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Excerpt from Deus Ex Machina, by Jennifer Pilch

We are pleased to announce the release of Deus Ex Machina: A Melodrama  by Jennifer Pilch, the winner of the 2015 Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Contest, selected by contest judge Myung Mi Kim. The book is now available for immediate shipment and can be purchased directly through our website. Booksellers may order the title through our distributor. from the …

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A performance by j/j hastain at AWP

The feelings that arise while watching j/j hastain perform cannot be summed up easily. Perhaps: disorientation, perplexity, concern, empathy, or intrigue. Some may find themselves disturbed or entranced by the shifts in individual emotions and collective energy occurring in the room. Viewers may progress from one emotion to the next …

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A Review of Nico Peck’s The Pyrrhiad

A review by Jackqueline Frost of Nico Peck’s The Pyrrhiad (Dirty Swan Projects). The first full-length title from San Francisco’s Dirty Swan Projects is a slim collection called The Pyrrhiad (2014). First appearing as a chapbook from Trafficker Press, Nico Peck’s verse story of the red god Pyrrha is a …

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“Hearing Loss” by Susanne Dyckman

Susanne Dyckman’s first full-length book of poetry, Equilibrium’s Form (Shearsman Books, 2006), was praised by D.A. Powell for “carefully balancing the quiet, arid world with the act of longing” and enacting “the inevitable feeling of absence.” This week, we’re pleased to share Dyckman’s poem “Hearing Loss,” an excerpt from a …