Rescue Press is excited to announce our Fall 2011 publications, all three of which are available for purchase immediately on our website (rescue-press.org) and in the next few days at Small Press Distribution (spdbooks.org). Read below for more information on the books, and check our webpage for details concerning our yearly subscription deals. Also, check back soon for news about The Black Box Poetry Prize--we will announce the winner (chosen by our judge, Sabrina Orah Mark) in the upcoming weeks.
Melissa Dickey: The Lily Will A book-length collection of poems $14, (shipping included), Purchase HERE.
Oblique, intelligent, and sad, THE LILY WILL introduces readers to a voice beautifully sustained through compressed lyrics and long, meticulous sequences. The geography of this book is one of thistles and ice, love flashed with fear, and frail bodies seeking safety in heavy weather. In its warped miniatures (here an eye, there a red leaf, seen distended through iced glass) there is a commitment to smallness, vulnerability marked by precision, and intimations, too, of the eternal: "What is earthly?/An impulse to paradise."
Melissa Dickey attended the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She co-edits Thermos magazine and teaches at Tulane University. She is from New Orleans.
Danielle Rosen (a.k.a. Patricia Rose): The Institute for Species Systemization: An Experimental Archive Research, Data, and Writing from the ISS $14, (shipping included), Purchase HERE.
THE INSTITUTE FOR SPECIES SYSTEMIZATION: AN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHIVE documents the past projects and ongoing experimental processes of the ISS. This groundbreaking work of research, investigative scientific studies, never-before collected data, and interpreted evidence from the Institute for Species Systemization is concerned with the psychological, literal, and linguistic spaces between animals and humans. The archive cites theories of proxemics and zoosemiotics--as well as the infamous psychological studies of Skinner and Harlow--as both precedent and provocation.
Danielle Rosen (a.k.a. Patricia Rose) was born and raised in Iron Mountain, MI and is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Art program at the University of Chicago. Language is at the core of Rosen's investigative practice, where she often employs visual poetics and letterpress techniques. She has exhibited nationally in New York, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee.
Patricia Rose is the head researcher for the ISS and a leading scientist in the study of linguistics and human evolution.
Vinnie Wilhelm: In the Absence of Predators A Collection of 5 Short Stories $14, (shipping included), Purchase HERE.
Shot through with dark humor, desolate landscapes, and seemingly impossible plot turns, IN THE ABSENCE OF PREDATORS is a striking collection that haunts long after the stories have reached their outlandish conclusions. Here we discover the most captivating of human forms: dreamers, liars, thieves, murderers, and lovers--characters provoked to search, and those abandoned by their own fates and identities. Wilhelm's narrative crescendos disclose the most terrifying corners of this world; there are wrecks, blizzards, asylums, agents, road trips, and an army of ghosts. IN THE ABSENCE OF PREDATORS is a masterful debut of five cracked and astonishing stories.
Vinnie Wilhelm was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the recipient of literary fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wilhelm's fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Philadelphia.