ūüćĺHappy¬†New Year! and welcome to the 2017’s¬†first BULL PEN where we bring¬†together the good news about BCP friends and family. ¬†If you have good news to share, send it my way to [email protected] ¬†Have a great week–stay warm! –Noah Stetzer¬†

“Your column stood up straight like a woman /¬†holding up the roof…” from “Henge” by¬†Grind Daily Writing Series participant Mary-Sherman Willis and published at Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

So happy to see several BCP friends and family listed among the finalists for the 2017 Tufts Poetry Awards: Jamaal May & Vievee Francis both included in Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series; & Phillip B. Williams, contributor to INCH 17 are among the many talented writers. 

Check out this Sunday Rumpus Essay, “Pet the Dog” written by Peggy Shinner as part of the Grind Daily Writing Series.

More work from the Grind Daily Writing Series: poems from Laura Rena Murray published at the Hawaii Review.

Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis

“…it enters ‘the way bells enter’ the waiting ear on a Sunday morning‚ÄĚ amazing poem from¬†Vievee Francis,¬†participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, “Everywhere and Here Too” at Blueshift Journal.

ūüéČHearty¬†Congratulations! to our very own BCP executive director,¬†Ross White¬†being awarded the¬†Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipend.

Come see us at #AWP17 in Washington DC!

Our AWP Bookfair table number is: 672.

And mark your calendar for our 10th Anniversary Bull City Press Reading on Friday, 10 February 2017, at 3:00 pm with Anne Valente, author of An Elegy for Mathematics,; Anders Carlson-Wee, author of Dynamite; Emilia Phillips, author of Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike; & Tiana Clark, author of Equilibrium,