First Look: Machiavelli’s Backyard by David Lohrey

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I just received my proof copy of David Lohrey’s new book Machiavelli’s Backyard from Sudden Denouement Publishing. It is beautiful book. We will have copies available in the next week. It is a very exciting week for SD. I would like to think those who have purchased Rana Kelly’s book Superstition. We will have the Kindle edition available any day now. We will also be giving away copies of both books. Though we have a lot to learn, we are on our way to becoming a serious publisher of divergent literature. This process has been the culmination of a year’s work. It could not have happened without the love and support of so many wonderful writers/editors.

Jasper Kerkau

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First Look: Machiavelli’s Backyard by David Lohrey

“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

First book from Sudden Denouement Publishing available now on Amazon.

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“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

“GRAVITY”

My Heart is an Island,
Safe away from society and succor
my Soul is the Sand. Tiny crushed pieces
of earth and skeletons.
Time and death and birth,
endless cycles of
creation and destruction
cushion for your bare feet.
Truly loved and known
Only by the Sea
Surrounding me
See, I am not adrift.
My roots run deep
Under Mariana
And pressured waters
That could crush
Skulls like soft bugs,
The weight that I bear
Hides my core.
It takes millions of all kinds of
Tiny and huge things
Before you can see just my sand
There is no patience
In highways, nor aeroplanes,
I’m here with time.
You may live on me, bury your toes,
Burn your skin,
Cool your fever in my shallows,
Laugh your weekends away
But you go home.
And here I am,
Alone. While…

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“Gravity” from Rana Kelly’s Book Superstition from Sudden Denouement Publishing

New Book: Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics: Dustin Pickering and Red Focks

Dustin is an inspired poet.

20170730_111601Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics by Dustin Pickering and Red Focks is a new collaboration between artist Red Focks and poet Dustin Pickering. “Along with image provided by Red Focks, each series contains a set of five ekphrastic poems in the form of triplets, a pantoum, quatrains, an alexandrine and a haiku.” The book is published by Alien Buddah Press.

Dustin Pickering is co-operator of Transcendent Zero Press, as well as being an editor for Sudden Denouement. He has written for many  different publication, publishes Harbinger Asylum, a literature journal. On a personal note, he is a friend and wonderful mentor.

Please check out their book, available through Goodreads.  It is a wonderful example of the synergy between art and poetry. Additionally, please check out Transcendent Zero Press.

Jasper Kerkau

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New Book: Frenetic/No Contest Ekphrastics: Dustin Pickering and Red Focks

Logistical Nightmare – Jasper Kerkau

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Due to logistical problems beyond my understanding, I am having to change my domain from thewritingsofjasperkerkau.com to jasperkerkauwriting.com. I have put most of my writings from the various sites on this page. Moving forward I will write primarily on jasperkerkauwriting.com while contributing periodically to the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, which continues to thrive and grow under its new leadership.

Jasper Kerkau (1/25/17)

Logistical Nightmare – Jasper Kerkau