Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays! We’re writing from Rescue Press headquarters to wish you a snowy winter, a happy new year, and for the first time ever to request your support via a donation to this now-seven-year-old press we happily pilot.
You, dear readers, are the wind beneath our wings — the stars in our eyes! — and we couldn’t have made it this far without your good will, energetic readership, and enthusiasm for contemporary literature. If you’d like to help us with our forthcoming publications (including new books from Stella Corso, Andrea Lawlor, Adrienne Raphel, Philip Sorenson, and Andy Stallings) we invite you to DONATE VIA THIS LINK.
Additionally, please check out our new fall publications; they've lent us light and strengthened our sense of wonder.

Best wishes for your new year —


The Rescue Press Crew

2016 Black Box Poetry Prize Results:

Dear Readers, 

Rescue Press is thrilled to announce Stella Corso as the winner of this year’s Black Box Poetry Prize. Stella’s manuscript, Cars, Stars, & Planes, was chosen by our judge, Douglas Kearney, and will be published in our 2017-2018 catalog. 

Stella Corso is a writer and performer living in Western Mass. A graduate of the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at UMass-Amherst, she is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater (CRVPT) and also performs with Xfinity Theater. Some of her recent work can be found in Fanzine; jubilat; Sprung Formal; and Forklift, Ohio. She currently teaches at Western New England University and Holyoke Community College.

Thanks to all of the wonderful poets who sent us work this year and congratulations to the finalists (below). We would also like to remind you that our newest books—including Vanessa Jimenez Gabb’s Images for Radical Politics (poetry), Hilary Plum’s Watchfires (memoir), and Zach Savich’s Diving Makes the Water Deep (memoir)—are available for pre-order now.

Upcoming Rescue Press titles include Adrienne Raphel’s What Was It For (poetry), Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Guise of a Mortal Girl (novel), as well as second books of poetry by Philip Sorenson and Andy Stallings

Rescue Press

Samuel Ace’s You thought there was a road
Paola Capo-Garcia’s Clap For Me That’s Not Me
Michael Flatt’s Parallaxis
Binswanger Friedman’s The Four Color Problem
Emily Liebowitz’s National Park
David Maduli’s Hole in the Horizon
Beth Roberts’s Evolvers
Dominique Salas’s Unoriginal Danger
Crossley Simmons’s a coming of age scoop neck tee
Barbara Tomash’s PRE-
Timothy Yu’s Catalogical

What's New In July

The Black Box manuscripts are in our hot little hands, and while we read, here are some fresh delights for your eyes’ feasting:

Lauren Haldeman’s "My Human,” which we first encountered in Calenday, is up at Mommikin in rarest form: a visual poem!

We consider Erik Anderson’s Estranger our favorite shaded swimming hole in this hot summer, and the University of Michigan agrees—Estranger’s made its Literature, Science, & Arts Summer Reading List.

Verse Daily is doling out the “Scrap Gold,” from Zach Savich's The Orchard Green and Every Color (Omnidawn, 2016). With Hilary Plum, Savich edits our Open Prose Series, and this November, Rescue will release his memoir Diving Makes the Water Deep.

Last, lastingly, you can count yourself potlucky: five parts of Andy Stallings’s “Paradise” appear at Potluck Magazine.

We wish you happy reading! We’ll return with new books and news in the fall.