BY MERCY MANIC
(2007 Poetry, 36 pgs.)
Parables on how one woman faced her shadow, survived condemnation, and eventually found liberation within.
(2007 Poetry, 56 pgs.)
A waterslide ride down the gopher hole to the place where we deal with alienation, loss, serendipity and being scrambled.
(2008 Poetry, 48 pgs. “Structural Balance III” by Steven Chapp.)
A consummate master of the metaphor, Wink has the ability to lead you through seaside towns and beaches and, in between seemingly innocent words, to enlighten you to the surreal nature of the human condition. Tongue firmly entrenched in his cheek, he whispers about the death of Goblins while real human-beings slip unnoticed beneath the waves and eulogies on a panic-stricken moth and the suspect seriousness of grieving kisses.
(2009, 48 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
The Winter King delineates all the stark grandeur of Norse sagas, with its visually stunning landscapes and images of high fantasy. The underlying themes, layers upon layers, reminiscent of Shelly or Byron, are carried along in this fluid tale peopled with surreal characters and rich with high symbolism. Readers are swept up as tears turn into beads, leading us alongside our hero. Casares reaches far and wide in this circle of references and symbols creating a beautiful yet frightening mosaic of ice and mirrors.
FISSURE MAGAZINE (2007-2010 Experimental writing - Multiple issues - Editor.)
Vol. 1. Issue 1. (60 pgs. 2007. Cover art “Voluminous Dense” by Donna Nyzio.)
Vol. 1. Issue 2. (72 pgs. 2008. Cover art by Shaggy Randal.)
Vol. 1. Issue 3. (84 pgs. 2008. Cover art “Natural Retaliation” by Shaggy Randal.)
Vol. 1. Issue 4. (80 pgs. Jan. 2008. Cover art by Kelly Lynch.)
Vol. 1. Issue 5. (69 pgs. 2009. Cover art by Martin Blanco.)
Vol. 1. Issue 6. (66 pgs. May 2009. Cover art by Steve Cartwright.)
Vol. 1. Issue 7.
Vol. 2. Issue 8. Vol. 2. Issue 9. Vol. 2. Issue 10.
A Book of Shadows by Gail Gray (Poetry.) (Need cover and info.)
Permission Ridge by Gail Gray (Poetry.) (Need an archive copy and info.)
Night Rocker by Gail Gray (Poetry.) (Need an archive copy and info.)
Mere Mear by Shaggy Randal (Art and Poetry.) (Need cover and info.)
Under the Influence by Guido/John Gordon (Short Stories.) (Need an archive copy and info.)
(2009, Poetry, 17 pgs. Fully illustrated in color, Spiral bound.)
Deep in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the city of saints and sinners, the misfits and the reclaimed, there sits a red house. At one time it was filled with music and laughter, parties and se’ances, but now it slumbers, creaking and gowning in pain, its sorrow. At night Mira, hears his cello and dreams of drownings and searching: Memories and ghosts. Perhaps she should leave. But as the cello replays the score of their days together, always in minor key, with slight discord, she feels as if this house, this relevant life, will never let her leave.
(2007, 20 pgs. Cover photo by Gail Gray).
BY GAIL GRAY
(Steampunk novel. Need more info.)
A steampunk novel of obsession. When steamprinter, botanist and revolutionary, Cecilia Bainbridge, launches the Foxglove Broadsides, she inherits her murdered father’s passion for revolt. Her trespass into the greenhouse of adventurer and botanist Flourent Arisfont leads her deep into a masque, a place of mad obsession. Eventually their struggles lead to the hidden world of airborne Mica Market and the remarkable scientific mecca of Lucidium during the Equinox Wars.
(2008 Poetry, 56 pgs.)
