Monday, August 09, 2010

New Anthology Work

I seem to have found myself included in a couple forthcoming anthologies...

First...

hell strung and crooked

The new anthology from Uphook Press is published September, 2010.

hell struck and crooked

Rhythm, risk, reach...

A sensitivity to words that sparkle on the page and in performance spark off it...

Uphook Press specializes in work by poets and spoken words artists who love both the ink and the mike. hell strung and crooked is their second anthology, taken from open submission, with the aim to promote a nationwide community of performing poets.

Featuring forty-one poets—from San Francisco, Atlanta, Green Bay, Boston, Seattle, Nashville, elsewhere, and New York—hell strung and crooked also includes interviews with Mark Doty and Claus Ankersen.

Featuring: Lenore Balliro, Samantha Barrow, Paul M. L. Belanger, Alex O. Bleecker, Meredith Devney, Malaika Favorite, Joseph Fritsch, Christian Georgescu, Robert Gibbons, Thomas Gibney, Deborah Hauser, Suzanne Heagy, Aimee Herman, R. Nemo Hill, Vicki Iorio, Kit Kennedy, Stephen Kopel, David Lawton, Richard Loranger, E. K. Mortenson, Nancy Carol Moody, Puma Perl, John Marcus Powell, Bob Quatrone, Seraphime Rhyianir, Lynn Samsel, Jackie Sheeler, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Elliot D. Smith, Laura L. Snyder, Francesca Sphynx, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Charles F. Thielman, Andrew Topel, John J. Trause, Geoffrey Kagan Trenchard, Stephanie Valente, Jacob Victorine, Ocean Vuong, Bruce Weber, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.

ISBN: 978-0-9799792-2-4

Published September 1, 2010

$15.00



Connected with this little number, I'll be appearing with other anthologists at a reading at the venerable KGB Bar in NYC, Wednesday, Sept 8, at 7PM. If you find yourself in the City, stop on by...


And after I got home from the Residency, I received word that a piece of mine is forthcoming in Native West Press's, What's Nature Got to Do With It?: Staying Wildly Sane in a Mad World. This is scheduled for publication in October 2011. Keep an eye out for a reminder...


Keep/start submitting your work. Find quirky venues for that story or poem. Here were the submission guidelines for the latter anthology.

Native West Press seeks poetry, short creative nonfiction, and essays (under 1,000 words) for a collection of direct, unexpected experiences with wild creatures (yes, including insects, arachnids, fish, etc.) who had the effect of restoring or enhancing the writers' sense of psychological well-being. The editors are particularly interested in reading unique accounts of an authentic, personal encounter with a wild animal who created a positive effect on the writer’s mental (and physical) health, such as restoring the author’s faith and joy, evoking respect for the unexplainable, helping the author heal from illness or trauma, reducing stress, and/or moving the author to a state of enhanced sense of connection to the living, natural world.


You can find things like this! You have pieces that fit descriptions like this! Do it!

3 comments:

William Friskey said...

Way to go Mort! Thanks for the encouragement, too.

Holly said...

Congratulations!

Gwen Jones said...

Damn, Erik - on a roll! Congrats!