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Submissions, Spring Releases, and More!

Dearly Beloved,

June is in full stride, and summer is here. Which means our submission period is right around the corner, along with the two books we are throwing on the shelves in September! So much update, so little newsletter space. Keep on reading to learn more about what your favorite press and your favorite poets are up to!

WHEN THE LEAD SING YELLS “OPEN UP THE PIT” AND YOU DON’T KNOW IF HE MEANS YOUR HEART OR YOUR JOURNAL:

If you’ve been following close enough, you’ll know we’ve got SIX incredible authors coming at you with the hot fire poetry this year (YOU HAVEN’T HEARD? OK JUST WAIT). You might wonder how we found these six exquisite wordsmiths, and lucky for you, it’s no secret. Our submission period was so successful last year, we are opening them up again!

You heard it here first, folks. Sharpen your pen, get that metaphor machine cranking — we are accepting manuscripts starting July 1st! Head to our submission page for more info.

HARDLY HOME BUT ALWAYS REPPIN’

Want to show off your favorite American poetry press, but don’t feel like taping Clint Smith’s Counting Descent to your chest? Lost your favorite beanie at some dive bar in Montana? Need a new one? Look no further! Merchandise is available now!

APRIL SHOWERS TURN TO MAY FLOWERS AND JUNE TOWERS, or, NEW BOOKS MIGHT MAKE YOU CRY AND FLOWERS WILL GROW WHERE YOUR TEARS FALL OR YOU GET THREE NOW AND THREE MORE LATER OR

THE NEW BOOKS ARE HERE.

The printers are humming in the basement as we speak. A chorus of ink machines play the song of three poets as you read this. It’s not too late to get your copy in the first batch of prints. Click on the beautiful book covers below to order now. Keep reading for updates on their book release parties in Texas, California, and New York!

Oh God Get Out Get Out by Bill Moran

Pecking Order by Nicole Homer

Ordinary Cruelty by Amber Flame

Amber Flame's "Ordinary Cruelty" is coming to you this April!! Order your copy now

IF YOU CAN FIND EM, YOU CAN BUY EM, THEY CAN SIGN EM

Make sure to keep an eye on the website, as we’ll be updating you with the latest tour information and whereabouts of our Write Bloody poets!

WHEN THE POEMS AREN’T ENOUGH AND YOU NEED MORE AND  WE HAVE MORE AND

ok, You get it. We have more books where that came from. This fall, get ready for the final installation of 2017 WB authors:

Have you met our friend Caitlin?

Caitlin Scarano Real

Caitlin Scarano is originally from southern Virginia, but now lives in Milwaukee, where she is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. She has two poetry chapbooks: The White Dog Year (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Salt and Shadow Coiled (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Her recent work can be found in Granta, Crazyhorse, and Ninth Letter. Her forthcoming collection, Do Not Bring Him Water, can be found on your bookshelf when the leaves turn brown.

Meet Nancy

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Nancy grew up in America and China. She is the winner of a James F. Parker Award in Poetry, a finalist for MSU’s Young Playwrights Festival, a two-time gold key recipient of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and a 2015 YoungArts Finalist. She won the Michigan Grand Prize in Letters About Literature and was shortlisted as #6 nationally by the Library of Congress. This past summer she was the youngest attendant of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop summer graduate session. She lives in Austin. Her forthcoming collection, Favorite Daughter, should live in your heart once autumn arrives.

If ya don’t know, now ya know. If you really don’t know, you’ll learn more this summer!

THE POETS SPEAK:

HELLO BERLIN

Annelyse Gelman is stationed in Berlin this summer, where she’ll be hosting a one-time-only exhibit/performance in July – sign up at tinyletter.com/annelyse if you want to receive the invitation, and reach out at annelysegelman@gmail.com if you’d like to bring her to your European city between now and August!

Aaron Samuels combines poetry and dance for passover video poem

Set to poetry by Black and Jewish spoken-word artist Aaron Samuels, Ritual’s text reflects on his family memories of Passover, an ancient Jewish tradition that celebrates freedom from oppression. Ritual examines the tenacity and resilience that motivates us to keep our traditions and honor our histories, no matter our heritage or creed. Check it out.

Catch Franny in Detroit and D.C.!

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Franny Choi will be speaking and reading poems at two conferences this summer: the Allied Media Conference in Detroit (June 15-18) and the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival in D.C. (July 27-29). Both events will be packed with great writers, thinkers, and activists — check out their schedules for more info!

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Go forth and prosper, poet.

The Write Bloody Team


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