Deborah L. Fruchey

Author, Editor, Publisher

The Long Awaited Second Edition! Coming this Summer!

The Worlds According to Loki, reissued at last in Print-On-Demand format! Now everyone who wants a copy can get this Vampyre Mike classic again!

Available through the generosity & support of Jane Haver Kassel, Mike's sister; Jack Edwards, who beautifully reproduced the entire text, Pasha de Saix, Mike's muse & cover artist, and Last Laugh Productions.

ON SALE NOW! Rudy Jon Tanner's posthumous collection

“Rudy Jon Tanner’s poetry is a wonderful exploration not only of his thoughts but, more importantly, of the sounds of his thoughts as they go dancing by in that mirror, the written page. He is as much a musician as a poet and, while he has ‘things’ to ‘say,’ the delight is more in the ‘saying’ than in the ‘things’: ‘we break into that comma shaped trophy horse neck smooth in the curve.’ Only a poet with a deep training in music would be likely to write a line like ‘all that bone and flesh in the sea pitted against siren deep from his own belly, didn’t eat.’ Though deliberately and carefully ‘accessible,’ Tanner’s work is simultaneously beautiful and expansive and tells us that a poem is no more the vehicle of its ‘ideas’ than a piano is a piece of furniture. His language is the sound of spirit as it nudges its often-complex musings into the ecstatic expectations of a consciousness that is always elevated, brilliantly tuned, and turned towards ‘the sounds of above.’ It is all in tempo rubato: ‘between the darkly limned blossoms boldly circumscribed.’ It is a poets’ poetry that always remembers that people must be carefully seduced into a condition of joy.”

—Jack Foley, KPFA Radio host & author of A California Beat Literary Timeline (The Beat  
    Scene Press, England, 2014)


Now Available!

"Steve Arntson’s delightful sonnets defy formality. Read them all and as you do merge into Diane Lee Moomey's moody mystical watercolors. His sonnets encourage your inquiries, 'to safely say the rest of what becomes,' hinting there are many nuances to perspective, and lines.  Be enchanted; take flights of fancy."

       — Mary-Marcia Casoly, author of Run To Tenderness, Lost Pages of Bird Lore

"Arntson writes like a time traveller who’s met up with an Elizabethan sonneteer.  He mixes stark insights from our tragically fractured world with meditations on its beauty, archaic diction with modern humor, and occasional slang— all written in rhymed, strictly measured iambic pentameter.  It’s as if he’s learned to speak sonnet.

"And Moomey’s paintings are serenely wonderful.  If you’re looking for a book that appeals to all of your senses —and maybe even some you didn’t know you had— this is it. "

        —Charlotte Muse, author of In Which I Forgive the River



Buy it now on Amazon

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The very first full length printed book of poems from the brilliant Steve Arntson!



"Embodied" by Jan Dederick

"Jan Dederick demonstrates through her mature and satisfying poetry, in language lyric and logical, her ability to say the unsayable, to exist and yet remain unsaid, in fresh, literary ways.  For instance, she draws the reader in by being deadly serious and funny at the same time. Her humor tempers the profound as in the poem “Leave it Alone” where she repeats the line “I never had a foreskin but I had a son” and shocks the reader from smile to surprise and back again.

"This impactful collection begs to be read again and again, befitting the behemoth task of investigating the wonder and mystery of the physical and energetic body, and understanding more each time."

— Eileen Malone, Founder/Director, The Soul-Making Keats Competition

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