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Blue Jay Slayer by Matt Hart and Ken HensonBlue Jay Slayer
ONLY $16.66! | 7 x 10| 82 pages | paperback

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. 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 by Matt Hart & Ken Henson
$16.66 | 7 x 10 | 82 pages | paperback

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Versus by Nick Barrows and Mark FlaniganVersus
$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."

-- Cincinnati CityBeat



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