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Unwrapped: The BareBack Anthology is a collection of innovative poetry from poets speckled around the world who have been featured in BareBack Magazine ~ an online publication dedicated to BareBack writers. People who aren’t afraid to take off their gloves and give the world sincere, unpretentious, honest writing that has punch. Unwrapped is dark, humorous, and sometimes downright strange.


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$14.99 
6" x 9" 
136 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-098-807-504-7 
ISBN-10: 098-807-504-0 
BISAC: Poetry / General



At a sidewalk sale
you will meet a dealer
he will tell you
he has monuments of old gods
for sale, "Pick a God,
and worship however you please."
           ~ Excerpt from Old Gods for New

Old Gods for New reflects upon personal triumphs and demons, love and longing, the past and never-was; musings that spark both the artistry of playful banter as well as lyrical madness. Writing that is quirky yet daring, combining scratch words into something new. "Algera is a magician of poetry sometimes playful, sometimes breath-takingly revelatory. Like a stunt pilot, he drives the expected into the unexpected, in slow, deceptive circles, showing us new countries of thought, new vistas of imagery." 
                                                     ~Joe Girard, Author and Host of CFMU's Saturn's Rings


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 $14.99
6" x 9"
132 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0992035594
ISBN-10: 0992035597 
BISAC: Illustrated Poetry

YOU HAVE A DISEASE.
YOUR BRAIN IS INFECTED.
POISONED.
CONTAMINATED.

But don't worry. Ernie Lobe, a fifty-four year old baker, sociopath, and father of two is looking for the cure, which he thinks he may have found. The only problem is there's a slight side-effect...death. But don’t worry about that either, because you can get paid to die.



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 $9.99
132 Pages
5.5" x 8"
ISBN-13: 978-1926449005
ISBN-10: 1926449002 
BISAC: Illustrated Fiction

Little Human Accidents:
Chaos Poems from the Brink


Damon Ferrell Marbut devastates the notion of apology in poetry with a tender recklessness in Little Human Accidents, poems that examine a personal evolution of sexuality and identity while treating the unavoidable step towards adulthood like a punching bag, especially in his  free flowing self reflexive poems like Mornings Like This and So What.
  "There is a kind of perfect combination of fragility and intensity in Damon Ferrell Marbut's poetry that sneaks up on you as it builds. Like a prize fighter who waits for the right moment to knock the breath out of you, Marbut's poems are part awe, part intimidation, and all heart. Brace yourself for this collection."
~ Dr. Devon F. Ralston
Miami University
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$12.99
6" x 9" 
150 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0988075092
ISBN-10: 0988075091
BISAC: Poetry / General
I WALKED UP BEHIND GOD AND STUCK A SIGN ON HIS BACK. IT SAID "FREE WILL" OR "KICK ME."

The government is taxing your dreams and moments are being captured and held against their will. Murphy’s Law is suspended pending the outcome of a constitutional challenge; a best-selling author writes and publishes the same novel fifteen times without anyone catching on, and all of humanity is put into receivership over a missing cup of coffee.
  Andrew J. Simpson's debut anthology is a highly creative journey through the world of the surreally real. Savour the fantastical and the mundane, every nuance and notion that makes up The Big Picture.


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$18.99
6 x 9
240  pages
      ISBN 13: 978-0992035501  
ISBN-10: 0992035503
BISAC: Fiction/ Short stories
BEWARE: Wayne F. Burke and his Words that Burn is not only poetry, it's arson. A combustible collection of poetry that will fry anyone's imagination: jails, arrests, a bad childhood, and life in the raw. Words that Burn is a brutally honest evisceration of one man's experience of life on this planet written with verve and the unadorned yet eloquent language of where the poet came from.




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$12.00
132 pages
6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0992035518
ISBN-10: 0992035511
BISAC: Poetry / General


Since 2012 BareBack has sought to publish writers who are straightforward, sincere, and passionate. Hearing Voices: The BareBack Anthology features the most innovative and honest poetry, fiction, and flash fiction that has appeared in BareBackMagazine since its inception. Hearing Voices is bold, brave, and a great showcase of some amazingly talented new and established writers from around the world.  
Hearing Voices
The BareBack Anthology
Amazon.com
$14.99
6 x 9
132 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0992035549
ISBN-10: 0992035546 
ONLY HUMANS CAN BE HUMANE 


Euthanasia is a firing squad, the Catholic Church brings the Son of Man back to life with the Shroud of Turin, doctors create imaginary mental disorders to further their careers, and God hands in his letter of resignation in the form of a suicide note while lonely young girls seek out pedophiles on the Internet just for some attention.
   Better Than God is a collection of dark and humorous fast-paced imaginative stories filled with unforgettable characters only Peter Jelen can provide.

