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MIGRATING TO THE PLACE OF BROKEN THINGS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LINDA D. ADDISON AND ALESSANDRO MANZETTI

Good morning, friends and fiends-- Today in the MADHOUSE, we're sitting down with  Linda D. Addison and Alessandro Manzetti  to chat about their collaborative poetry collection,  The Place of Broken Things  published via Crystal Lake Publishing .  This wonderfully dark, surreal book is filled with music and nightmares as it explores the darkness surrounding the words "Broken," "Things," and "Place." When reading it, I was immediately struck by the way the two of them complimented one another, their words each breathing into the other's like soft prayers and suffocations.  I hope you'll add this book to your TBR list soon, but in the meantime, we're going to talk about the construction of a collaborative work, the narrative flow of poetry, and how rhythm and repetition influence the musicality of the form. So grab some coffee or tea and snuggle up because we're about to fall into the most hauntingly beautiful dream. With bro

RELEASING INVISIBLE CHAINS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE RENEE LANE

 Hello and Good Morning, Everyone: Today in the Madhouse, I have the pleasure of hosting one of my very best and dearest friends, Michelle Renee Lane. Michelle's book, Invisible Chain s, debuted last month and has already found a strong following and readership across genres, and once you dig into the book, it's not hard to understand why. This novel is a powerhouse. A bit about the book :  Jacqueline is a young Creole slave in antebellum New Orleans.    An unusual stranger who has haunted her dreams since childhood comes to stay as a guest in her master’s house. Soon after his arrival, members of the household die mysteriously, and Jacqueline is suspected of murder.    Despite her fear of the stranger, Jacqueline befriends him, and he helps her escape. While running from the slave catchers, they meet conjurers, a loup-garou, and a traveling circus of supernatural freaks.    She relies on ancestral magic to guide her and finds strength to conquer her fears on her jo