Nerve Cowboy is a biannual journal of poems and short fiction sensitive enough to make the hardest hard-ass cry, funny enough to make the most hopeless brooder laugh, and disturbing enough to make us all glad we're not the author of the piece.
NERVE COWBOY #33, Spring 2012, is out and about, and available for mail order. It's only $7 (see ordering information below). Featuring a color cover of some baddass bands that played SXSW this spring.
SAMPLE POEMS from past issues: Lips is One of Them by Lana Hechtman Ayers; A Horse Poem for Lisa by James Babbs; White Christmas by Nick Benca; Sad Man Vs. Poley by Sudasi J. Clement; The Cuff of Doom by Robert Plath; Why Not? by Suellen Luwish; A Note From Home by Gerald Locklin; Reply to My Ex by Kell Robertson; The Hotel Lifshin is not Opening its Doors by Lyn Lifshin; Eyes by Ralph Dranow; Beer, Football, Baywatch, Trucks and/or Motorcycles, Tattoos... by Michel Estabrook; Often On Rainy Days by Julie Lechevsky; Arad Library by Karl Koweski; Soja (a Polish Painter) by Scott Weaver; The Role of a Lifetime and Playing Pool with Socrates by Fred Voss; Hickory Street Breakfast Blues and Rothko by Albert Huffstickler; Defeat and Maybe Indeed by Christopher Cunningham; Watching My Father Feed the Birds by Lori Jakiela; Fish Shack by Charles Harper Webb; Kentucky Derby Day At My Aunt's House by Michelle Brooks; Awful Beauty by Paul Agostino; Eddie and Marie by Michael A. Flanagan
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CHAPBOOKS from Liquid Paper Press, "Home of the Nerve Cowboy"
ANNUAL CHAPBOOK CONTEST All entrants get a copy of the 1st place chap. This year's winners are Michelle Brooks (1st), Heather Abner (2nd), and Nick Benca (3rd). It was perhaps the tightest contest yet and these books made the grade.
Huff has moved on but his words and art live on. Follow this link to see some of what he shared with Nerve Cowboy over the years:
Huff's first Liquid Paper Press chapbook, Hindsight, or How I Learned to Survive the Depression, was out of print for awhile but now it's back. See the Chapbook section for details and order your copy today.
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This site last updated 8/22/2012.