Darren C. Demarree's "A Bare Fist of Snow" in Wild Violet Literary magazine.

Darren C Demarree's "A Bare Fist of Snow" in this month's Wild Violet Literary magazine. See it here.

Darren C. Demaree in TINGE Magazine

Darren C. Demaree's "The Wheat Sank Ripe" appears in the current issue of TINGE Magazine.Read it here.



Stay tuned for news on his upcoming book by 8th House Publishing

Claudia Serea's translation of Adina Dabija's work in the Asymptote Journal

Claudia Serea's translation of Adina Dabija's "Stare nediferentiată" ("An Undifferentiated State"), Brumar Publishing House, 2006 appears in the Asymptote Journal. Read the poems here.

Claudia Serea's "The System" featured in Cold Hub Press's "Drunk Monkeys"

Claudia Serea’s  The System, a cycle of poems inspired by her father’s experiences as a political prisoner in Communist Romania, published by Cold Hub Press featured in Drunk Monkeys.



Stay tuned for her "A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky" to be released soon.

Claudia Serea in Latin America's Best Writing, Southern Pacific review.

Claudia Serea's Hide and Seek appears in Latin America's Best Writing, Southern Pacific review.
Read it here.

"Jump the Devil" reviewed in the mRb

Richard Rathwell's "Jump the Devil" reviewed in the mRb (Montreal Review of Books).
Read the full review here.

Spuyten Duyvil Publishing releases Jason Price Everett's Xian Dyad

Spuyten Duyvil Publishing releases Jason Price Everett's Xian Dyad. Read more about it here.

Darren C. Demaree featured in Sundress Publications' Stirring: A Literary Collection

Darren C. Demaree, author of an upcoming book by 8th House Publishing is featured as guest editor in this February's Stirring: A Literary Collection, Vol 15, Ed. 2 by Sundress Publications. Check it out here

Joe Blades reviews Richard Rathwell's "Jump the Devil"

"...Their stories weave together like lines of traffic, or convoys on ruble-strewn streets moving too fast for their safety. The reader feels the roller-coaster hurtle of the narrators in their stories. Rathwell writes an engaging and convincing prose set in the tumultuous world around us."  

Read more of the review online here.

Joe Blades is the award-winning producer–host of Ashes, Paper, & Beans broadcast weekly, since 1995, on CHSR 97.9 FM in Fredericton, NB. He is an artist, educator, and writer with seven published poetry collections—three of which have also been translated and published in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina.

Jump The Devil by Richard Rathwell

Jump the Devil by Richard Rathwell

Rathwell’s writing is “a fistful of sentences written with the subtlety of a geisha and the terse certainty of stainless steel.”  - John Olson, Author

“There must have been a bad bite. Something had gestated. He wasn’t imagining it. There were wet, frozen pebbles tumbling in his veins. There was a sugary sense of euphoria, a smell of orange blossoms, of piss, of diesel.”  

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The 8th House Collaborations Nov. 29th Event Photo Album

The 8th House Collaborations Nov. 29th Toronto Event Photo Album is now up on the facebook group page....

See you soon!!

Cameron W. Reed at the Brooklyn College.

CAMERON W. REED co-author of the Midas Touch, will be a keynote speaker, at the "Wall Street Conspiracy" Film Screening this Thursday, December 13, 2012; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library. Learn how Naked-Short Selling and other predatorial financial practices are still thriving at Wall Street today. More information below (click the picture to link to the Brooklyn College Site):

 

8th House Publishing presents a new series of collaborations.

8th House Collaborations

https://www.facebook.com/events/295017003936131/

Join us for readings by emerging authors interpreted by projectionists, musicians and moving illustrations.

Readings begin at 9:00.

Featuring the work of:

9:00: Ola Szczecinska - Max Kelly, Leah Goldstein
9:30: Carlin Rilkoff - Marcela Calderon Donefer
10:00: Eytan Tobin - Shauna Jean Doherty
10:15: Dave Jamieson - Joseph Landau
11:00: Jeremy Hanson-Finger - Benefit of the Free Man - Ian Turner
11:30: DJ Marko Orlic

More about our artists:

JEREMY HANSON-FINGER // BENEFIT of the FREE MAN // IAN TURNER:
Dragnet editor and co-founder Jeremy Hanson-Finger’s quirky and poignantly relatable short story is brought to life by the lyrical chamber-folk music of Benefit of the Free Man. Ian Turner's playful illustrations set the scene.

You will not want to miss this collaboration between these known and appreciated mainstays of the Toronto arts scene.

http://hansonfinger.tumblr.com/
http://thebenefitofthefreeman.bandcamp.com/
http://ianturner.ca/

Shauna Jean Doherty // Eytan Tobin:
Delivering writing that is comparable to Bret Easton Ellis's raw, drug infused realism, Shauna gives vivid perspectives into the lives of young adults in Toronto's downtown and Kensington Market. She joins experimental film developer and musician Eytan Tobin to voice her writing on screen.

http://elektrotank.bandcamp.com/

Dave Jamieson // Joseph Landau:
Dave Jamieson writes the echoes and wanderings of Chicago’s South side steeped in the Jazz of the 1920’s. He is joined by a member of Grids and Formalists, the novalingual composer and Classical guitarist, Joseph Landau.

http://formalists.bandcamp.com/album/lovers-on-a-bus

Carlin Rilkoff // Marcela Calderon Donefer:
Life on the lakes of Northern Ontario is made all at once nostalgic and timeless through Rilkoff’s words. Marcela’s evocative images brings shades of magic realism to the author’s Muskoka landscapes and tales of adolescence.

http://mmmbrainjuice.tumblr.com/

Ola Szczecinska // Max Kelly, Leah Goldstein: Ola’s writing remembers a time that used to be and it's conflict with the present. She renders Warsaw in a “nostalgia, now” touching on the politics, identities and globalization that shaped its history. Be transported to this time as multidisciplinary artists Max and Leah bring out the nuances and subtleties of Ola’s work through puppetry, dance and projection art.

