Women in Jazz featured in Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine

Sammy Stein's Women in Jazz is featured in the October 2019 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine. 

 

"Nude Male with Echo" - One of the most anticipated releases this Fall

 "Nude Male with Echo", Darren C. Demaree's latest collection comes in 2nd in The Coil Magazine's list of Most Anticipated October Releases. See the full list here.

 

Jazz Matters on Sammy Stein's "Women in Jazz"

 "Women In Jazz is a fabulously insightful look at the jazz industry - a must read."

Listen to the full podcast: Jazz Matters | Ep. 20

Sammy Stein author of "Women in Jazz: The Women, The Legends & Their Fight" interviewed on BBC Radio.

Stephen Foster of BBC Radio interviews Sammy Stein regarding her latest work, "Women in Jazz". Hear the full BBC Broadcast here. Sammy's 20 minute interview begins at 2:20:50 on the BBC broadcast player.

WOMEN IN JAZZ by Sammy Stein

This book is about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more...

268 pages | 5.83" x 8.27' | 56 Photos | ISBN 978-1-926716-55-8(pbk.) | US $29.99 CAN $39.99 UK £23.99 

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"Nude Male with Echo", Darren C. Demaree's latest collection is now available for Pre-Order - 25% off

PRE-ORDER TODAY 25% OFF!

Darren C. Demaree’s collection Nude Male with Echo examines and challenges male vanity, power, and expectation.  While exploring the place of his gender in this world, Demaree’s attempt to expand upon the expectations of “what makes a man”, while drilling down into the artistic framework provided by the body and aging provides a new landscape for these modern questions. Nude Male with Echo, Demaree’s thirteenth full-length collection, utilizes fresh language, energy, and abstraction to confront the typical arcs of his gender’s role in society.  These poems drag and batter “maleness” into what it is, a failing qualifier, and leaves us with the hope that it can be much more that what it has been in the past.

75 pages | 5" x 8" | ISBN 978-1-926716-56-5 (pbk.) | US $13.99; CAD $16.99; UK £10.99 | Info Sheet: pdf, jpg

Claudia Serea hosts the National Translation Month

Founded in 2013 by poet, author, educator and journalist, Loren Kleinman, and by Romanian-born poet and translator, Claudia Serea; NTM is a celebration of translation throughout the month of September.

Language is a way to express the human experience, yet it also presents communication barriers. With the efforts of accomplished translators, however, those barriers can be overcome to foster artistic unity across linguistic boundaries.

Find out more about the National Translation month here. Follow them on facebook here.

"Through Shadows Slow" by Abraham Boyarsky Available for Pre-Order 20% off

PRE-ORDER TODAY - 20% OFF!

Daniel is in the twilight of his life, tormented by doubts, of cuckolding, an illegitimate son, his late wife’s ‘dissolute’ nature, the horrors of war and the inanity of all human activity. A miraculous childhood survivor of the Nazi prison camps, Daniel is shipped to Canada after the war, a refugee and an orphan. Processed in Montreal and diagnosed with TB, Daniel is sent to the renowned Sainte-Agathe hospital in the Laurentian Mountains where the clear air might benefit his health. During his recovery, Daniel meets his future wife, Gilla, and must deal with memories of the war, the promises he’s made to dead relatives and how to fit the happiness and love he finds in Sainte-Agathe amidst all the horror he’s suffered. Driven by insurmountable convictions about Gilla’s infidelity, he very nearly ruins their lives. Now at the end of it all, Daniel must make a pilgrimage to Masada and memory in the hope of finding truth and redemption.
176 pages | 5.5" x 8.25" | ISBN 978-1-926716-57-2 (pbk.) | US $17.99 CAD $23.99 UK £14.99

Women in Jazz - Now Available at your Favourite Book Shop

This book is about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more. These are their stories; their views of jazz and how they see the future. The established performers share their years of experience whilst those newer to jazz reflect on observations and changes they have seen. 

Containing interviews and first-hand accounts, this book is witness to the generosity, profundity and positivity with which women have responded and the energy they have put into their lives in overcoming challenges.

 

"... the book reads like skipping stones on a pond: one eye-opening narrative leads to a fascinating historical photo that leads to priceless quotes and offbeat reference sources, keeping the reader hungry for the next surprise Stein will veer off to. Issues like whether misogyny in jazz is still with us, equal gig opportunities/equal pay (Jane Ira Bloom refers to “the phone calls you don’t get”) and even things like “the physicality of lugging all the gear around and coping with the whole lifestyle of being on the road” as described by Kim Cypher are all refreshing perspectives on the challenges of being a female artist. Stein widens her net by including the impressions of record executives, radio hosts and others who have built their lives around jazz." 

