Sudden Denouement Publishing: David Lohrey and Rana Kelly


Sudden Denouement Publishing: David Lohrey and Rana Kelly

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of works by David Lohrey and Rana Kelley. Over the course of the last few months, there was a great deal of work put into transitioning our energy and talent into creating a fully-functioning publishing company. Though the process has been arduous, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. SD Publishing will serve as an outlet for our writers to have access to publishing their work, and we will also be open to submissions from non-SD writers.

     Over the course of the last four or five months, we have seen several of our writers find avenues to publish their work. Nicole Lyons’ published her stunning debut HUSH through the Feminine Collective, Georgia Park (warrior poet extraordinaire) self-published her first collection, Quit Your Job and Become a Poet. We have several other writers who have already published books, and I felt that with the wealth of talent we have at our disposal it was natural that we provide our writers an outlet for publishing.

     I am proud to announce that we have two books that are forthcoming. First, we are honored to publish David Lohrey’s Machiavelli’s Backyard. David is a poet who continues to find ways to stun me with his honesty and mastery of the art. I am very proud of the book and think his work will gain much-deserved attention to this brilliant artist.

      Rana Kelly and I have been finishing up editing her chapbook, Every Breath an Earthquake. I remember the day Nicole Lyons sent me a frantic email that she had discovered a brilliant writer on Facebook. I will always be grateful to Nicole for bringing Rana into our collective. She is fierce, honest writer speaking the secret language Sam Lucero educated us all on. I believe her work will find its way into the hearts of many who share our passion for poetry.

     Additionally, we will soon start the process of putting together the Sudden Denouement Anthology. My passion has always been connecting writers with a larger audience, in the process, we have formed a family. The anthology will be the result of over a year’s work and showcase the amazing talent of our writers.

     All of these projects are a labor of love. It is the work of every writer that makes it possible. We are interested in talking to anyone who wishes to participate in the process. This project is larger than one, or two, or three people. This undertaking will require many people bringing their gifts to the table. I will be setting up Skype interviews with anyone who wishes to participate in the publishing process, or who wishes to have their work published. We all do this for the love of literature. It is our goal to be good stewards to those who bestow upon us the honor of sharing their work. We are a collective; we are a community. We are all stronger together than we are on our own. Sudden Denouement is the most important project I have been privileged to involve myself with. Please contact me or any of the editors with any questions or suggestions.


Jasper Kerkau

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Global Literary Collective

8 thoughts on “Sudden Denouement Publishing: David Lohrey and Rana Kelly”

  1. Jasper, Sorry not been in touch. Heavy rains here, overhead creaking internet line … very little internet. But I have joined the town library so maybe able to Skype from there. What is your Skype name?



  2. This is a thrill for me and something I have been looking forward to for some time. I am so grateful to Jasper for taking an interest in my work. His support has been an enormous incentive for me, really pressing me forward. I am very excited by the future prospects of this enterprise and hope to contribute to its success. I especially feel privileged to work with so many talented and brave souls. I am so looking forward to meeting people in person. As they say here in Tokyo: gambatay or keep up the good work.


  3. Jasper, Indeed a momentous new direction, but one that makes perfect sense. I now realise perhaps why you have all been so busy leading up to this announcement. Thus the guest submission of three poems I sent 6 or so weeks ago has not, just yet, received a response.

    Either way I would like, if possible, an invitation to the Skype session, so that we can determine where my skills might best support the endeavour. Perhaps that might be in the realm of photography, as much as writing?

    I wish us well with this and when you get a chance, look forward to a response.

    Jonathan O’Farrell

    On 10 July 2017 at 01:57, Sudden Denouement Literary Collective wrote:

    > Sudden Denouement posted: ” Sudden Denouement Publishing: David Lohrey and > Rana Kelly We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of > works by David Lohrey and Rana Kelley. Over the course of the last few > months, there was a great deal of work put into transitioning” >

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