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Bull Pen: 12 March 2017

Welcome to this week’s BULL PEN where we bring together good news about our BCP friends & family.  If you have good news to share send it my way at noah.stetzer@gmail.com, have a great week!  –Noah Stetzer  “It doesn’t matter if you think it will be great. It doesn’t matter if the pen is right or you only have a napkin. It doesn’t matter at all, if the choice is between writing something or writing nothing, if you even understand…

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PREORDER: Then Winter for only $10

THEN WINTER Softcover, 36 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4951-5765-3 ships April 3, 2017 $12.00 US Pre-order your copy now and save– it’s only $10! by Chloe Honum Editors’ Selection from the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition “On the surface, Chloe Honum’s chapbook, Then Winter, is a powerfully quiet meditation on a speaker’s experiences at a psychiatric ward. But the book is really about the power of nature, nature as ‘conqueror’ in all of its beauty—Honum’s unromantic nature is the prism in which the speaker refracts…

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PREORDER: In Defense of Monsters for only $10

IN DEFENSE OF MONSTERS Softcover, 40 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4951-5766-0 Re-release available April 3, 2017. Pre-Order In Defense of Monsters by B.J. Hollars This thoughtful collection of essays explores the facts surrounding three monsters that have plagued and intrigued our modern society with the idea of their mere existence. They contradict everything we know, and yet, we can’t dismiss their stories. Against reason and science, we can’t help but hope they might not not exist. Published in 2011 by Origami Zoo Press, this new edition…

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What Are We Not For

REVIEW: What Are We Not For by Tommye Blount

December 19, 2016 from The Best American Poetry blog A Husbandry of Risk and Want in a House Run by Mothers: Dante Di Stefano Reviews Tommye Blount’s What Are We Not For What Are We Not For Tommye Blount Bull City Press, 2016 Tommye Blount’s debut chapbook, What Are We Not For, artfully explores what it means to live inside a black queer body at this particular time in American history. Blount’s sinewy poems are bound together with countless silken ties of…

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Open Reading Period Results: L. A. Johnson and Michael Parker

Bull City Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishing two chapbooks submitted during our summer 2016 Chapbook Open Reading Period: Little Climates by L. A. Johnson, and Everything, Then and Since by Michael Parker. L. A. Johnson is from California. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California, where she is a Provost’s Fellow. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The American…

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