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!
We’ve closed out March with the second of two new chapbooks: Sam Pittman’s Mostly Water, which had its launch reading in Pittsburgh on March 31. Selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series and featuring a gorgeous cover designed by Sam himself, Mostly Water is available now!
We’re delighted to announce the newest chapbook in our Editor’s Series: Scatter, Feed by Ellen McGrath Smith. Check out the terrific cover art by Tony Fitzpatrick.
Official release date is October 10. Order yours now right here!
Closing out the busy month of August and leaping into an even busier September, please celebrate with us the release of Sheila Squillante’s new chapbook, In This Dream of My Father. Number 2.09 in our Editor’s Series, with gorgeous cover art by Paul Bilger. Here’s the shortlink:
Please join us in welcoming Michael Hurley’s Wooden Boys to the world! Selected by Brent Goodman as Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, Michael’s collection officially launches on August 25. Here’s the shortlink.
TONIGHT: Tuesday, Sept 28, 8-9 pm: Jeff Oaks & Stacey Waite will read their poems at Sphinx Cafe, 401 Atwood St in Pittsburgh. We wish we could be there to cheer on two of our favorite poets!
Thanks again to all the good folks at this year’s Small Press Festival in Pittsburgh, who made our first public foray into the Small Press Wonder Tent so effortless and enjoyable. I bopped down to Carlisle to pick up Kari Larsen and we zipped over to Pittsburgh via the the tollway through the first blush of early-autumn foliage. It was great to browse and chat with the other vendors/writers/artists and to get such a positive response to our catalog. The overwhelming “I-must-pick-this-up-and-check-it-out” title was Terry Kirts’ To the Refrigerator Gods. We set up next to David McNamara’s fabulous sunnyoutside table and enjoyed two days of friendly, engaging, and helpful bookchat (as well as a bit of Red Sox/DamnYankees banter). I met Noel Sloboda, whose poems I first encountered back when I was on staff at West Branch; had a lovely meeting & chat with Karen Weyant & her partner; finally met the awesome RJ Gibson; and got to hang out & have breakfast with the delightful Jeff Oaks. So many beautiful books–I wanted one of each! Already looking forward to doing this again next year.