Poetry Meets Surrealism with Mark Fleury’s New Book

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Date: 03/11/2014
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Poetry Meets Surrealism with Mark Fleury’s New Book

St. Paul, MN, March 11, 2014 – The Medulla Review Publishing announces the release of The Precious Surreal Door Opened, a collection of poetry written by St. Paul, Minnesota resident Mark Fleury. This is his fourth book of poems.

From the collection: “By heart I mean sex melting the moon/That drips through the ceiling frown/And onto the kitchen table of scrambled eggs/On white china. Those gills, pineal.” The publisher states that Fleury has written amazing verse that would inspire Dali. Copies of the book are available in ebook and print through Amazon.

The Medulla Review Publishing has seven imprints and is currently open for submissions. For more information, visit their website: www.themedullareview.com

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New Book: Professor Paul Rogalus Delivers Edgy Micro-Fiction

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Date: 03/07/2014
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New Book: Professor Paul Rogalus Delivers Edgy Micro-Fiction

Plymouth, NH – Electrified Skeletons is a powerful, edgy collection of new micro-fiction written by Paul Rogalus, an English Professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. At once literary and accessibly contemporary, this is a must read for intellectual and mainstream audiences.

Published by The Medulla Review Publishing, the editor says of Electrified Skeletons: “From ‘Psychos on the Highway’ to ‘Addicts,’ Rogalus writes about the weirdness of everyday life with sardonic humor and gritty realism…This collection turns on themes of adventure and friendship, yet it never strokes the inauthentic device of happily-ever-afters.” The book is available at Amazon in print and eBook format.

In addition to his success as a fiction writer and educator, Rogalus has an impressive repertoire of plays and screenplays. His full-length play “Crawling From the Wreckage” was produced in New York City in February 2002 by the American Theatre of Actors, and his one-act plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Boston. His short screenplay, “Sid and Walt,” won screenwriting contests at the Wildsound Film Festival in Toronto and at the PictureStart Film Festival in New York City, and his short script, “Trans,” won the Woods Hole Film Festival Short Screenplay Award.

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Poetry Collection Published: “The Precious Surreal Door Opened” by Mark Fleury

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Mark Fleury dances with verse, fights with demons, and projects Dali-esque visions more real than real. At once extremely personal and transcendentally post-modern, this is the voice of an honest visionary: “By heart I mean sex melting the moon/That drips through the ceiling frown/And onto the kitchen table of scrambled eggs/On white china. Those gills, pineal.” Once you enter the door so carefully opened by Mark Fleury, the precious “At-one-ment” of surrealism will intoxicate you.

Mark Fleury lives in St. Paul Minnesota. He has recently had poems published in The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, ditch, The Medulla Review, and Haggard and Halloo. Mark has two poetry chapbooks, The Breathing Room, and Spirit Light Naming Sound, the second of which was published through Scars Publication and Design in 2009. Mark also has three poetry books published through Scars: In Your Heart, The Apostrophe’s Teardrops of God (2010), Angel’s Syllable Is Good Boss of Devil’s Spine (2011), and The 4D Window (2012). Mark considers his work to be surreal, projective verse.

“Mother Mary:” Novel by CA Social Worker Explores Homelessness

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Date: 03/03/2014
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“Mother Mary:” Novel by CA Social Worker Explores Homelessness

Greater Boston, MA, March 3, 2014 – The Medulla Review Publishing announces the release of Mother Mary, “one of the most socially important novels ever written.” Penned by Clearlake, CA resident and devoted long-time licensed clinical social worker Myra Sherman, Mother Mary takes readers on the harrowing journey of an elderly Jewish homeless woman who faces addiction, wrongful accusal, incarceration, treatment, and the difficult process of inner-healing.

“I did not kill the baby,” says Mother Mary. Sherman has created an unforgettable character who deserves to be heard. With homeless populations reaching disturbing numbers throughout the country, the author and publisher hope to create awareness about this and other social problems. Copies of Mother Mary are currently available at Amazon in ebook and print.

Myra Sherman is also the author of Jailed, a short story collection published by Desperanto Press in 2011. She received her Masters in Social Welfare from The University of California, Berkeley. Sherman has worked as the Director of Mental Health in a San Francisco Bay area county jail, as well as a therapist specializing in patients at risk for suicide and homeless substance abusers.

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Micro-Fiction Chapbook Published: “Electrified Skeletons” by Paul Rogalus

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From “Psychos on the Highway” to “Addicts,” Rogalus writes about the weirdness of everyday life with sardonic humor and gritty realism. You know the unforgettable people in his micro-stories like you know that tough dude you went to school with or that barfly who always puts you on edge. This collection turns on themes of adventure and friendship, yet it never strokes the inauthentic device of happily-ever-afters. Grab a beer and enjoy the read.

