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Augury Books is happy to join poet Carey McHugh and designer Michael Miller in unveiling the cover art for the upcoming American Gramophone (2015).

The poems in American Gramophone are menacing—spiked with hazards, threats, warnings and spells—yet the contained lines and composed forms temper the peril with delicacy: a pin curl in the palm, glass shelves full of violets. The collection explores this sharpness and splendor in an agrarian landscape where earth is both burden and livelihood. Here, beneath the music of machinery and birdsong, the trap is set.

Read an excerpt from American Gramophone, and then come back Wednesday for another book cover debut from our upcoming 2015 catalogue. For automatic updates, follow this blog in the right bottom corner.

Find out more about Carey McHugh and American Gramophone. And don’t forget…

Augury’s Reading Period Is Open for Prose and Poetry May 1 – July 31, 2015

Submit now via Submittable, and thank you for your interest in sending your work to Augury Books!

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A detail from Photographs from a séance with Eva Carrière (1913), courtesy of Public Domain Review

 

Frances Justine Post’s BEAST (Augury Books, 2014) has recently been reviewed in the Philadelphia Review of Books. Poet Nina Puro examines the ways in which Post’s work questions the social boundaries and expectations of femininity.

Beast has an enigmatic interiority that plays out in an exploration of feminine selfhood and self-characterization. Post’s personas are shifting, complex, and increasingly vengeful as the book advances. […] Cecelia Bennett called Post’s work “frustrating” in Sabotage Review —this is accurate, but the frustration seems to me intentional: performance in protest. The frustration is not an occlusion to the reader—it’s a query. Post is not posturing to baffle or belittle; she is eliding definition in order to perplex, to incite curiosity. Post’s personas seek to dismantle; they will not be pinned down.”

Read the full review on the PRB‘s site.

More on BEAST

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Augury’s Reading Period Is Open for Prose and Poetry May 1 – July 31, 2015:

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Congratulations to Augury author Halina Duraj, recipient of this year’s San Diego Book Awards! Duraj’s The Family Cannon received the award in the category of best published anthology/short story collection. Other finalists include Matthew Pallamary for A Short Walk to the Other Side (Mystic Ink Publishing) and Bonnie ZoBell for What Happened Here (Press 53).

To view the complete list of winners for 2015, visit the SDBAA website.

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Augury’s Michigan-born editor Kate Angus has recently been featured in the 2014 edition of New Poetry from the Midwest, published by New American Press. New American Press is an independent literary publisher focusing on contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations from across the United States and around the world. Also featured in this anthology are Nin Andrews, David Baker, Karen Craigo, Lee Upton and Joe Weintraub. 

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The Covent Garden Night Mare, a coloured etching by Thomas Rowlandson, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

The Covent Garden Night Mare, by Thomas Rowlandson, courtesy of the Public Domain Review

We are just halfway through our reading period, which is still open through July 31, 2015. We are currently accepting full-length manuscripts in the categories of poetry and prose.

You can view our submission guidelines and send your work for consideration on Submittable.

Thanks to all of you in advance for sharing your work with us, and thanks to those who have already submitted their work this summer!

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Trainless Magazine is now accepting submissions! Trainless Magazine focuses on travel and the unique ways of learning about a country through athleticism, extended stays, and cross-cultural relationships. See trainlessmagazine.com for more details.

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Augury Books’ spring/summer 2015 reading period is now open for submissions in poetry and prose. For guidelines and general information, please visit our submissions page.

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Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

 

Augury is excited to announce some upcoming readings from Randall Horton, author of Hook, forthcoming from Augury Books in 2015.

 

June 12th, 6-8pm: 

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education, Urban and Labor Studies

25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY.

 

June 13th, 1pm:

Worker Writers Summer School on Governor’s Island

Building #20A in Nolan Park.

 

June 16th, 8pm:

Over the Eight

594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

In addition to these readings, Horton will be reading with Meg Kearney and Anne-Marie Oomen on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm. This will include readings from Hook: A Memoir, as well as his poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy. Readings will be held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, and are free and open to the public.

Check out an excerpt from Hook on our blog.

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Augury Books’ spring/summer 2015 reading period is now open for submissions in poetry and prose. For guidelines and general information, please visit our submissions page.

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