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Announcing the Semi-Finalists/ Finalists for the (2017) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

30 Jun

We are pleased to announce this year’s semi-finalists/ finalists for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award.

We will be announcing the winner and updating the list to distinguish between finalists and semi-finalists by July 6, 2017.

THE FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2017 42 MILES PRESS POETRY AWARD (in no particular order):

I Am Trying to Remember – Charissa Menefee
Rules for Rearrangement – Julie Babcock
I Love You but I Don’t Speak Your Language – Jason Bredle
The Chalk Line – Susan Sonde
Glass Is Glass Water Is Water – Rae Gouirand
Future Erstwhile Century – Bill Rasmovicz
Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance – Mary Ann Samyn
A Girl Could Disappear Like This – Deborah Schwartz
A Theory for What Just Happened – Laurie Blauner
Brightness This – Franciszka Voeltz
Posthumous Noon – Aaron Baker
You Are Still Alive – William Stobb
In Migration – Kimberly Kruge
Comfort – Sarah Heady
American Oak – Jake Young
The Failure of My Music – Robert Evory
Repeater – Michael Peterson
With Love, Etcetera – Michael Robins
Almost a Member of the Family – Margo Mensing
Polyvalence – Jayson Iwen
Superstition Freeway – Miles Waggener
Under a Hill – Mary B. Leader
Days Since a Lost Time Accident – Steve Bellin
Temple of Bureaucratic Kindness – Brad Johnson
Covenant – Maureen Mulhern
House Is an Enigma – Emma Bolden
Country House – Sarah Barber
Go Because I Love You – Jared Harel
Elsewhere, That Small – Monica Berlin
Little Room, Small Ground – Monica Berlin
The Three-legged World – Peter Grandbois

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Last year’s winner Decoherence by Nate Pritts is coming fall 2017. Pre-order available soon. Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact us directly.

A Virtual Interview w/ Kimberly Lambright

11 Jan

Bookwoman poetry open mic curator, Cindy Huyser, interviewed Kimberly Lambright about Ultra-Cabin and we are delighted to report you can now find that interview here!

And an excerpt (selfishly) mentioning 42 Miles Press here:

“I sent Ultra-Cabin to about 15 first-book contests over a period of about 2
years; the book was a finalist/semifinalist for a few contests, so that was
encouraging. 42 Miles is a small shop out of Indiana University—they
started in 2010 and put out one book a year, the poetry contest winner. I
found them via the Poets & Writers’ website. I was floored when I won and
feel really lucky to belong to the 42 Miles line—Betsy Andrews’ eerie and
beautiful The Bottom won the contest in 2013, for example, so I feel in
very good company.”

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.

 

21 Oct

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BETSY ANDREWS READING IN SOUTH BEND!

16 Sep

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