by Win Bassett
In an effort to be a charitable citizen of the independent publishing community, we’d like to give a little love to our contributors, friends, and fellow members each week!
* If you need to know where to find BCP’s Ross White, Rebecca Hazelton, and Brittany Cavallaro during AWP, head over to table A-31 at the bookfair!
* Josh Robbins receives a glowing review of Praise Nothing in Pleiades:
“In the tradition of other great poets of the spiritual, Herbert to Merton, Robbins adds his name to this list. Pensive, meditative, he asks the great questions which haunt us. …. There is nothing sentimental in this work … just the unflinching vision of a perceptive eye …. This is a strong work, one that uses sharp and fresh language to achieve compassion.”
* INCH contributor Roxane Gay is going to have a story in Best American Mystery Stories 2014!
* The March 2014 issue of Thrush is now up!
* Scratch Magazine features Aaron Belz in “The Fiscal Lives of the Poets.” He writes via Twitter: ” in six months I’ve made over $5k selling custom poems on Craigslist.”
* The new diode issue features friend Tarfia Faizullah!
* GRIND participant Liz Gray wrote a review of Heidi Lynn Staples’s Noise Event for Harvard Review.
* Friend Mylène Dressler has an essay in the new Kenyon Review.
* Matthew Olzmann‘s fiction chapbook was a finalist for the 421 Chapbook Prize in Short Prose! Who knew he wrote fiction?!
* Helen Vitoria interviewed by The California Journal of Women Writers.
* Two new sonnets by Anthony Opal!
* Nick Ripatrazone on postal submissions to literary magazines for The Millions.
* We’re excited to see five poems from Rebecca Gayle Howell in the next Oxford American.
* See GRIND participant Becky Fink‘s poem “Let Me Try to Explain Myself” now at Word Riot.
* Check out the cover of BCP associate editor Brittany Cavallaro‘s first collection of poems, Girl-King, out with University of Akron Press in early 2015.
Win Bassett‘s essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica. His stories and poems have been published or are forthcoming in PANK, Image, Ruminate, and Trop. He’s a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. Follow him on Twitter: @winbassett