What We've Been Up To

Read our Editress-in-Chief Caryl Pagel’s interview – jokes, heads ups, philosophies of pressmaking – with Entropy Magazine, and take a gander at a new book we’ve been celebrating – Christian TeBordo’s kicking-and-stomping pseudoepic of American splendor and sprawl, Toughlahoma, came out at #17 in Small Press Distribution’s May/June Fiction Bestsellers. Huzzah, CT!

We're turning Sara Deniz Akant’s Babette and Dot Devota’s The Division of Labor – last year’s Black Box winner and editor’s choice manuscripts – into bona fide bound-up books. Until then, mark Sara Akant’s brand new author website and Dot’s superb curation of VOLTA’s Evening Will Come #57 (including – bonus! – this piece from Tribute author Anne Germanacos!)

Whatever you do, don’t miss our beloved Lauren Haldeman doing some of that crucial scrutinizing on PBS: “Poet Examines Harsh Reality of Jealousy” (We find that pride, on the other hand, is not so harsh a reality.) Can’t get enough of Haldeman’s work? Us either – check out Dan Rosenberg’s interview with Lauren at AMRI.

Will you be in Massachusetts this month? Us too! – at least, 2/27 of us. Come to Bash #33 to hear Rescue poet Andy Stallings (To the Heart of the World), Rescue Managing Editor Daniel Khalastchi, and poet Jennifer Jean read at Brookline Books, 7 PM, Friday, September 11th. We (they) would be so happy to see you.