February News from Rescue

Have you been wondering what the Rescue crew is up to? Here are a few updates and a bunch of new work from Rescue Press authors and editors: Marc Rahe has new poems up at Petri Press.

Madeline McDonnell’s new book, PENNY, N., will be published by Rescue this spring. You can find the first copies at this year’s AWP, where Madeline will be reading here with fellow Rescue authors Zach Savich and Mary Hickman. She’ll also be reading at Prairie Lights in Iowa City on April 16th.

Shane McCrae’s second book, BLOOD, will be released this month by Noemi Press. He will be reading at Prairie Lights on April 10th with Carmen Gimenez Smith. Check out these lovely interviews with Shane at VOLTA and PEN/America.

Zach Savich is currently judging Rescue Press’ first annual Open Prose Series with Hilary Plum. He reviews C.P. Cavafy’s “Half an Hour” here.

Andrea Rexilius is interviewed as part of “The Next Big Thing” series and at 12 or 20 Questions.

Danielle Rosen (aka Patricia Rose) continues with new research and experiments at the Institute for Species Systemization. An interview about her scientific and linguistic interests can be found in jubilat 22.

Vinnie Wilhelm’s collection of stories, IN THE ABSENCE OF PREDATORS, was reviewed at Front Porch journal.

Melissa Dickey has new poems up at Propeller magazine.

Phil Sorenson will read on April 5th at the SPECTRA reading series in the Quad Cities.

Blueberry Morningsnow reads a divination poem (as part of a collaboration with the visual artist Aleta Lanier) at jubilat 22.

Managing Editor Danny Khalastchi talks about the forthcoming R+P poetry anthology, THE NEW CENSUS, in his “Next Big Thing” interview.

THE NEW CENSUS editor Lauren Shapiro’s first book of poetry, EASY MATH, has just been released by Sarabande Books (read a poem from it at Verse Daily).

Open Prose Series editor Hilary Plum’s first novel, THEY DRAGGED THEM THROUGH THE STREETS, will be out this month from FC2; read an excerpt at berfrois.

Also, come find us at AWP at the Rescue table and this reading!!! And look for upcoming collections by Mary Hickman, Jonathan Blum, Todd Melicker, and Hannah Brooks-Motl!

Rescue Press & Friends at AWP:

RESCUE EVENTS AT THE 2012 AWP IN CHICAGO: 1. On Wednesday evening Rescue Press will pair up with Parlor Press and Shearsman Books at Columbia College for a reading featuring:

Rosa Alcalá, Jennifer Atkinson, Molly Bendall, Blueberry Morningsnow, Shira Dentz, Lisa Fishman, Carol Guess, Jill Magi, Becka Mara McKay, Caryl Pagel, Philip Sorensen, Andrea Rexilius and Jon Thompson.

2. Rescue Press, Canarium Books, Factory Hollow Press, and Transom Journal invite you to an offsite reading on Friday night, March 2nd, starting at 7:00pm. It'll be a big old party with poetry, fiction, a film, a dream, and an open bar.

The address is: 656 West Randolph, #5E.

Dream: Kevin Gonzalez (Rescue) Poetry: Darcie Dennigan (Canarium) Poetry: Marc Rahe (Rescue) Poetry: Ata Moharreri (Factory Hollow) Poetry: Kaethe Schwehn (Transom) Fiction: Madeline McDonnell (Rescue) Poetry: MA Vizsolyi (Transom) Poetry: Anthony Madrid (Canarium) Poetry: Alex Phillips (Factory Hollow) Short Film: Nick Twemlow (Canarium)

Rescue, Cyber Monday, and Real Live Books:

CYBER MONDAY DEAL:  11/28 (midnight to midnight)Choose any two R+P titles and pay only $20 (+ free shipping)

Write the titles of the books you would like in the comments/notes section of PayPal or send us an email at rescuepress@gmail.com indicating which books you would like.


"the music and the meaning"

1. Congratulations Shane McCrae (author of IN CANAAN) for winning one of this year's Whiting Awards! The Iowa City Press Citizen interviews him here. 2. An insightful review of Andrea Rexilius' TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE A CONVERSATION can be found in the most recent issue of Gently Read Lit.

3. For those of you in the Wisconsin area, Andrea Rexilius will read at Carthage College on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00. Hope to see you there!

August News & Notes:

1. Zach Savich’s debut collection of nonfictionEvents Film Cannot Withstand—is #5 on SPD’s Nonfiction Best-Sellers list!

To read an excerpt of his book, which is part scandalous memoir, part self-help sabotage, and part investigatory journaling, go to At Length, which has published the chapter entitled “Holyoke Fences.” You can order a copy of Zach’s book here, or read Zach's "Safety Book" interview here.


This month, Andrea Rexilius’ To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation is featured and reviewed at The Lit Pub’s website, courtesy of Mathias Svalina.

To read an excerpt of this book, which is part interrogation, part notes on performance, and part poetry, check out these poems up at Everyday Genius. You can order a copy of Andrea’s book here, or read Andrea's "Safety Book" interview here.