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Blue Jay Slayer
by Matt Hart & Ken Henson
BLUE JAY SLAYER whispers and shouts at us but never tells us what to think. It is dark at times, yes, but not what you'd expect: playful sometimes, angry sometimes, reticent when necessary. It's brimming with curses and gifts. Matt Hart digs up the dead with his words and points to what we think is real but makes us question what we initially thought. Ken Henson gives us glimpses of who he may be with his illustrations of the flaming reality of the dark side but without the hellish clichés. Well, maybe there are a few. BLUE JAY SLAYER will take you like you could get permanently lost in that world and never come back but you do. You come back feeling absolved.
"Poems that will tickle and irritate your brain served alongside artwork that will soothe and delight it." -- Alice Bag, singer, musician, educator, feminist and author of the memoir, Violence Girl: East L. A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story
"BLUE JAY SLAYER was a pleasure for me to read and visually take in. The drawings are bold, brazen, hauntingly beautiful and tragic at times. I found the poetry to be thought provoking and heavy with textured wordplay...traveling far, painting a picture all on their own." -- Dave Lombardo, drum god and co-founding member of Slayer
"Human nature and desire in its truest, purest form. These poems and illustrations invite us to 'take the light / from delight and make it obvious' which I'm all to happy to do when the work is this damn good" -- Gary Jackson, poet and author of Missing You, Metropolis
Poems and Art byMatt Hart&Ken Henson $16.66 + S&H | 7 x 10 | 82 pages | paperback
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Blue Jay Slayer Book Release Jan 30
The date is set. Aurore Press is finally having another memorable shindig and this time it's to celebrate the collaboration of Matt Hart and Ken Henson.
It's been a long time coming. We're still working on the details, but be sure to SAVE THE DATE for January 30 and join us in shaking off the holiday blues.
WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2016
WHERE: The Comet | 4579 Hamilton Avenue, Northside, Cincinnati OH 45223
by Nick Barrows and Mark Flanigan THE RABBIT PUNCH DEFENSE
by Nick Barrows | JOURNEYMAN'S LAMENT
by Mark Flanigan $12.95 + S&H | 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." -- Cincinnati CityBeat
Aurore Press Writers Series I - 2 PULP STORIES IN 1!
The Misadventures of Jack Jeopardy: Defective Detective by Chuck Byrd AND Water, In The Dry Land by Justin Patrick Moore
Follow our hero, Mr. Jack Jeopardy, through the dark underbelly of our not so fair city as he accidentally-on-purpose stumbles through a case that leaves us all hung over but wanting more.
Water in the Dry Land is the story of an Agent for the Miami Valley Water Council investigating the disappearance of his mentor into the deserts of Arkansas and Texas.
$11.95 | 6 x 9 | 85 pages | paperback | Pub Date: April 21, 2012
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Jockey Club Reunion Live at The Southgate House CD
From Aurore Press Recordings, a live CD from "Jockey Club Reunion '08: A Tribute to Shorty" from November 22, 2008 at the Southgate House in Newport, KY. Captured FOREVER, the best of the bands that performed that night to commemorate 'Stories for Shorty'. Featuring live performances from The Thangs, The Libertines US, SS-20, BPA and The Reduced. Plus live spoken performances from some of the folks who were there!