This was so hard, y’all. Though I’ve tried to sit down in past years and select nominations for the Pushcart Prizes, I’ve always given up, too overwhelmed by leaving out too many deserving poets. But that does not serve your work, and I’m here to serve your work. So, after some measure of agonizing (I wish I could nominate another dozen), I am proud to announce our first-ever Pushcart nominations:
- Guillermo Filice Castro, “Before April,” from Mix Tape for a War
- Melissa Atkinson Mercer, “The Memory Instrument,” from After the Miracle Season
- JeFF Stumpo, “The Hulk’s Lamentation,” from Against Itself Cannot Stand
- Wayne Johns, “Last Testament,” from The Exclusion Zone
- Robin Reagler, “Air Ships,” from Dear Red Airplane
- Beverly Voigt, “Pittsburgh: The Fourth River,” from Woman of Salt
Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series editors Dan Vera and Ron Mohring are delighted to announce the selection of three manuscripts from this fall’s entries: “The Gospel According to X” by Oliver Baez Bendorf, “Ballast” by Alyse Knorr, and “Red State” by Matt Daly will be published in summer of 2019.
Please join us in welcoming Oliver, Alyse and Matt to the Seven Kitchens family!
Guillermo Filice Castro’s new chapbook, Mix Tape for a War, is the newest title in our Rane Arroyo Series and we’re thrilled to release it today in conjunction with his book launch/reading.
Two covers, both designed by the author! Order yours here.
Please celebrate with us the release of Patrick Ryan Frank’s new chapbook, Come Panic, as the newest title in our Editor’s Series. This manuscript, a finalist for the Rane Arroyo Series, examines Andrew Cunanan: his life, his psyche, his status as a frightening-yet-captivating figure, and his murder spree. It’s an amazing collection. Order yours here.
Please join us in congratulating Chris Philpot on the release of his new chapbook, The Way to the Citadel, selected by Nickole Brown as Number 18 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series. Full details may be found here.
Melissa Atkinson Mercer has a new chapbook, and we’re pretty stoked. Please join us in celebrating the release of After the Miracle Season, Number 7 in Volume Three of our Editor’s Series. Full details can be found here.
Keystone Chapbook Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are delighted to announce the selection of two manuscripts: “Feed” by Emily Mohn-Slate, and “Bloodfish” by Jennifer Jackson Berry, both of Pittsburgh. Both chapbooks will be published in spring of 2019. Please join us in congratulating Emily and Jennifer!