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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!

Aleathia Drehmer explaining her poem Inherent Topography….

Aleathia sent us a clip of her explaining where her poem Inherent Topography came from

You can check out the rest of the issue here

We also have a few new events listed on The Idiom Magazine’s Main Site so check those out….come say hi and pick up a copy of the current issue….

and stay tuned for our Flashback Friday for this week….its gonna be a good one!

Poet Aleathia Drehmer from The Idiom

This week we are going to feature poet, Aleathia Drehmer, from Current Issue

Here is one of her poems and the next few posts over the next couple of days are going to feature the audio files that she submitted which talk about this poem and some audio of her reading it!

Inherent Topography

My ears buzz with the rushing
of early morning highway tires—
trucks moving cargo across
imaginary maps across
inherent topography.

I place a pile of books
on the side of the bed
where I’d rather see your
sleeping back rise and fall

like overthrown countries
in turmoil. I stack them high
to keep the truth
of your invisibility a secret.

I write a letter to my uncle
in prison asking for a soft hand
on my misguided morality
knowing he would understand

a heart doesn’t control
the destination of its beats;
it doesn’t discriminate when love
moves in without asking.

4 pages later the pen stops
and the books topple
and the trucks keep racing
away from me until I see how alone

I really am. I shut
out the light
and listen
for your breathing.

Asbury Park Bookfest


Saturday on 4/20 mannnnnnnnnn come check out the idiom magazine and Piscataway House publications at the Asbury Park Book Festival.

We’ll be at Table 21 at Art 629 on Cookman Ave. hopefully it doesn’t get rained out!

Haiku Poets 11/10/12 Reading

Piscataway House Publications released a book this past year consisting of a collection of Haiku from six Central Jersey Poets, 5, 7, then 5.  The book is available to purchase at the Idiom Website
This past Saturday on November 10, 2012, four of the poets, Keith Baird, Ink, Dogmatic, and Jason Portizo read some of their Haiku at The River Read Poetry Series at the Red Bank Library.

Here are some pictures of the reading

and here is a link to the youtube page to see a small video of them…..if theres anything we learned from this, its that we need a real camera and not an iphone to record our readings….