The bard of Poznan takes the reader on a street tour of Europe, jazz, relationships, life, death, from the bars to the gutter. With his pinpoint imagery and apt observations on the human condition, A.J. snaps from pathos to snarl, charging the reader to live and think. Kaufmann is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after poets as his chapbooks are published all over the world. Beat, surreal, hard to pinpoint, he carves his own place in contemporary poetry. A.J. is prolific, awakening the minds of his readers, leaving sparks and cinders, and a trail of poetry addicts as readers clamor for more of his cut up viewpoints.
(2009 Poetry, 46 pgs.)
From Vegas to Dago. The brothels of Germany to Doha, Kuwait: A wild and gritty collection of 17 cuts: pomes and prose and novel excerpts, from the former editor or and columnist of 86 and the man who put Hard Fit on the street. The hardcore referee/translator/negotiator you’d hire when sitting bookended in a bar bookended between Nick Tosches and Chuck Palahniuk.
THE HOWLING (Gothic magazine, 15 issues, 1993-2000, Gail Gray editor/publisher.)
Hats for the Current Middle Ages (SCA, 2002, 30 pgs. Edited by THLady Cecily De Stafford, CP (Gail Gray) Contributing writers: THLady Constanza Consuela Ximena Valencia, THLady Sophia Veronica, CP of Falcon Cree, Lady Alessandra Foscari.)
A Dyer’s Journal by THLady Cecily De Stafford, CP (Gail Gray) (SCA, 2001, 40 pgs.)
An Overview of German Embroidery by THLady Cecily De Stafford, CP (Gail Gray) (SCA, 11 pgs.)
Rigid Heddle Weaving: From Historical Looms to Contemporary Homes by THLady Cecily De Stafford, CP (Gail Gray) (SCA, 2003, 40 pgs.)
So You Want To Be A Merchant by Cecily De Stafford, CP (Gail Gray) (SCA, 2002, 40 pgs.)
Cordial Recipes from the Green Griffin Domaine by Cecily De Stafford (Gail Gray) (2007, 28 pgs.)
The Duct Tape Diaries (SCA, multiple issues, Gail Gray editor/publisher.)
The Falcon’s Eye (SCA, multiple issues, Gail Gray editor/publisher.)
GOTHIC SHORT STORIES and POETRY
Memories and Monsters by Gail Gray (1st Edition 2003. 80 pgs. Gothic short stories.)
Memories and Monsters by Gail Gray (2nd Edition 2010. 152 pgs. Gothic short stories.)
Varicolored Wheel in a House of Chaos by Gail Gray (2005. 47 pgs. Poetry.)
Dark Voices by Gail Gray (2009, Short stories, 42 pgs. Spiral bound.) (Cover art by Gail Gray.)
Three Leavings by Gail Gray (2005, 34 pgs. Poetry.)
The Devouring Rime by Brian K. Ladd (2007, 52 pgs. Poetry.) (Cover art by Shaggy Randal.)
Blood on Black Feathers by Mercy Manic (2007, 36 pgs. Poetry.) (Cover art by Mercy Manic.)
Spirals in Copper by Gail Gray (2007, 56 pgs. Poetry.)
The Hazard of Waking Up by Gail Gray (2007 Poetry/art, 44 pgs. Cover art by Gail Gray.)
Start-A-Lodge Cacophpony Primer by The Reverend Al (2007, 20 pgs. Cover photo by Gail Gray).
I’m Already Not Here by A.J. Kaufmann (2008 Poetry, 56 pgs.)
Delirium is a Disease of the Night by Richard Wink (2008 Poetry. Cover art by Steven Chapp.)
Planetary Tensions by Gail Gray (2008 Poetry, 52 pgs. Cover art “The Guardian” by Gail Gray.)
The Dream Wanderers (aka The Dream Avatars) by Gail Gray (2009, Poetry, 17 pgs. Fully illustrated in color, Spiral bound.)
La Morte Vivante (The Living Dead Girl) by David Mclean (2009 Poetry, 38 pgs.) Cover art “Maria the Wind” by Rebecca Jonas.)
Stepping Off the Edge by Gail Gray (2009 Poetry, 32 pgs.)
