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WORD RIOT PRESS
Sins of the Flesh
by David-Matthew Barnes


$7
Chapbook
8.5" x 5.5"
ISBN 0-9728200-1-9
pp. 72

Sins of the Flesh is a work 12 years in the making by critically-acclaimed writer David-Matthew Barnes. The brutal, beautiful honesty of his words washes over the reader, seducing us. David-Matthew's poetry is raw, real, and now.

Sins is divided into four parts: "Star Fuckers," "Forgive Me, I'm Young," "Latin Men and Other Sins," and "Rising from Troy." Every section is distinctive in theme, but intertwined in the contribution each makes to the narrative progression of the collection.

The insight into the human condition that David-Matthew consistently brings to his prose also winds its way through his poetry. Quite simply, David-Matthew Barnes and Sins of the Flesh refuse to be ignored.


About the Author
David-Matthew Barnes is the author of the novel "Ambrosia", the poetry collection "Sins of the Flesh" and eighteen stage plays. His short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in over fifty magazines, literary journals and anthologies. A two time Elly Award winner, his stage plays have received over two hundred performances across the nation and internationally in South Africa, Brazil, India, Taiwan, England and Western Australia. Two of his stage plays, "And The Winner Is..." and the ever-popular "Are You All Right In There?" are published by Playscripts. Three of his stage plays, "Somebody's Baby", "Temporary Heroes" and "Unrequited" are published by Brooklyn Publishers. "Frozen Stars", a dramatic coming-of-age film that David-Matthew wrote and directed, is available on DVD from Liberty International Entertainment. David-Matthew and his partner, award winning producer Nick Moreno, live in a suburb of Atlanta. They are the proud parents of a teenager, three cats and a dog.


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