--Debbie Burke, "Sammy Stein Grabs the Mic with the New Book WOMEN IN JAZZ"

 

 

Debbie Burke Reviews "Women in Jazz"

"Sammy Stein Grabs the Mic with the New Book WOMEN IN JAZZ" - Debbie Burke

Author Debbie Burke reviews Sammy Stein's "Women in Jazz: The Women, The Legends & Their Fight" and interviews the author. Read the full article here.

Book Talk with Jonathan R. Cohen

Jonathan R. Cohen, author of In NIetzsche's Footsteps will be reading from his book and taking audience questions for discussion. Books will be available for purchase at this event.

Thursday, September 26th 7:00
Wilton Free Public Library
6 Goodspeed Street
Wilton, ME, USA

 

Meet the Author

Dean Serravalle Book Signing
Chapters-Indigo, St. Catharines (Fairview Mall)
Saturday September 21st
10AM-1PM

Upcoming Fall Releases.

Coming this Fall to a bookstore near you. 

Get 20% off on pre-orders.

8th House Publishing now in South Africa!

Our books are now available in South Africa.

Find us at Loot: https://www.loot.co.za, The Exclusive Bookstore: https://www.exclusivebooks.co.za and many other book retailers.

Announcing "Women in Jazz" by Sammy Stein

8th House Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming release of Sammy Stein's, "Women in Jazz: The Women, The Legends & their Fight" for September 27, 2019. Available for advance ordering - 20% off -HERE-

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WOMEN IN JAZZ by Sammy Stein

This book is all about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more. These are their stories; their views of jazz and how they see the future. The established performers share their years of experience whilst those newer to jazz reflect on observations and changes they have seen.

Containing interviews and first-hand accounts, this book is witness to the generosity, profundity and positivity with which women have responded and the energy they have put into their lives in overcoming challenges.

268 pages | 5.83" x 8.27' | 56 Photos | ISBN 978-1-926716-55-8(pbk.) | US $24.99 CAN $33.99 UK £19.99 

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

LEGENDS
Bessie Smith ¤ Billy Holiday ¤ The International Sweethearts of Rhythm ¤ Hazel Scott ¤ Maxine Sullivan ¤ Sarah Vaughan ¤ Ella Fitzgerald ¤ Melba Liston ¤ Nina Simone ¤ Alice Coltrane ¤ Aretha Franklin 

WARRIORS
Carla Bley ¤ Emma Acton ¤ Arema Arega ¤ Gretchen Bennett ¤ Beverley Bierne ¤ Grace Black ¤ Amanda Bloom ¤ Jane Ira Bloom ¤ Patti Boulaye ¤ Sarah Gail Brand ¤ Jane Bunnett ¤ Terri Lyne Carrington ¤ Trish Clowes ¤ Kim Cypher ¤ Mimi Fox ¤ Debbie Gifford ¤ Jenny Green ¤ Florence Halfon ¤ Jo Harrop ¤ Barb Jungr ¤ Joelle Khoudry ¤ Wendy Kirkland ¤ Georgia Mancio ¤ Claire Martin ¤ Indira May ¤ Tina May ¤ Faye Patton ¤ Carmela Rappazzo ¤ Anthea Redmond ¤ Alicia Renee ¤ Emily Saunders ¤ Gail Tasker ¤ Ellie Thompson ¤ Camille Thurman ¤ Ruby Turner

Call for Submission - West Africa

8th House Publishing is now receiving poetry submissions for the maiden edition of her Contemporary West African Poetry Anthology.

Send all submissions to Hannu Afere at:

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From Hannu Afere:

This anthology is intended to present the range of experimental writing produced in West Africa since the turn of the millennium. All entrants should have a country of residence in West Africa.


The guidelines:

  1. File format must be in Microsoft Word (or in PDF when special formatting is involved)
  2. Writings should be in English but they could be in French, Portuguese or Arabic-- with English translations.
  3. All entries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Email subject must indicate the name of poem, age of the applicant and "West African Poetry"
  5. Poems may be of any length. Send up to four poems. 

We are looking for poems that move us, that might make us laugh or cry, or teach us something new. We like both free verse and traditional forms—we will try to publish a representative mix of what we receive. We will be reading a lot of poems, and only those that are unique, insightful, and musical stand out—regardless of style.

WHAT DO WE WANT?_________

We want poetry which attempt to answer questions about contemporary Africa and African-ness.
What is the present truth and beauty, and from what does it derive?
Is there a spectrum between what is ‘authentic’ and the political/cultural narrative? Is there a spectrum between the culture that can live; the life that can be lived and is real, and a social, economic and political apocalypse? Should we worry about extinction of intellect, imagination and humanity really?

WHAT WE DO NOT WANT____________
Trauma porn.Poverty porn.Hate speech.

Do not forget to include position-statements, biographical notes, and an index where necessary.

Good luck!

Hannu Afere appointed Editor-in-Chief for Anthology of Contemporary West African Poetry.

