In Defense of Monsters


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Welcome to this week’s Bull Pen where we round up good news about Bull City Press friends & family: awards, reviews, and publications.  If you’re attending, we look forward to seeing you this week at #AWP17. If you are not, we are always happy to see you here and online!  Do you have good news to share? send it to me at [email protected]  Have a great week! –Noah Stetzer 


Congratulations to Vievee Francis, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series  & author of Forest Primeval (Northwestern Univ Press); Francis has been awarded the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.


Congratulations to Phillip B. Williams, contributor to INCH 17 & author of Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books); Johnson has been awarded the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Landon Godfrey, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series & contributor to INCH 30,  was featured at Verse Daily.

The latest issue of Jubilat includes Mackenzie Kozak & Arisa White both participants in the Grind Daily Writing Series.

“What must be valued / I’m learning, / in clarity & in error, / are spaces / where / feelings are held.” —Jenny Johnson’s “Spaces” was featured at Poem-a-Day. “Spaces” can be found in Johnson’s new release In Full Velvet (Sarabande) out now! We are proud to have included Johnson in Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series.

Congratulations to BCP editor Matthew Olzmann, “Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz,” has been  selected by Natasha Trethewey for Best American Poetry 2017!

“There is no making nice here, no trite and hopeful conclusions, no apologies for the persistently grim and grotesque.” —Roxane Gay’s, contributor to INCH 19, book Difficult Women (Grove) reviewed at New Republic.

Get Mike Scalise’s, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, new book The Brand New Catastrophe (Sarabande) out now!

Find us this week in Booth 672 at the 2017 AWP Conference Bookfair. Our full guide of signings, readings, and events is here: BCP at AWP.

“remember, when good people give up / the world will be ruled by assholes” –from Kathleen Rooney, INCH 16 contributor; her poem, “Seven Occasions to Let the Light Fall” featured at One Small Thing.