Austerity Pleasures, Now in Very Select Stores

My poetry chapbook Austerity Pleasures is now available for purchase here:

Quimby's in Chicago, Illinois
Boxcar Books in Bloomington, Indiana
Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, New York
Mac's Backs in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Used Kids Records in Columbus, Ohio
Wholly Craft in Columbus, Ohio
Powell's Bookstore in Portland, Oregon
Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Modern Art Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

Would your store care to carry Austerity Pleasures? If so, please email Richard@monsterhousepress.com.

After the jump is a blurb Edie Fake wrote for Quimby's website regarding Austerity Pleasures, and a few other tidbits of feedback.

"I like it when poetry traditionally formatted (which I usually can't get through) is transformed into something special by a serious sense of wordplayfulness and a grim outlook. Payne's Austerity Pleasures can do that, it's stubborn and good. -EF
48p, b&w with 3-color silkscreen cover and sewn binding, 5.5"x5.5"

Erin on Goodreads.com says: 

"I graciously received this book through a giveaway on first reads. This book was ok. Some of the poems I could relate to. It wasn't my favorite book of poetry, but really nothing wrong with it."

Mason Johnson says:

"I read your book!

I liked it. Well written, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. In a good way. This isn't usually the kind of poetry I'd get into, I prefer poetry with more scene that is basically prose in stanzas, or funny performance poetry - I'm a prose guy at heart - but I enjoyed this. The wit works well without getting too stuffy.

Plus the cover looks cool."

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