Happy Holidays from Rescue Press headquarters! We'd like to wish you a warm winter reading season, a healthy new year, and to request your support. If you’d like to contribute your good cheer and change to our forthcoming publications (including new books from Philip Sorenson, Andy Stallings, Paola Capó-García, and Caren Beilin) we invite you to DONATE VIA THIS LINK. If you’d like to do some early holiday shopping, check out our Winter Sale: 25% off all books with code LITPERSISTS until 12/15/17.
Critics are calling Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl “a magical, sexual, hopeful debut” (Kirkus Reviews), “an intoxicatingly rousing masterpiece” (Los Angeles Review of Books), and “a coming of age novel for the latest generation of wanderlustful rabble-rousers” (Lambda Literary). You’ll also find the novel on recommended reading lists from both Harper’s Bazaar and Refinery29—of course, we recommend Paul in all months and seasons. Read the opening at The Brooklyn Rail, an interview with author Andrea Lawlor, or live a week alongside Lawlor in this essay up at Lambda.
We also recommend our fresh-off-the-press poetry collection: Stella Corso’s Tantrum, selected by Douglas Kearney as winner of the Black Box Poetry Prize. Tantrum is full of bite, delight, beaches, peaches, and plums. We promise you’ll eat it right up. You can also read Corso’s recent work at Fanzine and Jellyfish.
BLACK BOX ANNOUNCMENT
We are delighted to announce that Paola Capó-García is the winner of this year’s Black Box Poetry Prize! Paola Capó-García’s manuscript CLAP FOR ME THAT’S NOT ME was chosen by judge D.A. Powell and will be published in the 2018–19 catalog. Here's more about Capó-García and a list of our finalists.
Ready Mag serves up a layered review of Adrienne Raphel’s What Was It For and The New York Times calls it “incantatory and enchanted.” Ready Mag also wades into the inexorable currents of Vanessa Jimenez Gabb’s Images for Radical Politics. Curbside Books explores the pages of Sara Deniz Akant’s “haunted, paradoxical, and beyond time” Babette.
MORE GOOD NEWS
Shane McCrae’s collection In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan, 2017) was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, Adrienne Raphel’s What Was It For was third on SPD’s September poetry bestsellers list, and Rescue authors Zach Savich and Lauren Haldeman have written two beautiful new books: Daybed, forthcoming from Black Ocean, and Instead of Dying, which was selected by Susan Howe as the winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry!
WRITINGS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND CONVERSATIONS
Some pleasures for your sundry senses: Read Adrienne Raphel’s discussion of formal obsession with Zach Savich at Tupelo Quarterly or two poems from Vanessa Jimenez Gabb at Sixth Finch, listen to Sara Deniz Akant’s poem “Perihan” plus elucidation at PoetryNow, see Lauren Haldeman’s illustrations of badass ladies of science at JSTOR Daily, or peruse the latest The Journal Petra, featuring Rescue authors Hannah Brooks-Motl and Marc Rahe.