Joe Jiménez is the author of The Possibilities of Mud (Kórima 2014) and Bloodline (Arte Público 2016). Jiménez holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. The short film “El Abuelo,” based on Jiménez’s poem, has been screened in Belgium, the Netherlands, Mexico, France, Argentina, Ireland, England, and the US. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is a member of the Macondo Workshops. For more, visit joejimenez.net.
Following a plentiful reading period full of outstanding work, Augury Books is very happy to announce Arisa White‘s you’re the most beautiful thing that happened as our poetry selection for 2016. We received so many great submissions, and paring down one manuscript from our finalist pool was a difficult feat. We are glad to highlight the work of our poetry finalists here:
Architect, Garden by Andrew Seguin
brightness this by Franciszka Voeltz
I Wanted Everything by Elizabeth Whittlesey
Majnun by Mark Faunlagui
Pinocchio: The Whale Years by Patrick Moran
Schematics for Manhood & Flight by Joe Jimenez
Snow Farmer by Benjamin Gantcher
there are some things that are easier to mention by Aimee Herman
When I Was an Octopus by Gregg Murray
On behalf of the editors, we thank you all for your extended patience. Stay tuned for more on Arisa, an excerpt from her manuscript, excerpts from several of our finalists, and a prose selection in November!