Ondine & the Blue Troll – Ten Parables

Tom Driscoll

 

Selected Short Works

 

Ø Mud Ball Dolls Ø Ondine & the Blue Troll Ø Saint Martin Ø Nzombi Ø the Flying Horse Ø George’s Dream Ø Old Mamadou Ø Sirènes Ø Regime of Bananas Ø Crazy Joseph Ø Snakes & Violets Ø

 

Characters plucked from war, folklore and modern literature, from the Belgian Congo and the Dust Bowl, from the Battle of the Bulge, Congo Zaire, Gabon and the cold Pisgah Mountains of North Carolina; ink from the pen of Steinbeck and blood from the bitter heart of a wicked sorcerer, these characters come alive in ten lyric parables.

Yell Hound Blues

Anne Barngrover

 
the look like / buckshot in our shop girl’s eyes / the time he grabbed my wrist like a play / in football, his body taut up & over / our fried chicken. If I just learned / to keep my good trap shut. If I just / learned to love Jesus more.

Amazon Reviews—

Kendall Wack writes: A breathtakingly beautiful work of art !!! I met Anne at a summer camp last June and I instantly fell in love with her poetry. This book is a perfect mix of nostalgia, imagery and emotion. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone I know in a heart beat. Absolutely amazing.

Lost Lake Folk Opera Magazine V1N1

Special Destination Lanesboro issue

 

Lanesboro. Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company is proud to introduce readers to the first issue of Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine. The arts heartbeat and journalistic pulse of rural Mid-America is available in stores and online now!

LLFO V1-N1 features a close look at LAC’s John Davis through our special Folk Opera Glasses. John talks about the Arts Campus vision being realized right now in Lanesboro.

A post-Romantic lyric clipped from Commonweal resident artist Scott Dixon‘s play, A Midnight Dreary.

Stunning photography by David Tacke.

Enjoy poems – wild geese on iron wings – by Robert Morris, Haley Thompson, Jon Welsh, Anne Barngrover & Eddy J.Rathke.

Mind-bending fiction from Mary Lewis, Solveig Blegen & Lisa Lundquist.

A bramble of essays knitted by Shipwreckt authors Pixie Youngdahl & Nancy Overcott, PLUS an operatic duet, The Nuterator, by Peggy Hanson & Frank Wright.

And Folk Opera editor, Tom Driscoll, digs behind the Dam Mystery of Lost Lake, and offers as well his humble opinion about Opinion.

Guilty literary, graphic and journalistic pleasures from folks you probably thought you knew.

Arguments & Negotiations

Pixie Youngdahl

Pixie Youngdahl, the author of The Timeless Café, now takes you down her own personal journey of dealing with cancer. Like she tackles everything else in life, Pixie knocks cancer on its ass. Hard to do, and even harder to be successful, Pixie masters a firsthand experience of dealing with the effects of chemotherapy using humor and charm. For anyone going through chemo, if you need a major attitude adjustment from life ~ this is a must read.” David Fingerman author of Edging Past Reality and the soon to be released Two Degrees Closer to Hell.
Pixie Youngdahl lost her courageous struggle with cancer in August 2018.

Home is a Place Worth Burying

Haley Thompson

$10.50 – Buy a print copy online

 

Here is what acclaimed poet Dora Malech, author of Shore Ordered Ocean and Say So, has to say about Haley Thompson‘s poetry: Haley’s poems shimmer with the intimacies of memory and place. They weave the consolation of sparkling specificities through the inevitable truths of loss and time. These are poems that enable us to see our yesterdays and our today anew.


Amazon Reviews—

G. Greene says: Fabulous! Ms Thompson speaks with an authentic voice. This book of poetry is a must read for anyone who enjoys poetry.

Nicole Lockman: Great!! Great book!!! Fun, thoughtful! The title threw me off, but this collection of poems and short stories is pleasantly intriguing!