great weather for MEDIA is an independent press based in New York City and focusing on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative…

 “This group of kick-ass editors does more for NYC literary arts than most editors in big-wig publishing companies.”
– Spoken Word New York


 “These annual anthologies and other work by great weather for MEDIA are an admirable contribution to arts and culture.”
- Ruth Latta, The Compulsive Reader


“In the wondrous poems of Michelle Whittaker, “the tired self slipknots a song for her own self to sleep.” Even as her language loops into lullabies, swells and spells, it casts a blue and uneasy shadow. Even when she meditates on art or mortality, she dazzles with a turn of phrase and explosive imagery. Even when adrift on the music and mystery of dreams, Surge is fueled by feeling. Warmth and compassion power this amazing debut.”
—Terrance Hayes

Michelle Whittaker in the New York Times Magazine

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OUT NOW! —the publication of our latest poet collection, Surge by Michelle Whittaker. 


The Other Side of Violet front coverOut August 1st! Our latest poetry and prose anthology, The Other Side of Violet. Also includes interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.

Congratulations to Phillip Sterling! His short story “Registry” from The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker has been named a 2017 Best Small Fiction Winner and will be reprinted in the upcoming anthology from Braddock Avenue Books.


 New York City poetry open mic

Do you know about our Spoken Words Sundays reading series? We are at the historic Parkside Lounge (back room), 317 E Houston St (at Attorney St), New York City, every Sunday 4-6 pm. See our calendar for details. It’s got a great stage and a terrific vibe—so come and join up for our weekly features and poetry open mic. We look forward to seeing you.

“The Parkside Lounge on East Houston is the coolest new venue in town for poetry readings. Sundays at 4pm” – Live Mag!

Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries!


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