The latest review of Beatitude comes from Empty Mirror, a wonderful arts and literary magazine devoted to literature, film, music and art, with a special interest in the Beat Generation. Empty Mirror’s owner and editor, Denise Enck, wrote the review herself: “Closs’s knowledge of and love for the Beats and New York shines through; the [...]
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Elise McMullen is one of the most beautiful and insightful writers I’ve had the pleasure to publish as editor of TrekWorld. Read no further than her articles “The Young Woman and the Sea” and “Thanking the Animals We Eat” and you will instantly know what I mean. But before Elise ever contributed to TrekWorld, she [...]
Last night, at the Cornelia Street Café in the West Village, I finally got to meet David Amram, the composer, conductor, author and Beat legend who was not only one of the first to read Beatitude but provided a testimonial for the cover as well. “A daring, honest writer with a gritty urban flair,” wrote [...]
Beatitude’s Harry, Jay and Zahra rub shoulders with Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Richie Ramone on Beatdom, the all-things-Beat literary journal. In a new review of Beatitude, Beatdom’s founder and editor David S. Wills (author of The Dog Farm) writes that he had been meaning to read the novel for a while and when he [...]
Love, love and love! In the Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble, Beatitude is featured in the Staff Recommendations end-of-aisle display with a sign applauding the novel’s distinctive appeal as well as the, ahem, author: “A love story in all definitions—true love, brotherly love, unrequited love, how love differs between two lovers, and a labor [...]
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York. Yes. Thanks!
Beatitude has been the best-selling novel on the Rebel Satori Press website for 36 weeks! Many thanks to everyone who’s made that possible!
Book-lover Allizabeth Collins has been reviewing and writing about books since 2001! She just reviewed Beatitude on her long-running blog, The Paperback Pursuer: “What would happen if you found your soulmate in someone you could never have? The interactions between Harry and Jay describe the depth of this conundrum from the beginnings of an innocent friendship [...]
The IPPY Awards were a blast! Held at Providence NYC on June 4, the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards played to a packed house of authors and agents, publishers and publicists—a few from Australia!—gathered to celebrate the best in indie publishing. It was an exhilarating, electric evening. I barely remember accepting the Gold Medal for [...]
Since my previous post about receiving a postcard from City Lights Bookstore founder, poet and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti in response to sending him a copy of Beatitude, several people have asked, “What was on the other side of the postcard?” The flip side featured this iconic and brilliant photograph of several cadets reading Allen Ginsberg’s [...]
I was thrilled to discover a stack of 10 copies of Beatitude in The Strand, New York’s landmark independent bookstore (“18 miles of books”), and, had I been alone, I would have left the store happy just knowing that. But I wasn’t alone. I was with my best friend John, who suggested I offer to [...]