Noah Patterson – Week 43 Chapbook Chart 2020

The Micro Chapbook RPG system is an ultra-simple roleplaying game that can be played solo or with a traditional GM if you so wish. The main game focuses on solitaire gameplay, starring a single foolhardy hero. It uses randomly generated dungeon scenarios to make each game session a little different. This book also includes a premade adventure module. The universe for this game is brutal, unforgiving, and dark. It takes notes from such classics as Dungeon Quest and Deathtrap Dungeon. Expect to die and die often. The Deluxe Rulebook includes an original Dungeon Scenario and the first Adventure Module for the game.

Noah Patterson is a full-time writer of murder mysteries and thriller fiction. He has a deep love for history and tries to apply it to his books as often as possible. He works as a creative consultant, publicist, game designer, and graphic designer in addition to his writing. He previously worked as a horror journalist and blogger where he connected with various authors, publishing houses, and film studios to promote the latest horror related news and trends. N.C. currently lives in downtown Omaha, Nebraska with his wife. He works full-time from home.

1 – Micro Chapbook RPG: Deluxe Core Rulebook – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

2 – The Florida Skunk Ape – Jacob Desjarlais (Independently published, 2020)

3 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

4 – Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan – William Meikle (Independently published, 2020)

5 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

6 – The Maze To My Heart – Alexis M Romo (Alexis Monique Romo, 2020)

7 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

8 – Winter Warmers Silly & Serious – Sandra Matthews (Sheephouse Books, 2019)

9 – If It Bleeds – Matthew M. Bartlett (Nightscape Press, 2019)

10 – a foreigner’s conception – Caroline Furr, Sean Hanrahan, Josh Martin, Andrés Cruciani  (Toho Publishing, 2020)

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William Meikle – Week 42 Chapbook Chart 2020

Three Lovecraftian Stories – The Keeper of the Gate – cops investigating a series of strange deaths are drawn into a cult. Out of the Black – After the dimming of the sun a survivor searches for power sources and finds insanity. Eeny Meeny Miney Mi-Go – Derek Adams, the Midnight Eye, encounters Lovecraftian beings from the stars in unlikely parts of Glasgow.

William Meikle is a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with more than thirty novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries. He has books available from a variety of publishers including Dark Regions Press, Crossroad Press and Severed Press, and his work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines. He lives in Newfoundland with whales, bald eagles and icebergs for company. When he’s not writing he drinks beer, plays guitar, and dreams of fortune and glory.

1 – The Keeper of the Gate: Three Lovecraftian Stories – William Meikle ((Independently published, 2020)

2 – The Aftermath – J. L. Finley (Bridgeport Projects Press, 2020)

3 – The Florida Skunk Ape – Jacob Desjarlais (Independently published, 2020)

4 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

5 – Micro Chapbook RPG: EVIL EDITION – Noah Patterson, Dean Spencer, Patrick E. Pullen (Independently published, 2020)

6 – The Chapbook: Poems – Charles Bane, Jr. (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2011)

7 – If It Bleeds – Matthew M. Bartlett (Nightscape Press, 2019)

8 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

9 – Crying in Color – Amanda Lucinda (Independently published, 2020)

10 – Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen Here – Michael Wehunt, Luke Spooner (Nightscape Press, 2020)

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Mary Ruefle – Week 41 Chapbook Chart 2020

Mary Ruefle – On Imagination

“It is impossible for me to write about the imagination; it is like asking a fish to describe the sea,” Mary Ruefle announces at the start of her essay. With wit and intellectual abandon, Ruefle draws inspiration from Wittgenstein, Shakespeare, Jesus, Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Emily Dickson to explore her subject. This chapbook features original interior illustrations.

