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Noah Stetzer

BULL PEN: 05 December 2016

“Intimate, honeyed with grace, the poems in What Are We Not For make visible love’s constraints. Lovers dive into the carnal, but emerge slick and singed. A son yearns for a father’s acceptance. Men cruise the night and dating apps only to find ‘delectable poison’ and racist fantasies. All this seeking and yearning is sheltered in lines that are incisive and sensual. Tommye Blount is one of my favorite emerging poets. In his hands, language becomes ‘a call of danger’ and ‘a call / of ecstasy.’ He’s…

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BULL PEN: 3 October 2016

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. Welcome to this week’s BULL PEN where we gather good news about our BCP friends and family. –Noah Stetzer    Emilia Phillips’, BCP author of Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike, an editors’ selection from the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, poem “To the Neighbor Boy with his Father’s Hunting…

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Bull Pen: 15 February 2016 – The Love Edition

“The purpose of being a serious writer is not to express oneself, and it is not to make something beautiful, though one might do those things anyway. Those things are beside the point. The purpose of being a serious writer is to keep people from despair.” —Sarah Manguso, “Green-Eyed Verbs“ Love is everywhere! Welcome to the LOVE edition of the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems, essays, and stories from the literary citizens…

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BULL PEN: 01 February 2016

Welcome to the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems, essays, and stories from the literary citizens of the larger Bull City!  —Noah Stetzer   There are people who think the life of a writer is lonely. But I don’t think one has to be isolated to be an artist. Though I love to be alone. The empty field out there that’s not empty at all. The maple sapling naked in its shaking.…

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BULL PEN: 08 February 2016

My grinding keeps paying dividends. THREE poems which started in the December 2014 Grind (my first Grind ever!) appear in the just-out issue of Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women.  As always, gratitude to you and all the Grind/Bull City Press folks for your work & support. — Liz Ahl, regular participant in The Daily Grind Writing Series Thanks, Liz, and congratulations! Welcome, everyone, to the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems,…

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