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
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 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.
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.
Congratulations! 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.