Earthworms & Stars was the first book in Spartan Press's POP Poetry Series, which put out one book of poetry EVERY month for 36 consecutive months by Kansas City locals and regional friends. Jeanette Powers was co-conspirator for the project as well as first release. Her feral poetry is sweet as the dried possum blood on your dogs face. She currently is the Acquisitions Editor for EMP.
Beautiful & Abominable was the 4th book in the POP Poetry Series, and Ezhno's first taste of book-selling. As taste's often do, this quickly led to addiction, and EMP was created as a chapbook press stop-gap quasi-suboxone fidget-spinner for tales of duende. Ezhno's poetry is both poignant and patently offensive with a soft wood rotting and fermenting underbelly of love and loyalty. As Editor In Chief of EMP, Ezhno's dream is to live in a van that settles down by the side of a different river every night.
Jason Ryberg's Spartan Press births more books than an Irish Catholic family, and this is in no small part due to Jason's legendary virility. The love poems contained are but a few of thousands written between fanning him with palm fronds.