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Rust & Blood -- Dragon's Bane Series: Book 2 by Azriel Johnson




$20.00 USD
Novel
 
Present
Aurora Gerstung, mother of John Ross, is approached for an interview by a reporter from Bellato. She delves into the story of her life with the back drop of the war between Dragons and Humans.

Past
Young Aurora embarks on a difficult journey to find her boyhood crush. Later, she struggles between forbidden love and loyalty to her family and Humanity. In a final showdown, she faces a foe who can control the minds of those around him.
About the author:
Azriel Johnson is cautiously optimistic about the future of the Human race, Dragons or no. He believes in prophecy and the Dragon's Bane Series comes straight from a part of himself he believes probably exists... somewhere....
Publication Date:
Dec 31 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1541383796 / 9781541383791
Page Count:
348
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / General


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Crazytown by Peggy Schimmelman




$6.00 USD
Chapbook (plus Free PDF) 
Excerpt:
Mom cowering upstairs / after
the beating / she grasping
the hammer / twelve years
of Sunday School / and still she
was torn / between honoring
her father / and killing him.


Peggy Schimmelman's book, "Crazytown", offers an honest and perceptive look at some of the harsh realities of life. Her poignant perspective on the fallout of relationships and the interior wrestling match between our thoughts, desires and emotions is metaphorically expressed in her poems. This is a powerful book that is destined to have an impact on all who read it.

Kevin N. Gunn - Poet Laureate, Livermore
About the author:
Peggy Schimmelman is the author of the novel Whippoorwills and the novella One Day You're a Diamond. Her work has appeared in WinningWriters.com, Aleola, PacificReview, Comstock Review, Kind of a Hurricane Press, 100wordstories.org and others. She is currently working on a second novella and a collection of flash fiction.
Publication Date:
Dec 31 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1541337522 / 9781541337527
Page Count:
58
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / Women Authors


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When Science Collapses by Christopher Hivner




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Excerpt
Find another layer,
go deeper
to before I knew you,
to thoughts I had
as a young man,
pull up those bones,
crush them between your teeth
to bathe in the marrow,
find out
what you think
made me the way I am.
"Paleontology"
About the author:
Christopher Hivner writes from a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by books and the echoes of music.

Website: www.chrishivner.com,
Facebook:
Christopher Hivner - Author
Twitter: @Your_screams
Publication Date:
Dec 31 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1541337239 / 9781541337237
Page Count:
40
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General


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if the moon was right by Marc Mannheimer




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Excerpt
"like Ghandian gangstas

they inspect the stones
test their feet
on the sun-hot, steel rail

decide to venture
the fence beyond,
a feathery posse
who appear now as
bandmates -
British mods, boy beats,
New York glams, L.A. punks"
- totem
About the author:
Marc Mannheimer's impetus behind writing "if the moon was right" was to compose a poetic autobiography. From a Charlie Brown childhood to late-teen psychiatric indigestion and a Renaissance in his prime, this book just about covers it all.
Publication Date:
   
Dec 31 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
   
1541188004 / 9781541188006
Page Count:
   
36
Language:
   
English
Related Categories:
   
Poetry / American / General


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Writing Knights Press 2015 Anthology


$6.00 USD
Anthology (plus Free PDF)

Writing Knights Press brings the best of the best
to the literary stage in 2015. One poem from each
of six releases were chosen for the prestigious
PushCart Prize Nomination.
About the author:
Presenting:
D.L. Woure' - Fatigues & Double Consciousness
Walter Beck - Red Ink Sludge
Zachary Lee - biophotonic
Paul Grant - Coming Through the Far End
Lorraine Cipriano - Out on the Streets
Colton Bose - The Dark Lord was Mistaken
Jessica Evans - Learn to Find
JM Romig - Breakwall to Breakwall
Lennart Lundh - After the Wolves 
Publication Date:
Nov 21 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1539787273 / 9781539787273
Page Count:
50
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / Anthologies


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Tribute -- Pirates Anthology


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E-book (PDF)
 
Tribute: Pieces that bear resemblance to, or are written in commemoration of other artists in a similar genre of expression.

