Poetry Collections

The Insistence of Momentum

by Sacha Archer

When two objects collide in space, momentum must be conserved. This fundamental law is parleyed into a startlingly fresh chapbook of prose poetry by Sacha Archer, The Insistence of Momentum. Passages from history are exhumed and bounced off each other, sparking alchemical responses from Archer in this experiment of literary call-and-answer. A limited edition of 50 hand-bound chapbooks were produced of The Insistence of Momentum, available now from The Blasted Tree Store, and the collection can be read online using the link below.

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obscuritysquared

by Michael Smilovitch

Neuroscientist, musician, and poet Smilovitch explores the poetic qualities of bio-science in obscuritysquared. By importing the lexicon of brain chemistry, biology, and psychology into his verse, Smilovitch toys with commonly accepted notions of perception and subjectivity. obscuritysquared is fast-paced, funny, surreal, and smart. Three 'Special Feature' poems are available exclusively in our limited edition chapbook from The Blasted Tree Store.

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PRAY / LEWD

by Kyle Flemmer

Flemmer's selected first poems presents his best work from a variety of projects. PRAY / LEWD includes several poems which have appeared in print, some from ongoing projects, and a few which are new to the world, making an excellent cross-section of Flemmer's early explorations into poetic form, space, and subject. A limited edition of 50 chapbooks have been published, 20 of which are available for purchase from The Blasted Tree Store.

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LUNAR FLAG ASSEMBLY KIT

by Kyle Flemmer

Experimental poetry at the intersection of science and modern mythology, this collection of visually-oriented poetry chronicling the Apollo program missions examines our technical accomplishments and the politics of space exploration using erasure, mixed media, and modulatiry. 10 limited edition chapbooks were available from The Blasted Tree Store, each printed on high-quality paper, hand-sewn, and numbered by the author.

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DEMON HICKEYS

by Mia Poirier

Weaving elements of humor, bitterness, and earnest personal history, Demon Hickeys is Sappho meets Punky Brewster, or a window into the tribulations of growing up and discovering one’s sexuality. Mia Poirier inserts herself unflinchingly into the LGBT literary community, touching nimbly upon relationships, family, and city life, illuminating the challenges of youth along the way.

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CHEWING AROUND the RIND

by Kaitlyn Perrin

Funny and thoughtful, concise and casual; poems rescued from an ivory tower and restored to their proper home atop a cocktail napkin. Reminiscent of a conversation over drinks, or perhaps around a campfire, Kaitlyn Perrin proves that the best kind of verse is often the most accessible. If you have ever felt poetry takes itself too seriously, then Chewing Around the Rind is for you.

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everything all at once

by Laura Rojas

Trace the lines connecting everything to everything else; the "pieces of red yarn / woven through molecular spaces" linking all times, all places. Rojas uses interrelated and recurring symbolic imagery to allow each poem to feel like the microcosmic reflection of an elegant whole, universal in scope, yet intensely personal in expression.

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These Are Fragments

by Laura Dyer

The various pieces brought together here break romantic content into modern, exploratory forms, playing with ideas of alteration over time as someone or something becomes a memory. What we remember in matters of the heart is often half-honest, yet somewhere in these memories lie fragments of truth. These poems are Dyer's fragments.

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FAR TOO CLOSE

by Jesse Anger

Alternately haunting and beautiful, Far Too Close collects some previously published work alongside several never-before-seen poems, three of which were available exclusively in print from The Blasted Tree Store. Accompany Anger as he cuts beneath the skin of time and reveals what is there.

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DORITO HANGOVER

by Kyle Flemmer

Characterized by a sparse and direct style, this selection of first poems moves nimbly between comedy and gravity, pulling the reader into a realm where the familiar and unquestioned are made alien. Dorito Hangover asks us to take notice of the cultural miasma hanging over our fast-food society, a thick fog of engine fumes and brand loyalty smothering our taste in leaders and TV shows.

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The Blasted Tree is now accepting the submission of chapbook-length poetry collections. We are looking for poetry which possesses a unique voice or perspective, aims to innovate and expand the boundaries, or challenges the expectations of the craft. Our poetry collections are conceptual units, explorations of a significant subject, place, or time. How do you versify the human experience? Is your work sounding the depths of language, inventing new visual lexicons, cutting to the heart of an issue, event, or feeling? Does your poetry revolve around or emanate from a counter-cultural point of view? Send your manuscripts to The Blasted Tree for consideration - we need collections around 15 poems (20 pages) long to make into beautiful chapbooks!

The Blasted Tree also accepts single poems for publication online or in limited print editions. We make leaflets, longsheet, broadsheets, artist prints, and any other kind of print media we can dream up. Send us your original poems of any length, and we'll concoct something interesting to suit.

Poetry, both collections and single works, can be sent to: theblastedtree@gmail.com

Poetry

Exciting poetry challenges mainstream perspectives and looks to innovate, sometimes bordering on the subversive or counter-cultural. Our poetry collections can be accessed to the right and are often available for purchase in limited print editions from The Blasted Tree Store. Links to our poetry listed alphabetically by author can be found HERE.