UNPROFESSIONAL $7.95 ppd | 5.5 x 8 | 44 pages | chapbook | Pub Date: September 27, 2013
Or purchase locally at MiCA 12/V (1201 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202) for only 5!
Can You Help Bring Jerry Home?
One year ago, our friend's son, Jerry, was kidnapped by his mother, Maya Misejova Pfeifer. She fled to Europe with Jerry and his half brother, Sasha Hummel, both American boys. If you can, please help by contacting Bob Pfeifer: Bob@BringJerryHome.com. Click here for more!
Versus by Nick Barrows and Mark Flanigan THE RABBIT PUNCH DEFENSE
by NICK BARROWS
by MARK FLANIGAN $14.95 | 7.5 x 9.25 | 100 pages | paperback | Pub Date: November 30, 2012
"The combination of the two marks a prodding of humanity and the human psyche that is sometimes dark, sometimes ethereal and sometimes humorous."
"The text, featuring the potent voices of Mark Flanigan and Nick Barrow, marks a dark, scathing, humorous and insightful form of poetic storytelling that becomes even more expressive via live performances."
Nick Barrows delighted audiences as the bombastic concertina-playing portion of the band Eagle to Squirrel. His words and lyrics, both sensitively self-reflective and raging can only be described as big, booming, and unforgettable. His other works have appeared in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, Trained Monkey Press, and Semantikon. He was also the music editor for The Citizen. His musical endeavors include The 4 Track All-Stars and Jack Burton Overdrive. In 2007 he released his first chapbook, Rockets on Bibles. Nick Barrows’ blog: nbboom.blogspot.com
Mark Flanigan is the introspective writer with the matter-of-fact cadence whose written works have been appreciated locally for years. His words express his battered but not beaten presence. His poetry reflects self-deprecation, and sometimes despair, but never without the light of hope.
Mark’s churned out his works for over two decades and his “Exiled” column for 11 years—first in X-Ray Cincinnati, then online at Semantikon, and finally at CityBeat. A noted performer, critic Mark Sterner once said of Flanigan, “He is a born story teller, and his readings come off with the sheer delight in words and in the quirky sort of life they are capable of expressing… Flanigan’s exultant poetry, heard aloud in the theatre, reminds us of what it is to be alive.” Mark’s free e-book, Minute Poems, is currently available online from Three Fools Press. Mark Flanigan’s website: markflanigan.com