Pirates: represent the freedom of life. Set sail!
About the author:
With Poetry by:
Apryl Skies, Bethany W. Pope, David S. Pointer, Gary Beck, Geoffrey A. Landis, James Dennis Casey IV, J.M. Romig, Jonathan Thorn, Kevin F. Smith, Lennart Lundh, Lori Ann Kusterbeck, Lorraine Cipriano, Malkiese Paythress, Marchell Dyon, Parul Rastogi, Poetessa Leixyl Kaye Emerson, Shankar, Strider Marcus Jones
Publication Date:
Nov 16 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1539786102 / 9781539786108
Page Count:
78
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / Anthologies


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Cannons, Muskets and Broken Pens by Cher Guevara




$6.00 USD
Double Chapbook
(plus Free PDF)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983461326/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1983461326/
Review of Life Through Broken Pens
"In a thousand different cities;
First-timers,
New-timers,
Long-timers,
Standing up
And sharing poetry
With the zeal and lust
Of hellfire preachers
And angry rioters.

I want poetry to be alive and dangerous again."
- Hopes of a Young American Poet

"One last fix
Of powder and steel.
One last time
Where "The Mercy Seat"
Is mutter in prayer
To short-circuit electric hands.
Last march out;
March as brothers,
Charge as brothers,
Fall as brothers."
- Last Look Across the Burning Field



About the author: 
Cher Guevara (formerly Walter Beck) has become a mainstay in the emerging Terre Haute poetry scene where their hardcore verse and often intense performances have drawn praise and condemnation. Their work has been published in a wide variety of publications and they have released three albums of their live performances.

passedoutfullyclothed.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/cherguevarapoet

Sitting Up With the Dead by Allen Berry



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Excerpt:
There is no style in a self-painted
Thanatopsis someone else
will have to clean up.

This is supposed to be poetic.
It's supposed to mean something,
to make the world split open and
everyone take notice,
think for a moment: "wow, that was art."
- Deconstruction
About the author:
Allen Berry is a poet, teacher, environmentalist, and avid fan of Jazz and Film Noir. He is a 2013 Ph.D. graduate of the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and the author of: Travel for Agoraphobics and Distractions and Illusions. Prior to attending USM, he received a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 2001 he founded the Limestone Dust Poetry Festival and served as the president of the Board of Directors until 2006. He currently lives, works, writes, and hikes in Huntsville, AL, his adopted hometown. This is his third collection of poetry.
Publication Date:
Nov 11 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1539939952 / 9781539939955
Page Count:
34
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / General


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The Way We Were by CLS Ferguson and J.C. Jones



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"Crystal Lane Swift and J.C. Jones create a stirring conversation through poetry: a quest for love, connection, and how to best grow into harmonious individuals in such reckless times."
- Rich Ferguson, Push Cart Nominated Poet

"This powerful call and response collection of poetry by Crystal Lane Swift and J.C. Jones is a vivid look into the "modern terrain of loneliness seeking connection, raw and tender." - Ellyn Maybe, Los Angeles based Poet
About the author:
Crystal Lane Swift "CLS" Ferguson, PhD speaks, signs, acts, publishes, sings, performs, writes, paints, professes, and rarely relaxes. Her portrayal of The Black Rose in Silence, which she also co-wrote and produced, earned her a best actress award and a best film award. Her music video, Secrets & Lies earned accolades on the indie film circuit. She is published in numerous academic and literary journals. Her poetry collection, "God Bless Paul" is out on Rosedog Books. She and her husband, Rich are raising their daughter, Evelyn and their Bernese Mountain Border Collie Mutt, Sadie in Alhambra, CA.
http://clsferguson.wix.com/clsferguson

J.C. Jones believes he did something amazing in another life, because he is blessed with good luck. He has been many things, his favorite is being daddy. He hopes you enjoyed reading his words. Perhaps, he will write you some more.
Publication Date:
Nov 11 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1539900541 / 9781539900542
Page Count:
38
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General


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Don't Try Me: Fragments and Flesh-Masks by Bethany W. Pope




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Open a body ... Open the organs ... Open the cells ... Open the DNA ... Open
the molecules ... Open the atoms ... Open the protons, neutrons,
and electrons and you find
sub-atomic structures
that do very strange things

If you are a stranger,
it isn't polite to worry
at someone's nethers.
This is where a lot of dogs
get in trouble.

