Frayed Edge Press is pleased to announce the publication of Bryant O'Hara's collection of speculative poetry, The Ghettobirds.
The thirty poems in this volume celebrate the ability of humanity to adapt to, surpass, and possibly transcend its environment and its origins. Sprinkled throughout this Afrofuturist collection are a series of recurring characters called the Ghettobirds, cybernetic beings created out of a technological singularity event that occurs in a slum. These beings exist to help humanity change itself so that, in time, it will have the capacity to leave its home world.
O’Hara works with a love of both the natural and the artificial world, and uses rhythm and cadence to compress thought into images of just how strange our experiences can become as we learn to shape—and be shaped by—both worlds.
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Frayed Edge Press author Daniel Hales recently participated in a virtual poetry reading organized by the Warwick Free Public Library, in Warwick, MA.
Daniel read from his recent book of poems, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English and answered audience questions over Zoom.
A profile of Daniel and the virtual reading appeared in the Greenfield Recorder -- "Local author explores 'the spaces from which questions arise' with latest poetry book," written by Zack DeLuca. Daniel reflected on his writing process, the interplay of his music and his poetry, and how he recognizes when something's about to become a poem or song.
"The poems take readers on a journey and interrogate everything from the mundane through poems like 'How To Pass The Time,' to thoughts of fading love in 'How to Change Your Mind.'”
Officially Launched - Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English
Daniel Hales' new book, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems
in English, has officially launched! Enjoy watching the official launch party reading below, and find out more about the book by visiting this page.
Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English Reviewed in The Montague Reporter
Happy New Year from Frayed Edge Press!
What we're looking forward to in 2020: poetry from Daniel Hales, short stories from James McAdams, new translations of two works by Jens Bjørneboe, and more!
See all the details via links here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/books-overview.html
Christina Springer's collection of poetry, The Splooge Factory, is now available as an eBook. You can purchase the Kindle edition through Amazon now, at the discounted price of US$3.99. As with other Frayed Edge Press titles, Kindle Unlimited members can read this title for FREE, as can members of the Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Enjoy this fun, erotic, and thought-provoking collection at a discounted price, with the added convenience of reading on your phone, e-reader, or tablet!
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Christina Springer, author of The Splooge Factory, a volume of poetry published by Frayed Edge Press in November, has been interviewed by JP Howard at Mom Egg Review -- "The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood."
"This interview gives us some insights into the seventeen year process for Christina’s book to reach publication. She talks freely with MER VOX about home educating her teenage son, how art and activism intersect in her life and gives us insight into her brilliant and always busy creative process."
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To learn more about the book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/splooge-factory.html
Peepshow Podcast hosts Jessie and PJ Sage bring you news and stories from the sex industry featuring sex workers, artists, writers, academics, and activists. Each podcast features a roundup of recent news stories and interviews. Episode 31 highlights Frayed Edge Press author Christina Springer: Stories and Poems from a Happy Ending Massage Parlor.
"Episode 31 features an interview with Pittsburgh-based Alt.Black artist and spoken word poet Christina Springer. Her new book, The Splooge Factory, comes out on Frayed Edge Press this month. It is a collection of poetry exploring her experiences as a receptionist in a “happy endings” massage parlor in Pittsburgh, PA. We talk to her about her experience at the massage parlor; her own history and art; love and intimacy; race, eroticism, and sex work; and motherhood and aging."
Listen to the podcast here: http://peepshowpodcast.com/peepshow-podcast-episode-31
And learn more about the book here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/splooge-factory.html
The Splooge Factory by Pittsburgh poet Christina Springer is now available! This collection of poetry arose from the author's experiences as the fill-in receptionist at an "adult services" massage parlo, and is informed by theories of feminized eroticism and a feminist inquiry of power dynamics. These poems reflect the real stories of the real women who worked in this setting, told with both humor and sensitivity.
Adriana E. Ramírez, 2015 PEN-Fusion Awarding-Winning Author of DEAD BOYS says of this work: "As playful as it is shocking, sexy, and woke, Christina Springer’s The Splooge Factory invites the reader into the daily grind of sex work. And while it takes on race, culture, desire, and power, it also pushes the reader to rethink their own expectations of sex, the body, and the business of wanting."
In The Poetry Question, reviewer Christopher Margolin writes: "Christina Springer’s The Splooge Factory might sound like and be about the price and cost of sex, it’s also about learning the limits of your own power, lessening the breadth of what you’re willing to take, and no longer be stripped of self, pride, sexuality, and so much more."
The author is an Alt.Black artist who uses text, performance, video, and other visual expressions to communicate what the space between molecules in the air wish for you to know. Her work has been published widely in a variety of poetry journals, including Obsidian, Eyedrum Periodically, The Drunken Boat, and Callaloo. She was the longest-reigning Pittsburgh Poetry Slam champion.
Find out more here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/splooge-factory.html
Christina Springer's funny, feminist poetry collection, The Splooge Factory, is forthcoming in November, 2018! Check out the cover image for this work, which has been called "As playful as it is shocking, sexy, and woke..." Now available at a special pre-publication price of 20% off!
Christina Springer is an Alt.Black artist who uses text, performance, video, and other visual expressions to communicate what the space between molecules in the air wish for you to know. Her work has been published widely in a variety of poetry journals, including Obsidian, Eyedrum Periodically, The Drunken Boat, and Callaloo. She was the longest-reigning Pittsburgh Poetry Slam champion.
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