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Fallujah Burning series

This is a short excerpt from the Fallujah Burning series. The series consists of three books of fiction written with Iraqi refugee Hannen Alshujairy.

Two Girls Audiobook

This is the beginning of book 1 of the two book series, Two Girls.

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About Justin

Justin Sirois is a novelist and game maker living in Baltimore, Maryland. His books include MLKNG SCKLS (Publishing Genius, 2009), and Falcons on the Floor (Publishing Genius, 2012) written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy, The Heads (Newlights Press 2013), as well as So Say the Waiters books 1, 2, and 3 (2012, 2013, 2014), The Last Book of Baghdad (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2016), and the series Two Girls (Amazon's Kindle Press). He founded Narrow House, an indie publishing company, that ran... more

The Last Book of Baghdad, part two of the Fallujah Burning Series

From the publisher: In the Last Book of Baghdad, Sirois explores a world where, under desperate conditions, a lost collection of poems might be able to save a person's life. In The Last Book of Baghdad, we see Nisreen Abid robbed of two beloved things: Al Mutanabbi Street—the literary hub of Baghdad—and her husband. With Al Mutanabbi Street in ruins, Nisreen tricks a book printer to help her locate her kidnapped husband while navigating the deadly city. Baghdad is burning out of control. Little does she know, the book she uses as ransom to get her husband back will be the most important book of her life. Justin Sirois is at the peak of his powers, crafting prose inside historical contexts largely ignored by Western media. Sirois is exploring what would easily be hidden, a world that is as real as it is ready to be revealed: In THE LAST BOOK OF BAGHDAD, the power of the written word proves that a dead poet's words are enough transcend war's many tortures.

Blurb from Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray and Dear Everybody

The Fallujah Burning series might be the only fictional account by an American author that highlights historical tragedies on the Iraq war while giving voice to diverse Iraqi perspectives. From the sieges of Fallujah to the bombing of al Mutanabbi Street, Sirois follows a fractured family as they struggle to reconnect with loved ones. The Last Book of Baghdad and Falcons on the Floor show the human cost of the U.S.'s failed policies and the lasting effects it has on our shared global community. This is essential reading.

Falcons on the Floor, part one of the Fallujah Burning Series

Falcons on the Floor is a 300 page novel set in Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq in 2004. It follows Salim and Khalil, two young men living in Fallujah, as they leave the city on the eve the first coalition siege. With two years of research and help from Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy, I was able to create as authentic a novel as possible.

Falcons on the Floor has been taught at major universities such as SUNY Buffalo and was named best indie novel of the year by two book review blogs. It has been praised by The American Book Review, Rain Taxi, The Colorado Review, The Rumpus, and The L Magazine (NYC) among others.

BLURBS and PRAISE:

Falcons on the Floor is the rare novel about war that re-humanizes everyone involved. Through excellent writing and a deep understanding of what occupation does, to civilians and soldiers alike, Sirois and Alshujairy take the reader on a deeply personal journey where we are shown how and why war should be avoided at all cost.

Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone
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Falcons on the Floor is witty and darkly funny when it needs to be, and its sad and disastrous moments are perfectly timed... Sirois knows his craft.

Jeff Ludwig for American Book Review
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A classic male debut novel... This book will change your life.

Ben Tanzer

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Sirois makes no political speeches and his characters are totally overwhelmed and lack the language to describe what they have lost, the novel may seem grim, but its single-minded focus on the damage done to civil life by war, the negation of the social, gives the novel both a critical position and a ruthless emotional power.

Adam Novy, for The Rumpus
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Justin Sirois’s debut novel is exciting and eye-opening, with a sad finish that will leave the reader with a fresh disgust for war.

Robert Tumas, for The L Magazine (NYC)

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Apart from its obvious value in and of itself as a frequently striking piece of prose, Sirois’ novel is also notable for its perspective. After an unrelenting slew of movies and books telling the invasion story from American or British or Western points of view, this is a narrative that does at least some justice to the people of Iraq by telling it from their side.

Declan Tan, for 3:am Magazine

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Falcons on the Floor has a distinct advantage over many books being published today. That is, it feels deeply, drastically important to read.

Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes
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This book is important.

Christopher Newgent, Vouched Books
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The writing is excellent, and I say that as a reader who enjoys action in his fiction novels. There is a certain buddy cop vibe to the two main Iraqi characters, Salim and Khalil. But the novel is more Albert Camus and Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov.

Muslim Media Review
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Sirois has done something pretty damn beautiful here, both culturally and in terms of mixing the poetic with the prose, so respect must be paid, and the book highly praised.

J.A. Tyler, author of Inconceivable Wilson and A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed
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Sirois disproves that art has no place during times of war. He illuminates the absurdities and complexities of war, details a ravaged, gorgeous landscape and the hearts of men in a way only a novel can do. Compelling, heartfelt, intelligent- Falcons on the Floor shows us how young men, all over this sad planet, become pawns in a world beyond their control.

Paula Bomer, author of Baby and Other Stories
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The battle of Fallujah seen on the ground by Iraqis. Two young men slip out of the city under siege to walk through desert patrolled by Coalition commandos to Ramadi. Two young men with conflicting appraisals of the situation, and with the loyalties and lusts of youth and hopeless hopes. The writing of this complex novel makes it a lyrical and sensuous poem – an astonishing and mesmerizing book.

Alphonso Lingis, philosopher and author of The First Person Singular and Body Transformations
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I hesitate to call this a brilliant first novel. It is a brilliant novel. Sirois demonstrates a succinct mastery of active language that manages to strike a lyrical cadence. The prose is poetry at times... the dialogue and action move so fluidly and with such grace that it feels like he is retelling a personal experience, or like he stumbled upon such a story, which just happened to take place on the eve of the sieges.

Seth Amos, Dark Sky Magazine

  • Falcons on the Floor

    a novel, 300 pages
  • Falcons on the Floor

    a novel, 300 pages Part 1 of the Fallujah Burning Series -- Blurb from Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone -- "Falcons on the Floor is the rare novel about war that re-humanizes everyone involved. Through excellent writing and a deep understanding of what occupation does, to civilians and soldiers alike, Sirois and Alshujairy take the reader on a deeply personal journey where we are shown how and why war should be avoided at all cost."
  • extended book trailer (Arabic version)

    This is the Arabic version of the book trailer for the novel, Falcons on the Floor. The translator would like to remain anonymous for his safety.
  • Illustration for the novel by Connor Willumsen

    The two main characters, Salim and Khalil, watch Fallujah burn during the first Coalition siege. Connor Willumsen also drew the cover for the 2nd printing of MLKNG SCKLS.
  • Baltimore City Paper feature

    http://www2.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=19486
  • Falcons on the Floor interview

    Interviews with Justin Sirois and Haneen Alshujairy from HTML Giant and Dark Sky Magazine.
    PDF icon Falcons on the Floor interview
  • Haneen Alshujairy

    This novel would not exist without the editorial support of Haneen Alshujairy. Haneen and her family fled Baghdad in the summer of 2003 as Iraq succumbed to sectarian violence. After spending two years in Jordan, the Alshujairy family moved to Cairo. Haneen left Egypt after the Arab Spring to seek asylum in the United States. She now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She and Justin met for the first time in 2014 after working on projects for nearly six years. This book is dedicated to Haneen and her family.

MLKNG SCKLS, prequel to the Fallujah Burning Series

Fiction
Publishing Genius [Press]
60 pp
5 x 7"
perfect bound paperback
1st and 2nd printings.

MLKNG SCKLS (Milking Sickles) is a book of short stories that are "deleted scenes" from Justin and Haneen's novel Falcons on the Floor. The narrative follow Salim and Khalil, two young men from Fallujah, Iraq, as they leave their hometown on the eve of the first US siege. They do not want to fight in the uprising. They thing walking up the Euphrates river to Ramadi might be safer. Acclimated by Book Slut (.com), the Baltimore City Paper, and over a dozen online literary journals, MLKNG SCKLS has functioned as a book trailer for the (then) forthcoming Falcons on the Floor.

