Dennis Weiser


Dennis Weiser’s articles, poems and stories have appeared in Chouteau Review, New Letters, Abramelin: The Journal of Poetry and Magick, p.r.n., Thorny Locust, Literary Juice, The Sixth Surface: Steven Holl Lights the Nelson-Atkins Museum,and several anthologies from Outrider Press. A flash fiction excerpt from "Life's a Wonderful It" appears in DIRTY:DIRTY the art of Mugi Takei (Jaded Ibis Press 2012). He has given readings at Duff’s Irish Pub and Venice Café in St. Louis, The K.C. Literary Festival, Barnes & Noble, Prospero’s Books and The World Longest Poetry Reading in Kansas City. Former regular columnist for The Kansas City Business Journal and book reviewer for NPR affiliate KCUR-FM in Kansas City, Missouri, he is currently writing his third novel, a mystery thriller set against the backdrop of Dutch colonial exploitation of Java in 1879. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets.

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New Institutes. A Primer of Practical Theology for 21st Century America
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Essay » Literature
A work of practical theology that reexamines and reinterprets key concepts and traditional theistic arguments of Western Christianity from the perspective of global economics and ecology.
Second Sight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
22 original poems written over a long and rich career, including the poet's reverie of working on the Mississippi ("Deck"), a pithy warning about utilitarian values ("Mute Love"), an elegy for Sylvia Plath, a primer ("How to Be a Poet in Ten Easy Lessons"), a lamentt("Ballad of the Orphan), a dark midwestern "Three Poems from Hell," a toungue-in-cheek "Ballad Fragments," and "Remembering Dreams."
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
24 poems on themes from the everyday ("Mother, May I?" and "If I Spend My Life") to the mythic ("At Blayneys," "Fenris," "Prometheus," "On the Down Side" and "Verdigris"), current events ("Elian Gonzales," "Colbumine" and "Arab Spring"), villanelles ("I Am an Old Man," "Winds and Sands") and English sonnets ("No Time for Hatred's Wars," "Water or Wave").
After the Dawn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
38 original poems--powerful, symbolic, familiar, experimental--packed with emotion on subjects ranging as widely as a child's birth ("For Eric") to a meditation on the banality of evil ("Death Sentence"), a humorous ode touching baseball ("Chin Music") to pure political outrage ("Don't Gimme That Jazz"), a prayer for "America" to a hymn of gratitude for another ("Brigit"), and much more.
Escape Artist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Twenty poems by America's leading post-industrial shaman.
Beautiful Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Ten short stories in a variety of genres, styles and themes, on subjects from romance to terror.
Chin Music
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
26 original poems of humor, love, political outrage and transformation, featuring "America, Stop Working," "Bush Dreams," "Reaganomics," "Chin Music," "Tea Party" and "Texas Barbecue & Tea."
The Third Awakening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Third Awakening is a grim, erotic, eco-friendly, sci-fi fantasy satire about corporate culture and the superior beings who have come to save Earth from itself and human beings from their darker side. As Sam helps the Joracians in their daunting enterprise, he wins their favor and is initiated into the secret circles of Joracian power. But…all he really wants is—to get with Sylvia! Very tasty!
Crash Dummies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
When Marty Kayo stops a bar fight with two quick punches, an impressed Marine Colonel hires him to take $4 million in cash to the Contras. To survive a jungle of cross-purposes and multiple betrayals, Marty will stumble over an ancient Mayan “secret”...and find the one person worth living for.

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