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New Releases By the Black Mountain Press--July 1, 2015-December 31, 2015

  • The Language of the Enemy--Stuart Friebert, Oberlin, Ohio
  • A Poetic Guide to Puerto Rico for gringos: Jorge Potter, Lajas, Puerto Rico
  • Return to Burton Street: DeWayne Barton, aka BLOVE, Asheville, NC
  • stone in love: oguz erdur, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Artists' Tales: Joseph Meigs, Cullowhee, NC

2014 Books Published by the Black Mountain Press

Miami-A Survivors Tale
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“Flailing the air with the sharp-wit of coconut machete words, Frank Abrams cuts the head square off Miami, nestles it under his arm, and boldly walks through the Headless City, talking to himself.  Everywhere people stare, eyes dumbed down, as plaintiff cries, barking dogs, gunshots and real estate developers drown together in a sunburned stew of history gone awry."—Peter B Gallagher , award winning writer and poet. Now Available at Amazon!

The Hoards of Torment
William R. Hincy-Glendora, CA--First Novel--Available on Amazon
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"Deeply felt and deftly written, The Hoards of Torment by debut novelist William R. Hincy chronicles a young man's painful journey to self-awareness. At thirty-two, and a father of two, Jack is stuck in an adolescent, destructive rut — and old enough to know better. But a battle with his demons leaves him at the cusp of maturity and, just possibly, redemption. The story's hoarding theme, both literal and symbolic, provides a powerful and compelling motif throughout. William Hincy is an emerging writer of great promise. Keep an eye on him."
Michael Craft, author of The MacGuffin and the Mark Manning mystery series.

After the Octopus
Mark Spitzer, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Univ. of Central Arkansas--16th work.

"After the Octopus continues the bizarre chronicle that is Mark Spitzer's
life. From the dirty streets of Seattle to the trippy hills of Boulder,Spitzer documents his affections and disgust in equal measures. Written with a sharpie on a pair of dirty blue jeans, After the Octopus is an ecstatic, funny, and nihilistic vision of Grunge life and depraved love." --Tyrone Jaeger, author of The Runaway Note
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Christine M. Lajewski, Norton, MA--First Novel

While attending the funerals for several family members lost in a fire, Sofia finds herself plagued with a bitter taste nothing can remove.  A year later, she rescues a white snake trapped in her garden.  The bitter taste disappears and Sofia discovers she has been given a gift:  She can understand the speech of animals.  This gift, however, comes with some heavy responsibilities.  Three physical animal guides enter Sofia’s life to help release her from her grief.  Her dog, Jet, is exuberant and joyful while Afra, the doe, is an empathic, grieving mother.  Anat, the vulture, is a harsh, sometimes terrifying teacher. Cover Painting by Brian Mashburn.

Knotty, Knotty, Knotty
Joshua Kornreich, NY, NY, --Second Novel--heavy feather review
Cover Painting by Jennifer Sidel
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"Joshua Kornreich writes like an autistic street preacher who is biblically bent on getting his version of the truth told and then retold until his story becomes gospel. His recursive swirl of sentences and pathological way of saying will seduce even the deafest ears into a new kind of listening." -Peter Markus, author of We Make Mud

The Reharkening
Stephen Todd Booker--Fourth Book of Poetry
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Stephen Todd Booker’s poetry has appeared in magazines far-removed from his cell on Florida’s death row----- For example, in Argentina, China, India, and Australia. His poetry has been included in the staged production of the play Of Cold Places, in 1988, anthologized (in The Light From Another Country, Greenfield Review Press, 1983), and his poetry has seen translation in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Chinese. He is the author of the collections, Waves & License (Greenfield Review Press, 1983), Tug (Wesleyan University Press, 1994), and the chapbook collection, Swiftly, Deeper (Mandrake Poetry Press ~ Gliwice, Poland, 1995), that are included in this volume. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953, at the time of this book’s printing he has spent over half of his life in prison, and has been sentenced to die since 1978.


In Search of Lost Causes: Fragmented Allegories of an Iranian Revolution
Almost a quarter century after his pioneering work on the iconography of the Iranian revolution of 1977-1979, Hamid Dabashi rertuens to a precipous collection of revolutionary posters from the pre-revolutionary period to wed them critically to the contemporay social and political causes of our time. Depicts 146 posters from the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that comprise the Courtyard Gallery/Flood Fine Art Center Collection 
Hamid Dabushi,PhD--Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University--26+ books in print.
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Adam Cushman, First Novel
Cut is a work of transgressive literary fiction about a failed actor named Gabriel who finds his way into a small ring of underground suburban knife duelists in Miami. As Gabriel navigates this world and becomes acquainted and connected with the assortment of figures within it, he struggles with the fallout of what happened to him six years ago, when he and his friends were attacked by a knife wielding sociopath.

Without Leave
Deborah Fleming, First Novel, Winner of the 2013 Asheville Award
This novel chronicles the stories of two alienated young people during 1967-70—David, who goes AWOL from the Navy where he’d hoped to find training and focus for his life but finds only boredom and disillusionment during deployment on an aircraft carrier and an artist, Diane, who drops out of college after a brutal rape and the death of the black man she loved—who meet and fall in love in the Haight-Ashbury region of San Francisco in 1967 only to find they cannot escape their past:  David cannot be free while a fugitive and Diane cannot be free in a segregated society at war with itself.
Ashland University

Cuchifritos-Puerto Rico and Mexico
Cynlos-First Book of Poetry—San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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