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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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Announcing the Winner and Finalists and Semi-Finalists of the 2017 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

7 Jul

As usual, there were many powerful manuscripts to choose from this year, but we are delighted to announce that Mary Ann Samyn has won the 2017 42 Miles Press Poetry Award for her manuscript, Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance. The award includes a $1,000 prize in addition to the publication of her book by 42 Miles Press in September 2018. Mary Ann will give a reading at Indiana University South Bend upon publication (most likely in October, 2017). Congratulations, Mary Ann!

Some info about Mary Ann Samyn:

Mary Ann Samyn is the author of five full-length collections of poetry—My Life in Heaven, winner of the 2012 FIELD Poetry Prize (Oberlin College Press, 2013), Beauty Breaks In (New Issues, 2009), Purr (New Issues, 2005), Inside the Yellow Dress (New Issues, 2001), and Captivity Narrative (Ohio State UP, 1999)—and two chapbooks—The Boom of a Small Cannon (Dancing Girl Press, 2010) and Rooms by the Sea (Kent State UP, 1994). Her poems have appeared in Field, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review, The Ohio Review, The Journal, Third Coast, Verse, Mid-American Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She received her MA from Ohio University and her MFA from The University of Virginia where she was a Hoyns Fellow. Among her awards are a creative artist grant from ArtServe Michigan, the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at West Virginia University. She is Professor of English at West Virginia University where she also directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Two sample poems from the winning manuscript:

FOR YEARS TO COME

Walking in the dawn fog, considering grief.
Especially the grief of what others desire on our behalf.
The long distance of that. The delicate burden.
When did I give up the idea I began with?
I recall learning endurance: my face in that mirror.
Saints are famous for what they have renounced.
That’s not what I mean or need.
The rose bushes I planted: will they be the thing?
Sometimes loneliness overcomes me.
Childhood too: what was that all about?
The interior life is life. The roses live there.
I notice as many times a day as it takes.

UNDERSTANDING AND DOING

—are two separate things, like light and warmth.
March now. New snow. And, back at home,
familiar intimacies make themselves felt.
The lyric, the wisdom goes, is loss and longing;
some of us have called the latter hope.
A poem brought me to tears. Then, your note.
It’s possible I had asked for too much.
For a few days I had a view. Other lives.
An island at some distance.
I looked and looked. I cared and didn’t.
I held the edge of the curtain—blue maybe—in my hand.

And here is the list of finalists (with top ten runners-up indicated by an *):

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
*Elsewhere, that Small – Monica Berlin
Little Room, Small Ground – Monica Berlin
Future Erstwhile Century – Bill Rasmovicz
A Girl Could Disappear Like This – Deborah Schwartz
A Theory for What Just Happened – Laurie Blauner
brightness this – Franciszka Voeltz
Posthumous Noon – Aaron Baker – 231
*You are Still Alive – William Stobb
In Migration – Kimberly Kruge
*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-Oka
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
The Three-Legged World – Peter Grandbois

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.

DECOHERENCE

12 Jun

From Mind the Bird Media:

Nate PrittsDECOHERENCE arrives this October from 42 Miles Press! David Rivard says, “I love [Pritts’] loyalty to the incidental, the moments where our truest feelings reveal themselves. He reminds me a bit of Joseph Ceravolo—he takes the bewilderment that we so often feel and he turns it into a spell devised to heal us.”

If you’re interested in writing a review or talking to Nate, DM or email with galley requests or questions.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.mindthebirdmedia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mindbirdmedia/

TONIGHT: Poetry Reading by Kimberly Lambright.

8 Mar

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IUSB’s English Department & 42 Miles Press present a reading by Kimberly Lambright, winner of the 2015 42 Miles Press Poetry Award.

Tonight! March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM. Wiekamp Hall (1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615), 3rd Floor Bridge (by 3300 offices, near that sweet wall of windows).

Free event. Open to all.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact 42milespress@gmail.com or mltozan@iusb.edu for more information.

Book & Art Show Launch: David Dodd Lee

16 Feb

c4ktgzvvmaip2h_-jpg_largeFrom the man himself:

“A reminder not to miss my upcoming art exhibit, ‘Consent/Dissent,’ which will take place Thursday, at Langlab (doors open at 7 p.m.). This event is also doubling as a book launch for my latest book of Ashbery erasure poems, so I’ll be reading poems from “And Others, Vaguer Presences,” and other poems as well . . .. Come for the art, poetry, food, and the wonderful Langlab experience. Keep resisting (there is art and will be poetry pushing back against this administration as well). There will also be readings by Stephen CF, Alison Stine (who also collaborated with me on some of the collages in the show), Lucas Burkett, Nick Wort, Krista Cox, Alyse Chinnok, and a found poetry / noise performance by Sailbear 56k, plus some music by Joe Baughman. See you soon!”

Here is the link to the Facebook event page for more details.