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We the editors were given the best kind of umbrage. Check out the following review in Chicago Art Review courtesy of one Anthony Elms who more or less talks about how awesome Stephanie Brooks is. I feel like I read this review and blushingly applauded. I’ve pasted the beginning here. Read the review in its entirety by going here. Or. Pick up a copy of the book and judge for yourself by going here.

Elms Choice: Stephanie Brooks’ Love is a Certain Kind of FlowerStephanie Brooks, Love is a Certain Kind of Flower

Sunday March 14th 2010, 6:43 pm
Filed under: Artists Books

A studio visit means an excuse to prepare by brushing up on the artist prior to the visit. This means research, you know what that is, how a brainiac pronounces procrastination. In anticipation of a visit this Monday with Stephanie Brooks, I can here and now recommend, just in time for Valentine’s Day (What is that you just said?), Ms. Brooks’ recent Love Is a Certain Kind of Flower, published by the fine folk(s) at Green Lantern Press.

Ms. Brooks has been known for sculptures that mingle a certain institutional display or delivery of decidedly not institutional thoughts and language. Sometimes the works literalize metaphor, at other times reinterpret abstract forms, and maybe even bring about ridiculous attempts to quantify and advertise those things we get nervous about being quantified and directed. You know, the kind of answer you just do not want to hear or read right now.

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I wanted to send you all a shout out, since we’re very happy and fortunate and psyched to say that the catalogue has been updated! That means that you can buy our books on line, via the green lantern press website. Which is supersweet, right?

Go here to check it out. All you need is a paypal account-

Some of our latest titles include:


by Arthur Rimbaud
translated by Nick Sarno

A new translation of the groundbreaking work of French Symbolism. Featuring color plates by artist Gerald Bacasa. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer.



by Stephanie Brooks

Love Is a Certain Kind of Flower is an extensive index of love metaphors culled from poems ranging from the classics to sentimental greeting card verse. Continuing in Brooks’ deconstruction of Romance, Love Is… provides an amusing and sometimes poignant reference for emotive description.

Love Is a Certain Kind of Flower is number two in the Pocket Lantern Series.
Printed in an edition of 250.



nominated for the 2009 Lambda Literary Prize

by Terri Griffith

Liz is an employee at The Unified Telecommunications Credit Union, a job she has not missed a day of for three years. In between her daydreams of moving someplace warm, she peers at the bank account of her former lover, runs background checks on herself, attempts to dodge the young girl she has started an affair with, and hopes to reconnect with her missing sister. At first glance, it may seem as though very little happens over the course of the novel, but before long the minor events which seem so unimportant build upon one another until they collapse completely, as Liz forces herself to explore the depths a person will go to be alone.

Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer. Featuring a color plate by LA artist Zoe Crosher. 2009



by Ashley Donielle Murray

n. pl. fas·ci·ae 1. Anatomy A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body. 2. The debut collection of short fiction by Ashley Donielle Murray.

Like the tissues binding the heart to its arteries, the stories in Murray’s collection describe the threads, sometimes thin, sometimes strong, that connect daughter to father, husband to wife, and ourselves to our own histories. Each story is its own quiet revelation and has the ability to bind the reader to the book long after the covers have been closed.

Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer. 2009

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Book Launch and Live Reading on

NOVEMBER 21st 2009 at Women & Children First at 5:30 pm
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640-2122
(773) 769-9299

*For more information please contact Caroline Picard at (773.266.4234) or Nick Sarno at:


We’re at it again!

The Green Lantern Press is proud to announce the simultaneous release of three brand new titles :

Love is a Certain Kind of Flower, an artist book by contemporary artist Stephanie Brooks, So Much Better, a debut novel by badatsports correspondent Terri Griffith & Fascia, a collection of short stories by an emerging writer, Ashley Donielle Murray

On Saturday November 21st at 5:30 Women & Children First will host a reading featuring each of the three authors, Stephanie Brooks, Terri Griffith and Ashley Donielle Murray. Each title follows an independent course of love (or the lack there of).  Authors will read a selection from each of their books and a question and answer /book-signing session will follow. Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.



LOVE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF FLOWER by Stephanie Brooks printed in an editing of 250 with full color plates supplied by the artist/author. This small chapbook features an extensive index of love-metaphors used in dime-store poetry collections. Continuing in Brooks’ deconstruction of Romance, LOVE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF FLOWER provides an amusing and sometimes poignant reference for emotive description. 2009 $10

In addition to being an artist, Stephanie Brooks is an Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture Department at SAIC. Her work has been exhibited at the MCA in Chicago, The Hyde Park Art Center, Rotunda in Brooklyn, Center for Contemporary Art in Louisville, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Gallery 400 in Chicago. She is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago and Peter Blum Gallery in New York. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

So Much Better: a debut novel by Terri Griffith, printed in an edition of 500 w/silkscreen covers by Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer and a color plate by LA artist Zoe Crosher. This book describes the inner life of a Credit Union worker as her life slowly unravels. In the absence of her sister and girlfriend, the protagonist becomes increasingly disassociated with her life, until she eventually, unemotionally, comes loose. 2009 $20

Terri Griffith’s writing has appeared in Bloom, Suspect Thoughts, Bust and in the anthologies Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class and Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak about Health Care in America. Along with Nicholas Alexander Hayes, she is co-authoring a transgressive retelling of the Greek Myths. Terri is the literary correspondent for the popular contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports and she also co-hosts the online reading series The Parlor.

Zoe Crosher is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Vancouver, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York City.



FASCIA a collection of short stories by Ashley Donielle Murray printed in an edition of 500 w/ silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer. FASCIA describes a series of Southern vignettes, describing various angles of life, from the silent-movie starlet, to the high school prom queen in middle age, to the adolescent boy. In each story three is a delicate web of familial and communal relationships that intersect, overlap and impede on the landscape. 2009 $20

Ashley Donielle Murray was born in 1982. She was raised in Texas and North Carolina, which serve as a backdrop for many of the stories in this collection. A graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Columbia University, she now lives in Queens, New York, and works as an adjunct English professor in Manhattan. She is currently at work on a novel set in the twenties.

You can listen to Ashley reading one of the stories in the collection by going here.