Monday, October 13, 2008

The Shantytown Anomaly #7 OUT NOW!!!!!

Too long have we waited for the new issue of TSA, but now it is finished and ready to ship. Great poetry from Deborah P. Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Kendall Evans, Greg Schwartz, Matthew Lee Bain, John J. Dunphy, Corrine DeWinter, Melodie Bolt, Tom Conoboy, Gu Xie, Charles Gramlich, Terrie Leigh Relf, G.O. Clark, and many others. Buy a copy from the releases on the sidebar.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane a'Comin' Part 2

It seems like we just did this a week ago, but it looks like a second hurricane will be running us out of town again. All orders have been sent, any new orders will be sent promptly when I get back in town.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Hurricane a'Comin'

Due to the emergence of Hurricane Gustav, my family and I are splitting town for a few days. We will hopefully be back the first of next week. Orders during this time will be delayed slightly, but don't let that stop you from buying something. I will ship out everything as soon as I get back, provided there's a house still attached to my mailbox .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bits And Pieces Review, TSA Blurb

There is a new review of Greg Schwartz's Bits and Pieces over at Cleveland Poetics. Big thanks to Joshua Gage for the review.

Also at Cleveland Poetics, there is a blurb about The Shantytown Anomaly, and the big sale we are having over at the TSA blog. There are also some very nice words said about Issue #3, which is one of my favorites. Be sure to check it out.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

In The Works

Time to announce some new projects that we'll be releasing in the very near future....

Greg Schwartz - bird ku
bird ku is the new release from Greg Schwartz, author of Bits and Pieces. bird ku will be a very limited edition broadside featuring new haiku. These broadsides will be hand-numbered, and come in matching envelopes with hand-painted covers. Each copy will be unique. We'll have a cover image up in the next week or so.

The Shantytown Anomaly - Issue #7
After a short hiatus the new issue of The Shantytown Anomaly will be here soon. In the meantime go and check out the new TSA website for a special deal on back issues, 5 for $5. We're not here to make money people, just poetry.

There is also a plan in the works to release five new broadsides together as part of a series. These five will probably be grouped together for some sort of package as well. I can't really confirm any of the authors yet, but the short list is exciting. There are a few spots still left open for a couple of these broadsides, and we are accepting submissions. Send a few poems to

And lastly one small hint... Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
Stay Tuned.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wanting the Mouth of a Lover: Deluxe Edition SOLD OUT

We are sold out of the deluxe edition of Charles Gramlich's Wanting the Mouth of a Lover. This was a one time only special pressing, but copies of the regular edition are still available, same poems, same price. The regular edition also includes an introduction by the author detailing the book's origins and information on the form of the haiku.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gramlich is in: Evans is sold out...

Both the Deluxe and regular edition pressings of Charles Gramlich's Wanting the Mouth of a Lover are now available for purchase on the sidebar. We unveiled the books yesterday at BabelCon in Baton Rouge where Charles and I were panelists. Charles did a reading of a few poems and signed books for the audience. We also had a good time reading a few poems from other Spec House releases including Greg Schwartz's Bits and Pieces...a definite crowd pleaser.

Also the last copies of Kendall Evans' E.A. Poe's The Electro-Mechanical Raven were snatched up, and it is now SOLD OUT. If you missed this exquisite and very short-run folded broadside, shame, shame. Look for more of these short-run specialties from other Spec House authors in the future.

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Releases by Charles Gramlich

Charles Gramlich's Wanting the Mouth of a Lover is now available in regular and deluxe edition pressings. Wanting the Mouth of a Lover is a collection of horror haiku poems presented in the Japanese vertical style.

The Deluxe Edition is a special pressing of 9 copies, hand-numbered, hand-stitched, and signed by the author, unveiled in time for Charles' appearance at BabelCon in Baton Rouge, LA, July 19-20.

Here are a couple of poems from this collection:




Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kendall Evans' "E. A. Poe's Electro-Mechanical Raven" Out Now!!!

A new broadside by Kendall Evans is now available. E.A. Poe's Electro-Mechanical Raven is a clever imagining of Poe's (theoretical) late years. This broadside is printed on metallic stock with cotton parchment fold-outs, hand-made, hand-numbered and limited to 18 copies. Ultra-collectible.

2008 Spec House Rhysling Nominees

Spec House of Poetry releases received four Rhysling Award nominations this year. Congrats to all the nominees and good luck!

Rhysling Award Nominees
Short Poem Category:
Greg Schwartz, "Night Falls", from Bits and Pieces (SPEC-09)
Constance Cooper, "The Cyburbs", from The 2nd Annual SFPA Poetry Contest, 2007: Sonnets (SPEC-15)
Rita Janice Traub, "Tribute to an Astronaut", from The 2nd Annual SFPA Poetry Contest, 2007: Sonnets (SPEC-15)

Long Poem Category:
Kendall Evans, "The Riddle of the Sphinx", from Poetry Red-Shifted in the Eyes of a Dragon (SPEC-06/SPEC-07)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Releases

Two new books are out now...

The 2nd Annual SFPA Poetry Contest - 2007: Sonnets

Edited by W. Gregory Stewart, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff,& Scott Virtes

The top 26 entries of the 2007 sonnet contest, as determined by the judges. This collection has recieved two Rhysling Award Nominations, Constance Cooper's "The Cyburbs" and Rita Janice Traub's "Tribute to an Astronaut".

The Shantytown Anomaly #6

Edited by J. Bruce Fuller

The new issue featuring poems by Kendall Evans, Berrien C. Henderson, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, J.D. Nelson, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Stephen M. Wilson, John J. Dunphy, s.c. virtes, Greg Schwartz, and many more.

Kendall Evans Postcard Sale

Kendall Evans' Star Birth Postcards have been a big success, and we are now offering a bulk package at a ridiculous price. 10 copies for $2. These are great to give out to your friends, and now you can afford to.

$2.00 (+$1 S&H)

In other Kendall Evans news, The Deluxe Edition of Poetry Red-Shifted in the Eyes of a Dragon is officially sold out!