Kleft Jaw Press



The Professional Donor: Frankie Metro

6X9 Matte Cover Finish

160 pgs. including an introduction from
Blind Date at the Glass Eye Disco author:
Lindsey Thomas

Edited/Front Cover Art/Design by: Frankie Metro




The Torture Report: Nate Maxson





Says the Speck: Elly Finzer

6X9 Matte Cover Finish.

87 pgs of poetry/prose/essays

Edited by: Frankie Metro

Cover art/design by: Frankie Metro, Lindsey Thomas and Sam Tsohonis




KJ #8 Print Edition

6X9 Matte Cover Finish

50+ pgs of full color poetry/non-fiction/prose/art
from 12 artists whose work embodies
the spirit of transcendental realism.

edited by: KJ ed. Staff

cover art/design by: Frankie Metro/Sam Tsohonis




Reject Convention: Paul Koniecki

6X9 Glossy Cover Finish

58 pgs of b&w poetry

edited by: Frankie Metro/Gabriel Ricard

cover art/design by: Frankie Metro/Sam Tsohonis

Paul Koniecki’s poems probe deep into the cosmic darkness of memory, prying at the edges of consciousness and meaning, only to dive back into the madcap dance of the minutiae of living–beyond moderation and jam, into the circus and the rotted heart of Joseph Stalin–these poems command your attention, even as their subjects apologize that asking was necessary in the first place. As Koniecki himself says, “this is all there is.”




I am Hopscotch w/o Hop 2nd edition: Ryder Collins




Clouds of Hungry Dogs: Gabriel Ricard

72 pgs.

Matte Finish cover
Edited/Cover art by:
Frankie Metro & Sam Tsohonis

Gabriel Ricard’s Clouds of Hungry Dogs is an ontological color wheel dictating the garish narrative through the ambivalent barriers between Midwest & rural East America. Poems like Lovely Janice & Resting On A Flat Universe serve like canon as compass, or the brunt side of every sucker punch/bad joke.




KocKblockers: Karl Koweski

231 pgs.

9 Stories including:
-Truly Defective-
-Perogi Queens and
the Polish Precision Lawn Mower Team-
-The Sunnybrook Retreat-
-The Polish Transvestite Karaoke Massacre-
& more…

Edited/Cover art by:
Frankie Metro & Sam Tsohonis

Special introduction by:
Gabriel Ricard & Karl Koweski




Rattled: Mj Taylor

Cover Art: by Steve Wilson
Introduction by: John Dorsey
44 Pages
edited by Dustin Holland and Frankie Metro
Release date: May 13th

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Kleft Jaw #4 (bonus/print ed)

Sb Stokes
Cassandra Dallett
Dustin Holland
Gabriel Ricard
Josh Olsen
Aurora Killpoet
Jason Neese
Frankie Metro
Paul Koniecki
Karl Koweski
Jake Rowinski
Maria Gornell
Matthew J. Hall
Mj Taylor
JD Nelson

bonus stories/poems/art not included in the online volume. 53+pages of natural/exquisite disaster that reads like a cryptography class for the spiritually depraved i.e. the transcendental realists.


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apc cover


110 pages of full color artwork & poetry/haibuns.

edited by: Dustin Holland

cover art/interior illustrations by: Frankie Metro

back cover art by: Nick Holland

A.P.C. is not so much a collection of poems as it is a nostalgic tribute to photographic memory and demonology. Frankie Metro presents a renovation of the lysergic psyche, utilizing the symbolism of murdering egotistical zen robots, and resurrecting their method acting careers with a holographic quality that rivals Albert Hoffman high on the back of a knife wielding unicorn.

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Sugartank: Aurora Killpoet




Captain Head: Dusin Holland
37+ Pages of poetry & illustrations. [Infra]realism at its finest!

cover by: Nick Holland
illustrations by: Frankie Metro
author photo by: Jake Rowinski
edited by: Dustin Holland w/ Frankie Metro & Bud Smith
Capt Head is a filigree of arsonists with direction, heroes of the pyre, and the refurbished legend of those who came before him. Not lacking in its allusions to the boundaries between captioned calamity and the unflinching attention to metaphysical detail, Dustin Holland’s Captain Head breaks the skin with similes about sickdays, chessboxing, and full-on, characterized delusion.



