Oyster Moon Press

Oyster Moon Press is a non-profit, surrealist publishing co-op located in Berkeley, California.

If you're after individual copies, you can find our titles online at places like Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.

If you are a bookstore, then you can make bulk orders through our distributor, Small Press Distribution (SPD).

 

Address all inquiries to ewbragg (at) hotmail (dot) com

When inquiring about potential publishing projects,
please include information about what surrrealism means to the author,
and how (s)he perceives the surrealist movement as it exists today.


 

Current Titles:

 

Mirach Speaks to His Grammatical Transparents, by Will Alexander (2011)

Mirach Speaks to His Grammatical Transparents, by Will Alexander

 

Title: Mirach Speaks to his Grammatical Transparents 
Author: Will Alexander 
ISBN:  978-0-578-08445-9

Pages: 152 
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $10.95

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Mirach Speaks To His Grammatical Transparents is a philosophical meditation vertically scripted. It is an extension of Alexander's first book in this mode, Towards The Primeval Lightning Field. Both books in concert, exist as a double exploration, in what, for the author, is a nascent odyssey, concerning the mind at non-limit through cellular transmogrification.

 

 

 

Carnival of Sleep, by Ribitch (2011)

Carnival of Sleep, by Ribitch

 

Title: Carnival of Sleep 
Author: Ribitch 
ISBN: 978-0-578-08422-0 

Pages: 180 
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $10.99

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Between dream and hallucination, Carnival of Sleep opens its tent for the unwary somnambulist. Ribitch’s prose and poetry are sometimes dark and humorous, sometimes sublime lamentations of erotic beauty and deeply surrealist in storytelling. They are like ruptured blood vessels, gushing forth a spray of blood droplets, each bearing a different face. Illustrations by the Author.

 

 

 

West of Pure Evil, by Josie Malinowski (2010)

West of Pure Evil, by Josie Malinowski

 

Title: West of Pure Evil 
Author: Josie Malinowski 
ISBN:  978-0-578-06919-7

Pages: 204 
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $11.95

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The labyrinthine, mercurial worlds of Josie Malinowski’s West of Pure Evil represent a divorce between rhyme and reason, spinning off-key tales of love and pain. Sailors and whores unite to solve ancient, despicable mysteries; an act of aid brings a Fairy Kingdom to its knees; and the tragic Captain Cock is left cold and stiff by a scheming eight-year-old. These myriad poems and stories illuminate the crossover between waking and dreaming, and thereby cast an intimate, surrealist glance at the human condition.

 

 

Hydrolith: Surrealist Research & Investigations (2009)

Hydrolith: Surrealist Research & Investigations

Title:  Hydrolith:
Surrealist Research & Investigations

ISBN:  978-0-578-05039-3

Pages: 240 
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Paperback Price:  $16.00

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Hydrolith brings together in one volume some of the most exciting recent work from the international surrealist movement. With over 80 contributors from 17 countries around the world, the book contains drawings, paintings, games, comics, photographs, poetry, prose, theoretical and political writings on a huge variety of subjects, including special in-depth investigations of music, space and myth. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the surrealist movement today.

 

 

 

The Exteriority Crisis (2008)

The Exteriority Crisis

Title:  The Exteriority Crisis:
from the city limits and beyond
Author:  Eric W. Bragg, Eugenio Castro, Bruno Jacobs
ISBN:  978-0-615-25839-3

Pages: 184 
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $10.36

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In its corners, streets, gates, bars, squares, boulevards, gardens, parks and cafés, the city maintains some of the focal points of “its” unconscious. These are found and explored everyday by surrealists who obtain the essential experience of surreality in metropolitan life. The concrete experience of exteriority (which in the following collective essay we concentrate only on the city limits and beyond them) requires from us a disposition closely akin not only to the sensible renewal of people, but also to existence and its poetic reserves, and to the revitalization of the interior life that is suffering a process of sterilization because of the convulsive technologization of interiority and the progressive forgetting of life outside.

With texts and photos by: Mattias Forshage, Miguel P. Corrales, José Manuel Rojo, Bruno Jacobs, Guy Girard, Manuel Crespo, Eric W. Bragg, Ángel Zapata, Noé Ortega Quijano, Julio Monteverde, Vicente Gutiérrez, Silvia Guiard, Eugenio Castro.

Edited and introduced by Eric W. Bragg, Eugenio Castro, and Bruno Jacobs.

 

 

 

The Somnambulist Footprints (2008)

The Somnambulist Footprints

Title:  The Somnambulist Footprints:
a collection of surrealist tales
Author:  a Bunch of Surrealists
ISBN:  978-1-4357-1345-1

Pages:  216
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $11.64

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The Somnambulist Footprints is the result of a collective project in which several contemporary surrealists and fellow travelers wrote short stories according to their own interests and imperatives, based on their common desire to subvert the very foundations of conventional reality, both on the written page and – more importantly – beyond it, in the open space of consciousness.

Contributing authors: Mariela Arzadun, J. Karl Bogartte, Daniel Boyer, Eric W. Bragg, Mattias Forshage, Parry Harnden, Dale Michael Houstman, Philip Kane, Merl, Ribitch, Matthew Rounsville, Shibek, Andrew Torch, and Xtian.

With illustrations in black and white. Edited and introduced by Eric W. Bragg.

 

 

 

The Midnight Blade of Sonic Honey (2008)

The Midnight Blade of Sonic Honey, by Eric W. Bragg

Title: The Midnight Blade of Sonic Honey
Author: Eric W. Bragg
ISBN:  978-1-4357-1428-1

Pages:  236
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback Price:  $12.44


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"The neck that was once a wrist, choked on a wishbone made from a sliver of moonlight, which manifested itself as a seeing eye on the back of the hand that was just like a cheery fireplace on the back of a skull that became a house. Blue sapphire icicles were cried out of this synthetic eye, evoking the cold appearance of a dark witch who kept her animals in cages, who moved her freight elevators up, just like she went down on her dumb waiters, and who sliced off the heads of infidels expecting the interior of their bodies to be an emerald honeycomb of light that would weep strange songs."

The Midnight Blade of Sonic Honey is the pairing of a surrealist novel and an automatic text by Eric W. Bragg (www.surrealcoconut.com), that were written nearly seven years apart but which tell the same story, albeit as complementary permutations of each other. Dripping with bile and centered within a gothic sensibility, this journey opens the reader's skull like a freshly cracked coconut.

With illustrations in black and white by Ribitch (www.ribitch.net).