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…
Very hard decisions as we love everyone we publish but congratulations to our Pushcart Prize nominees Linda Camplese, Aimee Herman, Ron Kolm, Puma Perl, John W Snyder, and John Sibley Williams. Learn more and read extracts from their works here.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Aimee Herman‘s poetry collection meant to wake up feeling. Anne Waldman says “Visceral, insistent, beyond transgressive, meant to wake up feeling does just that. Gratitude to Aimee Herman for getting under our skin, and moving poetry-in-discourse into the feminist present and future where we study and yearn for the salvation of humanity.” Wow!
We are also thoroughly excited about our latest anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand featuring stunning poetry and short fiction by national and international writers from across the United States and beyond. Check our calendar and join us for our celebrations across the country, including October 23rd in Brooklyn. Submissions for the next anthology are now open - sign up to our monthly newsletter for reminders.
Retrograde by Puma Perl arrived in June and has been a real do-not-miss hit. John Sinclair said “Retrograde is a true contemporary masterpiece” and just check out these other terrific reviews. This is great weather for MEDIA’s first single poet collection and we are so excited and proud of its success.
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!
“The atmosphere is totally mesmerizing. Extremely talented poets! Courteous waitress, pool table, shuffleboard. Easy parking on Sundays. Affordable alcoholic beverages. I truly look forward to be there again.” - Kenneth Yocus, writer
Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries!