Monthly Archives: January 2014

Book Release Party this Saturday!

We’ll have stickers featuring quotes from both of the authors, musical acts wondering between poets, great nachos at the coffee bar and more!  Come on out on Saturday and get a copy of our next duel book featuring Keith Baird and Andrew “Ink” Feindt…..new idioms are being made in the basement so if you have a piece for it bring it on by and maybe you’ll make it in….

The fliers below and here’s links to some of our past book release parties:

Bud Smith’s Book Release Party for Tollbooth

Josh Ballards Book Release Party for I Keep Going

The Idiom Anthology Book Release Party

 

The poster ad for Keith and Ink's Duel Book Release Party!

The poster ad for Keith and Ink’s Duel Book Release Party!

New Duel book coming out Saturday night….

Our next book release party is this saturday night!  The fliers below, but here is a link to a video of Josh Ballards Book Release Party don’t miss out this time around….

 

The poster ad for Keith and Ink's Duel Book Release Party!

The poster ad for Keith and Ink’s Duel Book Release Party!

Book Release Party Coming This Saturday!

This Saturday at Revolutionary Lounge and Cafe Piscataway House Publications is releasing its latest duel book “Death Loves a Drinking Game” by Andrew ‘Ink’ Feindt and “Before I Die I Want to Swim With Sharks” by Keith Baird.  We’re so excited to finally get this out to the world…..there’s gonna be good music and words by the poets and a haiku death match at the end!  Come on out, buy a book and support some scenes and perhaps your book release party will be next….

The poster ad for Keith and Ink's Duel Book Release Party!

The poster ad for Keith and Ink’s Duel Book Release Party!

 

In other news we’ll be making the February Issue of The Idiom soon and updating our site to make it more tablet savoy….

New Year, New Book, New Idiom, New Look….

2013 was great for The Idiom Magazine and Piscataway House Publications….we handed out mags at festivals….one of our publishers received their MFA and another publisher worked endlessly at their manuscript….We published our first novel, Tollbooth, and it won the best book of 2013 by the people at Drunk Monkeys!

Our latest issue of The Idiom Magazine has been revamped and all prettied up after we upgraded our printing system…we now have a hard card stock cover and color insides!

Our website http://www.theidiommag.com is going to have a new look in a few weeks and we plan on changing our submissions guidelines so our online issue is a lil more interactive with the internets…check out the site now though for some of our upcoming events going on….

Speaking of upcoming events!  January 18th the release of our next duel book with Idiom Publisher, Keith Baird and editor for some PHP projects, Andrew “Ink” Feindt….it’s gonna be a great show hosted by Chris Rockwell and musician guests Jimmy James from Little Big Toe and Sarah Donner!  There will be coffee drunk from the Revolutionary Lounge Bar with great food as always and throughout the night poems from the poets and a Haiku Death Match to the DEATH!  It’s free to get in and books will be for sale for $8 and if ya have a book idea perhaps bring it by and maybe you can be having the next book release party!

Over the next two weeks I will be posting my favorite poems from the book and some selections from the current issue of The Idiom so keep an eye out for these posts…..and don’t forget to send us some pieces for possible publication…..

I’ll start with the poems in the current issue from Keith Baird and Ink….

Keith Baird’s poems use simple images to talk about the big picture….how can velcro, rocks we stand on, or the colors we look at really explain anything….Keith shows us that they do more work for us then we could ever imagine…

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with all these
vibrant colors before us
it’s easy to forget
that we’re only
staring at the
smallest
spectrum
waves.

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We’re cutting our hands and feet
On sand and rock,
But give it enough heat
And we’ll be sliding on smooth glass.

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Like velcro, quietly fitting together,
Tiny hairs and tendrils attaching
Softly to each other,
And making such a racket when
Separating.

I love when poets use math in poems….and Ink’s poem includes math and some microeconomics to express the logical mindset that any independent artist would like to express…

Poetry Appraisal

By the transitive property
and creative accounting,
each book of poetry should be valued
in the thousands of dollars.

The proof:
If 1 picture = 1,000 words
and 1 poem = 1 picture,
keeping in mind that even mediocre art
sells for around $300
and that there are generally 50 poems
hanging between front and back cover frames,
then 50 x $300 = $1,500.

But poets are kind.
They know there is more to life than money,
that their art requires time to appreciate
and is not inherently decorative.
So their union issues deep discounts –
coupon code: time=money,
bringing books down to a paltry $5 to $15.

And yet you still debate the purchase.

Tollbooth named the “best book of 2013” by the people at Drunk Monkeys!

So we’re wrapping up this year and we have a whole slew of goals for the new year…..For 2014 we plan to begin releasing our Interactive Ebooks to the world, continue some of our books projects that have been dangling in our minds namely the jail letters and anthologies, continue our Duel book series and perhaps delving into other genders, and continue to improve on the professionalism of The Idiom Magazine….our latest issue began that endeavor by having color insides and a hard cover!

In January we plan on having our next book release namely the duel book of Keith Baird and Andrew Ink Feindt….here’s all the information for that coming up.…come on out, meet the editors and perhaps propose your book idea…

and Finally but certainly not least we had a nice surprise this New Years Day when Bud Smith’s book Tollbooth was voted as the Best Book of 2013 by the people at Drunk Monkeys!  Read their review here and check out their site and for 2014 send your stuff everywhere!