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Teri Louise Kelly
American Blow Job is a blow-by-blow account of one English boy’s fight to not be literally – sucked dry. It’s Catcher meets Fear & Loathing getting BJ’d by On The Road. It is the life cycle of the cheerleader laid bare on a vibrating bed.
If you thought you had read every conceivable take on the great American experience – you were obviously wrong.
Published in paperback by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2010. Originally published as an E-book by Open Books.
Paroxysm Press – ‘too stubborn to die’
Written by Kami, Indigo, Kaplowitz, Courtney BLACK, Shane Jesse CHRISTMASS, Mei Yen CHUA, Rijn COLLINS, Amiel COURTIN-WILSON, Hop DAC, Lisa DEMPSTER, Martin DOWNEY, Sam J DRANE, Grant GRONEWOLD, Nicola HARDY, Kelly-Lee HICKEY, Michael HIER, Amy JACKSON, Heather Taylor JOHNSON, Daniel P JONES, Cheryl LEHMAN, Kristy LOVE, Tihana MAJCEN, David NOLTE, Gemma PARKER, Rob PARRY, David RAT, Misti RAINWATER-LITES, Josephine ROWE, Tim SINCLAIR, Matthew SMITH, Stephen STUDACH, Yasemin SUMNER, Jason SWEENEY, Jenny TOUNE, Kerryn TREADREA, Kate VINEN and Michael WINKLER.
Edited by Daniel Watson, Kami, Kerryn Tredrea, Hop Dac and Shane Jesse Christmass, compiled & published in paperback by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2008.
by Shane Jesse Christmass & Hop Dac
Read with caution. Croak & Grist is a psychotic collection of work from two thoroughbreds of the Paroxysm Press stable. The stories are host to paranoia, schizophrenia, illusion, delusion, mysticism, love and redemption, themes that are excruciatingly extracted, and transmitted in such an unflinching manner that they may cause a contamination in the mind.
Short, sharp explosions of poetry and prose. An agony of emotion; a paroxysm of passion; a double barrel blast of fiction to the face.
Fast paced, short attention span slices of life.
Shotgun fiction at its toughest . . .
If you’ve ever been wasted, out of hope, questioning life, in a void, sad, depressed, lonely, drunk, self-destructive; if you’ve ever lived a day of hardship – read this book.
by kerryn tredrea
“a delicious foray into the eroticised world of sin and seduction. a witty tale of mother-daughter relationships sexualised and demoralised, a battle of wills about willingness to open up one’s heart to god and one’s legs to man. tredrea tastes the forbidden fruit by the mouthful and yes, she does swallow. a great contribution to erotic fiction at its best – sexy, naughty and edible.”
- Fiona Sprott
by Stephen Studach
An appealing face was always finer, its sensuousness heightened, when dressed in bruises, cuts and scrapes, when rouged with blood, when swollen and smudged and purpled with the passion of violence, when paled with death; extinction still a chill bloom in its cheeks.
Sex, sexuality, lust, love, kink, perverse, obscene, smut, sleaze, erotica, porn, arousal, fetish, body, mind, guys, girls, fingers and tongues.
Sixteen female Australian authors presenting poems and short stories in their own style, from their own perspective.
(*sucked fucked & tattooed)
Shotgun fiction for those who don’t have time for long drawn out epics about lives we’ll never lead
2 novellas – “S.F.&T.*” and “Bunk Beds & Chilli Vodka – a drunk poet’s guide to the National Young Writers’ Festival” – made available once more in an omnibus edition (PAR 003).
Re-printed together in paperback by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2009.
“S.F.&T*” was originally published in 2001 (PAR 003), while “Bunk Beds & Chilli Vodka” appeared in 2002 (PAR-B). Both editions sold out within a year of printing.
Spoken Word CD
A spoken word CD featuring Michael Hier, Kami, Tim Gaze, Paul Nassari, Luke Whitby, Peter Badavnik, Kerryn Tredrea, Ben Kearvell, Tony Grudge and Stewart Home from the UK
“Featuring Adelaide’s hottest spoken word performers including Paul Nassari, Tim Gaze and Michael Hier, this is bursting with feeling, humour and brutal honesty.” – The Sunday Mail
“Raw and bloody, passionate, aggressive, confronting and disturbing.” – On Dit
“Depicts all that we think about but rarely vocalise. It does so with beauty, abrasive, menace, poise, shock and above all startling, staggering honesty and pure feeling.” – Rip it Up
RECYCLOPATH – PUNK-POET (PAROXYSM RADIO-DEMO #4)
4 spoken word tracks recorded live in March 2009 at Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide as part of the 2009 Fringe Festival and released as a CD-R in Australia in 2010 (Paroxysm Press PAR-F).
Box Monster / Love / Stanley Street / Hers Point Upwards
RUNNING TIME - 3 minutes.
KIDS THESE DAYS . . . PAROXYSM RADIO-DEMO #3
5 tracks from 3 spoken word artists, recorded live at Hard Boiled and Wordfire in 2008 and released as a CD-R in Australia in 2008 (Paroxysm Press PAR-E).
MATTHEW SMITH – Where Do You Get Off ?
ROB PARRY – Directives / Believing / Simplicity
GEMMA PARKER – Old Men
RUNNING TIME - just under 5 minutes.
Spoken Word CD
Kerryn Tredrea, Kami, Daniel Watson
Recorded live at the Overload Poetry Festival Melbourne VS Adelaide slam
RUNNING TIME – just under 9 minutes.
Spoken Word CD
As performed at the 2004 Sydney Writers’ Festival
RUNNING TIME – just under 2 minutes.
(A joint production with Jazz from Hell)
NOW OUT OF PRINT IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM – REPRINTED AS AN OMNIBUS WITH SF&T*
One writers’ perspective on the 2001 National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle. Not necessarily one shared with many others.
“Paroxysm kids drinking a bottle of vodka with a chilli in it… and Kami’s tee shirt collection, love them Dead Boys”
- (An extract from a list of Festival highlights from Shane Jesse Christmass)
by Robyn Fordyce-Wheeler
(first published in Paroxysm – NOW OUT OF PRINT IN SEPARATE, BOOKLET FORM)
Marijuana dissolves tension, negates aggression and sharpens the senses. Perhaps it is the antidote to the modern world and it’s just our laws which are antiquated.
“entertaining and persuasive” – Voiceworks
Stewart Home from the U.K, writer and general trouble maker, author of such greats as Red London, No Pity, and the infamously titled Cunt.
24 tracks of genuine U.K. punk with a bunch of bonus tracks beyond description!