We are excited to announce that Issue 8, No. 1 is officially for sale. Be sure to check out our Issues Page to get your copy. Also, we now have Tony Mancus' chapbook City Country for sale as well, hot off of the press. Both items, along with other goodies, will be for sale at AWP. Be sure to check out our booth (#650) to say hello and check out the issue and chapbook in person.
Congratulations to Tony Mancus! His chapbook City Country is forthcoming and will be designed and printed by Paper Hammer. Luckily for you, it will be available for purchase at our table at AWP this April.
The chapbook was carefully chosen by Ben Lerner, who said of Tony's work: "neither the built space of the city nor a fantasy of pastoral escape; instead, these poems are a zone where the natural and artificial interpenetrate, often violently: electricity circulating through a doomed calf, the blade of a mower that “bends like / a thought / into the future.” In other words, the work is real--poems that summon considerable lyric powers to cut through the genre’s false consolations: “and the guests / guess wrong / about the necks // of birds / of reptiles / of mammals // of the hurt on the human form…” The line is the blade; see it shining in Tony's hands."
Our finalists include Douglas Piccinini's manuscript Shadowplay and Alison Strub's manuscript Dust Rites.