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                     John and Nancy Berbrich

                     3700 County Route 24

                     Russell, New York 13684

   And some titles are available on our webstore...

 

 

 

tomB Baby (with Hot Robert Toddy)

 

 

by CEE

 

If you are too young to remember the series of Lincoln-Douglas debates, consider this a quasi-history lesson. If you were around for the debates, then perhaps this collection of prose & poetry will jog a few memories. 31pp. $5.00

 

 

 

 

Livin' the Blues at

Cranky Jack's

Bar &Grill

 

 

by Gene McCormick

 

 

42 pages of poetry delineating the character of Cranky Jack's, a bistro where you can find anything you want, & plenty that you don't want. 42pp. $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 EARTHBOUND

 

 

by Gregory Liffick

 

 

Not a word is wasted in this taut collection of vertical poems. This is our planet, but you may not recognize it. 

25 pp.  $5.00

 

 

 

                                 Finding Solace in the Wind

  

 

                                   by  Stephanie Hiteshew

 

 

                                

                                Over 100 short poems imbued with the spirit of stark nature and hobo wisdom.

                                Cover art by Sarah Walroth (www.sarahwalroth.com).  39 pp.  $5.00.

 


 

 

 

        The Thing About Strawberries: 31 Dreams

 

       by William Michaelian

 

 

        

                    The author gives us a peek into his nocturnal adventures.

                      Illustrated by Neal Zirn. 22 pp. $5.00.

 

 

 

 

   Subvert the Dominant Paradigm!

 

      by Steve Henn

 

 

 Political and Social Satire, delivered with humor and fierce intelligence.  26pp.   $5.00

 

 

 

 Lazy Boy Meets Crazy Girl

 by Jeff Grimshaw

 

 

             A collection of poems that chronicle a rather bizarre love story. 

                           23 pages. $4. Cover by Libby Reid

 

 

Noticing the Splash

by  Beth Konkoski

Drenched in nature, these are bittersweet poems from the pith of the heart.  35 pages, $5.00

Beth reads the title poem at the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjtWIm-HJI 

 

 

Manhattan Cream

by  Neal Zirn

Short fiction & poetry that thrust the reader into the world of drugs, sex, music, & politics of the 1960s New York scene.  56 pages, $5.00

 

                     

                 Neal reading from Manhattan Cream 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WIND TWIRLS EVERYTHING

 

by Francine Witte:

 

Bizarre flash fiction, mostly of relationships going past tense.  40 pp.  $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO LONGER A BLONDE

 

by Robyn Art:

 

 

37 pages of cutting-edge poetry.  The future has an ominous look, trust me.  $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE AND WONG

 

by Thaddeus Rutkowski:

 

Prose poems & flash fictions—36 pages of psychological chaos in Manhattan.  $6.00.

 


 

 

 

 

ON THE LINE

 

by Don Winter:

 

 

More poems of humanity’s muted passions, life in a stifling darkness.  Foreword by Anne Caston.  16 pp.  $4.

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKLYN SMOKER

 

by Rosanna Armendariz:

 

 

36 pages of chaotic, surrealistic flash fiction.  Called by reviewers the “future of small press publishing.”  $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR

 

by Don Winter:

 

  

Poetry from the deep heart of a personal midnight.  17 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO READ ON YOUR WAY TO HELL

 

by Steve De France

 

 

Non-PC poems from the far side of downtown Los Angeles.  46 pp. $7.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

THE NINETY-FIVE POEMS

 

by Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

 

 

Personal poetry of New England & nature, traversing Route I-95 from Maine to Massachusetts.  50 pages, $5.

 

 

 

 

THE CUSTOM NEON SIGN SHOP

by Jeff Grimshaw

 

The collected Mulberry Street Joey Clams stories.  100 bizarre & hilarious pages for only $7.  Illustrated by Paul Proch.

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT OF A SCHOOLTEACHER

 

by Joseph Verrilli 

 

Tender journal poems recount the author’s experiences reading to a 2nd grade class for one semester.  30 pp.  $3.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

BALANCING ACT

 

by John Berbrich

 

 

Poetry of growing up on Long Island—lost in a great big world, trying not to topple over.  26 pp.  $3.

