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From Illustrations of Snowflakes courtesy of the Public

From Snowflakes: a Chapter from the Book of Nature (1863), courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Effective until March 7th, Brooklyn Arts Press is holding a “Pick-Your-Price” sale on Noah Eli Gordon‘s The Word Kingdom in the Word KingdomThis deal allows book buyers to purchase one copy of Gordon’s book at the price of their choosing (plus $5 for shipping). Brooklyn Arts Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of upcoming artists. Joe Pan, their managing editor and publisher, has a collection of poetry forthcoming from Augury in 2015.

For more on the “Pick-Your-Price” sale, visit their site.

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a photo from ‘Transit of Venus’ (1882), courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Brooklyn-based poetry journal No, Dear and Small Anchors Press are currently accepting five-to-twenty page submissions to their Poetry Chapbook Contest. The contest is open to writers currently residing in New York City, and a single winner will receive limited edition chapbook publication in 2015, as well as an additional $200 prize. The deadline is March 2nd; only a few days left to submit! See No, Dear‘s site for details.

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Image from James C. Watson's A Popular Treatise on Comets, courtesy of Public Domain Review

Image from James C. Watson’s A Popular Treatise on Comets, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Randall Horton‘s poem “When Winter is a Transitional State” was recently featured on the Poetry Society of America‘s website. The Poetry Society of America is the oldest poetry organization in the country, and its mission is to foster an interest in poetry and to support poets nationwide. Horton discussed his thoughts on the poem:

I wanted to explore what an unconventional love looks like. To most of the outside world, this kind of love would seem abnormal. I worked within the freedom and constraint of the couplet form, going for the duality of thought within the speaker’s mind.”

To read the full poem and Horton’s commentary, click here.

Horton’s second memoir is forthcoming from Augury Books in 2015.

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a detail from A System of Elocution, with Special Reference to Gesture, to the Treatment of Stammering, and Defective Articulation (1846) by Andrew Comstock, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

 

Brooklyn-based publisher and poet Joe Pan has recently released a pamphlet, entitled The Poemthrough Massachusetts-based Greying Ghost Press. The Poem, as described by Pan, is a “reminder to myself that a poem can not only be about anything, but literally be anything–a list, a lampoon, a lamp post–with language & ‘poetic intent’ as its dual engine.” His most recent collection of poetry, Hiccups, or Autobiomythography II, is forthcoming from Augury in 2015.

Greying Ghost, an independent press established in 2007, publishes letterpress and laserprinted chapbooks, broadsides, and pamphlets. Though Greying Ghost’s pamphlets are available for the low price of one dollar on their own, a copy of any pamphlet is included free with the purchase of a chapbook.

 

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Taken at the Poison Pen poetry reading, courtesy of Writespace Houston

Taken at the Poison Pen poetry reading, courtesy of Writespace Houston

Augury Books’ Frances Justine Post recently read for the Poison Pen Reading Series, hosted in Houston, Texas on the 29th of January. Several poets were featured, including Scott Blackwood and Tony Hoagland. Post presented pieces from her most recent collection of poems, BEAST. As Tony was her professor and dissertation director, Justine felt the experience of reading together was “extra special.”

Writespace Houston wrote of Justine’s reading:

Taking us backwards through the book, Post began with the darkest poems and worked her way into the light. Poems like “Hannibal,” seethe with both emotion and devastation. Imagery of a body broken into pieces for eating is juxtaposed with lines like “How does it feel to be an object?” The self-portrait series, of which there are twelve in the book, feature titles like “Self Portrait in the Shadow of a Volcano,” “Self Portrait in the Body of the Whale,” and the poem which features the title of her book, “Self Portrait as Beast.”

Read the full article on January’s Poison Pen Reading Series here.

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An image from "The Flowers Personified" by J.J. Grandville, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

An image from “The Flowers Personified” by J.J. Grandville, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Poet Maureen Alsop (Mantic, Augury Books, 2013) has recently been featured in the fourth issue of Touch the Donkey, an online poetry magazine produced through above/ground press. Her poetry is presented among poets such as Laura Mullen and Lisa Jarnot.

To learn more about Touch the Donkey‘s latest issue, visit their site!

Maureen Alsop’s MANTIC

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From Robert Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' courtesy of the Public Domain Review

From Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Randall Horton has been featured in The Imprisoned Issue of OF NOTE magazine. OF NOTE magazine is an online journal that features individuals using the arts to promote social activism. Sally-Ann Hard, in reviewing Horton’s work, discusses the importance of spreading awareness about life in prison.

Randall Horton’s poems are the work of a knowing, compassionate witness. He lays out reasons why we should care, why we should be moved to action and why our treatment of people who are imprisoned is an indictment against our moral, ethical and societal values. Writing, in part to relieve the guilt of the choices he made in his own past, his poems ask us to question what kind of justice we have.

We need these poems.”

Read the full review here.

Randall Horton’s book is forthcoming from Augury Books in 2015. Read more on Horton.

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