8th House Publishing is proud to announce that Hannu Afere will be collaborating with us in the development of a new anthology of contemporary West African Poetry. As Editor-in-Chief, Hannu Afere will be touring Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone West Africa, from Cotonou, Lomé, Accra, Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Freetown, Dakar all the way down to Guinea-Bissau, curating voices and gathering submissions.


Hannu Afere is a co-author of the graphic novel Trinity and the animated series Short Fuse with a collection of poetry called Harmattan Wolf in the works and an animated miniseries Ajantala in tow. He is currently the managing editor of Wow Magazine and writes from Lagos, Nigeria.

Coming Soon: "Nude Male With Echo"

"Nude Male With Echo", Darren C. Demaree's latest collection to be released in the Fall of 2019.

Darren C. Demaree’s collection Nude Male with Echo examines and challenges male vanity, power, and expectation.  While exploring the place of his gender in this world, Demaree’s attempt to expand upon the expectations of “what makes a man”, while drilling down into the artistic framework provided by the body and aging provides a new landscape for these modern questions. Nude Male with Echo, Demaree’s thirteenth full-length collection, utilizes fresh language, energy, and abstraction to confront the typical arcs of his gender’s role in society.  These poems drag and batter “maleness” into what it is, a failing qualifier, and leaves us with the hope that it can be much more that what it has been in the past.

Demaree gives us the truth.”- Kellyn Berzabal of Petrichor on “Lady, You Shot Me”

“Like any spiritual test worth its salt, this book offers more questions than answers...  ...we recommend this challenging and complex work without reservation. Celebrate it with great care.” -- Michael Young of Rust + Moth on “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly”

“Demaree puts the reader in the driver’s seat of emotional intuitiveness... It is upon us, as readers, to cherish such lyricism when it comes along.” --Michael Prihoda of After the Pause on “Not for Art nor Prayer”

“... a delightful blending of observation and imagination.” --John McCormick of Cultural Weekly

 

Claudia Serea reads from "Twoxism" & Reviews

Read the latest Twoxism reviews and watch Claudia Serea read two poems from Twoxism at the Bryant Park Reading Room reading on June 11, 2019: "Ode to Beer" and "How We Escaped."

Watch Claudia read from Twoxism

Jayne Marek reviews "Twoxism" in UK's The Lake Poetry Review. See the full review here.
Michael Markham reviews "Twoxism". Read it in Doug Holder's Boston Area Lit Blog.



IN NIETZSCHE’S FOOTSTEPS - READINGS & MEET THE AUTHOR

Join Jonathan R. Cohen, author of "In Nietzsche's Footsteps" for an earnest discussion of his latest book and Nietzsche's philosophy and its role in one's life.

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30

Roxbury Township Public Library,  103 Main St Succasunna, NJ 

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 

South Plainfield Library, 2484 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ

ABOUT THE BOOK

In Nietzsche’s Footsteps is a philosophical travel memoir. A thrilling, vicarious journey provides the setting for an earnest discussion and pragmatic reflection on elements of Nietzsche’s biography and philosophy.  In particular, the book wrestles with the contrast between Nietzsche’s philosophy of individualism–which goes hand in hand with his own isolated life, and the author’s life as a family man. Along the way we share parts of Nietzsche’s biography and reflect on some central ideas of his philosophy, including ways in which our culture may or may not have followed in his footsteps as well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JONATHAN R. COHEN is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maine Farmington. His first book was Science, Culture, and Free Spirits: A Study of Nietzsche’s Human, All-Too-Human (Humanity Books, 2010), and his next project concerns Nietzsche’s philosophy of music.

Coming Sept. 2019: Women in Jazz by Sammy Stein

LEGENDS

Bessie Smith ¤ Billy Holiday ¤ The International Sweethearts of Rhythm ¤ Hazel Scott ¤ Maxine Sullivan ¤ Sarah Vaughan ¤ Ella Fitzgerald ¤ Melba Liston ¤ Nina Simone ¤ Alice Coltrane ¤ Aretha Franklin

WARRIORS

Carla Bley ¤ Emma Acton ¤ Arema Arega ¤ Gretchen Bennett ¤ Beverley Bierne ¤ Grace Black ¤ Amanda Bloom ¤ Jane Ira Bloom ¤ Patti Boulaye ¤ Sarah Gail Brand ¤ Jane Bunnett ¤ Terri Lyne Carrington ¤ Trish Clowes ¤ Kim Cypher ¤ Mimi Fox ¤ Debbie Gifford ¤ Jenny Green ¤ Florence Halfon ¤ Jo Harrop ¤ Barb Jungr ¤ Joelle Khoudry ¤ Wendy Kirkland ¤ Georgia Mancio ¤ Claire Martin ¤ Indira May ¤ Tina May ¤ Faye Patton ¤ Carmela Rappazzo ¤ Anthea Redmond ¤ Alicia Renee ¤ Emily Saunders ¤ Gail Tasker ¤ Ellie Thompson ¤ Camille Thurman ¤ Ruby Turner