Crow and Coyote
bartered over the thorny throne of Death. Crow won. Crow was a god. Crow was no god.
About the author: Bethany is a recently naturalized citizen of the United Kingdom. She is author of numerous short and long collections including "The Gospel of Flies" through Writing Knights Press.

Publication Date:
Oct 17 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1539386430 / 9781539386438
Page Count:
50
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / Women Authors

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New Branding, Make Me Clean Devil - The Bard Newsletter #12

In general, when the Universe tells you something, it's a good idea to listen.  When the Universe: eliminates your shows performers; doesn't compel your venue to promote; doesn't inspire your fellow artisans to show up; doesn't encourage your local word-based friends to plan to be there; diverts your audience to another close by venue; repeats this over and over and makes you question your sanity for even trying to keep on keeping on....

It's probably a good idea to reexamine your tactics.

People like videos, it seems.  Short videos.  They like videos they can watch and smile and at share and move on.  They like videos they can easily share with their friends and family.  They like having this kind of quick access.  People like being able to have experiences brought to them, to be made convenient.  That's the world we are in.

So that's the direction Writing Knights is going... we are still going to do shows, but we are going to do online shows.  We are going to get poets to record themselves (or be recorded) for five minute sets and compiled into shows which will be easily distributed from YouTube, over Facebook, shared on Twitter, posted on Tumblr, short clips over Instagram, maybe Snapchat.

All the videos just taking up space on the current WK Youtube channel? Made available for the participants to download.  Archived. Possibly cut up for the best pieces and re-posted later.  Streamlined.

The great thing about these new shows? We can get ANYONE from ANYWHERE put together.  People we've never met.  People we've only met once because they live so bleeding far away.

Buy some TSHIRTS already!
National Poetry Month?  Potentially 30 days of videos.  The Patreon account? Needs some videos as well!

Mostly, we need people to care. People need to help us build the brand which can hopefully unite the world of writing from poetry, to fiction to nonfiction, from slam poetry to beat poetry to underground to academic.  We are too RARE of a breed to be divided like we are. ESPECIALLY in NEOhio.


We are going to make a specific post dealing with the recording of the videos in the coming days as well as an event for people to send to folks over Facebook and Twitter.  We want as many people as we can get and if things play out right, we will have the best possible National Poetry Month in 2017.

Thanks for reading,

Azriel Johnson
Director of Writing Knights Press

Grand Tournament V Anthology




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Sixteen writers submitted their best work in a quest to achieve greatness.Five writers advanced to the performance round where they battled for the prize of a full length book deal with Writing Knights Press.

Who wins?

Stay tuned to writingknights.com for details
This Anthology contains work by:
Alexis-Rueal - Azriel Johnson - C.E. Harrington
Dan Denton - Dionne D. Hunter
Ephraim Nehemiah - Jacob Patchen
James Croal Jackson - Jamie Laubacher - Jon Thorn
Jonathan Cordes - Lori Ann Kusterbeck
Lorraine Cipriano - Martina R. Gallegos
Ms. MaNazah - One Single Rose
Skylark Bruce - Steve Brightman
Tanya Pilumeli - T-Shirt - Victor Clevenger


Publication Date:




Jul 18 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1535275839 / 9781535275835
Page Count:
66
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / Anthologies


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WK:S, GTV and LEP-NPS: The Bard Newsletter #11

Slowly, but surely we are moving things forward in the direction of getting everything on WritingKnightsPress.blogspot.com up and synced. 

As mentioned on social media, we have an announcement that will affect everyone who are regular attendees of Writing Knights: Stark (or at least who live in Stark County and want to be regular attendees).


Since we have had fairly low attendance for the past few months we have decided to bite part of the bullet and make some changes. Mondays just don't seem to be good for anyone trying to attend our weekly open mics. That being said we are going to discontinue the Monday Open Mics as of August 29th (the final Monday Open Mic). 

*Pause for Effect*

Instead we are going to move to having Last Saturday performers going on stage at Cultured Coffee.  The first effective Last Saturday Performances will be August 26th.

