Poetry by Alan Britt,
Bill Brown, Keith Dunlap, Myron Ernst, Susan Firer, Howie Good, James Grabill, Jeff Gundy, Rachel N. Heller, Len Krisak, Casandra Lopez, Paul Nelson, Genevieve Payne, Simon Perchik, Ned Randle, Lois Roma-Deely, Elaine Sexton, Tim Suermondt, Lee Upton, and David Woodward; Fiction by Deborah Clearman, Valerie Fox and Arlene Ang, Mike Maggio, Charles Rammelkamp, Andreas Trolf, and Eva White.
James Cervantes's Sleepwalker's Songs seems so sane, its light so much that of the quotidian, that it is only with a certain shock (like that produced by a dream remembered) that one realizes what one has really experienced
- T.R. Hummer
Cervantes, one can reasonably assume, believes longing is its own music. Be forewarned. These are the poems of someone who knows the dangers in such music and has chosen to dance to it anyway.
"Readers are accompanied by a wise guide on a journey to understand more deeply the sources of disappointment in their family relationships and to discover potential paths to greater satisfaction in the family and in intimate relationships more generally.."
—Irene Elkin, PhD Professor Emerita, University of Chicago, Psychotherapy Researcher
Announcements and News about Hamilton Stone Authors
Hamilton Stone Editions author Leora Skolkin-Smith's essay on Clarice Lispector, "Words Are Living Tissue," published at the Quarterly Review is being taught at Bard College for a course called: "The Antiheroine: Writing the Female Rebel." Lispector was a feminist of the 1960's and 70's who has been been virtually erased by our current literary scene.
There was a wine and cheese party launching Homeward Bound by Howard Waskow with Bell Chevigny, Jan Clausen, Arthur Waskow, Dan Waskow, Phyllis Berman and Barbara Kane on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Book Culture between Broadway and Amsterdam in New York City. In Homeward Bound, Howard weaves together three strands of experience with family issues, a trained literary critic's grasp of how great literature illuminates family life, and insights from thirty years of work as a psychotherapist into joys, disasters, and moments of deep healing in widely varied families. Howard was already gravely ill when he learned that Hamilton Stone Publishers had accepted Homeward Bound. He asked his brother Arthur to shepherd the book to publication. This event was a celebration of Howard's writing, the lifework it represents, and its public availability, thanks to his brother's dedication.
Excellent early review of James Cervantes' Sleepwalker's Songs: "The poems never fail to enthrall or intrigue." -- Jim Heavily in Hinchas de Poesia . (Click to read whole review)
Hamilton Stone author Leora Skolkin-Smith is Finalist for Three Major E-Books Awards for her novel HYSTERA. The 2012 International Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award; and the upcoming Global E-Books Award, 2012, which will be announced on August 18, 2012, in Santa Barbara, CA. Ms. Skolkin-Smith has said about these recent accolades, "I think the awards attest to the fact that the publishing landscape is changing radically through the growing acceptance of e-books as well as a new approach to marketing titles of literary merit that don't meet commercial standards and don't fall into "brand-name" status with traditional publishers and reviewers. There seems to be a critical mass of independent writers who have distanced themselves from the mainstream. " Her novel with Hamilton Stone, THE FRAGILE MISTRESS, is currently in pre-production as a film with Triboro Pictures directed by Michael Gunther.
An excerpt from Hamilton Stone Editions novel The Fragile Mistress by Leora Skolkin-Smithwill appears in an anthology called The Long and Winding Road, Stories from Writers about the 1960's from Dzanc Books.
Excellent interview of Hamilton Stone poet James Cervantes at Giant Step!
Two Ways of Not Hearing by Hamilton Stone Author Reamy Jansen is coming in the fall from Finishing Line Press! (pre-order forthcoming titles in Bookstore). "Secrets we've never heard before," says Dan Masterson, and Kevin Prufer calls it a "terrific collection...intriguing, deeply intelligent.
A collection of short stories by Hamilton Stone Review contributor Katherine Holmes (Issue #8), Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories, is the winner of the Prize Americana from Hollywood Books International, Fiction Imprint of Press Americana ISBN. The book (978-0982955833) is published in paperback and available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and in distribution from Ingram. It will also be available as an ebook and Kindle edition later in the summer of 2012.
Hamilton Stone Author Leora Skolkin-Smith attended a luncheon where she met First Lady Michelle Obama-- and gave her a copy of her Hamilton Stone Editions novel The Fragile Mistress!
Hamilton Stone Author Eva Kollisch to receive the Theodor Kramer Prize in May 2012 in Austria. This prize is given by the Vienna in Austria to a writer whose work has literary merit and engages with issues of "exile, emigration, and resistance." Eva's books books have been translated and published in Austria. Congratultions to Eva! Last year's winner was Ruth Klueger .
Sleepwalker's Songs, Poems by James Cervantes ; Homeward Bound by Howard Waskow;
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx by Miguel A. Ortiz;
Fiction and the Facts of Life by Edith Konecky; Inheritance by Jane Lazarre;
and Re-Visions by Meredith Sue Willis
Poetry by John Allman, Gerard Beirne, Ruth Gooley, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Sarah Marshall, Tim Mayo, Mark J. Mitchell, Simon Perchik, Frederick Pollack, Aaron Poller, and Judith Skillman. Fiction by Ellen Alexander Conley, Jack Dowling, Joachim Frank, Nicholas Grider, Sue Mellins, Suzanne McConnell, Richard Peabody, Susan Robbins, and Jane Zingale.