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BULL PEN: 24 October 2016

“Not a cruel song, no, no, not cruel at all. This song is sweet. It is sweet. The heart dies of this sweetness.” RIP Brigit Pegeen Kelly 1951-2016 Welcome to this week’s BULL PEN where we gather some of the good news of our BCP friends and family. If you have news you’d like to share email it to noah.stetzer@gmail.com –Noah Stetzer🙂 Rochelle Hurt’s, contributor to INCH 17, poem, “The Garage,” appears at Drunken Boat. Check out INCH 16 contributor Ron Riekki’s…

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BULL PEN: 21 November 2016

–from W.S. Merwin, “Thanks” from Migration: New and Selected Poems. Copyright © 2005 by W.S. Merwin Welcome to this week’s Bull Pen where we gather the good news about BCP friends and family.  If you have good news you’d like to share, send me a note at noah.stetzer@gmail.com.  Happy Thanksgiving! –Noah Stetzer🦃 BCP editor and long time good friend of the press, Matthew Olzmann with two poems up at Kenyon Review Online. INCH editor, Julia Ridley Smith has a piece, “Mrs…

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BULL PEN: 19 September 2016

Welcome to this week’s BULL PEN where we’ve gathered some of the great good news about our BCP friends and family. Enjoy! –Noah Stetzer    Today I replaced the plastic sugar bowl with  a glass peanut butter jar so we don’t get killed  by our sugar bowl. I can honestly say  my 18-year-old self could not have predicted this.  –from Christopher Citro’s (INCH 10 contributor), poem “Otherwise Inexplicable Animation to the Forms Above” appearing at The Collagist. Emilia Phillips, author of Beneath the Ice Fish…

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BULL PEN: 19 December 2016

❄️We’ve got a jam-packed issue this week: nominees, awards, publications, interviews, and links to AWP panel featuring BCP authors. Every week, Bull Pen presents the latest and greatest news about our BCP friends and family. If you have news you’d like to share send it my way at: noah.stetzer@gmail.com. Happy Holidays good readers! –-Noah Stetzer ” ‘What Are We Not For’ is a kind of synecdoche for the book. The sensibility of the poem and the way it behaves enacts a belief about the…

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BULL PEN: 17 October 2016

“language becomes ‘a call of danger’ and ‘a call / of ecstasy.’” preorder WHAT ARE WE NOT FOR from Tommye Blount. Welcome to BULL PEN where every week we gather together some great good news about our Bull City friends and family. –Noah Stetzer INCH 16 contributor Ron Riekki’s poem “Chesaning, Michigan (Non-Fiction)” is up at Eskimo Pie Poetry Journal. Congratulations to Tiana Clark, winner of the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition with Equilibrium, has won the Vanderbilt University Poetry Prize with her poem, “Soil Horizon.” Khadijah…

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