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!
* Issue No. 2 of Yale’s Letters journal dropped last week, and friends Christopher Martin and Michael Schmeltzer have new poems in it!
* A poem that Laura Van Prooyen wrote in last April’s GRIND appeared in the Missouri Review last week.
* Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams interviewed at Speaking of Marvels.
* Baseball season begins this week, and Ashley Strosnider has a poem for opening day.
* New issue of The Collapsar! We especially love Amanda Miska‘s “Tell Me.”
* Rebecca Hazelton‘s piece for Poetry featured on Poetry Daily.
* Two of Sarah Blake‘s poems will be in It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop from Minor Arcana Press!
* Nick Ripatrazone has a poem the latest issue of The Christian Century.
* Mashable lists 38 Gifted Poets on Twitter. Friends Oliver de la Paz, Kima Jones, D.A. Powell, Don Share, Brian Spears, and Kevin Young make the list!
* Congrats to Don Share for being awarded a 2014-2015 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities!
* April issue of Poetry has work from Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Klein, and Rebecca Hazelton!
* GRIND’r Kate Angus awarded Spring 2014 Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize (she wrote/revised her essay during the GRIND of November 2013).
* The Manifesto Project is open for manifesto and poetry submissions! This volume is forthcoming from Akron Poetry & Poetics. Rebecca Hazelton and Alan Michael Parker will be accepting submissions from April 1 to July 1, 2014.
* New issue of StorySouth up, and our friend John Ebersole has two poems in it.
* Matthew Wimberley has two poems in the latest Nashville Review.
Win Bassett‘s essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, the 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