Last Day to Submit: Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences, and Writing in America

Today is the deadline to submit to our forthcoming anthology Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences, and Writing in America. We’re so excited to be publishing this collection–and to be working with the inimitable editor Abayomi Animashaun! Submit your essay here.

An Interview with Bryan Furuness

Furuness coverHobart recently sat down with novelist Bryan Furuness, whose debut novel THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON was released earlier this year and has basically charmed the pants off of everyone who’s read it. Including the folks at Hobart, who write “It’s a novel that does so much, covers so much ground, succeeds so well at all of it, that it’s hard to come up with a short, pithy introduction for the book. So I’ll just say this: this is a novel that was an intense pleasure to read, one that so successfully rendered and created a world that I wanted to keep living in that putting the book down was miserable.” Click here to read the interview, where Bryan talks about writing, humor, religion, teaching, and more. (And you’d be remiss not to buy a copy of REVIE, available here…)

Upcoming Reading: Bruce Cohen

Cohen Front Cover - Placebo JunkiesConnecticut: Bruce Cohen will headline the 2013 Rose Garden reading at noon on Saturday, June 22–don’t miss your chance to hear this wonderful poet read from his much-loved books. Details here. (Bruce’s new collection Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half-Asleep is so, so good…buy your copy here.)

Writers on Writing: Jacob Appel

Passages North recently featured an insightful essay by fiction writer Jacob Appel, whose collection SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER will be released this fall–and actually, we’re such huge fans of Jacob’s writing that we accepted additional manuscripts! We can’t wait to share his stories with you.

Rebecca Hazelton on Verse Daily

We are so in love with Rebecca Hazelton’s poem “Book of Janus,” featured on Verse Daily this week.

Upcoming Reading: Tracy DeBrincat

DeBrincat coverSan Francisco: Tracy DeBrincat, whose prizewinning novel HOLLYWOOD BUCKAROO is hilarious and epic, is reading in your city on Saturday, June 29. Be there! (And click here to buy a copy of HOLLYWOOD. This novel is the perfect way to kick off summer.)

Upcoming Reading: Charlotte Pence

Pence Front CoverThe Nantucket Book Festival sounds like a pretty dreamy way to spend a summer weekend, especially since poet Charlotte Pence will be there! Her prizewinning chapbook THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING is one of our favorites, and she’ll talk about poetry and song and participate in a reading, all on Saturday, June 22 starting at 11:45am. Details here (and buy a copy of BRANCHES here.)