Welcome to the latest edition of the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems, essays, and stories from the literary citizens of the larger Bull City!  —Noah Stetzer


Matthew Olzmann, BCP editor & author of Mezzanines (Alice James Books) and the forthcoming Contradictions in the Design (Alice James Books), with work up at 100 Words Story.

Caroline M. Mar, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has three poems in the latest Four Way Review.

tumblr_static_3vjrvfby63s4so8cowcgw48kwAll Up In Your Ears a new monthly podcast featuring, Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series contributor francine j. harris, along with Kaveh Akbar, Jonathan Farmer, and Gabrielle Calvocoressi discussing, extolling, deviating from and disagreeing about recent poems.

Kathleen Rooney, contributor to Inch #16, with work at NPM Daily.

Carmen Maria Machado, contributor to Inch #20, in discussion with Alice Sola Kim at Storyological.

Stacey Balkun

Stacey Balkun

Stacey Balkun, contributor to Inch #20, with work featured in the science issue of Event Horizon.

Rochelle Hurt’s, contributor to Inch #17, poem ““Devotion of St Teresa of Ávila” published at So To Speak Journal.

Ashaki M. Jackson, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has turned one month of #grind poems into her chapbook, Surveillance; through a philanthropic partnership with Writ Large Press, 100% of the proceeds of Surveillance benefit Black Youth Project 100, Say Her Name, Black Lives Matter and Native Lives Matter. Purchase here.

Emilia Phillips, author of Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alikean editors’ selection from the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, reads “Apostrophe in Oregon Hill” at The Stump.

Jeff Beam, contributor to Inch#4, reads work here.

Win Basset, long time BCP friend and former editor, writes “…on mentorship, poetry, & teaching boys” in When Teaching Is a Calling at The Lit Hub.

Dwayne Betts’, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Seriesessay “What Prison Takes Away” at The Atlantic.

Screenshot 2016-04-25 08.53.37Anders Carlson-Wee, author of Dynamite, selected by Jennifer Grotz as the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner, is featured at Poem of the Week.

Elisa Gabbert, contributor to Inch #16, with advice at Electric Literature.

Travis Smith, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Seriesalso appears in The Winter Anthology, Volume 6.

Shane Jones, contributor to Inch #9, appears at Wigleaf

APPLY: The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets — The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, July 31 – August 5, 2016, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar. APPLY HERE.

SUBMIT: The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Judge: Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Deadline 4/30.

SUBMIT: Pittsburgh Poetry Review is accepting submissions now through 4/30.