The French Exit by Elisa Gabbert (Birds, LLC)
The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli (Birds, LLC)
Elements by Deborah Poe (Stockport Flats)
Occultations by David Wolach (Black Radish Books)
Up Jump The Boogie by John Murillo (Cypher Books)
These Indicium Tales by Lance Phillips (Ahsahta Press)
LA Liminal by Becca Klaver (Kore Press)
(Ir)Rational Animals by Steven Karl (Flying Guillotine Press)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Poetry is an intimate form of correspondence. It’s a type of knowledge; a way of knowing your experiences or being in the world. You get inside a poem and you’re changed. That’s my ideal for what a poem should be: it makes you see the world or feel differently. You think differently, your relationship to what you know is different because the poem has changed you subtly.
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My favorite aspect of the process is to read through unsolicited submissions and “discover” exciting new poets who surprise me! Sometimes these works aren’t the tidiest, but I’m not sure I ultimately prefer tidy to raw, unbridled, rough originality. Coming across dessert-rich poems from people I’ve never heard of is wonderful. Then I love sending the acceptance note and sharing in the writers’ happiness, placing their poems in big, original design settings, and launching them on the web so that others might enjoy them. I love the thought of ongoing professional relationships with these writers—reading what they write next, maybe helping them to place a book—my small role in helping poetry continue to shimmy forward.
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Dzanc Books is pleased to announce that the publication of Best of the Web 2010 is nearly here! Best of the Web 2010 (guest-edited by Kathy Fish with series editor Matt Bell) is the newest edition of Dzanc's yearly anthology series compiling the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction published in the previous year's online literary journals. Now beginning its third year, the mission of the Best of the Web series is to promote and expand the reach and prestige of online literature by offering this annual glimpse into the best writing the internet has to offer.
Best of the Web 2010 is currently available for pre-order for $18 and will be released on June 15, 2010. Right now, Best of the Web 2008 & 2009 can also be ordered together for a special discounted price of $30.