When Publishers Stalked The Earth

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Tales of San Francisco poetry publishers in the 1990s and beyond by performance-poet Mel C. Thompson. Instead of just publishing another volume of poetry, the author tells stories of the publishers he knew in the golden age of print media. In between the stories, the author includes the poems of his that these publishers printed. More
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About Mel C. Thompson

Mel C. Thompson is a writer of fiction and poetry. His stories tend to center around the topics of greed, sex, religion, alcohol, and history. He is a cultural relativist, which means the good guys and the bad guys are often hard to find in any given tale he is telling. Being a staunch enemy of political correctness and traditionalist norms, it is unlikely that a doctrinaire conservative or an orthodox liberal would come away from these stories feeling happy. He is a trained philosopher who majored in that discipline at the California State University at Fullerton, specializing in such diverse topics as World Religions and scientific methodology. Much of his fiction might loosely be called "theological comedy," although he is now venturing into more overtly secular themes. He is also a publisher and has published other authors under his Mel C. Thompson Publishing Company label. As an amateur musician and part-time radio personality, he appeared on KMEL as a nerd rapper and geek-philosopher. He earlier wrote Buddhist hymns and ordinary pop songs. He survived as a security guard and clerical worker for decades before going out on disability due to a host of physical and mental health problems. At this phase of his life, his studies have gravitated toward higher math, computer literacy and electronics.

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Rory Macbeth reviewed on on Oct. 31, 2018

I don't know why this is marked adult--maybe I'm naïve--anyway, I really liked this book and the author's radical point of view. Well done, Mel. Rock on.
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