 

 

 

 

 

DEGREES OF BEING THERE

by Robyn Art

 

 

New Age poetry—philosophy & wry humor.  The author is entangled w/ West Coast shams & shamans.  50 pp.  $4.

 

 

 

 

 

BARBIECUE

 

by Amanda Latrenta

 

 

When the party’s over, reality hits Barbie hard.  Good, solid poetry.  25 pp. $3.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

HARD

 

 
by Nancy Henry

 

 

Powerful poetry recounting the struggles of the children at a neuro-rehabilitation center. 30 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEAD RECKONING

 

 

The Sailor Poems by Robin Merrill

 

 Poetry evoking a young woman’s adventures in the Merchant Marines.  36 pp. $3.

 



 

 

 

 

 

CTHULHU’S BACK IN TOWN

 

by Jeff Grimshaw

 

 

HP Lovecraft meets Elvis the Pelvis (sort of) in this wildly adventurous novella.  Illustrated by Paul Proch.  45 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAYBE TOMORROW

 

by Shane Jones

 

 

The genesis, stagnation, & eventual dissolution of young love. Poems from the heart. 26 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

 

JOURNEYMAN’S DUES

 

by William Hart

 

 

Blue-collar poems about the welder’s torch, the slaughter-house, and more.  20 pp. $3.

 


 

 

 

 

 

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

 

 

by Nancy Henry

 

 

Poems of intelligence and passion.  An outstanding new voice.  31 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

 

OVER THE ROOFS OF THE WORLD—the Barbaric Yawp interviews, 1998-2000. 

 

 

Nine seminal small press authors spill their guts.  A must-have for serious readers/writers.  Introduction by M. Ubik.  Glossy cover, photos, 60 pp. $5.

 

 

 

 

 

MATTER BALLET

 

by Michael Kriesel

 

 

 

Masterful American haiku.  Drawings by Claudio Parentela.  40 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

 

TO BE THE FOURTH WISE MAN

 

by Giovanni Malito

 

 

Poetry of intelligence, humor, tenderness.  30 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

 

A HISTORY OF POST-CONTEMPORARY POETRY

 

by John Berbrich

 

 

A prose account of the future of poetry.  46 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

SO MUCH FOR PARADISE

 

by Jack Phillips Lowe

 

 

 
Poems regarding art, life, & the idiocy of modern times. 33 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DWINDLING KNIGHT

 

by Michael Keshigian

 

 

Poems carved from sunlight, passion, memory, philosophical musings. 38 pp. $3.

 

 

 

 

VETERAN’S DAY AT MIDNIGHT

 

by Peter Magliocco

 

 

Collection of witty, wryly sardonic poems exemplifying the best of modern poetry, exposing the worst of modern society. $3, 31 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

AMONG THE LIVING

 

by William Michaelian

 

 

Eight crooked short stories of serious alienation. Thirty-five pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE POOL HALL AFFAIR and other short stories

 

by Errol Miller

 

 

A dozen tales of the South, a colorful and often lonely journey from adolescence to a dubious maturity. $5, 45 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

POUGHKEEPSIE SEX PARADE

 

by Jack Shadoian

 

 

Poetical rendering of a scientific monograph, investigating sexual practices and preferences of small-town America. $3, 28 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

Effanineffable

 

by Mark Spitzer 

 

 

 

 

Clouds Look Different At Night

 

by Gary Jurechka 

 

 

 

 

Days Done Dry

 

by Lindsay Wilson 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BLUE RAINBOW CAFÉ

 

 

by Errol Miller

 

 

Serious poetry by a modern master. Includes some of his best. 59 pp. $5.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHADE RETURNETH

 

by John Berbrich

  

A 2-act drama in verse, based on ancient Greek tragedy. 37 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

 

THE ROCK CITY CHRONICLES: Grant Park

 

by John Berbrich

 

A Rock n Roll novella. Sixty-four pp. $5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATHOLIC BOY STORIES

 

by John Berbrich

 

 

The title tells the tale. Six stories, 29 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

MOTORHEAD

 

by Mark Spitzer

 

Stories & poems regarding cars—buying cars, wrecking cars, adventures in cars. 39 pp. $4.

 

 

 

 

NOTCH OF THE SORCERESS

by Mark Spitzer

A massive narrative epic. Wild, sensual, barbarian poetry. 48 pp. $5.

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