Makeshift Press’ Next Major Release

Makeshift Press is proud to announce our first full volume of original poetry: Joseph D. Reich's The Trouble with Authority!

Eclecticism defines the work of prolific author Joseph D. Reich. His upcoming release, The Trouble with Authority, is a cross-genre exploration plumbing the depths of human growth and development. He leaves no stone unturned, touching upon family dysfunction, abnormal psychology, parapsychology, existentialism, linguistics, and the psycho-dynamics of the fragile human condition. The absurdity of America’s increasingly nihilistic social landscape is Reich’s poetic tapestry. His missives are equally tinted by philosophy and sociology, creating a surrealistic guide that is sure to strike a chord with both cynics and optimists, or simply anyone—which is to say everyone—leading lives of "quiet desperation."

Joseph Reich is a social worker who lives with his wife and fourteen-year old son in the high-up mountains of Vermont.

He has been published in a wide variety of eclectic literary journals both here and abroad, been nominated seven times for The Pushcart Prize, and has written over twenty books of poetry and cultural studies.