New book “Oil Stains Like Rorschachs” Out by Author Matthew McGuirk from Anxiety Press

Matthew McGuirk’s latest Hyrid Collection “Oil Stains Like Rorschachs” is now available from Anxiety Press which you can purchase on Amazon here

This is what some other great writers are saying about Matthew McGuirk’s new book.

In this collection, McGuirk establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in modern American letters.

“McGuirk’s writing wraps around your heart like a snapped coolant belt from Brook’s Autos. Oil stains like Rorschachsassembles broken youths failed by their parent’s own expectations and failures. Bonded by oil spills and ink splatters these perfectly articulated misfits find the tools to repair not only the autos that bring them together but also themselves. Yet not everything or everyone can always be fixed.” — James Jenkins, author of Parochial Pigs

“Matt McGuirk’s latest hybrid collection is a masterclass in voice. Once you dive head first into Brooks’ School of Grease Monkeys, you won’t want to come up for air. The vivid cast of characters Matt creates draws you into their world, their lives, and their stories punctuated with poignant poetry. Blending realism and compassion, Matt’s crew will make you think, long after you close the book.” — Beth Mulcahy, Pushcart Prize nominated poet and writer

“Like Carver before him, McGuirk takes men from hardscrabble lives and humanises them using the soft edges we all possess, even if we hide them from view. This collection fits together like a purring, powerful engine.” — Scott Cumming Author of A Chapbook About Nothing and The Blue Chapbook

“Matthew McGuirk masters poetry and prose alike, and jumps from one to the other elegantly in this accomplished collection, offering us memories of various moments of a lifetime in varying flows of words and tones which mirrors the meandering of one introspective mind, that is sometimes detailed, sometimes economical, but always deep and compassionate with the author’s trademark witty bleakness that makes him such a delight to read.” — BF Jones, author of Something Happened at 2am

Here are some links to Matthew’s work here on Fevers of the Mind.

Here is Matthew’s Linktree

Twitter: @McGuirkMatthew Instagram: @mcguirk_matthew

Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O’Nan out now!

Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O'Nan by [David L. O'Nan, David O'Nan, Margaret Viboolsittiseri]

Over 500 pages and combining my books “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers” “The Cartoon Diaries” “New Disease Streets” “Our Fears in Tunnels” & “Taking Pictures in the Dark” as well as a few from “Lost Reflections”

Check a link on Amazon for your country & also available on Kindle.

Current bio for Fevers of the Mind’s David L O’Nan editor/writing contributor to blog.

Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan Anthology available today!

Available Now: Before I Turn Into Gold Inspired by Leonard Cohen Anthology by David L O’Nan & Contributors w/art by Geoffrey Wren

Poetry from David L O’Nan in the Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers

6 Micropoems from “Cajoncito: Poems on Love, Loss, y Otras Locuras” by Elizabeth M Castillo

Author bio: Elizabeth M Castillo is a British-Mauritian poet, writer, indie-press promoter. She lives in Paris with her family and two cats, where she writes a variety of different things under a variety of pen names. In her writing Elizabeth explores the different countries and cultures she grew up with, as well as themes of race & ethnicity, motherhood, womanhood, language, love, loss and grief, and a touch of magical realism. Her writing has been featured in publications in the UK, US, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East. She also host the indie author interview series EMC 6 things and EMC Writer of the Month on her website. Her bilingual, debut collection “Cajoncito: Poems on Love, Loss, y Otras Locuras” is for sale from her website and on amazon. You can connect with her on Twitter and IG at @EMCWritesPoetry.

I am running out of languages to grieve in.
Someone hand me the Portuguese-
time for saudades.

One Thing

If you want me to leave,
then here I go.
I will retire to my kingdom
of poetry and bell peppers.
One thing I have learnt from this:
I am not Queen in every quarter.

A Song is just a song

Though it be the only one of its kind.
At the end of all things,
a day is just a day is just a day.

Idiot flower

Ten-year-old roots,
ten-day blossoms.
Fool of a flower,
Florecita Idiota.

I am the tree

I am the tree that grows where there is no ground,
the song that is sung without making a sound,
that which was lost, but was there all the time,
these words, unspoken, left here struggling to rhyme,
the bruise in your pride, and this great mistake I've made,
and every single part of me that's ever been afraid.


I was not gifted with your discipline,
or your restraint.
             My heart,
                            it is the voracious French revolution.
             My heart,
                           it is the sunbaked Mauritian shore.
             My heart,
                           it is the raging Congo river.
My heart,
               it is a bison, 
               an elephant.
               Stubborn, headstrong.

              It never forgets.

A Fevers of the Mind Spotlight on: Elizabeth M Castillo

Wolfpack Contributor Bio: Elizabeth M. Castillo

2 New Poems by Elizabeth Castillo : New Start & Black Dolls for Christmas