Friday, February 26, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HOMICIDE SURVIVORS PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES among finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Lorraine M. LópezJudges have selected five books published in 2009 as finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction. The nominees are Sherman Alexie for War Dances (Grove Press); Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna (Harper); Lorraine M. López for Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories (BkMk Press); Lorrie Moore for A Gate at the Stairs (Knopf); and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor (Doubleday). The announcement was made today by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Susan Richards Shreve and Robert Stone, Co-Chairmen.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dan Fante
$15.95 | cloth | 127 pp.
Sun Dog Press
ISBN: 9780941543316

LAST COPIES! In this searing collection of poetry by the author of CHUMP CHANGE, Fante tracks twenty years of excess: booze, drugs, and women. He infuses his poetry with bawdy humor, philosophical sensibilities, and tales of private hell of his own making. His distinct voice reads like short stories from his diary pages, with glimpses of his travels, women, friends, and most memorably, the haunts of his famous father, the author John Fante. The poems are complemented with the unique paintings and drawings from the diary collection of his friend, Michael Napper. Foreword by Joyce Fante and introduction by Ben Pleasants.

Monday, February 8, 2010


William Bronk Elizabeth PressWilliam Bronk Elizabeth PressWilliam Bronk Elizabeth Press

GET A JOB: Fence Seeks Poetry Editor to Fill Open Spot

Fence is looking for a new poetry editor to join its current three editors (Katy Lederer, Charles Valle, Max Winter), who all report to editor Rebecca Wolff. Responsibilities include: Vetting approximately 500 submissions per year through an electronic submissions manager; participating in group editorial meetings (online and/or in person); sporadic soliciting; correspondence with accepted poets and with Fence management. This position is unpaid. A two-year commitment is required. Interested parties should send a six-page writing sample, resume, and letter of interest to associate editor Colie Collen at: Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


  1. THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING by Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose Press)
  2. SCARY, NO SCARY by Zachary Schomburg (Black Ocean)
  3. NECESSARY STRANGER by Graham Foust (Flood Editions)
  4. A MOUTH IN CALIFORNIA by Graham Foust (Flood Editions)
  5. THE KENNING ANTHOLOGY OF POETS THEATER: 1945-1985 edited by Kevin Killian and David Brazil (Kenning Editions)
  6. TRUE CRIME by Donna de la Perrière (Talisman House)
  7. SHOT by Christine Hume (Counterpath Press)
  8. FACE by Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose Press)
  9. HUMANIMAL: A PROJECT FOR FUTURE CHILDREN by Bhanu Kapil (Kelsey Street Press)
  10. CLAMPDOWN by Jennifer Moxley (Flood Editions)
  11. A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY by Rob Plath (epic rites press)
  12. COMPLETE MINIMAL POEMS by Aram Saroyan (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  13. SONNET 56 by Paul Hoover (Les Figues Press)
  14. ONE STICK SONG by Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose Press)
  15. WITH DEER by Aase Berg (Black Ocean)
  16. DISPOSED by Steve Dickison (The Post-Apollo Press)
  17. THE DIFFICULT FARM by Heather Christle (Octopus Books)
  19. ERNESTA, IN THE STYLE OF THE FLAMENCO by Sandy Mcintosh (Marsh Hawk Press)
  20. FIRST INDIAN ON THE MOON by Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose)
  21. SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA AND OTHER POEMS by Amiri Baraka (House of Nehesi)
  22. BLACK LEAPT IN by Chris Forhan (Barrow Street Press)
  23. PINK ELEPHANT by Rachel McKibbens (Cypher Books)
  24. THE BOOK OF FRANK by CAConrad (Chax Press)
  25. RADI OS by Ronald Johnson (Flood Editions)
  26. BREAKING POEMS by Suheir Hammad (Cypher Books)
  27. PLEASE by Jericho Brown (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
  28. DUBIOUS ANGELS: POEMS AFTER PAUL KLEE by Keith Ratzlaff (Anhinga Press)
  29. HECATE LOCHIA by Hoa Nguyen (Hot Whiskey Press)
  30. REMEMBER TO WAVE by Kaia Sand (Tinfish Press)