Subscriber News: April 2014
Congratulations to Charlie Bondhus. His poetry collection All the Heat We Could Carry (Main Street Rag, 2013) was named one of four finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry from The Publishing Triangle. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony at 7 PM on Thursday, April 24, at the New School Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street, NYC. Read Winning Writers Editor Jendi Reiter's review of this book. Charlie will be reading with poets Elisabeth Frost, Michael Montlack, and Robert Siek at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 22, at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Marchitti. Her poem "Faith" won an honorable mention in the 2014 Photography, Art & Poetry Exhibition at the St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association in Ringwood, New Jersey.
Congratulations to Sid Miller. His new book of poems, How Can I Love You (If You Won't Lie Down?) was recently published by Racing Form Press. He kindly shares a sample poem here. Award-winning poet Brooklyn Copeland says of Miller's work: "He's got a little Jewish gangster in him, a little love machine, a father’s nose, a green thumb gardener's feel for the soil, and a man who has traveled those little old roads of America that never seem to leave our collective unconscious. Mostly, Miller's poems are filled with tenderness and kindness. But, here's the rub—there's an edge to them, and that is what makes them so damn compelling." Miller is also the editor of the literary press and journal Burnside Review.
Winning Writers Editor Jendi Reiter's poems "Mis Numeros" and "Polish Joke" will be published in the anthology Tic Toc from Kind of a Hurricane Press. This collection features poetry and flash fiction on the theme of Time. Visit their website for the current themed calls for submissions. The next deadline will be May 31 for the candy-themed anthology Just a Touch of Saccharine.
Christine Benedict's debut novel Anonymous is available for purchase in print and e-book editions at Amazon and on her website. In this mystery thriller, Debra Hamilton faces the fear of inheriting mental illness when her husband moves her into a 100-year-old farmhouse where the neighbors insinuate it's haunted. Her new friend Julie faces the fear of a stalker when perverted anonymous letters arrive in the mail. Their stories merge as their friendship grows, and their fear escalates. Watch the book trailer on YouTube.
Gray Hayduke's fiction chapbook Titular! is available as an e-book on Amazon. The three stories in this book are constructed almost entirely from words in the titles of 478 unpublished novels that were submitted to the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The most recent deadline for this contest was March 2.
Alex Deppert's poem "Transoceanic Twitter" was published in English Journal (March 2014), the magazine of the National Council of Teachers of English. He kindly shares it with us here. His poem "Donna's Detonation Disco" was accepted for Verse/Chorus: A Call and Response Anthology, edited by Nikia Chaney (Jamii Publishing, 2014). Verse/Chorus is a diverse collection of poetry, fiction, and essays written in response to African-American history. His poems "Machines" and "Skin Geography" appeared in Current Accounts, the international magazine of Bank Street Writers (UK).
Sarah Ashton's novel The Sorrows of Sadie is now available on Amazon in print and Kindle e-book formats. This historical novel is set in the slums of Liverpool in the period leading up to World War II.
Published: April 14, 2014