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New News (newest at the top):

Dec 11, 2017: Whoo! Here comes the chapbook contest winner, Claire Wahmanholm's Night Vision!

Nov 27, 2017: Pub day for Jacqueline Lyons's Earthquake Daily. Man, this is a great chapbook. You're going to want to check it out (order below).

Nov 25, 2017: the next two chapbooks are about to come out in the next couple weeks, so we'll be shipping preorders then on Claire Wahmanholm's Night Vision and Jacqueline Lyons's Earthquake Daily.The new Maya Popa and Patricia Clark will be coming out in 2018 (though we'll have Clark copies shipping early).

Sept 19, 2017: We're shipping preorders and pdfs of Goldbarth now; Peirce in just a week or so. Officially, the Goldbarth releases on Sept 25; Peirce on October 23rd. As you'll notice, though you may buy the chapbooks on Amazon or from your local bookseller, if you buy them from us directly they include a free PDF.

August 28, 2017: Preorders are here for the 2017-2018 chapbook series, consisting of Patricia Clark's Deadlifts, Albert Goldbarth's The World of Multicongruencies We Tend to Inhabit Increasingly, Jacqueline Lyons' Earthquake Daily, Kathleen Peirce's Vault, Maya Catherine Popa's You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave, and Claire Wahmanholm's Night Vision. $40 gets the whole shebang shipped to you as they're released + PDFs. $20 for PDFs only.

July 13, 2017: the 2017 Chapbook Contest results are out. Congratulations to the winner, Claire Wahmanholm, whose manuscript, Night Vision, was selected as the winner out of more than 500 submitted manuscripts. In addition, we plan on publishing finalist chapbooks by Patricia Clark, Jacqueline Lyons, and Maya Popa.

Also forthcoming in 2017-2018 are new chapbooks by Albert Goldbarth, Kathleen Peirce, and Craig Arnold. More news on those to come, but in the meantime, here's the newest series below.

 

2017 Chapbook Subscription: six chapbooks (Clark, Goldbarth, Lyons, Peirce, Popa, Wahmanholm) sent your way as they're released this fall and winter.

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Albert Goldbarth's The World of Multicongruencies We Tend to Inhabit Increasingly, Sept 25.

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"I don't want you to think that all of Goldbarth's poetry is science fiction. It isn't. But he has a kind of science fiction outlook on the world.... He looks at even the most mundane events of human behavior in our ordinary world in all of Einstein's four dimensions." —Frederik Pohl, Science Fiction Chronicle

"If ever the Martians do pay us a courtesy call, I will nominate Albert Goldbarth as an ideal ambassador. He is well-versed in their customs as in our own, and on ace terms with fellow starbuffs from Aristotle to Hawking; collects model spacecraft; has gone on record finding a timewarp no weirder than time; and is hiding, I'm convinced, waggly antennae.... Besides, what better earthling to regale the little green visitors, during the long voyage back to Mars, with tall tales of our exploits, our splendid tomfoolery, our love?" —Ben Downing, Parnassus

 

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Kathleen Peirce's Vault: a Poem, 10/23/17.

Everyone who's ever read Rilke's "Archaic Torso of Apollo" knows the depth, the loss, the bewilderment, the vision and discovery one has when encountering the work of art that's truly talismanic. This encounter lies at the heart of Kathleen Peirce's poetics. This poetics is aware that an encounter with a piece of art, (and, perhaps, language, too) is like entering a soul itself. She might be looking at a watercolor or at a statuette, or a gilded egg—but what she sees is the mystery of time. Her eye, examining an object, travels back in time, through time, at time. Whether it is 1575 or 1705 or 2017, she sees the fires are blazing. People and animals are burning. The music flames us. The silence flames in that music.
     How marvelous, in our scattered, ironic, frightened age to find a poet who is unafraid to possess a larger vision, a poet who, not unlike our Modernists, almost a century ago, is unafraid to look at beauty and see the dark waters of time that this beauty survives, yes, but that ravages us, its makers. —Ilya Kaminsky

Find here: poetry's virtues/pleasures. Gorgeous witness. Silence muscled with qualities. Net of attentiveness rippling outward from the meeting of the seer and the seen. Kin to The Tempest: the wondrous woven of the mundane. The strength of purpose and hearkening needed to walk in beauty's strangeness. Its sensuousness; its intimacy (especially with necessity) that supples its language. Patience of soul spun into physical brilliance. Time present and antique, interior and exterior, "feather of hair in one hand, / scissors in another, not the heart / beating but what might return over the heart." These are the most beautiful poems I know. —Liz Waldner

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Claire Wahmanholm's Night Vision, our 2017 chapbook winner.

"In Claire Wahmanholm's Night Vision, we are made to witness narrative’s inevitable unravelling. By placing hybrid prose in conversation with skillful erasures, Wahmanholm creates a subtle and striking commentary on the nature of language and story. She reminds us of the infinite ways that voice resists containment by history, convention, and our expectations as readers. In each lyric fragment, each fracturing of the source text, we are shown all that has been buried in the trappings of prose. This is a gorgeously subversive chapbook, a work that reflects powerfully on the circumstances of its own making." —Kristina Marie Darling

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Jacqueline Lyons's Earthquake Daily, Nov 27, 2017

"Highly inventive, these poems feel driven by emotional and cultural urgency, as earthquakes shock every part of the system, personal and collective. This is a world where the U.S. Geological Survey monitors catastrophes of mind and heart, where a quake strikes 'during 47% of our waking hours when we were thinking about something other than what was actually happening.' Poems for our shook times." —Dana Levin

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Patricia Clark's Deadlifts comes out in January 2018, but we'll ship preorders in December 2017.

"What a brilliant concept: Deadlifts offers witty, lyrical verses, historically accurate and imaginative, in which poet Patricia Clark provides an insider's view of other "Patricia Clarks"—the dead ones. These poems are even more brilliant than the concept, their endings a surprise and a good shock. Heartening and perfectly tuned, like Arcade Fire or Stephen Colbert's monologues, these poems are what we need now—and will return to—for a long time to come." —Marilyn Kallet

"In Patricia Clark's Deadlifts, we cling to the speaker as she dives right into mortality's maw, poring over obituaries of those who share her name. They're strangers, yes, but the connection Clark makes is powerful. Are we anything in death beyond our names? As Clark says, 'We are all the same, these lives/ bracketed by dates,/  these lists—who/ preceded us, who remains.'" —Glenn Shaheen

"These poems are masterful—the way Clark tucks reverberating sounds from one line to the next—pain, thanks, face—like she tucks her namesakes into their graves. So gently and with so much love. Through the breath and ink of this author Patricia Clark, the Patricia Clarks that have gone on come back again." —Nicole Walker

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    Maya Popa, You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave, forthcoming in March 2018; cover to come
     

 

 

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