The Loveletter | Sweetness from Write Bloody Publishing
ADORKABLE JEANANN VERLEE RELEASES SAID THE MANIC TO THE MUSE
Jeanann Verlee’s second book, Said the Manic to the Muse, continues to garner praise from editors and readers alike. During her recent string of shows in Chicago, Verlee teamed up with Write Bloody’s own Tim Stafford & Robbie Q. Telfer, alongside a stellar lineup of poets for the latest installment of Dan Sullivan & Tim Stafford’s Night of the Living Dorks! Meanwhile, she’s been hard at work with new poems up at Adroit, BOAAT, and The Offing, in addition to new nonfiction and opinion pieces over at Muzzle, Feministing, and forthcoming at Nailed. Stay tuned!
FLOATING, BRILLIANT, GONE COMING SOON TO EARBUDS NEAR YOU!
We’re making an audiobook version of Franny Choi’s book, Floating, Brilliant, Gone, available through Audible! Make sure to like Franny’s author page on Facebook to stay tuned for information on pre-orders and holiday deals!
AARON SAMUELS AND FRANNY CHOI PERFORMING WITH THE DARK NOISE COLLECTIVE AT THE POETRY FOUNDATION!
The Dark Noise Collective, including Write Bloody’s own Aaron Samuels and Franny Choi alongside Fatimah Asghar, Nate Marshall, Danez Smith, and Jamila Woods, will be performing on December 18th at 7:00 PM at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago at 61 West Superior Street. Free admission.
JOIN ANNELYSE’S POETY EXCHANGE
Annelyse Gelman is spearheading a Secret Santa poetry exchange! Here’s how it works: you send Annelyse your name and postal address, you receive a random stranger’s contact info, you mail them a poem (yours or otherwise), and you receive a poem from a stranger! Everything is terrible and everyone loves getting mail. Including drawings, handwritten notes, or other personal touches is encouraged. Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 15 to participate. USA addresses only, please!
SIERRA DEMULDER PUBLISHES NEW BOOK, TODAY MEANS AMEN!
Did you enjoy The Bones Below and New Shoes on a Dead Horse by Sierra DeMulder? Her much anticipated fourth collection of poetry, Today Means Amen, is forthcoming on Andrews McMeel, publisher of Calvin & Hobbes, The Oatmeal, and New York Times bestselling poet Lang Leav. Today Means Amen is available for presale at www.andrewsmcmeel.com, Amazon, and all major bookstores.
ANIS MOJGANI HITS YOU IN THE FEELS WITH ART AND POETRY IN THE POCKETKNIFE BIBLE
Like much of Anis Mojgani’s work, The Pocketknife Bible asks the reader to align one-self with rediscovering wonder. For the first time, Mojgani has given us a collection which combines his poems with his illustrations, at times using them to infuse and inform one another. The poems and pictures of The Pocketknife Bible climb through the child-like heart of its author to bring stories from the well that are enhanced by the imagery. This book is a celebration of childhood and family, or rather the mythology of what that entails, exploring the intersection of how we may have once seen the world and how we remember how we saw it. This is an almost-children’s book for those who might no longer be young, but could use a map to find their way back to that world. Book is available for purchase from the Write Bloody store.
If you’re not already on Bud’s FB fanpage, he’s been posting previously unpublished work! So go– like the page and dig in. Keep an eye out for announcements on available apprenticeships and one-on-one creativity sessions. Oh, and we just released his hardback book called Stunt Water, available through Write Bloody or Buddy Wakefield’s site.
ROBBIE Q. TELFER HAS FOUNDED A CAMPAIGN IN HIS HOME STATE TO CHANGE THE STATE FLOWER
Chicago-based WB poet Robbie Q. Telfer has founded a campaign in his home state to change the state flower from the violet to the Kankakee mallow. And the campaign is garnering a lot of attention from the media; state rep Kate Cloonen just introduced a bill to the Illinois state assembly to OFFICIALLY change the state flower to the Kankakee mallow based on his campaign! Essentially, Robbie is using his poetic background to fight for biodiversity through this campaign and in his new position at Chicago’s Field Museum. Read more about the campaign here.
JADE SYLVAN’S WRITING RELIGIOUS PORN!
Right in time for the holidays, check out the first sneak peak of Jade Sylvan’s new project, an erotic thriller about a young nun! Here it is on Circlet Press’s website.
May your stockings be filled with poetry, your eggnog filled with the booze, and your season filled with memories. Cheers, y’all.
For a full line up of his set, head to brownpoetry.com
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New Books! Favorite Authors! Oh My! Check out Anis' The Pocketknife Bible and Buddy's Stunt Water!