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no dyeing in machines by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

Published December 31, 2018
Chapbook - 44 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1792918278
a terminally tanned
island transplant
with a glassy eye
who claimed he once
worked for Streisand
asked us for 80 cents
he said he was hit
by an ambulance
right there on Front Street
right in the road where
we were standing --
3 lawyers were
chasing him 

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About the author: 
Wanda Morrow Clevenger wrote eight poems in a handful of months in 1974; thirty-four years later she returned to writing. She has since placed over 467 pieces of work in 158 print and electronic literary journals and anthologies. 

In August of 2013, while compiling the manuscript for this book she fell ill with pancreatitis, further complicated by necrosis in the following nine months, and wasn’t expected to survive. One year later, almost to the day, she sat down to finish "where the hogs ate the cabbage." 

She has her husband to thank for the title.

Valley Blues by Cher Guevara

Published September 13, 2018
Mixed Media - 48 pages, 8.5" x 11", ISBN: 978-1720270874
Valley Blues is Cher Guevara’s
most ambitious project yet,
a raw streaming epic
written while out
in the western desert;
it’s a scorching tale
of self-destruction,
self-discovery, and the search
for a road out of an exile
that has lasted nearly a decade.
$15.00 USD
Mixed Media
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About the author:
Cher Guevara is from Avon, IN and has become a mainstay in the thriving Indianapolis poetry underground, challenging audiences and critics with their uncompromising verse and hard-hitting live performances. Valley Blues is their 10th book.

Hey by Jamie Kahn

Published July 27, 2018
Chapbook - 30 pages - 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1723577017
And even on the days
when the sun is out
shorts weather
the music skips
and my pits sweat
and my curls droop
as my hands so sticky from sweet tea
grip the steering wheel

potholes pair with twisted up
cassette tapes
and play my death song
loud enough to make
me forget anything good

$10.00 USD
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About the author:
Jamie Kahn is a writer and undergraduate student at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jamie is also a yoga instructor, and has a passion for life, traveling, and creativity in all forms!

Grand Showcase 2018 - The Wayward Sword

Published July 17, 2018
Mixed Media, Anthology - 48 pages
8.5" x 11", ISBN: 978-1723113291
The Grand Showcase 2018: Writing Knights Press’ annual event marking a new year of creativity.
$15.00 USD
Mixed Media Anthology
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Contributing Authors:
Alex Gildzen ... anasyn Red ... Anne Ellington ... Azriel Johnson ... Carrie Tangenberg ... Daria Quinn ... David S. Pointer ... Deno Sandz ... Dionne D. Hunter ... Eilmy ... Franchessca Fallucco ... Gabriel Ricard ... Jacob Paul Patchen ... James Croal Jackson ... James Schwartz ... Joe Bisicchia ... Julia Clouden ... Keith Allison ... Kenny Angelou ... Laraine Seidl ... Lennart Lundh ... Maheshwor Dhital ... Marc Mannheimer... Michael Ceraolo ... Morgan Ellington ... One Single Rose ... Raechel Aurora ... Robert Perron ... Robin Wyatt Dunn ... Ruth Morris ... Smith ... Tanya Pilumeli ... Wanda Morrow Clevenger ... William Merricle

Give Life Back to Me by Casey Kryzstofik

Published July 9, 2018
Chapbook - 44 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1722019730
Simple solutions attacked like a
honey badger
fighting a cobra.
Tell her my schedule and she accuses me
of not planning ahead of time.
Prefer the reading of letters
from an old, dead lover to my presence.
Charging me of not caring when my love
has been quite the contrary.
Friends and I advise her not to be at places
where normal people would stay
— Honey Badger
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About the author:
Casey Krysztofik is a Native of Columbus, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree Cum Laude in Mathematics from Ohio University in 1998. He is a certified ballroom dance instructor at Inspiration to Movement Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

Clouds in the Corner by Anna Kist

Published June 18, 2018
Chapbook - 35 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1721064700
Had a night sniper attraction
for a fraction of my youth,
Now I just spook the straights with curls
I’ve unfurled in my hair and left in the sink.
Don’t think, just rinse and flee,
find something other than me
for the torrents in life
The currents you fight but embrace
with just one turn of the face
When you say it’s right
But I’m left.
— Left
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About the author:
Kist grew up in the swamps of south Louisiana writing ever since she was child. Then she roamed the country, found her footing and came back home working as a freelancer with a bachelor’s in journalism.

The Good, The Bad, The Lorraine by Lorraine Cipriano

Published May 28, 2018
Chapbook - 44 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1720391654
feeling it deep down in her core
flowing streams of words
washing away like white sand
all of the dreams spoken of
sadness sparks aflame the ocean red
blowing out the dangerous fire
completely by herself
wanting it to be different
needing someone to embrace fully
a Lorrainaholic existence
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About the author:
Lorraine Cipriano has just written a steampunk haiku across your heart and it is starting to infect you with its octopus tentacles. She can be typically found hanging out in a whimsical world of haiku, tanka and poetry where she is the gatekeeper to a large collection of Buddhist, feminist, steampunk and horror filled imagery scrolled in purple.