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 $12.99 
6" x 9"
254 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-0988075016 
ISBN-10: 0988075016 
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories 



Human Crutches
Damon Ferrell Marbut

Life in the French Quarter of New Orleans is bar life, the quintessential stage setting for unfolding dramas, dark truths and chaos borne of excess. In Human Crutches, Damon Ferrell Marbut tells this story with remarkable generosity and skill, providing an inside study of local lifestyle in a great American city. Often humorous and sometimes vulgar, the poems are piercing, honest and layered with urban Southern affect as endearing as it is frightful.

"Damon Marbut's poetry takes readers straight into the veins of French Quarter life, shows them every pitiful and chaotic beauty, and leaves them aching between dissonant states of joy and revulsion toward the bawdy cast of characters he meets along the way. He combines the unflinching madness of Beat poet storytelling with a resolute dedication to truth and terrifying purity. With every snapshot of human desolation and redemption, Marbut exposes the broken pieces inside us all."
~ A. Meagan Davis

"Not since Eugene O'Neill have we met so many lost, disillusioned and downright funny souls in one single saloon. Damon Ferrell Marbut's Human Crutches is a veritable village of monologists certain to move you, piss you off, and leave you in laughter or sadness."
   ~ Felice Picano  
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$10. 00
5.25" x 8"
90 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0992035587
ISBN-10: 0992035589
BISAC: Poetry / General
Impressions Of An Expatriate is an honest, firsthand examination of one expat’s experiences living in China dealing with culture shock, racism, and assimilation. From his encounters with children grown in cages to bears fighting to the death in a pit at the base of the Great Wall, Jelen’s poems leave little to the imagination with haunting, vivid portraits that will take you on a trip.

​"Jelen observes everything going on all around him, and as he sees it happening, he's taking it in, and becoming wise in the ways of the world, losing any innocence that he might have had, replacing it with a sense of world-weariness and yet world-amazement at the same time."
~ Carl Miller Daniels
Impressions Of An Expatriate: China
Peter Jelen
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Impressions Of An Expatriate: China
5.25" x 8"5
$8.50
60 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0992035563
ISBN-10: 0992035562
BISAC: Poetry / General
Remote Life
Edward Anki


Remote Life slices into the reader’s mind like a paper cut, provoking thought, mild discomfort, and the unsettling thrill of a direct and immediate experience of reality. In this collection of poems, Edward Anki addresses the disconnectedness of modern urban existence in raw and unforgiving terms, offering an unfiltered take on everything from the struggles of dating to the stark actualities of aging and death.
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$10.00
5.25" x 8" 
46 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1926449029
ISBN-10: 1926449029
BISAC: Poetry / General
Be Kind to Strangers
Carl Miller Daniels



A wild and wondrous group of poems, BE KIND TO STRANGERS is the most recent collection of work by Carl Miller Daniels. Sweet, sexy, and alarming, with more than a hint of gentle absurdism, these poems cross the paths from sadness to joy, with a sense of awe and amazement that things in this world, are like they are.
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$8.50
5.25" x 8" 
56 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1926449043
ISBN-10: 1926449045
BISAC: Poetry / General
DICKHEAD
Wayne F. Burke


One of the best volumes of poetry published this year or any year, DICKHEAD is an absurdist knuckle sandwich that deals in realism and farce in equal measures: simultaneously a punch to the gut and massage--jasmine mixed with hemlock--a ride through the Tunnel of Love and into the Fun House...An eclectic stew of poetry that engages both soul and spleen, heart as well as mind.
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$13.00
5.25" x 8" 
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1926449050
ISBN-10: 1926449053 
BISAC: Poetry / General


Heaven's Gone To Hell
Andrew J. Simpson

Heaven’s Gone To Hell leads the reader through a series of humorous dystopias that challenge the way we use language and the way we see the world. From alcoholic archangels, to heaven’s reliance on unpaid labour, to a devil just trying to do what’s right, Andrew J. Simpson’s follow-up to The Big Picture turns the tropes of society on their ears.