This novel would not exist without the editorial support of Haneen Alshujairy. Haneen and her family fled Baghdad in the summer of 2003 as Iraq succumbed to sectarian violence. After spending two years in Jordan, the Alshujairy family moved to Cairo. Haneen left Egypt after the Arab Spring to seek asylum in the United States. She now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She and Justin met for the first time in 2014 after working on projects for nearly six years.

  • MLKNG SCKLS

    fiction, 60 pages Prequel to the Fallujah Burning Series -- Blurb from Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses and Windy -- "A tight, spare, and quietly tense gem of a book."
  • first story from MLKNG SCKLS - part

    MLKNG SCKLS is a book of short stories that are "deleted scenes" from Justin and Haneen's novel Falcons on the Floor. The narrative follow Salim and Khalil, two young men from Fallujah, as they leave their hometown on the eve of the first US siege. They do not want to fight in the uprising. They thing walking up the Euphrates river to Ramadi might be safer. Acclimated by Book Slut (.com), the Baltimore City Paper, and over a dozen online literary journals, MLKNG SCKLS has functioned as a book trailer for the forthcoming Falcons on the Floor from Publishing Genius [Press].
  • first story from MLKNG SCKLS - part 2

    MLKNG SCKLS is a book of short stories that are "deleted scenes" from Justin and Haneen's novel Falcons on the Floor. The narrative follow Salim and Khalil, two young men from Fallujah, as they leave their hometown on the eve of the first US siege. They do not want to fight in the uprising. They thing walking up the Euphrates river to Ramadi might be safer. Acclimated by Book Slut (.com), the Baltimore City Paper, and over a dozen online literary journals, MLKNG SCKLS has functioned as a book trailer for the forthcoming Falcons on the Floor from Publishing Genius [Press].
  • Haneen Alshujairy

    This book of short stories would not exist without the editorial support of Haneen Alshujairy. Haneen and her family fled Baghdad in the summer of 2003 as Iraq succumbed to sectarian violence. After spending two years in Jordan, the Alshujairy family moved to Cairo. Haneen left Egypt after the Arab Spring to seek asylum in the United States. She now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She and Justin met for the first time in 2014 after working on projects for nearly six years.
  • blurbs and praise for MLKNG SCKLS

    Praised by Brian Evenson (Brown University, author of Last Days and Dark Property), Book Slut, Baltimore City Paper, Decomp Magazine, Michael Fitzgerald (author of Radiant Days, Counterpoint Press), and others.
    PDF icon blurbs and praise for MLKNG SCKLS
  • complete MLKNG SCKLS book

    MLKNG SCKLS is a book of short stories that are "deleted scenes" from Justin and Haneen's novel Falcons on the Floor. The narrative follow Salim and Khalil, two young men from Fallujah, as they leave their hometown on the eve of the first US siege. They do not want to fight in the uprising. They thing walking up the Euphrates river to Ramadi might be safer. Acclimated by Book Slut (.com), the Baltimore City Paper, and over a dozen online literary journals, MLKNG SCKLS has functioned as a book trailer for the forthcoming Falcons on the Floor from Publishing Genius [Press].
    PDF icon complete MLKNG SCKLS book

Teaching World Building and Roleplaying Games to Kids

For the past year, I have taught kids how to create roleplaying games (RPGs) and build worlds through the Bright StARTs program and GameChangersRPG.blogspot.com. Form Baltimore to Brooklyn, NY, I have intorduced young creators to the art of interactive storytelling.

  • My Book for Beginners

    Role-playing games guide by Justin Sirois
    RPG World Building for Beginners is a guide for new players that want to create their own RPG game and/or story (module). With illustrations, example adventures, glossaries, and simple to understand instructions, Justin Sirois tells you how to run a tabletop game, create compelling characters, and a relatable plot. This book is focused on fantasy, but it can be adapted to any genre. The book uses a system called D-Low which only uses 3 six-sided dice. All you will need to write and play are commonly found dice, a pencil, and paper. And, like any good writer, a big eraser.
  • Teaching Students at the NorthBranch Library in Baltimore

