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We received an astonishing group of submissions this summer through our open reading period–really, the best manuscripts we’ve ever had. And we made a lot of really heart-breaking decisions winnowing down the field. We decided, in the end, on three truly excellent chapbooks: Alix Anne Shaw’s “Contingent,” Russell Jaffe’s “La Croix Water,” and Kay Gabriel and David Pritchard’s “Impropria Persona.” And don’t forget about Cean Gamalinda’s amazing scroll poem, which we’re publishing really soon! Find more info about our new authors — and the finalists from the reading period — after the jump.
We are very excited to announce our next chapbook: conversation at a party, by Cean Gamalinda. It will be available in the Fall of 2015; we’ll post a link for a pre-order shortly. conversation at a party is a single continuous poem, stretching 40 manuscript pages–and we’ll publish it as such. Following Cean’s design for the manuscript, conversation at a party will be printed as a scroll. Find his bio and an excerpt from the poem below the jump. (more…)