"...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
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.”
5 x 8. 146 pages, ISBN 978-1-926716-11-4. $18.88
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sasha Starikova for her work on our poster
Join us this Saturday, Nov. 17 at The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair:
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
Addicted to conflict
Unable to tell truth
A social affliction
OR A self-deployed invention.
My Own Voice
OR Someone's diction,
the sum of
Hang out on
of the truth
if there is such
Looking At it
where does it
start where does
it end if that's
HOW it works
it makes my
unable to sort
So I'll finish
-- 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
Ottawa Launch of Richard Rathwell's "Jump the Devil" at Books on Beechwood, Sunday, June 3, 15:00
BOOKS ON BEECHWOOD
15:00. Sunday, June 3, 2012
35 Beechwood Ave
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
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:
Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 pm, 2012.
2220 McGill College Avenue (corner of Sherbrooke Street).
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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.
Darren C. Demaree's new poem "Sparrow Bone" in Pirene's Fountain.
Darren C. Demaree's "Sparrow Bone" appears in the Pirene's Fountain - A Journal of Poetry.
Get the full poem at Pirene's Fountain.
Stay tuned for Darren's upcoming book from 8th House Publishing!
8th House Publishing is proud to announce the launch of Jason Price Everett's HYPODROME
6:00 P.M. May 24th, 2012 at Casa del Popolo, Montreal, Canada;
Casa del Popolo 4873 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, canada
Open to the Public - Join the FACEBOOK EVENT
Limited, Signed Hardcover Edition NOW AVAILABLE!!
Hypodrome by Jason Price Everett - Selected Poems
"Begin anywhere. Stop anywhere. Everything that can possibly be written now is a drop of rain upon its vast syncretic ocean... This future of our shared media Byzantium is obscenely bright."
148 pages. ISBN 978-1-926716-12-1 $18.88
Paul Catanu's "Heidegger's Nietzsche" reviewed in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies
"In taking up the problematic elements of Heidegger’s reading, Catanu forwards a novel thesis: Heidegger’s attempt to systematize Nietzsche’s thought via a single idea (will to power) was well motivated but didn’t go far enough, as it lacked sufficient strength to render the entire Nietzschean corpus coherent. It is thus Catanu’s thesis that “Nietzsche’s philosophy can be explained entirely in terms of this concept [Becoming].
Presented firmly as a piece of Nietzsche scholarship, Catanu’s text addresses a large number of Nietzsche’s texts and varying Nietzsche interpreters from both the analytic and the continental traditions, as well as tackles Nietzsche’s relation to Aristotle, Plato, Heraclitus, Hegel, and Gadamer in some depth. The result is a remarkably rigorous and thorough text that pursues its goal with a singular focus."
- Justin Laleh © 2012, courtesy of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Vol 43, Spring 2012
Online access to the Journal of Nietzsche studies is available through the City University of New York here.
New Videos - "Maple Vedas" by K. Gandhar Chakravarty
K. Gandhar Chakravarty's interview on Toronto's OMNI-TV and footage of the launch are now available. Come back for more videos soon!
Maple Vedas Launch - Part I.
Gandhar's interview on OMNI-TV.