“Wrap” from Kimberly Lambright’s ULTRA-CABIN, coming 09/01/16

Here’s another poem, a cold one for a warm evening.

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From Kimberly Lambright’s Ultra-Cabin, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award, available September 1, 2016 (Amazon, SPD).

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

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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

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

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.

 

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

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!

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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!

Slate Book Review: The 27 Overlooked Books of 2015

Stephen Burt thinks you should check out Tracey Knapp’s “Mouth,” published by 42 Miles Press.

Excerpt:

Parts of Mouth feel like a mix tape from somebody with whom you’ve recently fallen in love; other parts feel like a very good anthology that might be called Casual Poems About Urban Living at, Say, 30. It’s a big book of vivacious poems small enough to memorize or take along in your satchel or purse: It’s also a font of verbal invention, new words that make new, and improve, a troubling Valentine’s Day or a sluggish commute, “a topological menu/ of the inner universe, the Idiot’s Guide/ to What We Are Able to Tolerate.”

Read the rest here!

New Review: Carrie Oeding’s Our List of Solutions

There is a new review of Carrie Oeding’s Our List of Solutions up at Boxcar Poetry Review written by Frank Montesonti.

Excerpt: 

Welcome to the neighborhood. Our List of Solutions by Carrie Oeding feels like an eccentric neighbor who shows up on your front porch with a pitcher of sangria and a plate of burnt sausages from the barbeque next door. And though we have been trained to act gruff and solitary, it’s a pleasant intrusion because this neighbor has great gossip and secretly, down deep, we are lonely and want a visitor.

Find the full review here.