Though poet and essayist Mary Ruefle was born outside Pittsburgh, she spent her youth moving around the United States and Europe with her military family. She has written numerous books of poetry, including My Private Property (2016), Indeed I Was Pleased with the World (2007), and The Adamant (1989), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the essay collection Madness, Rack, and Honey (2012). A Little White Shadow (2006), her book of erasures—found texts in which all but a few words have been erased from the page—reveals what Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called “haiku-like mini-fables, sideways aphorisms, and hauntingly perplexing koans.” Ruefle’s erasures are available to view on her website; a full-colour facsimile of her erasure Incarnation of Now was published in a limited edition by See Double Press.

1 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

2 – Wavering Words – R. Pursell (Independently published, 2019)

3 – Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan – William Meikle (Independently published)

4 – The Horror at Briar Academy – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

5 – The Florida Skunk Ape – Jacob Desjarlais (Independently published, 2020)

6 – Dark Astral: Grim & Perilous Chapbook – Daniel D Fox (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020)

7 – Beyond: Three Sigils and Totems stories – William Meikle (Independently published, 2020)

8 – The Maze To My Heart – Alexis M Romo (Alexis Monique Romo, 2020)

9 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

10 – If It Bleeds – Matthew M. Bartlett (Nightscape Press, 2019)

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Thiahera Nurse – Week 40 Chapbook Chart 2020

Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone works as ode and requiem to document the precious narratives held inside the body of a black girl. Opening with declarations of self-love, beauty, eulogy, and Lil’ Kim rapping in the rain, the landscape of Nurse’s poetry functions equally as underworld and imagined heaven. Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone sees Renisha McBride, Sandra Bland, Korrynn Gaines, and others not as ornamental nor does the book attempt to canonize the dead women as saints. The poems see them as they are: play-cousins, home-girls, the mirror. Line to line, there is an obsession with keeping all of the women in the poems safe and perhaps resurrectable. The black girl who is alive here lives to switch her waistline to a reggae beat. She is in the middle of the dance floor with a suicide note in her purse as a means of warding off bad juju. Always, she is chasing joy head-on, at warp speed.

Thiahera Nurse is a poet and educator from Hollis,Queens. Her work can be found in The Offing, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 Poets House Fellow. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Her chapbook “Some Girls Survive On Their Sorcery Alone” is available now. She writes for the black girls.

1 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

2 – Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

3 – Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

4 – Micro Chapbook RPG: EVIL EDITION – Noah Patterson, Dean Spencer, Patrick E. Pullen (Independently published, 2020)

5 – These Dark Days – Hope Zane (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

6 – Crying in Color – Amanda Lucinda (Independently published, 2020)

7 – Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale – Andrea Blythe (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020)

8 – Pieces of Me – Ashley Jataun Moore Ellis (Independently published, 2020)

9 – The Florida Skunk Ape – Jacob Desjarlais (Independently published, 2020)

10 – ready. set. bloom.– mairee (mary) (mairee publishing, 2020)

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Jessica Helen Lopez – Week 39 Chapbook Chart 2020

Breathtakingly tender, playful, and generous one moment; sharp and unapologetically brutal the next, these poems by Lopez transport the reader into the complex landscape of feminine power with a dynamic but inarguable force. Honest to the marrow, Lopez never sugar coats. And yet this work rings with a sweetness nonetheless: the kind it takes a warrior to earn.

Jessica Helen Lopez is City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Emeritus and the host of arts-based PBS, ¡COLORES! She has also been a featured writer for 30 Poets in their 30’s by MUZZLE and named one of the “10 Up and Coming Lantinx Poets You Need to Know” by international digital publisher and agency, Remezcla. Lopez is a nationally recognized award-winning slam poet, and holds the title of 2012 and 2014 Women of the World City of ABQ Champion. Her first collection of poetry, Always Messing with Them Boys (West End Press, 2011) made the Southwest Book of the Year reading list and was also awarded the Zia Book Award presented by NM Women Press. Her second collection of radical feminist poetry, Cunt. Bomb. is published by Swimming with Elephants Publication (2014).

