapbook of poems that are simple, accessible, and informal, yet written with such a punch in the music of language, they are wonderful to hear as each poem...

Mera Bharat and Chapbook Interview

Mera Bharat and Chapbook Interview

Laura Madeline Wiseman was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to be interviewed for her chapbook author series. Of course, I said “Yes!” The interview can be found here. Thanks Laura! It...

The Bluebeard Myth Gets a Red-Hot Makeover

The Bluebeard Myth Gets a Red-Hot Makeover

  Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience by Laura Madeline Wiseman is a wonderful take on the Bluebeard fable. For those of you who don’t know the story, it is essentially a Jack...

Fighting Malaria With Poetry Gets The Win

Fighting Malaria With Poetry Gets The Win

Malaria: Poems by Cameron Conaway may be the most important book published in 2014. Conaway, an ex-MMA fighter, tackles Malaria through poetry. Conaway educates his readers on a plethora of issues by beginning or...

Backwoods and Back Words is Forward Progress

Backwoods and Back Words is Forward Progress

Backwoods and Back Words by Nicole Yurcaba is a unique collection of words that is fresh, inspiring and heartwarming. Yurcaba intertwines poetry, photography, and slices of memoir into  a vision that is fun to read...

Blurb for Steel Cut Oats

Blurb for Steel Cut Oats

As my new book Steel Cut Oats nears completion of production, I have received a blurb from another poet. Very nice words, indeed! Steel Cut Oats is not a cookbook. It is a book...