2013 Hanukkah Sale

Dear Friends, Hanukkah arrived early (with the turkey) this year and as 2013 comes to a close we’d like to thank you for the support and enthusiasm you’ve shown for Rescue Press’ books and authors. We're looking forward to this spring’s catalog, which will feature two books: Anne GermanacosTRIBUTE (the first selection in our Open Prose Series) and Hannah Brooks-Motl’s THE NEW YEARS (a Black Box Editor’s Pick).

As a way of showing our appreciation, Rescue Press is offering a special Hanukkah Holiday Sale: receive any 8 Rescue Press books—in celebration of the holiday with 8 days—for only $88.

Click on the link above to purchase ANY EIGHT of our currently published books for $88 between now and the final night of Hanukkah, December 5th! These books—including our three newest: Jonathan Blum's LAST WORD, Todd Melicker's RENDEZVOUS, and THE NEW CENSUS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY (edited by Kevin Gonzalez and Lauren Shapiro)—make great gifts and travel companions! List the books you'd like in the comments section or via email.

With love and happiness from the Midwest—

Caryl & Danny

Rescue Press Fall Catalog:

Dear Friends, We're pleased to announce the Rescue Press fall catalog which includes Jonathan Blum's dark and hilarious novella, Last Word, as well as The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Kevin González and Lauren Shapiro, both of which are available to purchase today at our website or from SPD. Also, on November 15th we will release Todd Melicker's first collection of poetry, rendezvous, which was selected by Zach Savich as the winner of our second Black Box Poetry Prize.

Happy autumn! Rescue Press

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Last Word (SPDCover)Last Word Jonathan Blum

Last Word, a novella, tells the story of Kip Langer, a successful orthognathic surgeon, who is trying to raise three children, including Eric, a bright but socially awkward thirteen-year-old from his first marriage. As Eric gets into more and more trouble at his Conservative Jewish Day School, Kip tries to understand Eric and guide him toward making better choices. The story, set in a Southern suburban community, examines patterns of love, anger, intimacy, inheritance, and disconnection within one modern blended family.

Jonathan Blum grew up in Miami and graduated from UCLA and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His short stories have appeared in Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, New York Stories, Northwest Review, Other Voices, Playboy, Zaum, and elsewhere. He has taught fiction writing at The University of Iowa and at Drew University, and is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award and a grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The New Census (SPD)The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry Edited by Kevin González and Lauren Shapiro

Edited by Kevin A. González and Lauren Shapiro, with a foreword by Dara Wier, The New Census captures the kaleidoscopic range of contemporary poetry, spanning a complex array of aesthetic, formal, and social concerns. It includes over one hundred poems from forty poets: Carrie Olivia Adams, Eric Baus, John Beer, Nicky Beer, Ciaran Berry, Jericho Brown, Suzanne Buffam, Heather Christle, Eduardo C. Corral, Kyle Dargan, Darcie Dennigan, Sandra Doller, Timothy Donnelly, Joshua Edwards, Emily Kendal Frey, Dobby Gibson, Yona Harvey, Steve Healey, Tyehimba Jess, Keetje Kuipers, Nick Lantz, Dorothea Lasky, Dora Malech, Sarah Manguso, Randall Mann, Sabrina Orah Mark, Chris Martin, J. Michael Martinez, Adrian Matejka, John Murillo, Sawako Nakayasu, Kathleen Ossip, Kiki Petrosino, Zach Savich, Robyn Schiff, James Shea, Nick Twemlow, Sarah Vap, Jerry Williams, and Jon Woodward. Alongside the work of these forty bright stars, The New Census features twenty census polls of its poets as well as dynamic illustrations by artist Lauren Haldeman.

 

THE NEW CENSUS: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

We're pleased to announce the official Table of Contents for THE NEW CENSUS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY--edited by Kevin Gonzalez and Lauren Shapiro, with graphics and design by Sevy Perez and contributor illustrations by Lauren Haldeman--to be released by Rescue Press this June. Stay tuned for updates on contributor readings, teaching materials, teacher discounts, census stats, and pre-orders! Stop by our table at AWP for more info!

Table of Contents:image Carrie Olivia Adams Eric Baus Nicky Beer John Beer Ciaran Berry Jericho Brown Suzanne Buffam Heather Christle Eduardo C. Corral Kyle Dargan Darcie Dennigan Sandra Doller Timothy Donnelly Joshua Edwards Emily Kendal Frey Dobby Gibson Yona Harvey Steve Healey Tyehimba Jess Keetje Kuipers Nick Lantz Dorothea Lasky Dora Malech Sarah Manguso Randall Mann Sabrina Orah Mark Chris Martin J. Michael Martinez Adrian Matejka John Murillo Sawako Nakayasu Kathleen Ossip Kiki Petrosino Zach Savich Robyn Schiff James Shea Nick Twemlow Sarah Vap Jerry Williams Jon Woodward

2012 Black Box Poetry Prize Results:

Rescue Press is excited to announce Todd Melicker as the winner of this year's Black Box Poetry Prize. Todd's manuscript, rendezvous, was chosen by our judge, Zach Savich, and will be published in Fall 2013. Todd Melicker daily wanders the streets of Petaluma, CA, gathering data as a GPS technician. He is the author of the chapbooks day collects (Woodland Editions), the immaculate autopsy (Achiote Press), and king & queen (LRL Textile Editions). Recently, he was managing editor of VOLT and his work has appeared in Ambush Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and New American Writing.

Rescue Press has also selected Hannah Brooks-Motl's The New Years for publication in Spring 2014 as our Editor's Choice.

Hannah Brooks-Motl was born and raised in Wisconsin and now lives in western Massachusetts. Her poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming from places such as Everyday Genius, FENCE, Sixth Finch, the Song Cave, Typo, the Kenyon Review Online, and the New Republic, among others.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all who entered. We would also like to remind you that last year's Black Box books--Blueberry Morningsnow's Whale in the Woods and Philip Sorenson's Of Embodies--are available for purchase on our website or at SPD.

Also, we're excited for our two Spring publications: Madeline McDonnell's novella, Penny, n., and an anthology of contemporary poetry, The New Census. Check back in for more details about these books, author readings, and our AWP events, as well as an open reading period for prose in the winter of 2013.

Love, Rescue Press

Caryl Pagel Danny Khalastchi