Flowers in the Shadow of the Storm
poems by Christopher Cunningham
62 pages. ISBN
5" x 8",
trade paperback
Features a letterpress-printed cover hand-painted by the author.

First edition of 100 - $18

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The Guild of Outsider Writers: "Mr. Cunningham’s eighth chapbook is no mere wisp of a stapled chap...but a formally bound book. ... The poems inside Flowers do justice to the presentation. Succinct and imagistic, Cunningham’s poems brought me into nameless towns, bedsides strewn with cold sheets, grayness through windows, and the feeling one gets awakening yet again to 'a bleeding morning,' 'waiting on the sun.' There are only 100 copies in this first run, and I’m buying mine now, so hurry! This is a rare find."

A strange freak improvising upon an old IBM typewriter, Cunningham prefers leathery Bordeaux wines, mid-sixties Miles Davis, and sleeping past noon whenever possible. He’s published seven books of poetry, including Thru the Heart of This Animal Life, A Measure of Impossible Humor (Liquid Paper Press, 2005), and And Still The Night Left To Go: Poems & Letters (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2006). Cunningham lives with his girlfriend of sixteen years and his dog of one year in a dusty suburban compound outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He can be reached at

Christopher was interviewed by What to Wear During an Orange Alert?