“The mind of Andrew J. Simpson is an ideas machine … His brain is actually a powerful alien computer.” 
~ Alejandro Bustos, Apartment 613

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 $19.99
6" x 9" 
174 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1926449067
ISBN-10: 1926449061
BISAC: Fiction / General


garbageflower
Damon Ferrell Marbut


With garbageflower, Damon Ferrell Marbut demonstrates once again how each book is its own unique expression of human engagement. The generosity of this collection comes from the shared moment, wherein often Marbut leaves defining the poem's purpose up to the reader. Other times there is no doubting how firmly he believes there is no line separating abstraction from reality. This believable, touching book of poems is for everyone. 

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 $15.00
5.5 x 8.5
102 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1926449074 
ISBN-10: 192644907X 
BISAC: Poetry / General



Knuckle Sandwiches
Wayne F. Burke




Knuckle Sandwiches is a punch in the face to art, culture, and society. A smack in the mouth to propriety. Knuckle sandwiches of the literal kind as well as the more common, but no less painful, metaphorical kind, which life gives to everyone regardless of race, creed, class, or gender.​
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Knuckle Sandwiches
$14.98 
5.25" x 8"  
116 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1926449081 
ISBN-10: 1926449088 
BISAC: Poetry / General​
And So On...
The Bareback Anthology


Since 2012 BareBack has sought to publish writers who are straightforward, sincere, and passionate. And So On...: The BareBack Anthology features the most innovative and honest poetry, fiction, and flash fiction that has appeared in BareBackMagazine since its inception. And So On... is bold, brave, and a great showcase of some amazingly talented new and established writers from around the world.  


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And So On...
 $17.99 
  5.25" x 8"  
134 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1926449104 
  ISBN-10: 192644910X  
BISAC: Poetry / General

The Human Condition Is A Terminal Illness
Matthew J. Hall


To be human is to come to terms with a repetitive and trying history; an acceptance of the potential beauty and the overiding toxicity of mankind. The Human Condition is a Terminal Illness, pulls individual and societal insecurities out from our collective subconscious in an effort toward analysis and question. More often than not, in the midst of a confused, selfish, self-hating populace, the answers are left wanting.






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The Human Condition Is A Terminal Illness
$12.50
5.25" x 8" 
140 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1926449111 
ISBN-10: 1926449118 
BISAC: Poetry / General
 
Sedimentary Iguana-Land
Carl Miller Daniels

Sedimentary Iguana-Land consists of rants, musings, lists, poems -- and yes secret forbidden thoughts -- all of which Daniels had scrawled onto 3x5 cards over a period of many years, put into a dusty cardboard box, and kept there in that box, until he said what the heck, and decided to dig them out. Sedimentary Iguana-Land is a kinda-crazy, experimental, kinda-wild, and downright fun book. A fast read. Fun to read. Fun to hold in your hands and look at. Sure to offend some folks, sure to please some folks, sure to puzzle some folks -- and sure to be remembered by everybody who buys a copy. Sedimentary Iguana-Land -- ya ain't seen nothin' like it.
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Sedimentary Iguana-Land
$8.50 
5.25 x 8
114 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1926449128 
ISBN-10: 1926449126 
BISAC: Poetry / General
A Lark Up The Nose Of Time
Wayne F. Burke


A Lark Up The Nose Of Time, Wayne F. Burke's fourth full length book of poetry, extends from the poet's childhood to present circumstances with accessible and viscerally inclined poems, whimsical and serious by turns...Let the rhythmic language take you on a trip through a harsh poetically-rendered landscape, earthy as well as highly imaginative. 

"Not only the most original and authentic collection of poems I've read in years, it's one of the best books period. I loved every poem. Some are both as funny and as tragic as could ever be imagined. These poems come from a life-time of real experience in the REAL world, and straight from the heart. A masterpiece!" 
~ Howard Frank Mosher, author, A STRANGER IN THE KINGDOM, New England Book Award Winner. 

"...paradoxical twists, wordplay, subtle associations and darkly funny atmosphere. (Burke) is an earthy pragmatist with a surreal inner life...an insomniac dreamer." 
~ Ada Fetters, Editor, The Commonline Journal. 

"The word genius is bandied about far too freely, and most geniuses are not recognized as such in their life time. With that being said I am not the least bit hesitant in claiming Burke's poetic genius and I hope it is recognized in his life-time." 
~ Matthew J. Hall, author, THE HUMAN CONDITION IS A TERMINAL ILLNESS

"...staccato hard-hitting lines...Burke has a keen no bullshit eye and style that gets the job done...Like a first round TKO." 
~ Alan Catlin, MISFIT MAGAZINE
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A Lark Up The Nose Of Time
$12.50 
5.25" x 8" 
132 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1926449142 
ISBN-10: 1926449142 
BISAC: Poetry / General