epic rites releases –

14 Oct

upcoming

hargung

“The Broken and The Damned by Jason Hardung is a love poem for the schools of lost children. The story of a boy waiting at the corner of lost and found for the light of his mother’s eyes to change to gold, a long drive into that dark episode we call father that always finds us where we live. These hungry poems will inhabit you like a junkie’s old leather coat, the fix is verse. They need to be held and read out loud to your delinquent heart. Hardung’s history packs a .38, does time, rides shotgun with a Cadillac moon singing liberation lyrics that will provide a solid rush, that healing you get when you first feel the poem enter the bloodstream.” – S.A. Griffin

90 pages
perfect bound
$15 USD

edited by David McLean
exterior concept and design by Pablo Vision

available now

mclean

After reading hellbound by David McLean I contemplating kicking my kitten, punching a wall, or doping up to kill the pain. It’s that good… McLean’s poetry comes at you on all levels except subtle. Powerful, delicate and written in a style all his own; McLean digs deep into the cultural psyche of Pinhead – and along the way, lays ruin to our own sense of being, worth and reality. McLean’s poetry has always kicked your balls until you puked; with this volume, you’re choking on blood and praying for replacement. – Jack Henry

48 pages
saddle stitched
$7.50 USD

edited by Wolfgang Carstens
exterior concept and design by Pablo Vision

plath

“With a body bag full of bloody memories, broken dreams and tormented visions of the future, American poet Rob Plath trudges through the darkened alleyways of your moral high-ground. His “a bellyful of anarchy” is a tour de force dissection of a world gone rotten.” – RD Armstrong, publisher Lummox Press

302 pages
perfect bound
$25 USD

edited by Wolfgang Carstens and David McLean
exterior concept and design by Pablo Vision

walton

Mark Walton writes in his poem Plural Possessive, “We eat slivers of exquisite rarities,” and that’s exactly what these poems are themselves. Mark’s attention to detail is extraordinary. It’s obvious he’s a true poet who “sat cat-like for hours” jabbing the keys, the blood in the ten wands of his hands throbbing, longing and far, far from frostbitten. And although a majority of the subject matter is “the hard truth of a winter’s night,” Mark’s passion for human connection and for the written word widens and widens: “Give me tendrils not ribbons/Give me roots not stems/Give me fields not vases/Damn your bouquet/Give me a hedgerow.” Mr. Walton’s outstanding craftsmanship is obvious, but it’s his emotional release that will floor you. These poems save us, heal us “as the world turns on its own spit.” And although the voice speaks of “scars” that will be “taken to the grave,” there couldn’t be a more flawless collection of poems in our hands. – Rob Plath

48 pages
saddle stitched
$7.50 USD

edited by Wolfgang Carstens
exterior concept and design by Pablo Vision

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: