Wednesday, November 18, 2009

update #11162009

this week we're finishing andrew terhune's chapbook. just finished folding and trimming 500+ pages individually with a cat in my lap and pumpkin whoopie pie crumbs in my stubble. the covers will be a mixture of stamp and collage art. should be ready by next weekend. after that we're finishing up kristen orser's book and sending the browning/shimoda "bowling" chap to the printer. The Bowling will be printed off site to save time but a local print shop here in salem. more details forthcoming. also this weekend, we'll be putting up a pre-order link to shane jones' "hairy hands" chapbook. this will be your last chance to be unfolded by hairy hands so if you miss this last opportunity, you will continue to sleep in knots or at the very least, recline in a folded fetal position. i might even add this sooner to offset the printer costs. also keep in mind that there's only a few short weeks left for you to submit your manuscripts to the Greying Ghost for 2010 publication. better get it in before the world is destroyed by the mayans or whatever. john cusack as an action hero? nope.


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Monday, November 02, 2009

Greying Ghost Catalog Update #110209

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Still Available:
[click price to order]

The Deviants by Jack Boettcher { N E W }
"If James Tate were to somehow mate with the remnants of a demolition derby, The Deviants would
eat its baby. Jack Boettcher is a craftsman and reading these poems is like walking into his shoppe
and running your fingers over all the sharpened surfaces. Each poem contains a tight suture of wit
and brutally evasive humor. The Deviants will read, and re-read and re-re-read until it all just disappears
and you, the reader are left "a decommissioned weapon / holding up a lily / in a ceasefire no one respects."

chapbook | $7.50 ppd

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Hank Williams by Peter Berghoef
"What does Hank represent? Beats me. Seems more like a drunken retelling of a lost weekend, composed
over a honky tonk piano, written by Cormac Mccarthy's Llewelyn Moss. Somewhere in this poem is a pick-up
chase and a case of spilled beer over by a pond-side campfire. This is why I love Berghoef's writing."

pamphlet | $2.00 ppd or free with the purchase of any GG chapbook

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When I Moved To Nevada by James Iredell
""When I Moved to Nevada" is filled with snow, drugs, stars, bars and music. It made me think (though it's
very different) of Jon Leon's "Hit Wave" but, really, this book is very and wonderfully Denis Johnson. Good
Denis Johnson. If you're a fan of Jesus' Son then Jamie's chapbook is definitely for you." -- Rauan Klassnik

chapbook | $7.00 ppd

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I Am In The Air Right Now by Kathryn Regina
"An unfeigned sky-ride that specks down flints of candor from the thinned air. I Am In The Air Right Now
is the story of a floatist who, while riding alone in a hot-air balloon, finds she is able to re-imagine the
pieces of the world from which she has fled. Soon the balloon's basket is crowded with the likes of boys
named Pedro, a horse, flat tires, and bears. An utterly original story from a rising voice in the field."

chapbook | $6.50 ppd

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Help! by Adam Fieled
"Adam Fieled's Help! is writ with the din that blows eastward from Alleghany range to the eavesdropper's ear
in Philadelphia. Inspired by the classic Beatles album, Help! could be the pouring of a soul into a very small cup,
or the a bunch of little souls spilling from the cup onto the floor. His poems talk to You directly. They welcome
you into their kitchen. They help you with your coat and build a fire. They feed you and then they leave you."

chapbook | $4.00 ppd

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Borrowed House by Brooklyn Copeland
"Welcome to Borrowed House - a collection of poems antsy enough to have been written one hundred years ago,
and only now sprung from the dusty congressional archives. They will embrace you like a panther unto its prey.
And amidst the embrace they will roll their eyes at the growing piles of strangers because a hotel is nothing
more than a borrowed house."

chapbook | $6.50 ppd

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Naturalistless by Christopher Rizzo
"A few years back my wife and I were hanging with Chris Rizzo at this bar called Charlie's Kitchen over in Harvard
Square. After a few beers he pushed over this packet of poems called "Spare Parts" and says "let me know what
you think." I remember going home and reading it and saying "i wish i could write this good." I didn't write a poem
for five months. "Naturalistless" is the ultimate compendium of his spare parts. These poems are whole sentences
chopped down to two words, joined. It is both a refreshing poetic statement and a future bookshelf mainstay. Also, Christopher Rizzo is the man behind the unparalleled Anchorite Press."

pamphlet | $3.50 ppd or free with purchase of any GG chapbook

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First Print by Corduroy Mtn.
"We like hats. We like hats so much we threw ours into the literary magazine ring. When we all became embarrassed
by our haircuts, what we found was some truly excellent, original, and eclectic material written by a bunch of strangers.
First Print comes as a 5x7 chapbook with hand stamped covers (each one is different!), a broadsheet, a photograph,
and a Jack Boettcher quote. Printed on high quality linen paper with color inserts.

Features work by: Peter Berghoef, Shane Jones, Brooklyn Copeland, Forest Roth, Blake Butler, Mandy Billings, Brandon
Shimoda, Sommer Browning, Adam Maynard, Joshua Ware, Drew Kalbach, B.J. Love, Kevin Wilson, Kendra Malone, Jac Jemc,
Eric Amling, and James Iredell

chapbook | $6.00 ppd

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At The Pulse by Laura Carter
"Like a conversation between two dinner guests - one in the bustling din of a dining room, the other across town in the burgundy dust of a soup kitchen open at the crack of dawn. These collection of poetic pulses interpret the grind and the ornate and the fierceness and the irreversible gait of life's intoxication through a sheer veneer of waggish curiosity. At The Pulse is astonishingly brilliant. "

chapbook | $6.00 ppd

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Stands As Mediation by Thomas Hummel
"A cyclical translation of Gertrude Stein's Stanzas In Meditation, Thomas Hummel, through his mad experiments, had
produced ten poems that refuse to pay rent. They squat in the abandoned factories and the houses of its workers and
stand in front of the windows with the lights on. And though you're not quite sure if they're laughing at or with you,
the fact they are laughing is reason enough to befriend them. Roll over Gertrude and wake her up."

chapbook | $7.00 ppd

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The Pond by Zachary Schomburg
"We've all lived near a pond at some point. We've all stuck a finger in its surface and wondered what the hell was under
there. Perhaps after an accident the pond gets drained and gaggles of neighborhood kids then find their bikes and balls
and other bits of tossed ephemera. The Pond is like a catalog of all that: of yesterdays both dreamt and recollected
with clarity."

chapbook | $5.00 ppd

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Coming Soon!
Eric Amling - Total Surfdom
J Michael Wahlgren - Credo
Mathias Svalina & Julia Cohen - Sugar Means Yes
Andrew Terhune - Helen Mirren Picks Out My Clothes
Dan Boehl - Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre
Kristen Orser - Folded Into Your Midwestern Thunderstorm
Krammer Abrahams - Boots Walking In America
Sommer Browning & Brandon Shimoda - The Bowling
Troy Urquhart - Springtime Sea Bathing
Jon Cone - The Plesyre Barge
Judson Hamilton - No Rainbow
Michael Bible - Gorilla Math
J.A. Tyler - Our, Us, & We
Corduroy Mtn. #2

There will also be reprints of Shane Jones' I Will Unfold You With My Hairy Hands and
Peter Berghoef's News of The Haircuts!!

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Please note that supplies are limited. In most cases, there are only 5-10 copies left.
I will keep a close eye on orders and update the website frequently. Also, you can
join on facebook.

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Greying Ghost will be reading submissions until the end of the year.
You can read our guidelines HERE

& don't forget you can always send your work to Corduroy Mtn.

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We have a lot of great books coming out and a very tiny office so help us clear some
space on our shelves by buying a book or two! All packages come with a fistful of inserts and whatever else
I can cram into the envelopes!

Thanks for reading!
-carl


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