Archive for July 2013

Good News from the Grind

Arisa White, whose work is featured in Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, is featured in the first issue of Your Impossible Voice.  Listen to her poem “Here the neighbor screams for Frankie,” then check out the rest of their first issue. “Here the neighbor screams for Frankie” was written in the June 2013 Grind.

Benjamin Garcia has a poem entitled “To Drive a Lover Mad” in a recent issue of The Collagist, and the new issue features anthology contributor Jamaal May’s two poems, “Thinking Like a Split Melon” and “Macrophobia.”  Meanwhile, regular Grind participant Mary Lou Buschi (“Spell I”) and anthology contributor Vievee Francis (“Epicurean”) have poems up at Four Way Review.

Now Available for Pre-Order: Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White

Should Our Undoing...Jill Osier’s Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White, winner of the 2013 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, is now available for pre-order.  And if you weren’t already excited, we’re having a pre-order sale: order your copy before the release date, and you’ll get it for only $10.00 plus shipping.

Osier’s work has been awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.

Selected by judge Patrick Donnelly, author of The Charge and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin, Osier’s chapbook explores the landscape of winter and how we struggle for human connection when the elements bear down on us.  As the Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner, Osier will receive a fellowship to the Frost Place Poetry Seminar in Franconia, NH, this August, give readings at The Frost Place, and live and write in Frost’s mountain cabin for a week this fall.  Participants of the seminar will have a chance to buy advance copies.

Osier’s readings will be August 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Frost Place barn (with Frost Place poet-in-residence Nicole Terez Dutton, author of If One of Us Should Fall) and August 19 at the Frost Place gala.

Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White will ship September 3, 2013.  Pre-order your copy at our discounted price by following this link.

Inch Author Update

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Matthew Haughton’s debut collection of poems, Stand in the Stillness of Woods, has been released by WordTech Editions. Haughton’s poem “Ox-Eyes” appeared in Inch #17.  Inch #11 contributor Katerina Stoykova-Klemer had this to say about the collection: “In Stand in the Stillness of Woods, horses, hawks, deer, bobcats, chickens and ‘all breeds of creatures’ emerge to add voice and presence to the completely-alive world of the speaker. These poems explore the formation of a deep connection to one’s place of birth and trace the development of that connection through symbolic observations of nature and insightful attention to detail. Fears, dreams and relationships bring heartbreaking premonitions of upcoming tragedies and loss. Mountains, hills and woods become characters in this world alongside family members and Kentucky literary icons. These poems stick together and converse with one another while drawing us in. We, the readers, stand still and in awe of the beauty of Matthew Haughton’s first full length poetry book.”  You can order a copy at the WordTech web site: http://www.wordtechweb.com/haughton.html.

Last year, we told you about The Last Hiccup, the second novel from Inch #9 contributor Christopher Meades.  Meades was presented with the Canadian Authors Association’s fiction award for the book, published in 2012 by ECW Press.  

Here are the CAA Judges’ Comments: “The Last Hiccup is an episodic novel reminiscent of Chaucer’s Tales or the Decameron. At the heart of the story is a hiccup, or more specifically, a boy with the hiccups… This surrealistic novel takes us through the misadventures of Vladimir and along the way the reader gets a good look at society’s foibles. The writing is exquisite, the language poetic and fresh. Although the story takes place in 1930s Russia, it feels very relevant to our times.”

Other authors who have won the Canadian Author’s Award for Fiction include: Margaret Atwood, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alistair MacLeod, Will Ferguson, Tom Rachman, Patrick deWitt and Douglas Coupland.