Christine Garren’s The Difficult Here, review by Ryan Smith

Christine Garren – The Difficult Here. 42 Miles Press, 2011. $12. Reviewed by Ryan Smith. The Difficult Here by Christine Garren My rating: 4 of 5 stars More so than with any poet I’ve yet to read, Christine Garren’s poems always leave me with an impression of what I imagine to be her ‘process’, whichContinue reading “Christine Garren’s The Difficult Here, review by Ryan Smith”

Zachary Schomburg’s from the fjords, review by Clayton T. Michaels.

Zachary Schomburg – from the fjords. Spork, 2010. $10. Reviewed by Clayton T. Michaels. With the publication of 2009’s Scary, No Scary, Zachary Schomburg cemented his status as one the most compelling and original poets publishing today. As with his debut full-length The Man Suit, his less-is-more aesthetic, which relies primarily on repetition to createContinue reading “Zachary Schomburg’s from the fjords, review by Clayton T. Michaels.”

Kelcey Parker’s For Sale By Owner, review by Ryan Smith.

Kelcey Parker – For Sale By Owner. Kore Press, 2011. $16. Reviewed by Ryan Smith. For Sale By Owner by Kelcey Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kelcey Parker’s debut collection of stories will leave you feeling, among other things, very surprised. The surprise at work is not because of the material she worksContinue reading “Kelcey Parker’s For Sale By Owner, review by Ryan Smith.”

June 11: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s “Poets in Print”

Taking place at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Adam Clay and Pablo Peschiera will be reading on June 11th at 7pm. Broadsides featuring the poets’ work, created by KBAC artists, Lauren Scharfenberg and RobE, will also be available for sale and signing among the poets’ other works. The reading is free to attend and openContinue reading “June 11: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s “Poets in Print””

Christine Garren’s Chapbook is Now Available at 42 Miles Press

Christine Garren’s chapbook, The Difficult Here, is now available at 42 Miles Press. Cost: $12.00 If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please write a check to Indiana University. If you have any questions about making a purchase, please contact McKenzie Tozan at 42milespress@gmail.com. * A View into The Difficult Here: The Lamp itContinue reading “Christine Garren’s Chapbook is Now Available at 42 Miles Press”

2011 42 Miles Press Poetry Contest

42 Miles Press Poetry Prize Guidelines Judge: David Dodd Lee, Series Editor The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award is being created in an effort to bring fresh and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize will be offered annually to any poet writing in English, including poets who have never published a fullContinue reading “2011 42 Miles Press Poetry Contest”