March Madness

March finds Rescue awaiting such wealth: our spring catalogue has nearly sprung, we’ll be trekking to LA for AWP in a few weeks—and soon (but soon) we’ll announce the fourth title in our Open Prose Series.

Starting right now, our spring catalogue is available for preorder. That’s Melissa Dickey’s startling second collection of poetry, Dragons, and Erik Anderson’s disquieting genre-bender, Estranger, the third title in our Open Prose Series.

If you’re in LA in two weeks, join Rescue, Akron Press, and CSU Poetry Center at 7 PM on Friday, April 1, at Seahorse Sound Studios (less than a half-mile from the Convention Center!) for “The Midwest Goes West: A Mixtape for LA,” featuring readings from Sara Deniz Akant, Erik Anderson, Bridgette Bates, Jonathan Blum, Brittany Cavallaro, Leora Fridman, Lily Hoang, Lo Kwa Mei-En, Philip Metres, Jennifer Moore, Emilia Phillips, Martin Rock, and Vinnie Wilhelm (and also drinks).

And until we meet again, we’ve compiled a confectionery of essays, fictions, reviews, and poem-gems to tide you over:


Adrienne Raphel (her What Was It For forthcoming) has a poem, “The Ringmaster,” at Cosmonauts Avenue. To the circus!

Poetry Crush has up “The Lady of Civilization,” from Vanessa Gabb, whose Images for Radical Politics is forthcoming in the next year.  

Read poems from Melissa Dickey’s Dragons at Mountain Fold Books (and if you’re in Colorado Springs, be sure to catch her reading at Mountain Fold with Sasha Steensen on Saturday, March 19).

At Verse Daily, Dot Devota’s “Vow” (from The Division of Labor) has been made.

Four awfully good poems by Andy Stallings are on display at Atrocity Exhibition.


At Consequence Magazine, examine this “Evidence” from Hilary Plum, Open Prose Co-editor and author of the essay Watchfires, forthcoming from Rescue.

Up at Essay Daily, check Erik Anderson’s essay “Those Bodies, These Words,” on drones, stabs at humor, and “I’m a Believer.”

“Everyone is always reading Montaigne perhaps because Montaigne was always reading,” begins an essay by Hannah Brooks-Motl, author of The New Years, on Montaigne (and her book M, about Montaigne). Why not do as everyone always does and read on here?


“You’d be missing out not to follow the fire,” according to a Devil’s Lake review of Sara Akant’s Babette (and they’re right).

Keen insights from Scout’s review of Calenday: “Haldeman’s short lines seem to insist on the truth that we never know what comes next.” (But you can probably guess what happens when you click here.)

Be it in bright bright LA or in the compact of sharing delicious dim pages, we hope to see you soon.