    Justin Sirois teaching a role-playing game workshop
    I've taught people of all ages how to create their own dynamic, interactive tabletop games.
  • Game Changers

     logo for Game Changers
    This is the logo for Game Changers: http://gamechangersrpg.blogspot.com
  • Teaching Interactive Narrative at Baltimore Design School

    Teaching Interactive Narrative at Baltimore Design School
    Teaching Interactive Narrative at Baltimore Design School

Two Girls

Winner of a 2017 Kindle Scout publishing contract:

Beginning in the year 2018, every person born has an identical twin. What is dubbed the mysterious "Set Mutation" is now, twenty years later, a worldwide phenomenon. This new generation is obsessed with duality. Twins grow to be more alike, mimicking each other in every way. With America's political system growing increasingly conservative, strict birthing laws now restrict families to "one set" of children. A privatized military force polices this as well as the separatist uprisings that rebel against the neo-facist administration.

Penny and Sam, two 16 year old twins, have never understood why they are somewhat different from one another. While all the other sets of twins grow to be more alike, in every way, Penny and Sam struggle to fit that social construct--they aren't naturally the same person. Soon they will find out how deadly their secret really is.

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Two Girls plays with perspective in ways that few stories can. It speaks about our ever-shifting America identity while confronting bigotry embedded in centuries of violence and cultural preservation.

So Say the Waiters (a series of novels)

So Say the Waiters
books 1, 2, and 3
900 pages
fiction
Series is currently optioned for TV. Named best of 2013 by the Enoch Pratt Library.

So Say the Waiters explores the way social media has dramatically changes the way we interact with the world. It reveals what liberties we, as users, give up when we hit submit. The series also shows what happens when app/social media founders abuse the power they are granted. In an age of web surveillance and privacy rights, So Say the Waiters is a critical response to the spectacle of social media and how individuals navigate the cultural shifts within it.

Synopsis:

Henry is hired by a successful software developer and college friend who has created kidnApp, a cell phone app and social network that allows people to kidnap each other for fun. The app is growing faster than they can handle. His friend wants to groom Henry as the Mid-Atlantic regional manager with part ownership of the company, but he will need to become a seasoned kidnApper first. The problem is, Henry is stuck in his conservative job, suffering from post-fiancée breakup depression, and he definitely sucks at kidnApping. But this is an opportunity he cannot refuse.

Danielle (Dani) Hardly is an aimless bartender at a rundown nightclub. She is barely scraping by, but she is one of the first users of kidnApp in Baltimore. She uses the app as an escape from the increasingly difficult world around her, often time pushing the limits of the experience. During a botched kidnApping, she is rescued by newly recruited Henry – someone she has nothing in common with until Henry opens up to her about his less than mediocre kidnapping skills.

The unlikely duo start to change each other in ways they never expected, both good and bad. Their professional relationship, however unlikely, becomes an adventure beyond just kidnapping the simple "Waiters".

BLURBS FROM THE BOOKS

“So Say the Waiters is dope. It renders the Baltimore scene lovingly, from the ground, while tapping into that contemporary human need to escape through the shifting space where technology and dreams collide. A cyberpunk novel for a corporatized generation.”

Matthew Porterfield, director of Putty Hill, I Used to be Darker and Hamilton

“The Waiters' catalyst perfectly captures the disconnected, escapist cultural mood of the current era. Baltimore , its setting, embodies so much of what is great and terrible about America right now. The characters pull you with them, hurtling through a landscape that changes under your feet with every step.”

Nolen Strals, Post Typography, Double Dagger, Pure Junk

“As a bibliophile, I'll admit I was hesitant to read a book on a computer screen, but Sirois' "So Say the Waiters" was a great introduction to using the medium and a fast paced read, to boot. His characters and locations were comfortingly familiar to me as an artist working and living in Baltimore City, and also a reminder that there are so many scenes and stories in my own town that are still hidden. Henry and Dani are kindred spirits, both navigating the hyper-connected, private-is-public world of our modern living in search of way to help others, and themselves, let go and just hit that "submit" button.”

Ellen Cherry, sign/songwriter, Please Don’t Sell the Piano

“So Say The Waiters moves like a high-dollar TV series. The writing's dangerously precise. You'll start reading Book 1 and you'll come to hours later, wondering where you just were & craving to be taken back.”

