Selected Stories and Poems (2013-2020) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
This 200-page hardcover (Brian Alan Ellis’s first!) contains 27 short stories culled from three different story collections (2013’s The Mustache He’s Always Wanted but Could Never Grow; 2015’s Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty; and 2017’s Failure Pie in a Sadness Face), as well as 50 poems taken from two critically-acclaimed volumes of poetry (2019’s Road Warrior Hawk and 2020’s Bad Poet), plus over 30 pages of selected writing and interviews from 2021-2022, most of which have never been collected in book form!
Cover Photo: Andrew Chadwick
THE HOUSE OF VLAD PRESS NO FRILLS SAMPLER #1 (2020)
House of Vlad Press present a cheap Petri dish of tasty outsider lit courtesy of SAM PINK, BUD SMITH, NOAH CICERO, BRIAN ALAN ELLIS, REBEKAH MORGAN, JUSTIIN GRIMBOL, and HOMELESS!
THE HOUSE OF VLAD PRESS NO FRILLS SAMPLER #2 (2022)
House of Vlad Press present yet another cheap Petri dish of tasty outsider lit courtesy of JON LINDSEY, SHY WATSON, NOAH CICERO, BRIAN ALAN ELLIS, NATHANIEL KENNON PERKINS, SOPHIE JENNIS, JOSHUA DALTON, and KEVIN STERNE!
Something to Do with Sadness, Laughter, Pie & Failure (+ Self-Hate) (2017-2018) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
“[Brian Alan Ellis] is the rock and roll king of sad. Most happy people only wish they could be as sardonic, humorous, and at once morose as Ellis. But they can’t.”—ELLE NASH, author of Nudes
A Novel by JON LINDSEY
“Jon Lindsey is the new gleefully heartbreaking voice of California’s broken world. The darkening caper at the core of this novel of griefs and raucous self-discoveries unfolds in rioting prose that bursts into crazed poetry around every curve. Body High is the debut of a remarkably gifted writer.”—GARIELLE LUTZ, author of Worsted
Cover Art: Andrew Sexton
A Book by JOSHUA DALTON
“Joshua Dalton has such a brilliant voice—both despondent and hilarious, cruel and empathetic. These stories are filled with a kind of charming despair that rings so deeply, horribly true. This is a book that walks a fine line between pain and humor, and balances there perfectly.”—CATHY ULRICH, author of Ghosts of You
Poems and Other Writings by SHY WATSON
“Shy’s poems are abruptly smart, a little violent, devious and ongoing, legendary, mythic, not prosey though a little like the voice of god if god decided to speak more collectively for a while. Shy’s poems to me are so so worth it. And they are crafty—also like god.”—EILEEN MYLES, author of Afterglow
Cover Art: Sam Pink
Poems by SOPHIE JENNIS
“[Hot Young Stars] is innovatively introspective, a provocative jumble of memories, opinions, and intrusive thoughts. It reads like a barrage of dos and don’ts for the modern woman written on some Whataburger napkins during a drug-fueled fugue state, and yet [Sophie Jennis’s] voice is so confident that you’ll find yourself nodding along with every bewildering pronouncement on what anything is, or should be, or isn’t.” —ZAC SMITH, author of Everything is Totally Fine
Stories by KEVIN STERNE
“If Raymond Carver and Denis Johnson co-wrote Waiting for Godot while snorting a few lines of Salvador Dali’s ashes, the result might look something like All Must Go. This collection is as sad and funny and strange and fucked up and loveable as its characters. Kevin Sterne is the real deal.”—JENNIFER WORTMAN, author of This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.
Cover Art: Emilie Karl
A Novel by NATHANIEL KENNON PERKINS
“Through witty prose and wry humor, [Nathaniel Kennon Perkins] achieves a delicate balance of nihilism and hope, resulting in an ultimately moving perspective of one man struggling to find meaning in contemporary life.”—ISA MAZZEI, author of Camgirl
The First Three Books (2013-2014) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
“[Brian Alan Ellis] is funny and weird and dangerous, and [his books are] sharp, sad, hilarious oddities that bring their own flask, violence, and STDs to the party, inviting you to do a few lines of blow off the bathroom toilet.”—GABINO IGLESIAS, author of Coyote Songs
Cover Art: Michael Seymour Blake
33 Fragments of Sick-Sad Living: A Novella (2013) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
The Mustache He’s Always Wanted but Could Never Grow and Other Stories (2013) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
King Shit: An Illustrated Novella (2014) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS and WAYLON THORNTON
Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty Stories (2015) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
Tables without Chairs #1 (2015) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS, BUD SMITH and WAYLON THORNTON
A Series of Pained Facial Expressions Made While Shredding Air Guitar: Poems, Observations, Lists, Letters, Notes, Bullshit Aphorisms, and General Tales of Ordinary Crabbiness (2016) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
Calm Face: Stories (2016) by BUD SMITH
Your Glass Head Against the Brick Parade of Now Whats: A Beautiful, Nice Poem (2016) by SAM PINK
Failure Pie in a Sadness Face: New and Selected Stories (2017) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
Something to Do with Self-Hate: A Novel (2017) by BRIAN ALAN ELLIS
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BRIAN ALAN ELLIS started House of Vlad Press in 2003, publishing his own broadsides, zines and chapbooks. He started publishing books in 2013.
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