Paul Rogalus teaches English at Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire. His full-length play Crawling From the Wreckage was produced in New York City in February 2002 by the American Theatre of Actors, and his one act plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Boston. His short screenplay, Sid and Walt, won screenwriting contests at the Wildsound Film Festival in Toronto and at the PictureStart Film Festival in New York City, and his short script, Trans, won the Woods Hole Film Festival Short Screenplay Award. A chapbook of his micro-stories entitled Meat Sculptures was published by Green Bean Press.

Novel Published: “Mother Mary” by Myra Sherman

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From the streets to the jail cell, Mother Mary takes us on a harrowing journey of homelessness, addiction, and the very depths of the human soul. At once realistic and symbolic, Mother Mary is sarcastic and intelligent: never to be pitied, only to become understood. The reader rises to a difficult state of empathy along with Mother Mary when she is accused of murdering a baby, a state that is unrelenting from start to finish as the mystery of events unfolds. Among the most socially important novels ever written, Mother Mary reveals the universal themes of despair and redemption through the voice of an unforgettable woman who deserves to be heard.

Myra Sherman’s short story collection, Jailed, was published by Desperanto Press in 2011. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Best Start 50 contest, the SLS fiction prize, and the Moment-Karma short story award. She received a Masters in Social Welfare from The University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed clinical social worker in California. She has worked as the Director of Mental Health in a San Francisco Bay area county jail, and as a therapist specializing in patients at risk for suicide, homeless substance abusers and mentally disordered sex offenders.

NYU Student Wins Poetry Book Contest

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Date: 02/28/2014
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NYU Student Wins Poetry Book Contest

Edison, NJ, February 28, 2014 – The Medulla Review Publishing, an independent small press located in the Greater Boston area announces the release of Moumita Basuroychowdhury’s poetry book, “Live Nude.” The author is a student at NYU and a resident of Edison, NJ.

The publisher states that Basuroychowdhury, while previously unpublished, managed to win the contest over many established poets with her experimental verse, which challenges multi-cultural and psychological boundaries. From the book: “…and she grew to be of a martian race freckled with insanity.” Copies of Live Nude are currently available at Amazon in ebook and print.

In addition to publication, Basuroychowdhury will receive $100 in contest earnings, plus royalties. The Medulla Review Publishing has seven imprints and is currently open for submissions. For more information, visit their website: www.themedullareview.com

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Poetry Chapbook Published: “Live Nude” by Moumita Basuroychowdhury

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“…and she grew to be of a martian race freckled with insanity…” With unabashed psychological analysis, multi-cultural vibes of spiritual revelation, and edgy elements of personal disclosure, “Live Nude” is an experiment of verse that will speak to you and jar you. Think erotic Plath meets post-modern Bukoswki. That Moumita Basuroychowdhury accomplished this depth of vision at such a young age without prior poetry publication is to be seriously admired…”why don’t you seduce my middle finger/audacious bastards/misogynists/bite me/I am not fragile.”

Moumita Basuroychowdhury is a tiny sophomore at New York University. She stands at five feet two, enjoys writing, dancing, tea, books, and singing in showers. She finds solace in loud crowds greater than 50, and the corner of her room where her bed kisses the wall. She writes when she’s moody, tired, or trying to stay human. After years of hiding words in bedroom drawers, she decided to hang them up for the world to see. This is her first writing venture.

“The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfluffles” by KJ Hannah Greenberg

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Recently released by Bards and Sages Publishing and available at AMAZON.  “…a spellbinding collection of eighty speculative flash fiction and short fiction offerings. If you like your literary fiction sprinkled with friendly insanity, or if you prefer your contemporary fantasy to resonate with profound realism, or if you simply enjoy reading about anthropomorphic critters and everyday people in unusual situations both mundane and bizarre, this collection is for you.”  ~One of the 80 stories in this collection was published in 2010 by TMR.

 

Just Released: “Caper on the Coast” – A Novel by Robert W. Godwin

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Caper on the Coast is the third novel in a series of Casey Stone, P.I. Mysteries just released by Hillard & Harris.  The first two novels were outstanding reads with dynamic, quick-paced plots that TMR publisher could not put down, and this one is sure to please as well.  Godwin writes sensually yet directly in a noir style that totally immerses the reader.  Available at Amazon in ebook and print.

“Disaster Mode” by Howie Good

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Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Middle of Nowhere (Olivia Eden Publishing). His poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

“How to Become Baba Yaga” by Ki Russell

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Ki Russell is currently an Instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. She researches fairy tales and then butchers them for her own uses. She steals time from grading to wrestle with words, converse with a gray cat, and paint. She believes people should laugh more. She is also grateful that her husband, son, and daughter have pretty good senses of humor. Her work has appeared in both online and print journals. She has a collection of poetry and fiction entitled The Wolf at the Door forthcoming from Ars Omnia Press.