1 –  Cunt.bomb. – Jessica Helen Lopez (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

2 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

3 – New American Best Friend – Olivia Gatwood (Button Poetry, 2017)

4 – The Coming of the Old Ones – Jeffrey Thomas (Forma Street Press 2019)

5 – The Florida Skunk Ape – Jacob Desjarlais (Independently published, 2020)

6 – Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Grace Paley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985)

7 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

8 – Crying in Color – Amanda Lucinda (Independently published, 2020)

9 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

10 – Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

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Noah Patterson – Week 38 Chapbook Chart 2020

Something walks the halls of Briar Academy at night. The students all believe the school is haunted. The sounds of footsteps, clanking chains, and the cry of a girl can be heard in the darkness. The Headmistress is at her wits end trying to solve the mystery. However, when one of the girl’s from the school vanishes in the night, they all begin to fear there is something far more sinister at work. Horror at Briar Academy is a stand-alone short adventure module for the Micro Chapbook Roleplaying game system set in the seaside city of Trabor Bay in the region of Hellick Water.

Noah Patterson is a full-time writer of murder mysteries and thriller fiction. He has a deep love for history and tries to apply it to his books as often as possible. He works as a creative consultant, publicist, game designer, and graphic designer in addition to his writing. He previously worked as a horror journalist and blogger where he connected with various authors, publishing houses, and film studios to promote the latest horror related news and trends. N.C. currently lives in downtown Omaha, Nebraska with his wife. He works full-time from home.

1 – The Horror at Briar Academy – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

2 – Blood of the Air – Ama Codjoe (Northwestern University Press, 2020)

3 – Dark Astral: Grim & Perilous Chapbook – Daniel D Fox (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020)

4 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

5 – Aviary – Michael A Withell (Independently published, 2020)

6 – Luscious Pawpaws – J. W. Ellis (Independently published, 2020)

7 – THE MANUAL – Godefroy Dronsart (Independently published, 2020)

8 – My Illustrated Emily Dickinson – Joy A. Burki-Watson (Independently published, 2020)

9 – Automation, Man (Bold Machines) – Wayne Mason (Independently published, 2020)

10 – GALVIN KILLED A COUPLA’ PEOPLE – Ralph Myers (Independently published, 2020)

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Noah Patterson – Week 37 Chapbook Chart 2020

Something walks the halls of Briar Academy at night. The students all believe the school is haunted. The sounds of footsteps, clanking chains, and the cry of a girl can be heard in the darkness. The Headmistress is at her wits end trying to solve the mystery. However, when one of the girl’s from the school vanishes in the night, they all begin to fear there is something far more sinister at work. Horror at Briar Academy is a stand-alone short adventure module for the Micro Chapbook Roleplaying game system set in the seaside city of Trabor Bay in the region of Hellick Water.

Noah Patterson is a full-time writer of murder mysteries and thriller fiction. He has a deep love for history and tries to apply it to his books as often as possible. He works as a creative consultant, publicist, game designer, and graphic designer in addition to his writing. He previously worked as a horror journalist and blogger where he connected with various authors, publishing houses, and film studios to promote the latest horror related news and trends. N.C. currently lives in downtown Omaha, Nebraska with his wife. He works full-time from home.

1 – The Horror at Briar Academy – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

2 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

3 – THE MANUAL – Godefroy Dronsart (Independently published, 2020)

4 – Dark Astral: Grim & Perilous Chapbook – Daniel D Fox (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020)

5 – A Highland Chapbook Paperback – Isabel Cameron (Cope Press, 2007)

6 – Automation, Man (Bold Machines) – Wayne Mason (Independently published, 2020)

7 – The Tender Atrocities – Alec Ivan Fugate (Independently published, 2020)

8 – GALVIN KILLED A COUPLA’ PEOPLE – Ralph Myers (Independently published, 2020)

9 – Learning to Have Lost – Oz Hardwick (Recent Work Press, 2019)

10 – Midnight Double Feature – Kenneth M Cale (Independently published, 2020)

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Mary Ruefle – Week 36 Chapbook Chart 2020

Mary Ruefle – On Imagination

“It is impossible for me to write about the imagination; it is like asking a fish to describe the sea,” Mary Ruefle announces at the start of her essay. With wit and intellectual abandon, Ruefle draws inspiration from Wittgenstein, Shakespeare, Jesus, Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Emily Dickson to explore her subject. This chapbook features original interior illustrations.

