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6 Jul

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“Distance” by Mary Ann Samyn from ROOMS BY THE SEA. Wick Poetry Chapbook Series, 1994.

“Manuscripts for the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series are selected through an open competition of Ohio Poets and through a competition for students enrolled in Ohio universities.” More information on the Kent State University Press and the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series can be found here.

Announcing the Winner and Runners-Up of the (2016) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

2 Jul

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Well, we are a day behind making this announcement, but what can we say, the competition this year was fierce. Thank you to everyone that submitted to our competition this year, without you, this press, specifically, this competition would not be possible.

Our decision was anything but easy, but we are pleased to announce that Nate Pritts has won the (2016) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award for his manuscript, Revenant Tracer. The award includes a $1,000 prize in addition to the publication of his book by 42 Miles Press in September 2017. Nate will give a reading at Indiana University South Bend upon publication. Congratulations, sir. Welcome to the 42 Miles Press family!

A little about our newest author:
Nate Pritts is the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N (2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph ‘zine and which has grown to encompass an annual online journal, an occasional digital chapbook series, a continuing series of single-author books and sporadic limited edition/low-fi projects.

He is also the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Right Now More Than Ever (2013) and the forthcoming Post Human. Publishers Weekly described his fifth book, Sweet Nothing (2011), as “both baroque and irreverent, banal and romantic, his poems […] arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity.” POETRY Magazine called his The Wonderfull Yeare (2009), “rich, vivid, intimate, & somewhat troubled” while The Rumpus called Big Bright Sun (2010) “a textual record of mistakes made and insights gleaned…[in] a voice that knows its part in self-destruction.”

Pritts is an Associate Professor at Ashford University where he serves as Curriculum Lead and Administrative head of the Film program.

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*An earlier version of “Sonnet No. 44” appeared in Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare (Nightboat Books).

The runners-up for the (2016) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award are:
Graeme Bezanson – The Jewels Are For Luck,  first runner-up
Sarah Barber – Country House, second runner-up
Monica Berlin – Maybe To Region, third runner-up

A list of the (2016) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award Finalists (as posted on 6/24/16 ) can be found here.

 

Announcing the Finalists for the (2016) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

24 Jun

We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. The winner will be announced on July 1, 2016.

2016 finalists (in no particular order):
Adam Houle – Stray
Angie Mazakis – I Was Waiting to See What You Would Do First
Ben Gunsberg – Welcome, Dangerous Life
Charles Jensen – Nanopedia
Christine Rhein – Body Canvas
Dan Flanigan – Tenebrae and Other Poems
Deborah Schwartz –A Girl Could Disappear Like This
Daniel Rzicznek – Settlers
Graeme Bezanson – The Jewels Are For Luck
Jane Satterfield – Elegy with Trench Art and Asanas and Other Poems
Jessica Murray – Nourish Fee
John Maloney –Rough Estimate
Melissa Ginsburg – Vienna
Michael Barach – Beer League Outros
Michael Robins – Match
Mike Lewis-Beck – Wry Encounters
Monica Berlin – Maybe To Region
Nadia Colburn – Silence in the Sentence
Nate Pritts – Revenant Tracer
Nick Admussen – Surfactants
Sarah Barber – Country House
Tetman Callis – Oniontown
Joshua Adams – Cold Affection: Poems
Wayne Johns – Antipsalms
Wes Civilz – A Scarecrow Plucked by Crows
William Cordeiro – Trap Street

Finalists Will Be Announced After Lunch on Friday

20 Jun

Finalists for this year’s 42 Miles Press Poetry Award will be announced on Friday, June 24, 2016.

In the meantime, here is a print of a donut wearing a jetpack designed by a bass player and a collage of a crime scene constructed by a poet.

 

Submission Season is Over

17 Mar

Thank you for submitting to our 2016 contest! If you are still waiting for a confirmation of any sorts, please give us another day or so as we are working through our last stack of mail now. Thank you for your patience! We appreciate you.

West Trestle Review: Poetry Review of Tracey Knapp’s Mouth!

5 Jan

Excerpt:

Tracey Knapp’s first book, Mouth, was published by 42 Miles Press in September 2015.  Funny and wise, she gets right down to it.  Every poem will surprise you, and you won’t want the pages to end.  She can ‘turn a cricket into a field mouse’… She’s just that good.”

Read the review here!

San Francisco Chronicle: Poetry Review of Tracey Knapp’s Mouth!

1 Dec

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Excerpt:

“America loves a debut,” poet Louise Glück once said, introducing a prize-winning young writer before a reading. It’s true: We adore the gala arrival of a new voice, a first book, the heady sense of discovery that accompanies an author’s literary beginnings. But when the debut in question genuinely breaks new ground, readers get more than a Champagne buzz at a launch party. We journey into unmapped creative territory, experience the world clarified by a fresh eye, an unexpected vision.

Read the rest here!

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