Versus THE RABBIT PUNCH DEFENSE (NICK BARROWS) | JOURNEYMAN'S LAMENT (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
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. READ 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. Following his trail a year after Old Man Connor left town, Cato is also on the lookout for what the missing water from the Miami Valley is being traded for, with the suspicion that it may be humans! READ MORE
$10.95 | 6 x 9 | 85 pages | paperback | Pub Date: April 21, 2012
Now available on Justin's website as a serial! To read the first installment of "Water, In The Dry Land" by Justin Patrick Moore, visit his website, sothismedia.com.
Were you There? READ THE BOOK!
Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from the Jockey Club 1982-1988
Twenty years after the demolition of the legendary Jockey Club, we thought a forum was overdue for the cast of characters who made up the JC freak show. YOU answered the call and Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from the Jockey Club 1982-88 was created.
Those of us who were there helped create this book to immortalizes the legendary Jockey Club of Newport, Kentucky as we remembered it in the 1980s. Everyone from Joey Shithead of D.O.A. to the Human Zoo himself, Bevo, contributed in not just conveying the importance of The Jockey Club to the Cincinnati, OH music scene but just how much it really meant to us. Thanks, Shorty!
NOTE: This book is currently OUT OF PRINT.
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!
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!
godLESS Edited by Chuck Byrd, Mary Anne Cowgill and Betsy Young
godLESS, a critical view of religion. Tough subject, especially in this town, but it has to be said.
This book is SOLD OUT! | 5.5 x 8.5 | 99 pages | paperback | Pub Date: July 25, 2009
Country at War: Reflections on the War in Iraq Edited by Chuck Byrdand Betsy Young
Are you sick of this war of lies we were in? Well, so were we and we gave local Cincinnati area writers and artists with connections to this traditionally conservative area a chance to speak up and they did!
This book is SOLD OUT! | 5.5 x 8.5 | 63 pages | paperback chapbook | Pub Date: June 15, 2007
Living in the Lap of Labor Edited by Chuck Byrd, Mary Anne Cowgill and Betsy Young
A chapbook by the hard-working editors of Aurore Press on the subject of LABOR. You know, the daily drudgery, grind, sweat, slog, moil, slavery, travail, chore, duty, treadmill…look it up yourself! This book is SOLD OUT!| 5.5 x 8.5 | 85 pages | paperback, spiral bound | Pub Date: September 3, 2011
1st Hand Stories from 2nd Hand Stores Edited by Chuck Byrd, Mary Anne Cowgill and Betsy Young
All about the fine art of thrift store shopping and everything used! Twenty-six unique points of view featuring the talents of Mark Messerly, Shawn Abnoxious, Mary Anne Cowgill, Justin Patrick Moore, and more.
This book is SOLD OUT!| 5.5 x 8.5 | 91 pages | paperback w/ SS-20 "Thrift Store" CD | Pub Date: September 4, 2010 (3rd edition)
Blood State Edited by Chuck Byrd and Betsy Young
A commemorative chapbook put together specifically for the State of the People Music & Spoken Word Showcase, features the talents of Nathan Singer, Abiyah, Shawn Abnoxious, Mary Anne Cowgill, Nick Barrows, and AP publishers/editors Chuck Byrd and Betsy Young.
This book is SOLD OUT! | 4 x 6 | 80 pages | paperback, spiral bound | Pub Date: November 25, 2009