Don’t Miss Doritt Carroll and Geraldine Connolly on October 3rd!

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd.  Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd. Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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POETRY & CONVERSATION

Geraldine Connolly is the author of a chapbook, The Red Room, and four full-length poetry collections: Food for the Winter, Province of Fire, Hand of the Wind, and her new book, Aileron. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Cortland Review, and Shenandoah. It has been anthologized in Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High School Students; Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework; and The Doll Collection.

Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington, D.C. Her poems have appeared in Coal City Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, Nimrod, and Slipstream, among others. Her collection GLTTL STP was published in 2013, and her chapbook Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner was published in 2017.

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue

The free educational and cultural programs at Pratt libraries are made possible by the generous support of donors to the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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Doritt Carroll Appearance with Geraldine Connolly

Doritt Carroll (Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner, GLTTL STP) will be appearing with poet Geraldine Connolly (Aileron, The Red Room) at the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) on October 3rd for a signing.

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Poetry & Conversation: Geraldine Connolly & Doritt Carroll
Wednesday, October 3
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD

John Adam Wasowicz Visits Morganton, Praises Indie Bookstores

John Adam Wasowicz recently appeared at the pre-opening of Adventure Bound Books, an independent bookstore in Morganton, North Carolina. When interviewed by The News Herald, Wasowicz spoke extensively about the importance of small-town bookstores, and praised the folks behind these vital small businesses.

Read more at morganton.com.

Daingerfield Island in the Press

John Adam Wasowicz’s Daingerfield Island was featured in the recent editions of the Alexandria Gazette Packet and Publishers Weekly! In the Gazette Packet, Wasowicz shares some insight into his writing process, and talks about one of his novel’s important threads—good vs. evil.  The Publishers Weekly review steps into Wasowicz’s career as a trial attorney, and how that is “put to good use” within the book.

You can pick up your copy of Daingerfield Island online, or at several independent bookstores along the East Coast.  You can also see Wasowicz on his tour!  See our Events page for more information.

Cyber Monday!

Looking for the perfect, personal holiday gift?  Would you like a little verse?  What about some dialogue and mystery?

BrickHouse Books has many offerings through major online retailers, like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Itasca! Shop our New Releases below, or check out these links for other BrickHouse Books treasures! You may even find an elusive out-of-print book!


Cover image of THREE DAYS WITH THE LONG MOON, a collection of poems by Adrian Koesters. A full moon shines over silhouetted treetops.Three Days with the Long Moon

poems
by Adrian Koesters

“The long moon that Adrian Koesters invokes in her powerful second collection pulls at every best-laid intention and barely-contained desire. The abiding theme here is control and the allure of losing it. Constrained by a variety of forms, speaking through characters who wear the nun’s habit or the invisibility of middle age, these poems voice an insatiable hunger for the forbidden, the unavailable, the irretrievable. Koesters’ lines are tense and alive, as intimate as love letters. Three Days with the Long Moon is a thrilling read.” — Kathleen Flenniken, author of Famous and Plume


Cover for DIALOGUES ON THE BEACH, a novel by John C. McLucas. A painting by artist Minas Konsolas on the cover: an empty boardwalk bench overlooks an empty Rehoboth beach.Dialogues on the Beach

a novel
by John C. McLucas

Jim was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.


Cover of ReUNIONS by Donald Richardson. Cover is mostly blank, with the sketch of a man with his back slightly turned toward us. His posture is relaxed; his hands are in his pockets, his sleeves rolled up, and he appears to be reflecting on his life. A signature of the artist, Bob Callahan, is prominently figured beside the man. TEXT reads: ReUNIONS: New and Selected Poems by Donald Richardson.ReUnions

New and Selected Poems
by Donald Richardson

This new collection of poetry from Donald Richardson is quilted from decades of work, spanning from Knocking Them Dead and Night Waters to Romantic Unions, new poems from 2016 and 2017. In many ways, the poems are messages to loved ones, a scrapbook of memories and reflections, things so deeply personal yet ubiquitous to the human experience.

Portraits on the cover, beautifully rendered by artist Bob Callahan, capture the essence of reflection, and are the perfect partners to Richardson’s poems.


Cover Image: Two people in marriage attire walk down a street crowded with houses. They walk away from us. TEXT: WHAT THE WAKING SEE, New and Selected Poems by J. TarwoodWhat the Waking See

New and Selected Poems
by J. Tarwood

The poems of this universal expat capture our foibles and follies yet somehow make us care about people like Filipinos trapped in Arabia or the kid who desperately wants to be part of the in-crowd but never will.


Cover for DAINGERFIELD ISLAND by John Adam Wasowicz. A stylistic illustration: Silhouetted against water is a floating body, presumably dead. The deceased wears a dress and a distinct necklace, the latter of which is not in silhouette.Daingerfield Island

by John Adam Wasowicz

Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria, is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.


The Light of the Sun Become Sea

by Peter Weltner

“. . .These poems. . .meld the past and the present, the personal and the historical, Classicism and Romanticism, myth and the quotidian, Eros and Thanatos. These poems look directly at the world. They don’t flinch in the face of loss and death. They strive for a transcendence where ‘All’s right. All’s water. All’s paradise shimmering.’ ” —Joseph Stroud


The Daingerfield Scrapbook

John Adam Wasowicz‘s fall tour for Daingerfield Island has taken him to incredible brick and mortars and events along the East Coast! Here are a few photos from recent signings:

Author John Adam Wasowicz (left) with authors J.M. West (center) and Paul I. Frett (right), at the St. Paul's Authors' Fair in Chambersburg, PA, September 30, 2017.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (left) with authors J.M. West (center) and Paul I. Frett (right), at the St. Paul’s Authors’ Fair in Chambersburg, PA, September 30, 2017.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (right) with Anna (left) and manager Catherine Hamilton-Genson (center), at Main Street Books in Davidson for a signing on October 7th, 2017.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (right) with Anna (left) and manager Catherine Hamilton-Genson (center), at Main Street Books in Davidson for a signing on October 7th, 2017.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (left) with R. Allen Robinson (right). Robinson is the owner of Books and Other Found Things in Leesburg, VA, which hosted Wasowicz at a book signing on Saturday, October 21.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (left) with R. Allen Robinson (right). Robinson is the owner of Books and Other Found Things in Leesburg, VA, which hosted Wasowicz at a book signing on Saturday, October 21.

To join John at future signings, check out our Events page! Share your photos with us here, or tag us on Facebook and Twitter!