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About the author:
A. Razor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1963, but was brought to California at the age of 1. He began writing and publishing around 1980 in various underground zines and publications, first in the Los Angeles area, then ever expanding outward from there as he was discovered by Drew Blood Press, Ltd. in 1984, where he published 11 chapbooks up to 1995. He has been published in many types of publications, ranging from those that are considered reputable to those that are of ill repute. He became a member of the Hollywood Institute of Poetics in Los Angeles, CA in 2009. He has participated recently in the Poets In Prison panel at Beyond Baroque and the 2011 ALOUD reading series held at the Downtown Los Angeles Public Library. In 2012 he teamed up with Iris Berry to launch Punk Hostage Press, which has released 5 titles of his own work and where he has edited 10 more titles from as many writers, Danny Baker, Iris Berry, C.V. Auchterlonie, Carolyn Srygley-Moore, Rich Ferguson, Dennis Cruz, Frank Reardon, Alexndra Naughton, SB Stokes and Hollie Hardy.
His long anticipated offering, 'Better Than A Gun In A Knife Fight' was released in May, 2012 on Punk Hostage Press, edited by Iris Berry with an introduction by Bucky Sinister.
2012 also saw the release of 'Drawn Blood: Collected Works on D.B.P.,Ltd.1985-1995', also on Punk Hostage Press and with an introduction by Maureen McNally.
'Beaten Up Beaten Down' was released on Punk Hostage Press the 22nd of November, 2012. It features an eclectic mix of writing styles, both poetic and prosaic, that reflect on the contemporary influences on the culture of this most marginal of artists. S.A. Griffin provides the colorful and apt Introduction for this book.
Also out in 2013 was a 50 poem collection to celebrate the author's 50th birthday, entitled 'Half-CenturyStatus'.
Last December in 2014 he released a holiday themed collection, 'Days of Xmas Poems'.
2015 will see the hopeful release of the long awaited collection of short stories, 'Long Winded Tales of the Low Plains Drifter' and the poem/prose book 'Puro Purismo'.
His writing has always explored the world that he has sought to be a part of and to rebel against at the same paradoxical moment. He has traveled extensively, seeking and enduring everything from homelessness and imprisonment to serenity and peace.
Small Catastrophes in a Big World
This book is a humble attempt to show appreciation for all the support received in 2012 for the author and Punk Hostage Press. This modestly priced collection is available to you in order to promote the works that Punk Hostage Press plans on putting forth in 2013 and beyond. Enjoy.
- Publication Date:
- 1481089978 / 9781481089975
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / American / General