Holy Hermaphrodite by A.D Hitchin (2009 Poetry, 46 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
Existential Drinking by J.J. Seinfield (2009 Poetry, 47 pgs.)
Wet and Dripping by Joseph Goosey (2009 Poetry, 40 pgs. Cover by Darren Hopes.)
Feeling Through Mirages by Felino Soriano (2009 Poetry, 24 pgs. Cover art by Rebecca Jonas.)
Female Human Whispers of Strong Masculine Gentleness by Justin Blackburn (2009, 40 pgs.)
The Moulding of Seers by Petra Whiteley (2009 Poetry, 39 pgs. Cover “Stunning” by Steve Viner.)
Eye on the Universe by Gail Gray (2009 Poetry, 36 pgs. Cover “The Eye” by Ciocanel Raszan.) (Published by Differentia Press - Santa Maria, CA.)
Tinted Stream by Constance Stadler (2009 Poetry, 44 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
Various Angles of the Interpretation Paradigm by Felino A. Soriano (2009 Poetry, 28 pgs. Cover art by Duane Locke.)
The Winter King by Michael Aaron Casares (2009 An epic poem, 48 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
Prisoner of Observation by Enzo Marra (2009 Poetry, 36 pgs. Cover art by Enzo Marra.)
The Devils Doin the Same Damn Thing He's Always Done by J. Michael Niotta (2009, 46 pgs.)
Storms at the Edge by Gail Gray (2009 Poetry, 32 pgs.) (Published by Virgogray Press – Austin, TX.)
Shaman Circus by Gail Gray (2010 Gothic novel, 207 pgs. cover art by Steve Viner.) (Published by All Things that Matter Press - Somerville, Maine.)
Lessons from a Luna Moth by Gail Gray (2011 Poetry 27 pgs. Unfinished.)
Painted Blazes by Jeffrey “Loner” Gray (2017 Nonfiction/Appalachian Trail, 344 pgs.)
Shaman in Exile by Gail Gray (Gothic novel - coming soon.)
Orchidelirium by Gail Gray (Steampunk novel. Need more info.)
Interference Equation: Fireworks by Gail Gray. (Gothic novel – coming soon.)
(2009 Poetry, 47 pgs.)
(2009 Poetry, 36 pgs. Cover art by Enzo Marra.)
Enzo Marra’s first solo collection is a vivid sensory exploration of the human condition via subtle and strong strung words, busy with moments and sensations celebrated and floundered through, a dark vain of humor running during the more pessimistic episodes of this poetic journey.
(2009 Poetry, 38 pgs.)
Using a zombie girl from a horror flick & madman & drunkard French poet Verlaine as his two muses, McLean once again gives us a book of well-carved out & blasphemous-in-every-way poems. To quote David himself from one of these poems, “Treason against politically correct erections is what a poem is” & I couldn’t agree more after reading this collection. ‘The Living Dead Girl’ is another intense chapbook full of haunting poems “delivered by the devil.” Rob Plath, author of ‘Ashtrays and Bulls.’
(2010 Gothic novel, 207 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.) (Published by All Things that Matter Press.)
In New Orleans following Katrina all bets are off; all masks dissolved. "Don't forget the sham in shaman," Jacob Laguerre lies to his new apprentice, Alex Hampton. When Alex, a twenty-eight year-old anthropology professor goes on field-study to post-Katrina New Orleans, he enters a chaotic and altered landscape where he's psychologically, physically and spiritually challenged by the sarcastic mentoring of the mulatto, Laguerre, a current day voodoo shaman. Both Laquerre's and Alex's psyches struggle through stages of transition and rebirth as their lives are enmeshed with a group of quirky fringe-dwellers, as colorful and eccentric as the New Orleans itself. They all follow a taut path between madness and redemption.
(2007 Poetry/art, 44 pages.)
A collection of poems addressing the role of the self, diminished by the constraints of society. Drawing upon Greek philosophers such as Heraclitus and Plato, to the discordians and Kierkegaard, John Fowles with his Aristos, quantum physics and string theory, Gray challenges us to confront our conditioning and assumptions, leaving a blank canvas or page upon which we must write out own life scripts.
