"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters
Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.
When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he's way bigger than most of them! Of course, there are bigger things lurking around ... but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn't really care? Learn More
It is a Charm City tradition—an annual visit to the Baltimore gravesite of Edgar Allan Poe on the renowned author’s birthday by a mysterious cloaked figure bearing gifts of three roses and a half bottle of cognac. Learn More
The follow up to Green Zine #14; Cristy Road now offers up a novel about her years in grade school and high school in Miami - valiantly trying to figure out and defend her gender identity, cultural roots, punk rock nature, and mortality. Learn More
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed artist Charles Vess reteam with Instructions, a fantastical new picture book about the rules to follow and how to get around if you happen to find yourself traveling in a fairytale world. Learn More
Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That’s when things start to get crazy. Learn More