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Archive for April, 2016

Sarah Lawrence College recently announced an exciting collaboration with Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities, an arts retreat outside of New York City whose focus on sustainability and mindfulness they hope to bring to a weeklong intensive on creative social transformation. The first workshop, which will take place from June 12-June 19, 2016, is titled ““How Can Artists and Scholars Respond to Climate Change?” and will offer concentrations in Visual Arts, Poetry, or Music, with opportunities to work across disciplines. The program will culminate with an exhibit, reading, and performance showcasing students’ work.

For more information on the program, tuition, and how to apply, head over to Sarah Lawrence’s Center for Continuing Education & Professional Studies.

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Big Other‘s recent blog post entitled “Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2016” features three Augury names among a body of work recently published by independent presses. Arisa White‘s you’re the most beautiful thing that happened, Sara Schaff‘s Say Something Nice About Me, and Augury Editor Kate Angus’ So Late to the Party were all mentioned on the list.

Head over to Big Other to read about these and many other titles to look for this year.

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Small Press Distribution recently released their January-March 2016 Bestseller List, with Randall Horton’s Hook taking the #1 spot among many great small presses.

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Hook can be purchased through Small Press Distribution via Amazon.

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Xavier Reviewof Xavier University in New Orleans, is currently accepting submissions for forthcoming issues. All submissions are welcomed, but the magazine has historically devoted itself to discovering writers interested in the American South, New Orleans, the Gulf and Caribbean sphere, African American culture, ethnography, and religion. Recent issues include work from Rodney Jones, Salgado Maranhão, Laurie Filipelli, A. Loudermilk, Julia Story, Gregory Lawless, and others. All submissions, comments, and questions should be sent to Ralph Adamo at radamo@xula.edu.

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On Monday, April 11, 2016, join Augury Books for a launch of Alicia Jo Rabins‘ Divinity School at Unnameable Books in Prospect Heights. The event will begin at 7pm, featuring readings by Rabins as well as Augury authors Joe PanFrances Justine Post, and Augury’s founding editor, Kate Angus. All are invited for a night in celebration of literature and good company. See the Facebook event for more information.

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, musician, and Torah scholar. She was born in Oregon and grew up in Baltimore and New York City. Alicia’s poems appear in Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, 6×6, The Boston Review, and elsewhere. She teaches ancient Jewish texts to children and adults and performs internationally as a violinist and singer. Alicia lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter, and son.

Joe Pan is the author of two collections of poetry, Hiccups (Augury Books) and Autobiomythography & Gallery (BAP). He is the publisher and managing editor of Brooklyn Arts Press, serves as the poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic and small press editor for Boog City, and is the founder of the services-oriented activist group Brooklyn Artists Helping. His piece “Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper,” a hybrid work about drones, was excerpted and praised in The New York Times. In 2015 Joe participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space artist residency program on Governors Island. Joe attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, grew up along the Space Coast of Florida, and now lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Frances Justine Post is the recipient of the “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize, the Inprint Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize, and the Amy Award from Poets & Writers. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review Online, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Western Humanities Review, and others. Originally from Sullivan’s Island, SC, she received her MFA from Columbia University and her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She lives in the Hudson Valley of NY.

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including Indiana Review, Subtropics, Court Green, Verse Daily, The Awl, The Rumpus, Best New Poets 2 and Best New Poets 2014. She is a recipient of the “Orlando” prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation, as well as Southeastern Review’s Narrative Nonfiction prize and American Literary Review’s award for Creative Nonfiction. A former Writer in Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, she has also received residencies from the Writer’s Room at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach, the Wildfjords trail in Westfjords, Iceland, and the BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy. She is a Creative Writing Advisory Board Member for the Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities and a Guest Literary Arts Curator for the nonprofit arts organization Pen and Brush, where she curates the “Pen and Brush Presents…” reading series. Her collection, So Late to the Party, is forthcoming in Spring 2016 from Negative Capability Press.

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