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Welcome to the latest issue of BULL PEN where we celebrate the good news of  our BCP friends and family. If you have good news to share, send it my way: [email protected] –Noah Stetzer


Check out the 2017 January/February issue of American Poetry Review, it includes five poems by Michael Broek written and revised during the Grind Daily Writing Series.

Aimee Nezhukumatahil, contributor to INCH 03, with her poem, “Invitation” included in the January 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.

Emilia Phillips, BCP author of Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alikean editors’ selection from the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, with her poem, “Age of Beauty” a Poem-a-Day selection at Academy of American Poets.


INCH 27 contributor, Nathan McClain part of the #NotTrump Series at Yes Poetry.

Great to see Landon Godfrey, regular participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, included in Issue 19 of The Adroit Journal.

Anders Carlson-Wee, BCP author of Dynamite, selected by Jennifer Grotz as the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner, is included in the Winter 2016-17 Issue of Ploughshares.


Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series contributor, Jenny Johnson’s In Full Velvet (Sarabande Books, Feb 2017) reviewed at Publisher’s Weekly.

Check out this interview with INCH 19 contributor Roxane Gay up at the The Rumpus.

Rochelle Hurt, contributor to INCH 17, with her poem, “Wifebeaters” up at The Awl.

 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington Convention Center
& Washington Marriott Marquis
February 8 – 11, 2017

We are booth number 672 at the Bookfair w author signings lined up:

2/9 THURSDAY Tommye Blount 11:00am to 12:00pm;

2/9 THURSDAY Anders Carlson-Wee 1:00pm to 2:00pm;

2/9 THURSDAY Tiana Clark 3:00pm to 4:00pm;

2/10 FRIDAY Chloe Honum 11:00am to 12:00pm; 

2/10 FRIDAY BJ Hollars 1:00pm to 2:00pm. 

…and our 10th Anniversary reading 2/10 Friday at 3:00pm!