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"Medicine for a Nightmare: Part Two" Paperback

Format: Book + Tape

Features contributions from several Flenser and adjacent artists.

Conceptually, Medicine for a Nightmare: Part Two is a collection of thoughts and expressions to be part of a larger conversation. It contains essays, poetry, short stories, photography, and other visual art from a unique selection of 60+ characters from many walks of life, age groups, and cultural backgrounds. It's presented in a perfect-bound paperback book that comes with a 90-minute long audio companion cassette consisting of exclusive instrumental music from 17 different artists, housed in a handmade resealable paper box. The core of this project is to embrace emotions and impermanence, with the focus on this volume being "what brings one to see another day".

The book was made from FSC and Rainforest Alliance certified sustainably forested paper. It’s perfect bound and the cover has a matte finish. First edition of 400 copies. It was made in Michigan by the good people at the woman-owned print house, McNaughton & Gunn. 

Book Contributors:
Russell Higbee
Madeline Johnston
Patrick Owen Dougherty
Sean Jude
Derek Muro
Alfonso Montagnese
Troy Michael & Brianna Sas
Diana Oropeza
Cameron Knowler
Shelley Short
Benoît Pioulard
Danny Leo
Andrew Weathers
Andy Xue
Maxwell Pretzer & Dylan Rebecca Keith
Zach Weeks
Eric Alan
Eli Winter
Dana Schechter
April Joy Gerloff
Ian Boyle
Shea Swaney
Lara Bennett
James Livingston
Jacob Steinbauer
Stephen Wilson
Mark Trecka
Paul Burke
Tom Asselin
Shelly Bohorquez
R. Vena
Will Stenberg
Alexander Kent
Bryan Manning
Kole Galbraith & Sean Waple
Jason Anthony Harris
Dylan Garrett Smith
David Fylstra
Janys-Iren Faughn
Josh Steinbauer
Fellow Witful Pedestrian
Jim Willig
Eric de Jesus
Vivek Vasudeva
Daniel Casebeer
Michael Metivier
Victoria Schull
Shaina Kapeluck
Penelope Joy
Lorna Dune
Nat Lacuna
Claire Rousay
Sean Peoples
R. Dario
Mike Swarbrick
Ryan Hamilton
Eric Van Scoik
Daniel Talton & Sara June

Music Contributors:
This arranged audio compilation consists of previously unreleased instrumental music intended to serve as a soundtrack for your reading experience. Some audio pieces are meant to coincide with their respective literary and/or visual pieces.

Ian Paige - Green is the Color of Taking Up Space
Rekombinant - (soundscore for) Actions and Reactions
Moss Wand - Lilac Honey
Benoît Pioulard - Folded Paw
Gillian Frances - Moonchild
A. Spencer - Right Now I Feel OK, Thanks
Lorna Dune - Future Ancestors
Kole Galbraith & Sean Waple - Cascade Artificiel / Virmalised
derek muro - untitled 82
Power Strip - The Push
Venetian Veil - Come Enjoy the Light
Antemano- En Sus Manos
A Grave With No Name- Pink Glass
Mike Tamburo - Holly's Gaze
From Overseas - Eyes Closed
Kira McSpice - Shadows
Bryce Hackford - Flower [detail]

All copies of the book include a download code for the audio companion.