Blind Date at the Glass Eye Disco: Lindsey Thomas
Out of Print



KJ #1 Collector’s Edition

And more!!!




4/20/16… Return of Kleftikos Radio

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  Tonight marks several occasions… Hitler’s birthday (booo!)… Weed day (Yay!)… um, oh and the return of Kleftikos Radio. Season 4 Episode 1 kicks off tonight with a showdown (of sorts) between KJ alumni and current staff members. We’ll be featuring a round robinesque session of readings from KJ and Cheesburger Nebula Galactic Press authors: Nate Maxson William Seward Bonnie Gabriel Ricard Dustin Holland and possibly some other surprise cameos along the way. You of course are encouraged to call in and share your...

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Phoenix New Times honors STS author: Elly Finzer

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We’re very proud to share that Says the Speck author Elly Finzer has an interview up at one of our favorite free weeklies: Phoenix New Times. A big shout out goes to our main man with the raspberries Rex pictured w/ mom below: You can read the interview on PNT’s site or if you’re in the area, pick up this week’s edition! You can purchase Says the Speck by clicking here. LFWF><WFLF   Share...

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Update (2) to Kleft Jaw’s Open Mic @ op. cit. books. Santa Fe

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Apparently, op. cit. books has relocated to the Devargas Mall, and while a mall bookstore as a venue is a scary prospect (We hate places like Walden Books,) we’re super excited nonetheless. Also of note is the fact that Elly Finzer (Says the Speck NOW AVAILABLE. Click on the Shop tab for ordering information.) will be unable to attend, but in her stead is KJ #9 Staff Pick, Austin Price. [Werd] up. Apologies to Makayla Armijo for totally fucking this flyer up with Photoshop. Last minute changes are expected, but they’re a pain in...

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Says the Speck Full Cover Unveiling

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

3/25/16… Click the image for sexy times (larger image)… Buy the book to fulfill all your fantasies… LFWF. WFLF. Share...

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Update to Kleft Jaw’s open mic in Santa Fe March 2016

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… because, who wants to leave work and go directly to an open mic? Now Saturday, around 3pm, seriously, what the fuck you going to do? Hopefully be here:   Share...

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#SaytheSpeck #Elly Finzer #march2016 #talos #KleftJawPress Share...

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Futurism c/o Makayla Armijo

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We’re a little more than a month away! We want to believe… the truth is out there, that you’re going to show up in Santa Fe. Share...

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an Interview w/ Says the Speck (KJP 2016) author Elly Finzer

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

By: Gabriel Ricard   Kleft Jaw: Judging by the dedication in Says the Speck, it sounds like Mrs. Hughes was a pretty significant influence on you. Can you elaborate on that possibility a little, as well as the message in the dedication?   Elly Finzer: Mrs. Alice Hughes was my sixth grade teacher at McKinney Elementary School in Hillsboro, Oregon. My family had moved, and I was, once again, the new kid. My plastic bifocals, stringy hair, and a wardrobe full of hideous dresses did not (surprisingly, I know) lead me down a glittering path of...

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Says the Speck by: elly finzer (front cover Prelim. Sketches/inspiration)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

“Stolas, or Stolos. [owl demon]– The Thirty-sixth Spirit is Stolas, or Stolos. He is a Great and Powerful Prince, appearing in the Shape of a Mighty Raven [that's clearly an owl Mr. Crowley...] at first before the Exorcist…” (from The Goetia The Lesser Key of SolomonTranslated by Samuel Liddell, MacGregor Mathers and edited w/ intro by Aleister Crowley) We’ve been reading through this book as of late, while editing and laying down the cover work for Elly Finzer’s Says the Speck which is due for release...

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Kleft Jaw Press Open Mic @ op. cit. books 3/25/16

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We’ll be invading (in a completely non-invasive manner, hopefully) op. cit. books in Santa Fe, NM on March 25th to host an open mic and feature some of our stock  in the form of KJ editors/contributors from 3-5pm. We’ll also have copies of KJ #8 (click on the shop tab to purchase and use promo code kj8 to save 50% on a 2nd Kj title of your choice) as well as other KJ titles, and it has been said that we have a tendency to be overly generous with our books when we are inebriated/cornered in person, so that’s like, triple the...

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