The Angel in The Dream of Our Hangover aphorisms, by Mark Leidner

the angel in the dreams of our hangover

The Angel in The Dreams of Our Hangover, the sophomore release from SATOR PRESS, is a quick read full of wisdom.

The design and layout of this book is beautiful. Each aphorism leads very well into the next.

Throughout the 80 or so aphorisms some themes arise and they arise quickly--they are the poet, the West (Western wisdom) and Christ.

The poet: "poets are the unacknowledged law school students of the world."

The West: "whatever ends the West will be remained / the West."

Christ is mentioned the least but is also mentioned first, "a thousand people in a room, a thousand parodies of Christ." One-third of the way into the book "...the West absorbs Christ," and seventeen pages later, "one does not begin a poem, one abandons one's life."

There are dozens of other subjects but the above feel reused with great purpose.

The depth of this small book is what makes it genius. Showing us not only Leidner's powerful use of language, image, and subject, but also giving us a hint at the enigmatic and exciting direction of SATOR PRESS.

Mark Leidner has crafted a sharp read unlike anything I've read so far this year. Highly recommended.



Montevidayo Interviewed Blue Square Press

David Peak and I were interviewed by Joyelle McSweeney for Montevidayo regarding publishing and genre. Link

Released Today

Warm Milk Press is happy to announce a new book, ZZZZZZZZZZZZ [the stars] by J. A. Tyler. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ is a collaborative project that spans 3 small presses and 1 Online journal.

Here is Tyler's description of the project:

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ is wreckage. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ takes place as five distinct works, all built around the same core story. Each narrative is that of a girl who holds the last water in the world, a herd of chaos that takes it from her, and the boy who comes to resuscitate it all. But each story takes this kernel and shreds it in a new direction, incorporates other elements, reshapes the narrative in its own image. And each press that came aboard this project, releasing this wreckage into readers’ hands, worked on the same principle of core unity with distinct press-specific alterations. All that is left is the beautiful static hum: zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Thanks to the following presses and their editors and journals, where you can gather


Greying Ghost (Carl Annarummo)
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [the stars]: Warm Milk Printing Press (BS, KW, JW)
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [this town]: The Collagist (Matt Bell)
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [an island]: NewLights Press (Aaron Cohick)

New Review

Baby Got Books reviewed Flowing a couple of days ago. I am grateful. They said it "is fiction that comes from a dark place. I don’t know whether to describe it as a prose poem or a fever dream. I read it in one sitting...and then I went back and skimmed a few sections, postponing sleep as long as possible...it’s a gripping read."