by Tiana Clark winner of the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition

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

Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards

Sorry I took all the breakroom biscotti, dunked it in all the coffee,
and puked in all your sensible closed-toe shoes. . .  –from “Letter of Resignation” by Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has a poem, “Letter of Resignation” up at Rust + Moth.

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is never boring – it is compelling, and it is always changing. There is always beauty in both language and image, there is always tension and surprise. “Bright / tangle, snaking line // of fire,”  Stonestreet shows us, “constellation / of explosion, brittle gold against the blue, glint and scatter, / visible.”  Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winning chapbook, THE GREENHOUSE, reviewed at Galatea Resurrects.

Dana Roeser

Dana Roeser

I am already sick / to death of The Grind / Daily Poetry “activity.” / I have a sore / throat, herpes, and / a headache. What I want / to do / is go to the / gluten-free aisle, / Aisle #2, / of Payless  –from “Day #4” by Dana Roeser

Dana Roeser, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, with two poems–“A Tour of Pauline Hot Spots in Malta, in Which I Boast of My Humiliations” & “Day #4”–up at Green Mountains Review.

Together, ApartCongratulations! to Ben Hoffman–author of TOGETHER, APART, originally published by Origami Zoo Press and now a 2015 BCP fiction chapbook.  Ben’s short story, “Substitutes” which was published at Granta, has been selected as a 2016 notable story for the anthology Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

C. Dale Young, good friend of the press, with “Between the Dragon and the Phoenix” featured at Poets.ORG.

Listen to Ron Riekki’s, contributor to INCH 16, “This Is the Poem That’s Going to Get Me Out of the Mines” at Voicemail Poems.