Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Forty-Four Image Poems by Norman J. Olson Now Available

Cover art by Norman J. Olson
The final - definitive - chapbook that will be published by mgv2>publishing. Norman J. Olson, the artist, writer and poet lives in Maplewood, Minnesota. His images have been reproduced in dozens of art and literary magazines and publications throughout the world. Longing for quiet and stability, Norman avoids personal contacts with the public. His art is driven by the compulsion and obsession of a man who prefers his own company. In spite of this self-imposed seclusion, Norman J. Olson is becoming an artistic underground legend. One of the most supportive artist/author of the journal mgversion2>datura since 2006 (ten years after its creation) it was just natural that I published the work of one of the most accomplished and recognized artist and now poet in the small-press world.

Price:$5.50
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Monday, 28 November 2016

Coming up this week Forty-Four Image Poems by Norman J. Olson

front cover by the author
Norman J. Olson, the artist, writer and poet lives in Maplewood, Minnesota. His images have been reproduced in dozens of art and literary magazines and publications throughout the world.

Longing for quiet and stability, Norman avoids personal contacts with the public. His art is driven by the compulsion and obsession of a man who prefers his own company. In spite of this self-imposed seclusion, Norman J. Olson  is becoming an artistic underground legend.

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Extract:

walking down Freemont Street at 7 a.m.


on this cold February morning…  the gray
floor looks deader than the corpse
of the moon…  only me and
a Japanese tourist walk between
the pathetic blinking lights
of washed out casinos…

a beggar in a power wheelchair looks
like a bundle of rags with a rattling cup…

a crippled pigeon scrabbles
sideways
across the gray floor,
limping like all the
sadness
in the history of the universe…

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Divertimento - The Muse is a Dominatrix by Peter O'Neill

A la recherche des jeunes filles perdues, homage to Christophe Mourthe and Marcel Proust., by Peter O' Neill
Divertimento - The Muse is a Dominatrix by Peter O'Neill
edited by Walter Ruhlmann

Cover photograph, A la recherche des jeunes filles perdues, homage to Christophe Mourthe and Marcel Proust., by Peter O' Neill.

© mgv2>publishing, May 2016

Price: €6.00 (excl. VAT) Paperback, 92 Pages Buy it here

Peter O' Neill was born in Cork in 1967. He is the author of The Dark Pool, also published by mgv2>publishing, of which the poet Michael S. Begnal had this to say:

The Dark Pool is a self-confident collection, on the one hand knowingly playing on the poetic modes of its author's influences while at the same time attesting to O' Neill's unique achievements.
(Trumpet, Poetry Ireland.)

He was made writer in residence of the boathouse in Loughshinny, near to his home-town of Skerries, in North County Dublin, by Fingal Arts. There he also hosts Donkey Shots, Skerries International Avant Garde Literary Fest in the spring. He is currently working on his 13th collection.


From the foreword by Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Sometimes in order to grow and fly one has to leave a place and look at it from a distance.
Sometime one hast to climb a mountain in order to see the whole picture from above. 
And sometimes one hast to return, to continue the path that was once started.


With all his strength Peter O´Neill adheres to poetry. As poetry is flight. And he is one who has wings in his mouth. As he is one who has the duty to show to us how to fly.

Excerpt from Divertimento

The Slave

I can smell the odour coming from your mouth,
That hole in your face where our tongues go to dance
And which causes so much destruction
That we are obliged to lie down together,
For only then can we discover our proper geography.

With my mouth on the ends of your breasts,
Surveyed by your eyes which watch me with a curiously
Intense fascination, then can I make the unique
Journey, travelling down your magnificent limbs
With their skin so soft, to your feet,
Where, like a slave of old, I get to lick
The dust off of the mollusc Queen.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Murièle Modély & compagnie

Photo de couverture Bruno Legeai
Le dernier volume des X & compagnie, série débutée en 2012 avec Amber Decker & Friends suivi de 17 autres volumes d'auteurs et artistes anglophones et francophones. Ce mois d'avril 2016 voit paraître: Murièle Modély & compagnie. Édité par Walter Ruhlmann. Co-édité par Murièle Modély. Photographie de couverture de Bruno Legeai. Illustrations Maxime Dujardin
© mgv2>publishing & contributeurs, avril 2016

86 pages 7€ plus frais de port
Disponible ici

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Extrait

Les figues de Murièle Modély

Dans le jardin, il y a un figuier qui donne beaucoup en été. Tu n'aimes pas les figues, mais comme tu aimes encore moins jeter, tu les manges. Tu dis, en enfournant d'un geste vif la figue dans ta bouche, "Faut pas gâcher". Et tu en mâches une, puis une autre, encore une autre avec un léger haut-le-cœur que tu maîtrises en grimaçant.

Le figuier, tu ne l'as pas choisi. La maison non plus. Cela arrive parfois de se retrouver dans un rêve qui n'est pas le sien. Y est-on mal pour autant ?

Voilà à quoi tu songes, peut-être, en mordant à pleines dents la chair molle pourpre. Ou peut-être que tu ne penses à rien. Rien d'autre qu'à ta mastication, à ta déglutition. Tu essuies ta bouche d'un revers de la main, une trace sucrée clôture ton sourire. Il n'aime pas ça ; tu manges seule.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Un fémur est un homme pour vous de Fabrice Marzuolo

Un fémur est un homme pour vous
Fabrice Marzuolo
édité par Walter Ruhlmann
© mgv2>publishing & l'auteur, mars 2016

5€

ISBN :978-1-326-55764-5

Né en 1955 en Lorraine, dans une région sinistrée. J’ai travaillé ensuite en Ile de France, pourquoi île, sûrement à cause de toutes les bouteilles à la mer jetées dans ce désert surpeuplé, je ne sais si la mer a été là un jour, aujourd’hui, elle n’y est plus

Parutions 2016 :
revue Cairns 18 (janvier) , poème
revue  à l’Index (mars), nouvelle
revue traversées ( juin), poème
à paraître, plusieurs nouvelles,  en fin d’année, dans la revue Scribulations
un recueil de poésie à paraître aux éditions du Contentieux, en juillet 2017,  vivre c'est oublier qu'on est mort.

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Tom Samel & compagnie

Tom Samel & compagnie
Édité par Walter Ruhlmann
Co-édité par Tom Samel
Illustrations de Annalisa Bollini & Géraldine Mo
© mgv2>publishing & contributeurs, février 2016
ISBN: 978-1-326-55551-1

18ème volume de la série x & compagnie -- février 2016

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Monday, 21 December 2015

Marlène Tissot & compagnie

Marlène Tissot & compagnie

Couverture souple, 108 Pages

Prix : 6,00€ (HT)

Édité par Walter Ruhlmann
Co-édité par Marlène Tissot
Illustration de couverture :
« Broken Doll», photo Marlene Tissot
© mgv2>publishing & contributrices, décembre 2015
ISBN: 978-1-326-49767-5

Le 17ème volume dans la série X & cie, le 8ème en français. Marlène Tissot a réuni autour d'elle de nombreuses auteures talentueuses: Lidia Badal, Samantha Barendson, Isabelle Bonat-Luciani, Séverine Castelant, Hélène Dassavray, Estelle Fenzy, Alexandra Kalyani, Mélanie Leblanc, Mijo, Murièle Modély, Perrine Le Querrec, Jany Pineau et Saida Roquet.