29th November 2011
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Electric Windmill Books Presents—
Don’t Bury Me in New Jersey
A book of poems by Brian Le Lay
Publication Date: 24 November 2011
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 98 pages / 40 poems
Price: Print: $12.00 (plus shipping), E-Book: $6.00
My first full-length book of poetry will be available for purchase this week! Check out http://www.electricwindmillpress.com/dbminj.html to read excerpts.
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Also, e-book is available here for $6: http://electricwindmillpress.com/dbminjebook.html
4th November 2011
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How do we fully and accurately convey our excitement for the release of this much-anticipated September/October installment, this double edition—Electric Windmill #3?
With this collection of poems, stories, articles, photographs and travel memoir, we have hit the elevated mark which we set for ourselves in the beginning.
We wanted to compile a sincere, honest publication which would hit hard. “Good” would have been too easy. There’s plenty of “good” art, pretty art, technically well-structured art; it exists in such abundance that the sight of it fails to mesmerize, to impact us on a spiritual-emotional level.
Say what you will about them; the writers we publish are undoubtedly human. They have diversely ventured from the recesses of somewhere and nowhere, except, unlike the rat and the cockroach, Electric Windmill writers don’t disperse into their chasms and crevices and sheetrock slums when the lights come on and the third-shift crew takes its helm. That’s when story-time begins.
Thankfully, the artist no longer feels like a piece of machinery churning out slivers of fortune cookie paper.
Don’t thank us. We’re the conduits. Without these fine, talented, persistent writers, well, where would be the purpose?
Dive in, delve, and give these artists the due you feel they deserve. If a particular piece has resonated with you, check the “Contributors” page at the back of each issue; contact the writer; let him or her know how you feel.
After all, there is a higher purpose here—our idea is to establish a diverse (but unified!) community of friends, artists and colleagues, where debate and disquisition aren’t out of the ordinary. Literary arts magazines have had their guts and bravado extracted in place of eggshells and motherboards. (I hope I haven’t offended anyone! That would be an abomination.) Anyway, if we had simply desired to compose a nice, cozy magazine, we wouldn’t have bothered. That’s been long accomplished by others far more concerned with conventional “respectability.”
I want to thank all of you who have read and submitted your work to us. It’s an honor that you would consider our publication a home for your art. Also, I want to thank you for the kindness you have shown us. Your moral support will help us to keep this thing going. Two months of San Francisco homelessness didn’t kill us, so it appears we’ll be around for awhile. Hopefully you’ll be here with us.
Thanks for everything,
- Brian Le Lay, editor
6th August 2011
Saturday, August 6th visit us (and 136 other tablers) at the Portland Zine Symposium! We’d love if you stopped by to say hello.
10am to 5pm at The Refuge — 116 SE Yamhill / Portland, OR. The event has free admission.
Check out our fellow tablers as well: http://pdxzines.com/tabling/tabling_list/
We hope to see you there!
-Jess & Brian
P.S. After 5pm, we can be found wandering around Portland, dropping off flyers in cafes and bookstores (especially Powell’s), and probably napping aside the Willamette, as we’ve abandoned sleep in favor of preparation for the event.