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Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well by Tim Heerdink

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Tim Heerdink enters a nightmare landscape full force with his second full-length collection, Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well. Following in a similar vein of The Human Remains, the poet captures alternate realities within sleep, bringing forth all that is strange & unwell in the process. Talking in his sleep, Heerdink tackles abnormal mental health along with traumas in a hell of his own creation.

Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well is a haunted house. Each poem here another door rattling unlocked and opened on another nightmare, another monster, another ideation within myriad visions of hell. This is a walk through the dark side of imagination, poems where the last breath is crystalized like the soft focus of a stereoscope. Heerdink’s poems have that same burned hoarse whisper as Marlon Brando at the apocalypse end: the horror, the horror.”
—Jason Baldinger, author of A History of Backroads Misplaced: Selected Poems 2021-20

“Is poetry dead? Does poetry still matter? Can poetry make a difference? Save a life? Even one life? Your own? Is poetry a healing art? Can poetry possibly be the path away from death in life? From suicide? Can you write your way out of the darkness? Or is life filled with too much damn pain for even poetry to save us? In Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well, the brilliant young poet Tim Heerdink struggles with these questions and more. He’s walking a tightrope. Will he make it to the other side? I sure hope so. I’m pulling for him. Read the book and discover what this bright new Indiana voice has to say. You’ll be glad you did.”
—Ron Whitehead, U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate

Now Available From Cajun Mutt Press

Good morning/afternoon/night! Whatever time it may be in your corner of the world, I wanted to let everyone know The Adventures of Brain Man by Ron Whitehead is now available! I’ll post today’s Featured Writer for y’all in a little while as well, putting it together now.

Write On,
JDCIV
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Ron Whitehead takes you on a journey across lands and through mindscapes in The Adventures of Brain Man. Searching for his “Other” brother, The Brain Man, who left home at seventeen for Oxford on an academic scholarship never to be seen again. Only heard about in news reports, magazine articles, and the occasional poem in various publications. After finding a mysterious and scathing letter about a book Brain had written in a secret part of the attic, Ron sets off to find his brother for answers. Ultimately finding himself in the end.

Cover Art: “Allfather” by Ryan Case
Ink, acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

A Screaming Place by Brian Rihlmann

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A Screaming Place by Brian Rihlmann

Brian Rihlmann is a working-class poet born and raised in New Jersey. His raw, pull no punch style is well represented in this collection of poetry. Full of heartfelt agonies, sarcastic humor, honest and gut-wrenching poems. This book will not disappoint.
J.D.C.IV

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I Hear Your Music Playing Night and Day
by Dave O’Leary

Poetry and short prose about the musical life and the lost words of youth, about the places where love might be found or misplaced and dreams not quite made and celebrity encounters and being short on funds and the necessity of bus rides and bus stops and homes and the small moments that resonate and, of course, cats.