We’re pretty thrilled to offer our 15th title of 2021: Bones to Peaches by Iris McCloughan was selected as Number 23 in our Robin Becker Series. (Look for four more Robin Becker Series titles in 2022!) Please take a moment to check out a sample poem and read more about Iris and their work here.
We are thrilled to announce the newest selections for our Robin Becker Series. Our series editor, Steve Bellin-Oka, and his editorial assistants, Halsey Heyer and Rocky Halpern, have selected three manuscripts for publication. Hearty congratulations to Nora Hikari, for Girl 2.0; Dan Kraines, for Licht; and Erica Charis-Molling, for How We Burn. Their chapbooks will be published this coming winter in hand-sewn editions of 100 copies, and each poet will receive 25 copies plus 10 review copies.
We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We will again read manuscripts for the Robin Becker Series from April 1 – May 15 of 2022.
We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.
Please join us in congratulating poets Iris McCloughan and Brad Richard, whose manuscripts have been selected for publication in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.
Iris McCloughan is a trans* writer, performer, and artist in New York. They are the author of the chapbooks No Harbor, selected by L + S Press as the winner of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, and Triptych, forthcoming from Greying Ghost. They were the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and their poems have appeared in juked, Gertrude, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Bones to Peaches, will be published as Number 23 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.
Brad Richard is the author of four collections of poetry: Habitations, Motion Studies (winner of the 2010 Washington Prize, finalist for the 2012 Thom Gunn Award), Butcher’s Sugar, and Parasite Kingdom (winner of the 2018 Tenth Gate Prize). His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, induding American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Green Mountains Review, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Okey-Panky, Sakura Review, and Xavier Review. 2015 Louisiana Artist of the Year and 2002 winner of the Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Award in Poetry, he taught creative writing to talented high school students in New Orleans for twenty-eight years. A faculty member of the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops and an independent teacher and editor, he lives and writes in New Orleans. Brad’s chapbook, In Place, will be published as Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.
The first dozen manuscripts have come in for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and it’s turning out to be a fun and varied read so far. Remember, there’s no reading fee and we’ll be considering manuscripts until May 15, so polish up your work and send it in! Details are here.
Update: Just ten days left to send in your manuscript! Dazzle us!
We’re so proud to announce the publication of the third title in this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Hannah Larrabee’s Murmuration, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 16 in the series. Check out the full details here.
We’re proud to announce the newest title in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Portrait of a Voice by Mary Ann Davis, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 15 in the series. Check out full details here.
If you’re in Pittsburgh this weekend, please consider Alison Taverna’s book launch of What Hollywood Taught Me: Saturday, September 3, 7pm at James Simons Studio. If you’re not in Pittsburgh, you can still support WHTM by purchasing your copy here!