“Rattus rattus ,” a poem from CRADLELAND OF PARASITES

Sara Tantlinger  is back with the a second poem selected from  CRADLELAND OF PARASITES. We’ll showcase two more after this in the next couple weeks, each scheduled for Monday. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, please email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Rattus rattus

Little pest, scrambling
through the dark, black
coat blending into night,
nocturnal creature
and all his mates, hiding
aboard trader ships
within straw beds
beneath the pillows
of sailors’ heads

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“On a White Horse,” a poem from CRADLELAND OF PARASITES

We asked Sara Tantlinger to pick a poem from CRADLELAND OF PARASITES so that we could showcase it (along with four others that will appear here on every Monday in July), and she picked the poem titled “On a White Horse”, which opens her new collection.

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So, without any further babble from us . . .

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CRADLELAND OF PARASITES SPECIAL EDITION PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ROOSTER REPUBLIC

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Our special edition of Sara Tantlinger’s CRADLELAND OF PARASITES is now available for pre-order. This 134-page hardcover is 6×9 and sports a dust jacket with gloss finish. Only 100 of these will be printed. Cover art and interior art are exclusive to this particular release.

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At Least I Get You < In My Art

We’re incredibly happy to present Christoph Paul’s At Least I Get You < In My Art. It’s a thing of beauty, inside and out, and you can find it on Kindle here and find the print version here.

Love. Poetry. Sex. A youth on fire searching for meaning and peace. This book is all of that, and it is music and heart on a page and it sings.  We hope you enjoy it.

“I came to Christoph’s poetry with a hard hat on. I felt like I should probably wear it, should probably get myself ready. If there’s one thing I know about Christoph, it’s that he’s always thinking, always watching, very deliberate, very obsessed by language and voice and story. These poems were that, and then some. They’re unafraid. They’re a hard fuck, a weird kiss, a sad goodbye. They’re screaming at you from across the room. Across the state line. They’re honest and ugly and true. They’re funny. They watch you as much as you watch them.” – LISA MARIE BASILE, AUTHOR OF APOCRYPHAL & ANDALUCIA

Rooster Republic’s Future (not scary)

Well, it looks like we have some books coming your way. Let’s talk about ‘em!

The next release coming down the pipe is Christoph Paul’s eagerly-awaited poetry collection, At Least I Get You < In My Art. That’ll drop right at the end of July. It’s the first of two poetry releases we have planned for 2018.

Next, we have Matthew Stephen Sunrich’s short collection, Someone Shot The Hip, Young Conductor. This one is a turn towards the humorous and the absurd. It should go live in August.

September has two releases planned: Charles Austin Muir’s Bodybuilding Spider Rangers and Other Stories; Sara Tantlinger’s The Devil’s Dreamland, poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes.

And that leaves us with October. Michael Allen Rose’s Rock & Roll Death Patrol should go live in our spookiest month. The novel is a tongue-in-cheek, comic-book-style adventure that reimagines groups like the Justice League and/or Avengers as literal rock ‘n’ roll stars; takes the idea of the rock “supergroup” to another level.

And then there is The Full Howie.

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