A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic

Tonight several members of the Parisian Phoenix community (publisher Angel Ackerman, poet Darrell Parry, editor Nancy Scott and anthology contributor and artist Maryann Riker) attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic hosted by Darrell on the third Thursday of the month at Mary Meuser Memorial Library. Amid green cupcakes, we enjoyed poetry and prose fromContinue reading “A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic”

Having fun with the business

Happy Monday to all my Parisian Phoenix readers and supporters! Today, I, as publisher of this lovely small press, went to Staples with my lovely daughter and my business debit. I needed paper, envelopes and some other potential items. And, being a smart and frugal business owner, I headed to the clearance section— after spendingContinue reading “Having fun with the business”

Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26

Today brought with it more excitement than anticipated. We knew about the impending time change— which gets harder as we all get older, at least around here. Then came the snow storm that dropped about 4 inches of precipitation in about an hour. But despite the chaos, a UPS truck pulled up in the unplowedContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26”

Our own Darrell Parry featured in The Lafayette student newspaper

The Lafayette, the student newspaper at Lafayette College, featured Darrell Parry and his poetry book, Twists: Gathered Ephemera in their recent edition. See the article here: https://lafayettestudentnews.com/130103/arts/college-store-manager-published-book/ In other publicity news, The Valley Ledger posted a list of upcoming Parisian Phoenix events and news: https://www.thevalleyledger.com/?p=111328

Welcome to the Hurricane

Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company has six books— yes, six— books currently on the market and a seventh that might be out by the end of the week. One of the reasons this publisher loves Barnes and Noble is because they allow you to search for and display books by the publisher. Earlier this week, IContinue reading “Welcome to the Hurricane”

Neighbors and Navigations

By Nancy Scott, Parisian Phoenix Poetry Editor So much of what divides us and holds us together depends upon the need for and availability of knowledge and perspective. I’ve been disabled from birth and, in my 68 years, I’ve learned that misconceptions are often handled through everyday transactions.My neighbors see me using the stairs andContinue reading “Neighbors and Navigations”

Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man”

Three cases of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money arrived yesterday. As I am not an able-bodied white man I came home from my day job exhausted and hurting and disappointed that I had to live in my disabled reality instead of the space where I can almost pass as a person with aContinue reading “Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man””

Jake not from State Farm

Two official big announcements from the Parisian Phoenix universe today: 1. Not an Able-Bodied White Man With Money, the nonfiction anthology of essays, poetry and artwork about life in the Lehigh Valley if you’re a person with a marginalized identity, officially goes on sale today. It’s our seventh live title since we launched Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “Jake not from State Farm”

Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.

With the support of Lehigh Valley Poetry, Parisian Phoenix’s first poet, Darrell Parry, will present a virtual book launch of his full-length poetry manuscript, TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA at 8 p.m. on Zoom.t For more Information, see the Facebook event here. Darrell also runs the monthly open mic Stick Figure Poetry at Mary Meuser Memorial LibraryContinue reading “Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.”

And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends

After a brief issue with production on book three of the Fashion and Fiends series hitting a delay of about a week, RECOVERY is finally available in print and ebook. Order from Amazon here. From the back of the book: Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Ebène joined the French Defense Health Service because she had grown bored ofContinue reading “And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends”