Thursday, 12 December 2013

Eleanor Bennett & Friends

Eleanor Bennett & Friends
By Eleanor Bennett

Paperback, 21 pages

Price: $15

The 7th volume of the X & Friends series with one of the most brilliant photographers of the 21st century. In the nursery, could have been a good subtitle for this book as the contributors are all coming out of age. Old teenagers, young adults, these artists are what the small press and larger media

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Eleanor Leonne Bennett is an internationally award winning photographer and visual artist. She is the CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of The Year 2013 and has also won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature's Best Photography and The National Trust to name but a few. Eleanor's photography has been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Life Force Magazine, British Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and as the cover of books and magazines extensively throughout the world. Her art is globally exhibited, having shown work in New York, Paris, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Washington, Canada, Spain, Japan and Australia amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010. In 2012 her work received coverage on ABC Television.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Séance by Kyle Hemmings Now Available

By Kyle Hemmings

Art cover by Norman J. Olson

Paperback, 41 Pages          

Price: $8.00
Ships in 3-5 business days

Kyle Hemmings' overwhelming prose poetry is something I longed for publishing. The directness, straight-forwardness and depth that lie in these poems is a huge comfort that underground contemporary poetry still has the means to give messages to the world.

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Monday, 11 November 2013

New Releases in December

Two new titles will be added to mgv2>publishing's catalogue next month.

The 7th volume in the series X & Friends with talented and globally acclaimed British photographer Eleanor Bennett shares a book with some of her fellow artists from around the world in Eleanor Bennett & Friends.

The 11th title to be released by mgv2>publishing in the general catalogue and the fourth that will also be available in print, Séance by Kyle Hemmings, with a cover art by Norman J. Olson.

Both titles will be published early December and available to read through the usual platforms and calamé and to purchase from

Thursday, 24 October 2013

2014 A Special Year for Commemorating

Next year will be the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy and the centennial of the start of WWI. I invite all poets, writers and artists to submit three-five poems, one-two fiction or non-fiction three-four artwork for this special book that will be published on June 6, 2014.

You may submit previously published material as long as you provide a publishing background for this work.
Do not submit more than once, only the requested number of pieces. Any supplementary work submitted would be discarded.

Send all submissions to mgv2publishing [at] gmail [dot] com with lastname_firstname_ddayantho14 in the subject line. Any submission that won't follow this guideline might end unread thus not reviewed and unconsidered.

The submission window is December 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Anything sent outside this window wouldn't be read.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Steve F. Klepetar & Friends - Blue Season

Steve F. Klepetar & Friends - Blue Season
mgv2>publishing - X & Friends series - Volume 6 August 2013.
Publisher: mgv2>publishing © 2013
Available from for $7.

Also available as an ebook from and

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Karla Linn Merrifield & Friends

The 5th volume of the X & Friends series is now out and you can order it on here!

Cover Illustration: “Sands of Time” by Karla Linn Merrifield

Foreword by Kenneth Pobo

Karla Linn Merrifield

& Friends: Colleen Powderly, Chris Crittenden, M.J. Iuppa, Michael G. Smith, Eve Anthony Hanninen

Foreword by Kenneth Pobo (excerpt)

This collection has a quiet power, a wisdom born of contemplation and acute observation.  This is not light reading.  To fully enjoy the work, I found it helpful to reread the poems, including doing so out loud.  Readers will find poems that speak quite particularly to their own experiences and feelings.  These poems are like bits of colored glass in the light.  Depending on the angle from which we look, we find different prisms, evocative shades and textures.

Karla Linn Merrifield & Friends is now one of those books that I keep close at hand, not stuffed on a shelf.  I like to return to it, sometimes pick one of the poets and think about what that writer is focusing on.  Other times, I like to pick random poems from each poet, see how new patterns take shape.  This is a living collection, a joy and a deep pleasure.

53 pages, 10.99$ from here!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Caleb Puckett & Friends -- In Mixed Company Reviewed

A review of the latest X & Friends volume: Caleb Puckett & Friends -- In Mixed Company reviewed here.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Event Horizon by Valentina Cano

Cover art by Kevin Dooley
Event Horizon
By Valentina Cano

Paperback, 27 Pages        

Price: $6.00

mgv2>publishing presents Event Horizon the first chapbook by Valentina Cano, the princess of contemporary poetry, a muse, a singer, a talented poetess whose words won't leave you unmoved, unharmed, just what we enjoy to feel like after reading.
With a cover photograph by Kevin Dooley.

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Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize.You can find her here:

Monday, 15 April 2013

Caleb Puckett & Friends: In Mixed Company

X & Friends volume 4: Caleb Puckett & Friends - In Mixed Company. By Caleb Puckett from mgv2>publishing

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Caleb Puckett and Kevin Rabas, Robin J. Morrison (Ray Succre), Steven Levin, Mark Young & Sheila e. Black

This company of talented poets drives you through the music artists who influenced and inspired their writing. Just like a mix-tape would be the soundtrack of a road trip, this book is a real journey through chords, lyrics, and more. Not to be missed!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Ben Nardolilli & Friends

Ben Nardolilli & Friends - Defense Mechanisms & Other People's poems

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Price: $11.00

Ben Nardolilli & Friends or Defense Mechanisms & Other People's Poems. Third volume of the series X & Friends by mgv2>publishing. Edited by Walter Ruhlmann. Co-edited by Ben Nardolilli. Cover illustration by Alain Lacouchie.

Copyright Ben Nardolilli (Standard Copyright License)
Edition first edition
Publisher mgv2>publishing
Published February 3, 2013
Pages 31
Binding Saddle-stitch Pape

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Norman J. Olson & Friends

Forgot to tell you about the December volume of X & Friends. Norman Olson & Friends with a foreword by RD Armstrong and poems and artwork by Jan Oskar Hansen, RD Armstrong, Denis Emorine...
Norman J. Olson & Friends Front Cover