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The Understanding between Foxes and Light
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Our latest anthology, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, is now available. This collection is an exhilarating and diverse collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from all across the United States plus Barbados, Northern Ireland, France, and Canada. Come along and run towards the light!
Contributors: Joel Allegretti, Hala Alyan, Todd Anderson, Augustus Arps, Michael Bagwell, Michelle Bonczek, J. Bradley, Billy Cancel, John Clinton, Abby Coleman, Dana Beardsley Crotwell, Steve Dalachinsky, Linda M. Deane, Donald Dewey, Stephanie Dickinson, Gabriel Don, John Dutterer, Robert Evory, Ellen Factor, Rich Ferguson and Crystal Lane Swift, Kofi Fosu Forson, Brad Garber, Kat Georges, Christian Georgescu, Robert Gibbons, Jeffrey Greene, Janet Hamill, Thomas Henry, Aimee Herman, Matthew Hupert, Giuseppe Infante, Ted Jonathan, Lydia Kang, Kit Kennedy, Sarah-Jean Krahn, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Jane LeCroy, Wayne Lee, Jean Lehrman, Christopher Luna, Kathryn Howd Machan, Mary Mackey, Jerred Metz, Lecco Morris, Rick Mullin, Larry Myers, Ngoma, Thomas O’Connell, Emily Palmisano, Mariel Pauline, Puma Perl, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Karl Roulston, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Frank Simone, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, John W. Snyder, Sherre Vernon, Julia Vinograd, Ocean Vuong, Michelle Whittaker, Gina Williams, Amy Wright, and Kirby Wright. Plus interview and new poem from Patricia Smith.
great weather for MEDIA is delighted to nominate the following contributors for the 2015 Pushcart Prize: Hala Alyan, Thomas Henry, Aimee Herman, Ngoma, Julia Vinograd, and Amy Wright. See examples of their work here.
And why not check out our outstanding previous collection? It’s Animal but Merciful features fifty-five poets and fiction writers from across the United States, plus Botswana, the Philippines, Denmark, and Canada. This is world writing with a New York flair—no nonsense, no claptrap, ready to spit in your eye or call you lover in a cyberminute. There’s brutality, glamour, danger, and glitz (but an unexpected tenderness too).
Details of contributors and sample poems
”An ambitious work, and a risky one, It’s Animal but Merciful finds common ground for a diverse group of poets in excellent craft and fearless voices…Read this book. Stick with it to the end. You will not be disappointed. You will be dazzled.” - Emilia Fuentes Grant, The Pedestal Magazine
“It’s Animal but Merciful draws the reader into a page-turning set of accessible, provocative poems and short stories…International poets add a detectable international flavor to It’s Animal, which is also national in its American scope.” - David St.-Lascaux, Interrupting Infinity
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 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!