💥The Juke Holiday Gift Guide! 💥
Juke has new T-Shirts, Totes and Mugs for sale! And our writers have books!
Hey all! This is Juke’s first holiday season and we’re celebrating with a bunch of announcements!
First, did you notice our new web address? We’re at https://www.juke.press now. We haven’t moved (we love Substack) but we’re just crazy about the new swanky address.
Second, WE HAVE MERCH!!!
You can now purchase Juke shirts, Juke tote bags and Juke coffee mugs. Support Juke and show off your great taste in reading material!
The Juke T-Shirts (available in multiple colors)…
The brainy ones… with black letters or white letters!
(All the Juke merch is designed by Juke writer Paul Vlachos. While you’re checking it out, take a look at Paul’s other shirts for sale too. You may not have realized until now how much you need a Neon Cowboy, a Psychic sign, or Tacos to Go Shirt.)
THE JUKE BOOKSHELF
In addition to crafting the poetry, essays, music and art that rolls into your inbox twice a week, the Juke contributors have all spent the past year publishing books. If you love what they publish on Juke, consider picking up more of their work…
The book, Between Artists: Life in Paintings and Prose, is the result of an almost three year collaboration between Montana-based painter Tabby Ivy and Damon Falke, a US-born writer living in the far north of Norway… Comprised of essays, paintings and correspondence between the two artists, this unique book offers insight into the creative process, the struggles and joys of pursuing art, and how art sometimes can connect us with the immediacy and intimacy of experience, as well what we carry within us.
Travel through the illustrious South with Dink, DVD and Katrina!
“Exit Culture” celebrates life on the road in all ways, great and small, from the daily joys of driving, eating and doing laundry to the more existential themes of loneliness, alienation, the passage of time and what constitutes home. These essays were written over the course of ten years and illustrated with photos. They are about loneliness, connection and rootedness. They address the physical and intangible things that tie us to people and places.
Texas Dives: Enduring Neighborhood Bars of the Lone Star State by Anthony Head (Photos by Kirk Weddle)
Visit 12 Texas bars in 12 Texas towns and discover why these neighborhood establishments rise above their misguided label of "Dives." Meet the people on both sides of the bar, learn some history, make plans to visit again real soon. Texas troubadour Jesse Dayton provides the Foreword. This ain't no tender bar nonsense. THESE ARE REAL DIVES. THESE ARE REAL LIVES.
Miracle Strip, a poetry collection by Matt Layne, is a unique hybrid of the written and spoken word. Each piece of the collection has an end-stop embellishment QR code which, when scanned, transforms the reader into a listener. Layne has recorded each poem, often with the accompaniment of musician and poet, Ned Mudd. The first line of the book invites the reader to “tell me your story, and I will tell you mine,” in the campfire tradition. In Miracle Strip, the reader and poet embark on an experiential journey of memories and the ghosts who haunt us. Check out the audio poems here…
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