In addition, Writing Knights: Stark will also begin hosting periodical readings at our (Azriel and Skylark) home. We're calling the experiment "House Poetry".

The format will be simple. If someone is itching for some poetry, they text/email/call/contact us and say, "Hey, can we do some poetry sometime?" Then we'll compare our schedules and either work out an intimate gathering of just a few people in our living room reading or playing music to one another OR with more time organize a larger soiree.

So why the change?  We feel like we want to be more flexible with how our creative juices intermingle. If people are able to get together on their own terms and these terms can coincide somehow things will be better for the creativity of us all.

We may also plot out days a month or so in advance to invite people over until they feel comfortable enough to ask to do poetry on their own. It's going to be as free form as possible to inspire the most creativity.

For those who are closer friends of Writing Knights there will be a photo shoot July 30th before the Grand Tournament at the house where House Poetry will be held.

Speaking of the Grand Tournament....

The Grand Tournament is on and full force ready for July 30th!
Our Five Competitors are Dionne D. Hunter, Ephraim Nehemiah, James Croal Jackson, Jamie Laubacher and Jordan "T-Shirt" Sandidge.

The Winner of course gets $100 and a full length book deals. The other competing finalists get $15 and chapbook deals.

Facebook Event Link

Additionally we are bringing back the Haiku Joust where Haikuists battle back and forth to see has the most profound/stinging 17 syllables. The winner of the Haiku Joust earns a chapbook deal.

Facebook Side Event Link

The suggested donation for the event is $5. We won't turn anyone away if you can't pay, but all of the money raised is going to the Lake Effect Poetry Slam team in a last ditch effort to make enough money to get the team to Decatur, Georgia for the National Poetry Slam competition. What would be better if you purchased one of the Grand Tournament V Anthologies which will be available by the show.

If, instead of donating, you'd prefer to get something for your money, Writing Knights will have a full spread of books and Tshirts. All money made from these sales will go to Lake Effect Poetry for the National Poetry Slam competition.

If you can't make it to the Grand Tournament and want to support Lake Effect Poetry you have two other opportunities.

July 23rd will be a Showcase & Send off of the team featuring all members of the team as well as work from Skylark Bruce and the Slamministrator Vertigo Xi'an Xavier.

Facebook Event Link

Also, at any time you can Buy Books or Donate to Lake Effect Poetry through this page: here. Not to be impatient, but try to do it before the team leaves July 31st.

If you have any questions, talk/text to Azriel or Skylark on Mondays, or find us on Facebook to interact there.

Thanks for reading,

The Writing Knights Team

The awkwardness of adulating flowers by Cee Williams



$15.00 USD
Full Length Book
Cee Williams is an angler of anglers, a fisher of men. His new collection, 'The Awkwarness of Adulating Flowers,' is a series of life's resonant lessons, write large and deep on the human canvas, in five powerful chapters. Though there are many fine moments throughout, this volume builds to one of the best climaxes of a poetry collection in many moons. The work stuns with a beauty, a depth and a loveliness that dovetail sadness and joy into a plaintive song of the deepest mystery of all.
-Don Wentworth  
Editor, Liliput Review
hLike the young blood of this collection's first sequence, Cee Williams has "something to do with [his] hands": that is, to render with sharp-eyed empathy, in poems spare and expansive, the pain and beauty of workaday lives; of old men who live to fish because they have fished to live; of a mother who stares down age and illness with the strength and grace of Ali in the ring; and of anyone who has ever walked the streets of Williams's Erie or of any town, with "a freight train of contrition" drowning out his voice. THE AWKWARDNESS OF ADULATING FLOWERS speaks for these lives the way scripture speaks for the glorious mystery of being.
-George Guida
Author, Pugilistic
Cee Williams currently serves as the fourth poet laureate of Erie County (PA) He is a past recipient of a Chautauqua Writers Grant and the creator and founder of Poets' Hall and Poets' Hall Press a community organization dedicated to the presentation and publication of poetry and spoken word. Williams is the author of four chapbook length poetry collections and his work has appeared in journals and anthologies both online and in print.


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