Mark Cantrell, Author

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From the morbid to the macabre to the amusing and the mischievous, Deus Ex Insomnia presents 80 poems in one volume that isn't afraid to laugh at the darker edge of life. Together with four creative essays celebrating the literary imagination, this is an intoxicating distillation of the authorial mind.

Smashwords, 2011 (Digital)

Formats: Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, Apple, PC

ISBN: 978-1-4580-4377-1 | ASIN: B00439GJKY

Lulu, 2007 (Paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-8475-3507-8

Walk into the shadows of a sleepless night, of a mind teetering towards the abyss of deprivation, when revelation intrudes through the event horizon that separates the lightness of being from the depths of hidden meaning. Out there in the beyond it's not all morbid raptures, there is laughter too, hidden in the drug of words.

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In The Words Of Chairman Me (Poetry)

A quirky collection of poetry and prose, first published as a photocopied chapbook back in 2004, In The Words Of Chairman Me was later re-released as a free PDF ebook under a Creative Commons licence.

The digital version can be found over on Scribd, or right click the link below to download a copy.


Confessions Of A Poetry Virgin (Poetry)

First published circa 2001 as a photocopied chapbook, Confessions of a Poetry Virgin represented the author's debut as a poet (hence the title).

In those days, active in the open mic poetry activities of the Interchange (Bradford Writers' Network), such chapbooks were a staple part of the scene, passed around almost like business cards.

The collection was subsequently re-issued as a PDF ebook around about 2006. Access the chapbook over at Scribd, or right click the link below to download a copy.


On Literature (Essays)

First published as a staple-bound printed chapbook in 2004, Mark Cantrell has now re-issued his collection of essays and articles in digital format through the publisher and distributor Smashwords.

FREE chapbook

Smashwords, 2011

Formats: Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, Apple, PC

On Literature brings together a fascinating collection of work rooted in the creative writing scene of his native Bradford, as well as his musings on the wider realms of creative writing.

From poets waxing lyrical to poets getting down-right political, a startling ensemble of creative exploits is explored in this small publication. Released FREE under a Creative Commons license, it is available for the Kindle, Sony Reader, and other devices exclusively from Smashwords. So, feel free to download On Literature and be inspired: there’s more to literary living than you might at first think.

 Download the chapbook at Smashwords.

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