New from Anxiety Press: The Initiate

Anxiety Press is pleased to announce the release of: The Initiate by M.P. Powers


“Alone, manic and stranded. Lying on this coffin of a bed, in this strange room, in a city 5000 miles from home. I am in Berlin, but it doesn’t seem right to say it. Nor does it seem right that I am single now, no job, no house, no plan, the walls folding in on me, my ears twisting upward. What have I done what have I done what have I done?”

Meet Richard Doran, poet, walking philosopher, lightning rod for disaster. He has exchanged his old life in small-town Florida for life abroad in the city of his dreams. But in his struggles to adapt, the line between dream, nightmare and black comic burlesque is often blurred.


“A smart as hell expat narrator takes readers on an international romp through Europe. Beginning at a poetry reading in a seedy Berlin bar, we follow him on a wild ride that ranges from museums to graveyards and everything in between. Along the way, we are opened up with a sharp knife to the sweet vulnerability of being in love, being in a family, and being human.”

— Cassie Premo Steele, Author of Beaver Girl

About the Author

M. P. Powers lives with one foot in Berlin, Germany, and the other in South Florida, where he rents out construction equipment. Fortuna Berlin is his first novel and Hallucinogenic Dragonfly Intermezzo is his first poetry collection.