Ken Baumann, actor, publisher, and author of the novel Solip

http://www.sosaythewaiters.com/

  • A serial set in Baltimore

    The complete series - 900 pages -- Blurb from Matthew Porterfield, director of Putty Hill, I Used to be Darker and Hamilton -- “So Say the Waiters is dope. It renders the Baltimore scene lovingly, from the ground, while tapping into that contemporary human need to escape through the shifting space where technology and dreams collide. A cyberpunk novel for a corporatized generation.”
  • book 1

    illustration by Nolen Strals of Post Typography
  • book 2

    illustration by Nolen Strals of Post Typography
  • book 3

    illustration by Nolen Strals of Post Typography
  • audiobook - chapter 1

    audiobook - 2015 Midnight Treehouse NYC
  • audiobook - chapter 2

    audiobook - 2015 Midnight Treehouse NYC
  • the app site

    As an alternative to a book trailer, we designed the kidnApp app site. This has worked as a very effective viral marketing campaign for the series. http://www.getkidnapped.com/

Broadsides with Newlights Press

A collaboration between Justin Sirois and Aaron Cohick of Newlights Press, these three broadsides are letter-pressed and hand "destroyed", making them unique each time.

The Mutanabbi Street broadsides have exhibited in:

San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, Calif.
Saratoga Library, Saratoga Calif.
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, California
Carleton College, North Dakota
The Rooms Museum, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada
The Thoreau Center, San Francisco, California
Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
U.W.E. Bristol, UK.
Inkspot Studio, Brighton, UK.
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“Necking with Vladimir Nabokov” is in the permanent collection of the Maryland Institute College of Art on display in the Bunting Center.

  • Al-Mutanabbi Street broadside

    Painstakingly designed, each letter is cut by hand with an Exacto blade then the print is peeled off, layer by layer, to create a uniquely destroyed broadside.
  • from MLKNG SCKLS

    Painstakingly designed, each letter is cut by hand with an Exacto blade then the print is peeled off, layer by layer, to create a uniquely destroyed broadside.
  • Al-Mutanabbi Street broadside

    The back of the Al-Mutanabbi Street broadside.
  • both broadsides

    Painstakingly designed, each letter is cut by hand with an Exacto blade then the print is peeled off, layer by layer, to create a uniquely destroyed broadside.
  • from MLKNG SCKLS

    Excerpt from MLKNG SCKLS - title 91% Battery Powerr Remaining - Aaron Cohick of Newlights Press and Justin Sirois have collaborated for nine years on chapbooks, broadsides, and a reading series. Aaron Cohick is now Printer of the Press at Colorado College.
  • detail of broadside in progress

    Aaron Cohick of Newlights Press and Justin Sirois have collaborated for nine years on chapbooks, broadsides, and a reading series. Aaron Cohick is now Printer of the Press at Colorado College.
  • On Al-Mutanabbi

    Poem by Justin Sirois, Arabic translation by Haneen Alshujairy, Letterpress with hand-mechanical printing, and delamination, Variable edition of 15, 12" x 18"---------- This poem and broadside were made as part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside Project. On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the center of bookselling in Baghdad, killing 30 people and wounding 100 others.
  • Necking with Vladimir Nabokov

    Newlights Press 2002 Aaron Cohick of Newlights Press and Justin Sirois have collaborated for nine years on chapbooks, broadsides, and a reading series. Aaron Cohick is now Printer of the Press at Colorado College.

The Heads of My Family, My Friends, My Colleagues

The Heads of My Family, My Friends, My Colleagues
Poems by Justin Sirois

NEWLIGHTS PRESS
84 pages, double signature pamphlet stitch with folded jacket
8” x 6.25” (closed)
Laser printing, letterpress from lead type, lead spacing material and linoleum
Variable edition of 150 (three different jacket/cover/endsheet color combinations)

BLURB:

"The tattoo / underneath the tattoo / speaks the language I want to learn.” Justin Sirois has always been one of my favorite living poets. “You have / everything you need / when you’re naked”, I trust, I trust ALL his discourse with our throbbing excitement for communion. His poems are our best possible use for ears. If I don’t know you and you LOVE these poems as much as I do, let’s get together to read them out loud over a delicious slice of something. “Lick the window / & your reflection licks back” is a delicious something we all love. It’s important they know to have a copy of this book resting on my heart when they cremate me."

