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Bull Pen: 15 February 2016 – The Love Edition

“The purpose of being a serious writer is not to express oneself, and it is not to make something beautiful, though one might do those things anyway. Those things are beside the point. The purpose of being a serious writer is to keep people from despair.” —Sarah Manguso, “Green-Eyed Verbs“ Love is everywhere! Welcome to the LOVE 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…

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BULL PEN: 01 February 2016

Welcome to 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   There are people who think the life of a writer is lonely. But I don’t think one has to be isolated to be an artist. Though I love to be alone. The empty field out there that’s not empty at all. The maple sapling naked in its shaking.…

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The Greenhouse

2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition Winner: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Bull City Press and The Frost Place are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Contest Sponsored by Bull City Press is The Greenhouse by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet of Oakland, California.  In addition to The Greenhouse, the editors at Bull City Press have selected Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike by Emilia Phillips of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for publication. The final judge for this year, David Baker, said of The Greenhouse: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s collection, The Greenhouse,…

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BULL PEN: 08 February 2016

My grinding keeps paying dividends. THREE poems which started in the December 2014 Grind (my first Grind ever!) appear in the just-out issue of Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women.  As always, gratitude to you and all the Grind/Bull City Press folks for your work & support. — Liz Ahl, regular participant in The Daily Grind Writing Series Thanks, Liz, and congratulations! Welcome, everyone, to the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems,…

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BULL PEN: 31 October 2016

“because once I was a baby blue convertible / but now I’m this black hot rod painted with flames.” RIP Lucia Perillo 1958 – 2016 Welcome the this week’s BULL PEN where we gather good news about our BCP friends and family. If you have good news to share send it my way at noah.stetzer@gmail.com –Noah Stetzer   Congratulations to Benjamin Garcia, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, for being name don of the fifty finalists in the 2016 Best New…

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