Though poet and essayist Mary Ruefle was born outside Pittsburgh, she spent her youth moving around the United States and Europe with her military family. She has written numerous books of poetry, including My Private Property (2016), Indeed I Was Pleased with the World (2007), and The Adamant (1989), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the essay collection Madness, Rack, and Honey (2012). A Little White Shadow (2006), her book of erasures—found texts in which all but a few words have been erased from the page—reveals what Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called “haiku-like mini-fables, sideways aphorisms, and hauntingly perplexing koans.” Ruefle’s erasures are available to view on her website; a full-colour facsimile of her erasure Incarnation of Now was published in a limited edition by See Double Press.

1 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

2 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

3 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

4 – Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan – William Meikle (Independently published)

5 – The Maze To My Heart – Alexis M Romo (Alexis Monique Romo, 2020)

6 – Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen Here – Michael Wehunt, Luke Spooner (Nightscape Press, 2020)

7 – The Summoning of the Old Ones – Jeffrey Thomas (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Maybe, someday – Becca Noel (Independently published, 2020)

9 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

10 – City, Ruby: Poetry – Seth Seong (Independently published)

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Lydia Davis – Week 35 Chapbook Chart 2020

Lydia_Davis_5 copyThe Cows is a close study of the three much-loved cows that live across the road from her. The piece, written with understated humor and empathy, is a series of detailed observations of the cows on different days and in different positions, moods, and times of the day. It could be compared to some sections of Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” or to Claude Monet’s paintings of Rouen Cathedral.

Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories. In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards. In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Davis’s work for showing “how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold a reader’s interest. . . . Davis grants readers a glimpse of life’s previously invisible details, revealing new sources of philosophical insights and beauty.” In 2013 She was the winner of the Man Booker International prize.

1 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

2 – Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan – William Meikle (Independently published)

3 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

4 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

5 – The Maze To My Heart – Alexis M Romo (Alexis Monique Romo, 2020)

6 – Curse of the Flying Dutchman – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

7 – Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen Here – Michael Wehunt, Luke Spooner (Nightscape Press, 2020)

8 – Dark Astral: Grim & Perilous Chapbook – Daniel D Fox (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020)

9 – Maybe, someday – Becca Noel (Independently published, 2020)

10 – Dogs Day – Adam Galliano (Independently published, 2020)

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Lydia Davis – Week 34 Chapbook Chart 2020

The Cows is a close study of the three much-loved cows that live across the road from her. The piece, written with understated humor and empathy, is a series of detailed observations of the cows on different days and in different positions, moods, and times of the day. It could be compared to some sections of Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” or to Claude Monet’s paintings of Rouen Cathedral.

Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories. In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards. In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Davis’s work for showing “how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold a reader’s interest. . . . Davis grants readers a glimpse of life’s previously invisible details, revealing new sources of philosophical insights and beauty.” In 2013 She was the winner of the Man Booker International prize.

1 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

2 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

3 – On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

4 – Earth Songs – Mark B. Hamilton  (Panhandler Press, University of West Florida, 2020)

5 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

6 – Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig – Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

7 – Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

8 – Murder! – A.M. Juster, Noam D. Plum, Chris O’Carroll, Marilyn L. Taylor, Marcus Bales, Vera Ignatowitsch, Frank Hubeny, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Michael R. Burch (Sampson Low, 2020)

9 – Curse of the Flying Dutchman -Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2020)

10 – A World More Real Than Ours – Faeza Shahan (Independently published, 2020)

 

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