Newsletter #5

Sneak Peek Vol. 3 is up now! Enjoy work by Tamar Altebarmakian, Leila A. Fortier, Denny E. Marshall, Janice Krasselt Medin, Eric G. Müller, Andrew J. Stone, Miriam Schneider, Michael Spring, Gordon J. Stirling, and Dillon J. Welch.

Volume 3 is now closed to submissions, but we are currently reading for volume 4, due to launch in June 2013.

Big thanks to all those who attended the Volume 2 reading at Half Off Books in Whittier on June 24. Readers included: Suzanne Allen, Lloyd Aquino, John F. Buckley, Jeffrey Graessley, Michaelsun Knapp, Gerald Locklin, Andrea Montoya, Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo, Alan Passman, Kevin Ridgeway, Stephen Silke, Nicole Street, Thomas R Thomas, and K. Andrew Turner.

Special thanks to Eric Morago, poetry curator at Half Off Books, for letting us use the space. Also, we are excited for Eric’s new chapbook, Here for the Friction, and you should be, too! You can order it here.

Gerald Locklin also has a new chapbook out – From a Male Perspective – we enjoyed every page…

Check out v2 contributor Suzanne Allen’s review of Kevin Ridgeway’s chapbook, Burn Through Today.  Not surprisingly, Suzanne’s own chapbook, Coordinates, is a quarter finalist for the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Be scholarly and read about v2 contributor Arpine Konyalian Grenier’s work in “Confronting the Limits of Culture and Identity in Arpine Konyalian Grenier’s The
Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins”
by Talar Chahinian.

Take our advice and visit John Brantingham’s new blog, “One Mystery Writer’s Quest to Master Small Press Promotion.” You can thank us later…v2 contributor and Bank-Heavy Press editor, Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo, also has a blog which he recently revamped. Take note that the Bank-Heavy Press fundraiser ends September 1, 2012.  Donate if you can – it’s worth it…