The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker

These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you 

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers. This is essential reading for everyone looking for the innovative, the reflective, and the fearless. The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.

We are thrilled that Phillip Sterling's story "Registry" included in this anthology is a 2017 Best Small Fiction Winner.

A whirlwind of unexpected, in-your-face, puzzling and/or satisfying pieces of literary work. - NewPages  Read the full review

Contributors:  Joel Allegretti, Roger Aplon, Will Arbery, Marcia Arrieta, Sue Hyon Bae, Savon Bartley, Joe Baumann, Gabriella M. Belfiglio, Zoé Besmond de Senneville, Chanel Brenner, Carol Brown, Prudence Chamberlain, John Clinton, Shira Dentz, Alejandro Escudé, SaraEve Fermin, Sara Fetherolf, Cornelius Fortune, Christian Georgescu, Brendan Gillett, George Guida, Janet Hamill, Deborah Hauser, Katie Hibner, Anna Holmquist, Vicki Iorio, Erik Ipsen, Khadjiah Johnson, Kit Kennedy, Craig Kite, Ron Kolm, Ptr Kozlowski, David Roy Lincoln, Tsaurah Litzky, Richard Loranger, m.nicole.r.wildhood, Katharyn Howd Machan, Mary Mackey, Liv Mammone, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Dawn Z. Montefusco, Mike Moran, Lindsy J. O’Brien, Willy Palomo, Puma Perl, Vivian Faith Prescott, Jill S. Rapaport, Dan Raphael, Gayle Richardson, Todd Robinson, Soodabeh Saeidnia, Annie Sauter, Cecily Schuler, Jared Singer, John W. Snyder, Jan Steckel, Taylor Steele, Phillip Sterling, Chris Stewart, SB Stokes, Ed Toney, AJ Urquidi, Chris Wiewiora, John Sibley Williams, Maw Shein Win, Francine Witte, Emma Wootton, Olivia Wu, Anton Yakovlev, Brenda Yates.

Interview with front cover photographer, Amy Bassin

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The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, great weather for MEDIA 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9857317-9-3 $17.00

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