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Origami Poietic Organum


by Michael D. Main


The year 2012 brought forth QUINTET FOR THE APOCALYPSE by Michael D. Main, a powerfully written, conceived, and illustrated work overflowing with intense shamanic beauty and profoundly evocative drama.  Prescient in its language, consuming in its visual impact, QUINTET FOR THE APOCALYPSE marks the singular achievement of Michael D. Main, a writer determined to forge ahead beyond the wasteland of contemporary poetic mediocrity to establish a concrete artistic vision into new horizons of literary abstraction.

     As a "language poet," MICHAEL D. MAIN is a consummate developer and redeveloper of poetry systems, often working with Hinge Theory, originally created by Heller Levinson with Michael Annis, and via elements found in a Chaos Refolding: Helix of Mirrors which defines and describes the idea of art within a "grammaring matrix" as proposed by Henry Avignon. These ideas and theories were synthesized by Michael Main into his own systems of language articulation and ultimately adapted to his literary discipline.  From these systems, Michael Main has created startling advances in style and syntax, with a literary voice that is quite original, although he gives credit to other writers and artists as being mentors and inspirations in his own creative journey. Read more about QUINTET for the APOCALYPSE::Origami Poietic Organum on the New Books page of this website, and  Visit Michael D. Main at


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1. A Recent Interview, Sweden

Tidningen Kulturen : Med Kulturen Som Perspektiv
Litteratur | Portratt | August 20 2012 | Skrivet av Freke Räihä

2. Michael D. Main Author Web Site:


3. Ygdrasil: A Journal Of The Poetic Arts (M. Main as Featured Poet | April 2011 Issue) | "Whomanids" Module Of "Quintet For The Apocalypse" :


4. Reader Support Blog For "Quintet For The Apocalypse"
Visit the content-rich Reader Support blog for  Quintet For The Apocalypse  here:
5. Michael D. Main's SoundCloud Channel | Audio Reading Of "Quintet For The 

6. Michael D. Main reads from the Introduction to "Quintet For The Apocalypse" on his Author Channel:


7. POETS & WRITERS Author Registry Page:


8. Language Ltd & Forthcoming | Michael D. Main Facebook Public Page:


9. Michael D. Main | The White Book | Blog:


The "Best Of" writer Michael D. Main's "Facebook Profile" aphorism postings of 2009 - 2011 are here collected by the author. This with a view to greater and more mindful clarity of both communicative intent and coherent presentation. Each segment of content has been carefully evaluated for its potential relationship to all of its cousin posts, then subsequently arranged by thematic relationship. The result is this writer's informed alternative to the daily background noise and adverbial "discharge" that too often attempts to be swapped for quiet, sustained, and intelligent reflection in the social networking milieu. Those who desire a broader perspective as to the philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings (or “backstory") to what informs a writer's formally published poems and books will most appreciate this approach.
10. Follow Michael D. Main on Twitter: Search for "Michael D. Main" [MichaelDMain] of Newport, Oregon USA.

11. Michael's Poetic Work | Journal Publications | 2009 - 2012:


     Mad Hatters' Review Issue 13:
     OMEGA 7 (pp. 174-177):

     The Tower Journal:


NOTE: Michael's recent essay on Poetic Language and Structure is featured here on our website. You may read it by clicking on the sidebar button, "Guest Viewpoints on Literature & Language."


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From Spring 2012, Howling Dog Press has offered several new titles to booksellers, libraries, and directly to individual buyers, in printed paper formats and through e-books. The cover displayed to the left is from Jay Marvin's DEATH DANCE. By clicking on the cover, you will be able to preview and order DEATH DANCE online, by credit card or PayPal.


The preview is a 40+ page sample from Death Dance. It contains text from the book, cover sample choices, ordering information, and links to purchase the book. The in-print book is 144 pages in length, featuring poems by Jay Marvin; it includes illustrative artwork by artists Jeff Kappel and Micheline Saliba. Designed & edited by Michael Annis.



Testimonials about Jay Marvin's DEATH DANCE: click HERE now!

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COST OF FREEDOM: The Anthology of Peace & Activism Co-edited by Michael Annis, Whitney Trettien, and Mike Palecek. Designed by Michael Annis, with Whitney Trettien. Cover photo by Chante Wolf. Over 100 contributors from the US and Canada, individual peace activists and organizations. Dimensions: 12" x 12.6".  166 pages, many in full color, with full-color poster insert. Available through Howling Dog Press, softcover and hardbound editions.

     "This varied and exciting collection, COST OF FREEDOM, graphically reveals the vitality and expanse of the popular movements opposing violence and criminal ventures abroad. It should inspire many more to join in these efforts to create a powerful force of concerned citizens that cannot be ignored, and that will help to shape a much more hopeful and decent future."~Noam Chomsky

     "COST OF FREEDOM is a beautiful, accessible, and meaningful history of recent American anti-war movements that should be on the coffee tables of every American home."~Thom Hartmann

     "There is good reason to have at your disposal things that remind you of things as they are. COST OF FREEDOM is a perfect candidate; it does more than remind, it also informs."~Harry Belafonte

     "Are you civically indifferent to officialdom's criminality and brutality against the powerless and defenseless; against children, mothers and fathers, against our constitution and other laws of the land? If this collection of passionate and rational prose, poetry, photographs [and quotes from our courageous forebears], COST OF FREEDOM, does not stir you to join with other patriots for democratic actions and restorations, you are indeed civically inactive. And that's no way to be self-respectful."~Ralph Nader

     "COST OF FREEDOM is a powerful cry for peace--the only state in which freedom is possible. War, its threat and preparation, together with the further impoverishment of the people they promise, are the greatest enemies of freedom. Even more, this anthology proves that people and poets across America have, like Thoreau, refused to be outfaced by irrational things. Here is a chorus of the American people, matching the prophets of the past, whose voices are also present, singing peace will come through universal love and respect for the precious rights and dignity of every child, woman and man, but only when the factually informed participation and perseverance of the people make war unthinkable. Your poets will will then be the acknowledged legislators of peace on earth. Thanks for your powerful anthology, which I hope wll reach and motivate millions of people."~Ramsey Clark

     "If the world is ever going to be changed, it will be through the efforts of millions of individuals and small organizations. COST OF FREEDOM tells the encouraging stories of many who have begun this work."~Pete Seeger


To order COST OF FREEDOM, and for current pricing [discounted up to 40% for libraries] on both hardbound and softcover editions, send an email with the subject line "COF ordering information" to Michael Annis at   


To hear audio selections and commentary from Cost of Freedom: the Anthology of Peace & Activism, click on the following link; after the website comes up, click on the control slide bar, the "timer", under the video screen to 22:20 [22 minutes, 20 seconds into the broadcast].  The COF segment on the New American Dream radio broadcast ends at 42:00 minutes into the program.

"tell 'em we're comin' and hell's comin' with us ..." ~Doc Holliday

"divine continuum of literature :: of Language ... cultural revolution :: psychic insurrection, sedition :: howling at the end of the world :: as the dogs howl, all tyrants flee ..." ~Let Kiaiyo Oeane, Great Night Sky Hunter, the Lord of the Winds

"nos ... infernum venit cum nobis ... divina continuum litterarum :: of lingua ... culturalis revolutionem :: psychicae seditionem, insurgentibus :: in anno ululatus, ululatum in fine mundi :: ut canes ululate, omnes tyranni fugere"


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