(2009 Poetry, 46 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
“A.D. Hitchin’s work is visionary, highly original and striking. The stunning pieces with their complex thoughts immediately pierce through the readers, connecting them to and speaking vividly to their unconscious parts of psyches, breaking through the barriers and bringing the striking images & concepts to life within their consciousness. The work is pulsating, charged, thought provoking and unified by the theme of confronting their dualities and primal matrixes, seeking their resolution in - as the title suggests - Holy Hermaphrodite. The styles are varied, brilliantly crafted, show his uniqueness and distinctive voice and his fantastic range.
(2008 Poetry, 52 pgs. Cover art by Gail Gray.)
Have you ever wondered what was real? Planetary Tensions - a heraldic call to the chymical wedding of physics and the innate spiritual seeking of collective humanity. A call to confront the inner self and awaken to the pivotal responsibility of creation in our lives, the planet and the universe. These poems examine how string theory, quantum physics, Jungian thought, ancient mysticism, alchemy and even chaotic activity in the universe echo the development of human conciseness and it’s amazing capabilities. We are only now remembering the power of our true natures.
(2009 Poetry, 24 pgs. Cover art by Rebecca Jonas.)
The conceptual awareness of the poems represented here is stimulated from metaphysical observations, attempting to ascertain life’s realities, and find an existential truth within environmental mirages, hand-fed truths from those that are not qualified to assert such claims. The idea of feeling through these mirages is solely my own rendition of realities that encompass societal positing, vis-à-vis the speaking through specific vernacular, as well as physical actions delineating reality from the au courant movements that society makes without conscience.
(2009, Short stories, 42 pgs. Spiral bound.)
This is a quirky little collection of old favorites and new works. Black humor resides next to goth horror. Gray reveals her sarcastic cynical side, as opposed to the innocence-lost which was the hallmark of her first chapbook, Memories and Monsters. You’ll still visit New Orleans, hang out in dark clubs and meet up with creatures from the other side. But you will laugh as well as cry at this new groundbreaking collection. Influenced by the works of Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z. Brite and Caitlin Kiernan, but still true to her own voice, Gray brings you Dark Voices.
(2011 Poetry 27 pgs. Unfinished.)
A series of poems on the synchronicities and dichotomies of nature, society, quantum physics and culture.
(2009 Poetry, 40 pgs.)
20 poems from this paradoxical metaphysical quirky street performance, YouTube TV personality poet who addresses harsh real life issues with an air of insight, wit, compassion, criticism but ultimately hope and unconditional love. Not his most irreverent chapbook, but one of his most personal and honest.
(2007, 52 pgs. Poetry.) (Cover art by Shaggy Randal.)
This book shall be for all time, so I think it best if I remember Brian post humorously, so this by way of blurb is in fact eulogy. Many scholars said he was a brigantine and thus moved by the winds of Aeolus more so than the muse. His wife kissed him every morning. He was bland in the first, eschewing the most common sense. Being a natural born Southern writer he was late in life corralled and studied for atavism. He never smoked but he burned like a Heraclitan Sherman across the Myth of the Old South. At length, he dined with Epicures on the precipice of Hades, dancing in and out of overindulgence." Penned by Admiral Lord Shipyard, of Neville
(2005, Poetry, 34 pgs.) (Coming soon!)
(2009 Poetry, 28 pgs. Cover art by Duane Locke.)
“Soriano begins with the remarkable art of others - Lee U-fan, Edmund Lucis, Gunther Gerzo – and ruminates his way into a remarkable art of his own, a sounding out of mind and something more than mind. Various Angles of the Interpretation Paradigm stands at the center of Felino Soriano’s recent, miraculous output and will remain representative both of the poet’s Oeuvre and the best of what’s being done in contemporary experimental poetry. ”Charles Freeland, Through the Funeral Mountains on a Burro.