CAConrad 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow

  • Blue cover (variant)

    BLURB "When you realize the new Old Spice ads might be working on you, when you're trying to split the difference between desk jobs and shoulder licks, when you're old enough for raunch to go holy but still young enough for GIFs to go infinite—that's when you know you're in the LoS of Justin Sirois's barking and bounding poems. The Heads are singing to the super ugly animals that pace the medians. They are twitching to put back some magic.
  • Green cover (variant)

    BLURB: "The poems in The Heads by Justin Sirois make me feel so many things. They are not “temples,” but “squishy” things that “I love to put my face in.” I like it that way. These are poems that are part of life, constantly affirming and reaffirming it. A life that greets you with its magic.
  • Red cover (variant)

    BLURB: "The tattoo / underneath the tattoo / speaks the language I want to learn.” Justin Sirois has always been one of my favorite living poets. “You have / everything you need / when you’re naked”, I trust, I trust ALL his discourse with our throbbing excitement for communion. His poems are our best possible use for ears. If I don’t know you and you LOVE these poems as much as I do, let’s get together to read them out loud over a delicious slice of something. “Lick the window / & your reflection licks back” is a delicious something we all love.

Poetry - books, chapbooks

Video poems are from a forthcoming book of poetry published by Newlights Press named The Heads of my Friends, my Family, my Colleagues.

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Secondary Sound
Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: BlazeVOX Books (2008)
ISBN-10: 1934289647
ISBN-13: 978-1934289648

Secondary Sound is a full-length book of poetry and fiction that addressed open-source culture, copyright reform, piracy, love, and struggling to retain a voice in the perpetual re-sounding of digital information.

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Silver Standard (Newlights Press, 2006) is a book of poetry concerning the housing bubble, out-sourcing, and digital downloading. It is dedicated to Alan Greenspan.

  • The Survivalists Guide to Contemporary Mood Inhibitors

    Chapbook by Newlights Press, 2002 - letter-pressed cover, perfectly bound.
  • Silver Standard 2006

    Newlights Press, Poems and images by Justin Sirois, 56 pages, softcover, with printed and stapled dustjacket that adheres to book through a series of magnetic strips, double signature pamphlet stitched, 8 1/8� x 5 1/8�, Letterpress dustjacket & cover, digitally printed pages, staples, magnets, Edition of 100
  • Silver Standard 2006

    Newlights Press, Poems and images by Justin Sirois, 56 pages, softcover, with printed and stapled dustjacket that adheres to book through a series of magnetic strips, double signature pamphlet stitched, 8 1/8� x 5 1/8�, Letterpress dustjacket & cover, digitally printed pages, staples, magnets, Edition of 100
  • Secondary Sound (BlazeVOX books, 2008)

    Sometimes a ringtone is just a ringtone, but not very often. Mostly they say things like "hope you got away from yourself safe," or "reformat a thief into a reverted serf," or "felt more real watching it onscreen." This is not a technological book, it's about people, so it's techno-illogical-- it's about hiding & thieving & occasionally, love. sirois has written here a stunning documentary attempt at re-lyricizing our stupid alienations. He succeeds, we don't. Ahoy there Group Gropers, press send.

Narrow House (press)

Narrow House (2003-2013) was publisher that supported interdisciplinary experimentation in literature. Narrow House published 17 books, full-length albums, and multi media PDFs of poetry and fiction.

Justin Sirois - founder, designer, and co-director
Lauren Bender - co-director and editor
Jamie Gaughran-Perez - co-director and editor

http://narrow-house.blogspot.com/

Some Narrow House recordings are available for free via the University of Pennsylvania's PennSound series:

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Narrow-House.html

Publications include

Chris Mason - Hum Who Hiccup - Book 2011
Adam Robinson - Adam Robison and Other Poems - Book 2010
Ric Royer - She Was Ghosts, He Saw Bodies - Book 2010
i.e. Reader - Book 2009
Magus Magnus Verb Sap - Book 2007
Joseph Cashiola Lips of the Cherubim - PDF 2007
Ric Royer There Were One and It Was Two Annotated Artifacts from The Doubles Museum - Book / CD 2007
Chimera - I Am My Own Twin - PDF 2007
Garrett Caples Surrealism's Bad Rap - CD 2006
K. Lorraine Graham Moving Walkways - CD 2006
Buck Downs Pontiac Fever - CD 2006
Rod Smith Fear the Sky - CD 2005
Laura Elrick, Heather Fuller, Carol Mirakove Kristin Prevallet, and Deborah Richards Women in the Avant Garde - CD 2004
Ryan Schneider Awful Hissing Skexies - CD 2003
Anselm Berrigan Pictures for Private Devotion - CD 2003

  • L. Lorraine Graham's Moving Walkways

    Full-length album of recorded poetry - 2007, edition of 100
  • Buck Downs's Pontiac Fever

    Full-length album of recorded poetry, 2006, edition of 100
  • Anselm Berrigan's Picture for Private Devotion

    Full-length album of recorded poetry - 2003 --- Anselm Berrigan (born 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a poet and teacher. He grew up in New York City, where he currently resides with his wife, poet Karen Weiser. From 2003 to 2007, he served as artistic director at the St. Mark's Poetry Project. He is the brother of poet and musician Edmund Berrigan, half-brother of Kate Berrigan and scientist David Berrigan, son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan, and stepson of the late English poet and prose writer Douglas Oliver.
  • Ric Royer's She Was Ghosts, He Saw Bodies

    Full-length book of fiction with hand drawn covers by Jackie Milad, 1 of 300 limited edition --- "Ric Royer writes his fictions with the attention to language of a poet and the staging of scene of a playwright. The interplay between syllables and phrasings, between sleep and sex and death, and between he and she creates a new kind of fiction." Michael Kimball
  • Adam Robinson's Adam Robison and Other Poems

    Full-length book of poetry, 2010
  • Rod Smith's Fear the Sky

    Full-length album of recorded poetry, 2005 --- Rod Smith, who was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1962, is an American poet, editor and publisher. He grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Washington, DC in 1987. Smith has authored several collections of poetry, including In Memory of My Theories, Protective Immediacy, and Music or Honesty. He has taught creative writing at George Mason University. Smith currently teaches Cultural Studies at Towson University, and was a visiting writer at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the Spring of 2010.
  • Women in the Avant Garde (collection)

    2 disc, full-length album of recorded poetry - 2004 --- This is a 90 minute, two disk project featuring Laura Elrick, Heather Fuller, Carol Mirakove, Kristin Prevallet, and Deborah Richards recorded at St. Maryâ??s College as part of their women in the avant garde poetry series. this recording is truly amazing, it captures the powerful honesty of their original voices. Featured in Third Factory [Attention Span] 2004 list
  • Ric Royer's There Were One & It Was Two

    2007, A book that you can hear, a cd that you can read. "There Were One..." uses items borrowed from The Doubles Museum, curated by Canadian artists Jill Millings and Dr. Armand Rudge, to examine the double in its uncanny manifestations. Learn about Klaus the Two-Person, hear the lonely cries of lovers afraid of loving, feel the mist of the mysterious Gemini Fountain. Includes a booklet and cd designed to be read/listened to simultaneously.
  • Chris Mason's Hum Who Hiccup

    Full-length book of poetry - 2011 --- "Chris Mason has fabricated a set of visual charms, small and intense constellations of words that make & do, bounce & hop, zap & slap. These are dreams of poems more than poems of dreams, sweet & filled with delight." Charles Bernstein
  • Full catalogue

    Narrow House has published over 17 titles in 10 years. We were focused on promoting local and national experimental authors. Some of our local authors include Chris Mason, Buck Downs, K. Lorraine Graham, Ric Royer, and Rod Smith.

Justin's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.