Alan is a frequent contributer to INSTANT NOODLES, and a founder of OLD SCRATCH PRESS.

“Alan Bern’s IN THE PACE OF THE PATH charts his life in his hometown of Berkeley and gives an insightful look into his career in the public library serving that hometown, especially the unhoused, with love and compassion.” Check out Alan’s new book today!

And read the Kirkus Review!


JOHN JOHNSON: In the Mind of the Anxious Traveler

Our great friend, and(one of our) favorite poet, John Johnson (you’ve seen his work in Instant Noodles and Solstice: A Winter Anthology), has a book out! The book has an  instantly evocative cover, and the poetry inside is moving and takes the reader on a journey.

AND HEY! After you buy the book, leave John a review on Amazon. Here is your review, all figured out for you:

This is a moving book of poetry that I am glad I bought/gave as a gift/read.

Plus give it 5 stars.

That is ALL it takes to make a writer’s life significantly better! DO it! 🙂
Who is buying poetry? Only the best people! You be one of them!!!

We really want DPP to be all about our authors, and John is one of our family. We didn’t publish his book (we don’t yet do poetry, or we would have!), but we highly recommend it. And look how beautiful it is! I can just see you seeing a friend off on a trip, and handing him or her this book to read.

Or, better yet, take yourself on a trip! And take this book to read! You deserve a “writing retreat weekend!”

Happy Holidays and Congratulations John!