The Game Café: Stories of New York City in Covid Time – Eleanor Lerman
Short stories - Paper - Perfect Bound - 160 pages - 2022 - ISBN: 978-1-952781-13-1 $18.36 + S&H SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE The nine stories in The Game Café focus on people who live in New York City—or are traveling there—in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. [...] While the stories are primarily set in New York, they are also meant to explore how living in modern-day urban environments in the U.S. unalterably shapes the fate of people going through difficult times. …

The Dark Safekeeping – Gloria Nixon-John
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 92 pages 2022, ISBN: 978-1-952781-11-7 /// Animals, horses, dogs, cats, and visiting wildlife are the gifts that bring me great joy, and so they appear in my poetry. Even rats and skunks are worthy of my poetry. As for humans, I focus on the downtrodden, and those living in slums and hollows---not to forget those living in our iron cities, our prisons. I mourn the deteriorating condition of the planet. I mock those who have elitism and greed at the center of their lives. I also poke fun at myself especially my struggles with aging. In terms of style, I try to balance the trend toward narrative with my love for the early imagists.…