Thanks especially to the fans in Europe who have made the MLP audio sampler from NoiseTrade such a success. You, too, can still download the audio sampler for free. While the preparation for the album release continues, a new audio sneak peak is now available. It features an all-time favorite from the Merika, Love Poems Audio Project, entitled ”Marry Me.” Marry Me
For those readers more suited to using Amazon.com for book purchases, the print copy of Merika, Love Poems is now available. Click here.
Mom said I had an angel with us when I was born. Maybe she meant I was a handful. Like even heaven had to brace for me. But she never said that having an angel for companionship was a bad or scary thing. I always wondered what she meant in the half-smile of silence as she stared instead of answered. And I know that someday I’ll get to my other angel, the dark, sickled one that hasn’t come so much to keep my foot from dashing against a stone, not so much as that angel will come to take my foot and dash it against the stone: one last dark heartache stone-broken bone and then the plunge. So I’ve got two angels and I’m conflicted about which one means good and which one portends demise. Maybe, after all, it’s that second angel that does me justice and saves me. Maybe I was all wrong to think that the first one did me a kindness. But anyway… In between the visitation of two angels I’ve got two muses. And I succumb often to the temptation of describing them like a dichotomy of good and evil. But I only do so because I lose myself in the over-reliance on things like how each one feels: which one brings me comfort. Or which one rends me from sleep in the middle of the night and sets me howling like a madman’s aching. Because the first muse incites me like a sunrise. It boils [...]
A Manual on the Human Condition is a concise collection of poems intended for a precise purpose, though not for any of the gallant purposes to which poetry collections typically aspire. It is not meant for epic retrospect and summary, for motivation and education, nor for bemoaning social or interpersonal ills. AMHC is written for the moments of cold, cringing, curling inward anguish–the kind of reeling from whatever pain and hurt that drives a person to hide in corners in shadows. This collection is intended to voice those kinds of pains.
The Final Installment of Merika, Love Poems is now available. Click to read: Epilogue
A Manual on the Human Condition is now also available for iBooks through the iTunes store.
The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Ragnarok, featuring a short story by David R. Jones, is now available from Valhalla Press. Click the image below to go buy now (opens in new window).
And now you can pick up a copy of A Manual on the Human Condition from Barnes & Noble’s Nook store. A Manual on the Human Condition is a concise summary of human need, expressed poignantly through a series of poetical vignettes. Click below to get started reading.
Good Old Fashioned Hand Written Code by Eric J. Schwarz