FEATURING: DJ Marko Orlic
Stay to dance, drink and mingle until the bar closes with DJ Marko Orlic. He will make your booty shake and your heart break with his the depth of his musical knowledge.

http://www.blogto.com/music/2012/08/get_to_know_a_dj_marko_orlic/
http://recordinglivefromsomewhere.com/

SPECIAL THANKS:
Sasha Starikova for her work on our poster

Join us this Saturday, Nov. 17 at The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair:
 http://the-ottawa-small-press-book-fair-fall.html/

Join Cameron W. Reed, co-author of "The Midas Touch", for a discussion on women's issues--tonight on the radio.

Cameron W. Reed will be live on Bridgeport's AM 600 radio station as the guest of a discussion panel on women's issues. Tonight 9:05 - 10:00 PM EST.

Listen online here.

John Olson reviews "Jump the Devil" in Tillalala Chronicles

Richard Rathwell writes "in a style of exquisite simplicity, somewhat reminiscent of Richard Brautigan’s droll constructions in Revenge of the Lawn, or Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio." 

Read the full review here.

Geoffrey Alexander Parsons 1985-2012

 

Geoff was part of a poet's group that met bi-weekly to read at the Argo Bookshop in Montreal. His poems appear in Show Thieves 2010, An Anthology of Contemporary Montreal Poetry. GAP, as some called him, has several unpublished works and a nearly completed manuscript.  - Bob Knight

Excerpt from Hate Poem...

Did I really write

that trite Please

tell me, are my

thoughts my own?

Do I feel?

OR was I taught?

AM I A Product

Or a Producer?

Cool? A loser?

I am a drunk

and A boozer

A habitual Drug user

A Addict to

Addiction,

Addicted to conflict

To contradiction

Unable to tell truth

from fiction

A social affliction

OR A self-deployed invention.

My Own Voice

OR Someone's diction,

the sum of

consumption.

Hang out on

the outskirts

of the truth

if there is such

A thing.

Looking At it

where does it

start where does

it end if that's

HOW it works

it makes my

brain hurt

unable to sort

So I'll finish

short

   -- Geoffrey Alexander Parsons



We lament to inform our readers and the public that Geoffrey Alexander Parsons, author of "Unwanted Hopeless Romantic Morons" has passed away.

Radical, passionate, a gifted writer and a defiant truthfulness, Geoffrey personified 8th House and will be missed deeply by all of us here. 

Geoffrey Alexander Parsons 1981-2012

Article and Obit in The Herald

Ottawa Launch of Richard Rathwell's "Jump the Devil" at Books on Beechwood, Sunday, June 3, 15:00

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 BOOKS ON BEECHWOOD

15:00. Sunday, June 3, 2012

35 Beechwood Ave
OTTAWA  

Richard Rathwell will be launching his latest work "Jump the Devil" at The Only Café in Toronto, Canada on May 27th.

Join us at Toronto’s inimitable “The Only Café” for the Toronto portion of Richard Rathwell’s “Jump the Devil” Book Launch Tour. Richard Rathwell will be reading. More dates will be announced soon!

 

 The Only Café, MAY 27, 2012, 5:00 P.M.

972 Danforth Ave.  TORONTO

The Only Cafe (Toronto)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Spring 2012 Gala Event!! 

Join us at Paragraphe Bookstore in Downtown Montreal on June 6th. Meet and join Charles Talkoff, Richard Rathwell, James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed in a discussion of their latest works:

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Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 pm, 2012.
Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue (corner of Sherbrooke Street).
Montreal, Canada

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Charles Talkoff presents "The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover"

In the finest tradition of William S. Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon, comes a strong American author writing in the great American paranoiac’s voice as every page busts forth with a wild and elusive prose that takes the reader on a wild ride where anything becomes a possibility. With The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, Charles Talkoff combs the deepest fathoms of a paranoiac’s nightmares and brings back with him his vision and homage to the deeper, darker secrets of the human psyche in the post-9/11 world. 

Richard Rathwell presents: "Jump the Devil" 

With Jump the Devil, Richard Rathwell has masterfully interwoven the plots of five seemingly unrelated storylines to create one coherent narrative that spans the globe and works to blend the seemingly mundane with the profound, deftly providing readers the necessary clues to unlocking the story. Transcending borders, cultures, generations, and social mores, Jump the Devil brings to life the notion of the global village as it exists in the 21st Century.

James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed present "The Midas Touch"

Authors James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed examine the predatory nature of short selling that is still prevalent within the financial industry today. What was originally intended to serve as a natural check on abuses within the stock market has itself become another method of manipulation for those with the necessary know-how. What seems innocently enough as capitalism and greed gone naturally wild in an environment of deregulation, soon appears as deliberate political maneuvering and close control on an international scale by agents and institutions operating above the law.  The authors of The Midas Touch point out that this highly profitable, preferred method of professional swindlers world-wide has much more sinister repercussions than just clearing out 401(k)s – short selling was a contributing factor to the collapse of the US housing sector in 2007 that led to the global financial crisis begun in 2008 and has been the preferred fundraising methods of terrorist outfits worldwide. The Midas Touch speaks to the nature of this ongoing financial crisis we seem to be unable to extricate ourselves from and describes the ongoing problems that surround a financial sector that seems unwilling to change its business practices.