Finalists (winner announced within a week)

21 Jun
Requiem with an Amulet In Its Beak / Elizabeth Knapp
You are Still Alive / William Stobb
We Uncertain Animals / Elizabeth Onusko
Rue / Daniel Lusk
Wonders of the Invisible World / Claire Bateman
Triage / Dennis Hinrichsen
Vesuvius After Dark / Johnny Horton
Biscuits / Lesle Lewis
We Make Too Much of Things / David Ebenbach
Empire / Tracy Zeman
Movable Orchard / Patty Crane
Honeygut / Melinda Wilson
Aflame / Gary McDowell
A Day at the Gene Pool / Jaimee Kuperman
Mirrorforms / Peter Kline
Savage Pageant / Jessica Q Stark
The Rules / Bill Neumire
The Dreams of Weapons / Melissa Ginsberg
Wish for an Oil Well / Rachel Peckham
Fabulous Beast / Sarah Kain Gutowski
Viejo Verde / Gustavo Perez Firmat
Maids / Abby Frucht
Here Over Here Over Here / Jacob Chapman
A Theory of What Just Happened / Laurie Blauner
Spell for the Daughter / Katie Berta
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An Affective Singularity (Nate Pritts)

14 Jan

GUEST POST EXCERPT: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/an-affective-singularity

Today’s guest post, an affective singularity, comes from Nate Pritts, who shared why he writes poetry back in July.

An Affective Singularity

We live in a time of conspicuous destruction. Material creation, the biological sphere, spiritual reality – each of these realms are being dragged apart resulting in a fractured world marked by implacable fragmentation, forced estrangement, a fundamental decoherence.

REVIEW EXCERPT: entropymag.org

The first poem, “A Responding Noise,” in Nate Pritts’ eighth collection, Decoherence (42 Miles Press), launches itself in response to an utterance unheard—as of yet—by the reader, yet crucial in presenting clues about the book’s trajectory and poetic commitments. The poem’s perspective largely belongs to a speaker invested in both navigating and describing a world seen as “…so tender” but also “…still so dark.” The disarming directness here of this speaker’s discourse, of the speaker’s stated desire to be open and honest with the reader, gains traction from the word “still.” Does “still” here refer to the ongoing condition of darkness? We can also open the possibility of “still” as the cessation of movement, the fear of what happens when we stop moving, as in Robert Creeley’s “I Know A Man”? Although many of the poems in Decoherence contain and describe individual people in motion (or considering various motions), the ways in which Pritts uses blank space also creates moments of stillness, pauses between clauses and images, allowing readers to experience the speaker’s uncertainties and second-guesses, pressurized by the idea of an elusive coherence.

Finish reading the review here.

 

CONTEST SEASON

14 Jan

42 Miles Press Poetry Award

Judge: David Dodd Lee, Series Editor

The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award was created in an effort to bring fresh and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize is offered annually to any poet writing in English, including poets who have never published a full-length book as well as poets who have published several. New and Selected collections of poems are also welcome.

Manuscripts submitted for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award should exhibit an awareness of the contemporary “voice” in American poetry, an awareness of our moment in time as poets. We are excited to receive poetry that is experimental as well as work of a more formalist bent, as long as it reflects a complexity and sophistication of thought and language.

Urgency, yes; melodrama, not so much.

The winning poet will receive $1,000, publication of his or her book, and 50 author copies. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at Indiana University South Bend as part of the release of the book. The final selection will be made by the Series Editor. Current or former students or employees of Indiana University South Bend, as well as friends of the Series Editor, are not eligible for the prize.

Winners will be announced via our website in the summer of 2018. We will also announce the winner in major magazines such as Poets & Writers. The winning book will be published in September 2019 and be available to purchase on SPD and Amazon.

Manuscripts will be accepted from December 1st, 2017 to March 1st, 2018. Manuscripts received prior to December 1, or postmarked after March 1, will be recycled and the entry fee returned.

For guidelines and more information.

‘Decoherence’ was Reviewed by PW

17 Sep

Nate Pritt’s Decoherence was reviewed by Poets & Writer’s this week.

Excerpt from the review:
“In his cerebral eighth collection, Pritts (Post Human) cycles through the many metaphorical connotations of light, investigating each at close range, and laments the ephemerality of experience…”

To read the rest of the review click here.

17 Sep

Click here for more information.

Decoherence // Poems by Nate Pritts Available for Pre-Order

9 Aug

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from the forthcoming Decoherence by Nate Pritts.

For more information or to pre-order click here.

 

What’s new around the office?

29 Jul

What’s new around the office this fine Saturday morning? A bottle of Dasani, a bag of Harvest Cheddar SunChips (both from the 1st-floor vending machine)… oh, and what’s this? Nate Pritt’s Decoherence has arrived. Let the pre-order madness begin.

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