As Real by Azriel Johnson

Published April, 20, 2018

$10 for the full album
$1 per track

1. The National Ransom 
     Take the National Anthem, fix it.

2. Shopping Carts
     Have some common sense.

3. New Kid
     Bullying is wrong. Fight back!

4. Homelessness
     Narrative about being homeless.

5. Heroes
     Piece about mental illness.

6. Regaining Me
     Alliterative, punchy. Like an introduction.

7. Down Below, in Between
     Whoa, whoa. I'm an ally.

8. Save It
     Appreciate the women you're around.

9. Social Beatin' Ya
     How social media is a menace to society.

10. Ancestral Memories
     How we pass down things through the ages.

11. Second Worst Pain
     Crass, just crass. Have a listen.

12. Sweet
     Concerning Diabetes.

13. Metaphor's Friend
     Based on a mishearing of "Sugarman" by Rodriguez.

14. Groovy
     A traveling to Cleveland, narrative poem.

15. After Howl
     A Cleveland litany, with many props to many folks.

16. Poet Workin' a Factory Blues
     Self Explanatory title.

Fully Formed by Alexis-Rueal

Published April 3, 2018
Chapbook - 30 pages, 5.5" x 85", ISBN: 978-1986234153
Here resides wonder,
here, our hope lives on.
Here, a cherished sight.
Here, we love the light.
-- “Here We Love the Light”

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About the author:
Alexis-Rueal was born in Kentucky, raised in Marion, Ohio, and has been a fixture in the Columbus, Ohio poetry scene since 2011. Since moving to Columbus, she has authored the Chapbooks, “Letter to 20,” (Poet’s Haven Press) and “According to the Results,” (Writing Knights Press) along with performing at festivals and venues throughout Ohio and Kentucky. She was a member of The Women of Appalachia: Women Speak project in 2016-17. Her first full-length collection, “I Speak Hick,” was published by Writing Knights Press in 2016.

When not writing and performing, ballroom dances, and spends time with her family.

500 Cleveland Haiku by Michael Ceraolo

Published April 2, 2018
Full Length - 5" x 8", 104 pages, ISBN: 978-1987442755
An undrained swamp---
the Garden of Eden
for all the world's mosquitoes

Man on a park bench---
a dead ringer
for the Cowardly Lion

Funeral rite---
another building now
ashes to ashes, dust to dust

$15.00 USD
Full Length
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About the author:
Michael Ceraolo is a retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet. His publications include Euclid Creek (Deep Cleveland Press), and the chapbooks Cleveland Haiku (Green Panda Press), More Euclid Creek and Cleveland Scores Early (Kendra-Steiner Editions), and Readings/The Road: Two Poems from Euclid Creek Book Three (Crisis Chronicles Press). This is his second full-length book of poetry.

Volcano by Connor Stratman

Published March 15, 2018
If anyone should betray me,
the heads on the sticks

should be raised as mountains.
The kids will carry us

to the hills and give us
glasses to peer through.

Five bucks a ticket,
the language is filmy.

— Empire
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About the author:
Connor Stratman is lives in Dallas, TX.
His work has appeared in journals such as Ditch, Counterexample Poetics,
Earl of Plaid, Etcetera, Backlash, Polari, Moria, Dead Snakes, Rasputin, and Otoliths.
He is currently teaching and working on his dissertation in American literature.

Other books and chapbooks:

Invisible Entrances (Erbacce Press, 2009)
An Early Scratch (Erbacce Press, 2010)
Some Were Awake (Plumberries Press, 2011)

Heroes Villains Death - The Wayward Sword

Published March 13, 2018
Mixed Media Anthology - 8.5" x 11", 48 pages,
ISBN: 978-1985806504
...Super Powered Vigilantes,
Masked Crime-fighters,
Gods, Mutants,
Aliens, Sports Stars,
Musicians, Lovers...
Winners, the Triumphant…


What if no matter
how hard they tried,
they just couldn't win?
The odds, completely
in their favor
and they fall....
Only one enemy
can defeat anyone...

It is Death.

Also including Writing Knights’
2014 National Poetry Month 30/30
“Super Heroes/Super Villains”
$15.00 USD
Mixed Media Anthology
(Free PDF with Purchase)

With writing by:
David S. Pointer, Azriel Johnson, Lori Ann Kusterbeck, Jonathan Thorn, Malkiese Paythress, Ryan P. Kinney, D.R. James, Soumyadeep Bhattacherya, Daria Quinn, Michael A. Griffith

With images from:
Renea Dauntes, Ruth Sheldon, Andy Phillips, Ruth Morris, Marjorie Preston, Jesse James, Jessica Brumbaugh, Eric & Beau Macuski, Ryan P. Kinney, Mike MacWolff, Tiffany Rae, Kristin James, Karl Schembri, Cassy Grove, Lydia Dschankilic, Azriel Johnson

The Halcyon Code by Jeff Kosiba

Published February 11, 2018
Chapbook - 5.5" x 8.5", 63 pages, ISBN: 978-1546339373
Paint me into your memory before dementia
lies beside you early one morning
like kids fingernails scraping
inside window permafrost,
as we are forced to remain apart
like two prizefighters
saved by the bell.

I will wait for you Nadia
in this cold-war of aggression
we have waged upon each
other’s emotions.
Out go the candles for now.
-The Dimensions of Nadia
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About the author:
I never say goodbye, I say instead, goodnight.
-Jeff Kosiba

The Black God -- Dragon's Bane Series: Book 3 by Azriel Johnson

Published January 2, 2018
Novel - 336 pages, 6" x 9", ISBN: 978-1983461323
JR Gerstung travels, triumphant, from Sunset Red intending to introduce his mother to his girlfriend and fellow soldier, Rebecca Kingsley.

On the way, a tragedy strikes the Human race and JR and Rebecca have to combat the after effects.

The Black God, Muerthegos, feeds on Pain and Death and is launching a plot to acquire immense power. He needs one component to complete the plot and he needs JR to obtain it.
$20.00 USD
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About the author:
Azriel Johnson writes the prophecy of the Dragon’s Bane Universe, in addition to other stories. He is still cautiously optimistic about the trajectory of the Human race, but isn’t exactly opposed to the idea of Dragons trying to take over.