Saturday, January 16, 2010


Midnight at the Snake Motel
Prose poetry by Jon Tait
$5 (plus shipping)


A series of prose poems that reads like short stories or journalistic ramblings of world travels, Jon Tait's latest chapbook hops from place to place, stopping for a moment to catch a breath at this station or that port before flying off to meet old friends or sailing to new landscapes. The poetic prose is sans punctuation in a James Joyce style of storytelling that tumbles one word after another in a waterfall of motion, always rolling forward, with hardly a chance to breathe or think about the rapid moments before another one comes along. The stories are of youth; discovering yourself among friends and lovers; following connections to make the right feelings click at the right time; exploring different cultures and subcultures with new eyes; and recounting tales of all the strangers, blokes, and characters who've shared laughs, beers, hugs, tokes, and tears along the path.

Copies can now be purchased online; or through the mail for $5 (plus $2 US shipping; $4 out-of-US shipping) via cash, check, or money order made out to Alternating Current, PO Box 398058, Cambridge MA 02139 USA; or via PayPal with the email address All authors on our press receive royalties for each copy sold, and each purchase comes with three free random books from the archives while we clean house.

This book includes:

Cover photo courtesy of Gina Adore:
Gina in Vegas

Prose poems by Jon Tait:
Call to prayers
See Naples & Die
Rotor Blades
Midnight at the Snake Motel
Granny Glasses
Broken Spectre
Sunday Morning South of France
Journey into Space
Bad Vibes in Genoa
Birthday Balloons
Night Shift
8 'til 8
Election time in Civitavecchia
The Devil
Have It
Flying Keys
Tartans Flapping
Boom of the Bass
The Sundance Kid
Pedal Power
Cold Steel Trigger
Two Steps Back
Playing with Snakes
March or Die
Dirty Jobs
15 Miles
Blood Kit
Picket Line
Cosmic Gratitude
Border Reiver
The Egg Shack
Good Karma
Comparing Tattoos
One Big Win



~~New book reviewed on Open A Real Book Reviews: Falling Up by Jeff Fleming HERE.

~~Reviews and mentions: Blurb about Stephanie Hiteshew's and Dave Church's Billy and Cindy by Keith Dersley HERE [scroll down under 12-1-10]; leah angstman and Alternating Current [although misspelled as Alternative Current] mentioned in Word Riot's interview of t. kilgore splake HERE.

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