(2009 Poetry, 36 pgs. Cover “The Eye” by Ciocanel Raszan.) (Published by Differentia Press - Santa Maria, CA.)
Investigates the interconnections between quantum physics, philosophy, metaphysics, transcendence, the arts, purpose and the actualization of the authentic self. As a travelogue among incompatible tangents in a state of fluctuating paradox, Eye on the Universe exposes the miracle in everyday life, the realm layered behind what we perceive as “reality.” Both hidden and viewed in our inner and outer universes, that realm summons each individual, reminding them to forget their conditioning as they awaken to remember their true core.
(Gothic novel - coming soon.)
Stage shifting. It's time to jump off the little stage onto the big stage. There are some who are story makers... the rebels, the change-mongers; and then there are those who are story tellers.... the observers, the witnesses. Sometimes...just sometimes the line between the two disappears.
This is a (still incomplete/still growing) list of all publications printed by Shadow Archer Press, or works by Gail Gray released elsewhere. Please click on the blue links to go to special pages. Eventually, most novels written by Gail Gray will be rereleased, available in traditional print and updated to eBook formats. Also, a half dozen works she left unfinished will be completed and released in Gail’s name, and with her blessings.
Titles printed before 2010 are out of print, but some old stock is available on the "Special Sale” page. If you’re interested in a specific out of print item, content may be available in PDF or Word DOC. format from the archive. Current publications can be found on this site, Amazon, and eBay
(2009 Poetry, 32 pgs.)
(2009 Poetry, 32 pgs.) (Published by Virgogray Press – Austin, TX.)
5/28/2010. Storms at the Edge by Gail Gray. The poetry of Gail Gray can best be described as contemporary cauterized with a mystic edge that lucidly delivers.” Michael Aaron Casares Virgogray Press, Austin TX.
(2009 Poetry, 44 pgs. Cover art by Steve Viner.)
Presenting her often dream-like narratives through refracting lenses, the poems create a full spectrum of shadows and light. Tinted Stream demonstrates Stadler’s astounding capacity to use the language at her disposal to create something that is more: more than mere poetry, but contemporary epyllia, short works on an epic scare. Levels of meanings are not simply written, but built, like cathedrals of words hewn from the rocks and then painstakingly carved by master craftsmen. Her great skill lies in her ability to draw on erudite references while conveying meanings that are wholly universal. – Christopher Nosnibor, author of The Plagiarist
(2nd Edition 2010. 152 pgs. Gothic short stories.)
Come visit the Goth scene in this collection of short stories.
See how obsessions can lead to madness or even death; meet creatures from the other side on the waterfront of New Orleans or in an abandoned graveyard of dolls. Visit the clubs, studios, and band rooms of Goths as you follow a cast of characters, who despite tragic pasts still contain an innocence, which can be stolen or corrupted.
“...I’ve decided it was Gothic Godiva. I couldn’t stop myself from eating the whole box! I wanted to keep turning the pages.” — Blaire Johnson
(Poetry, 2005. 47 pgs.)
Sometimes mystical at others in your face, this collection of poems tap both the personal and universal in their blending of worlds. As a long-time fringe-dweller and sub-culture junkie, Gray portrays the complexities of people and worlds far from the mainstream. A student of Jung and Thomas Moore equally enthralled with the classic poets as well as Jim Morrison. A collection of poetry related to the music scene, the goth world, alchemy, psychology, art and the frailties of human nature.
(2009 Poetry, 39 pgs. Cover “Stunning” by Steve Viner.)
Petra Whiteley writes with confidence from a rich imagination and deep well of life experience. Her poetry peels away the surface of the reader’s emotions and enters directly with stark intensity. Whiteley has the remarkable ability to capture the everyday and explode it into oracular visions. She interrogates the world and delivers her findings with taut analysis. ‘The Moulding of Seers’ takes the reader on a journey through the absolute and the ephemeral, fusing ancient and modern. It is a haunting collection from a unique poet writing at the peak of her powers.