The Loveletter | Sweetness from Write Bloody Publishing
500 manuscripts and 21 finalists later, 6 authors have emerged as our newest Write Bloody Authors. Watch our video reveal, and keep an eye on our social media for more highlights of what is to come!
Goodwin’s play The Blueprint, directed by Jenny Koons, premiers at NYU’s Atlas Theater on November 17th and runs through the 22nd. The Blueprint is about a competition between two young writers of color, but that competition combusts into a series of concentric conflicts over friends, family, fortune, and fame.
Falley announced a new project she’s working on in a recent interview with Vagabond City Lit, and it’s all about LOVE! When asked about how this book’s process was different than her two Write Bloody collections, Falley said, “I was feeling like I had not written since the dawn of time and then sat down to compile everything that could possibly be a poem — and realized i had about 95 piecesabout relationships. Some were just for me — things I needed to get down post break-up. Others were poems I wrote for a lover and turned into single-edition chapbooks just for them. I guess the difference with love and relationship poems was that there was no other goal other than to heal or to give. Much like love itself — huh?” Book Megan for a reading today! – MeganFalley@gmail.com
Clint Smith is in the midst of his book tour for his debut poetry collection Counting Descent. While on the road, he’s been writing pieces for The New Yorker, entering the preliminary stages of his dissertation work for graduate school, and eating copious amounts of airport Chipotle. If you want to catch Clint on his tour, check out his website and see if he’s coming to a city near you!
Verlee launches “Read. Write. Edit. Submit.” Online Workshops! Plus, a new poem/lyric essay hybrid published at The Feminist Wire, a feature over at The Nervous Breakdown alongside a poem from Said the Manic to the Muse, and an essay atFeministing. Stay tuned for new publications, shows, and other engagements here, or join her mailing list!
The fellowships are judged by prominent American authors and editors, and the winners, all from Minnesota, are awarded $25,000 each. The judges this year were poet Patrick Rosal and editor and artist Andrea Pinkney, and the Loft received 103 qualified Poetry/Spoken Word applications. Congrats, Khary!
Mali and Aptowicz shared the stage at the beautiful Sheen Center for 90 minutes on Thursday, October 6, reading mostly “rarities and B-sides.” Cristin performed nothing but “What Teachers Make.”
Matam was the winner of Texas Grand Slam, the largest individual poetry slam in Texas! TGS takes place every fall in Bryan College, Station: 42 poets compete for a grand prize of $1,200, Pages being this year’s champion! Check out this video of his performance:
Find Derrick in Oregon or California in the next few months, as he tours with his latest anthology: UH-OH!
You can purchase this collection here
Nguyen, author of This Way to the Sugar, is currently waiting to come to your venue or campus!
Telfer was featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal for his work trying to find a rare plant known only to come from Chicago, which segues nicely into this new project he started to chart all the native species moving back to Chicagoland.
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The Write Bloody Team