From Dzanc Books:
Absinthe: New European Writing Joins Dzanc Books
November 18, 2009 – Ann Arbor, MI-In an effort to further our mission for bringing great writing to a broader audience, Dzanc Books is proud to announce that the literary journal, Absinthe: New European Literature (www.absinthenew.com), has become an imprint of Dzanc. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit publisher dedicated to publishing top drawer literature and sponsoring free readings and workshops across the country, Dzanc is excited by the opportunity to work with the editors of Absinthe, Dwayne Hayes and Jessica Bomarito. Absinthe will serve as an invaluable addition to Dzanc, bringing the work of European writers and artists to North American audiences for the first time.
Dzanc is committed to finding the absolute best literature to publish. We believe publishing works from around the world is important on two fronts – a) there is some incredible work being done in Europe that has not been made available to those who only read English, and b) reading work from different world view points is essential to having a better understanding of the world we live in, and our own place in it.
Dwayne and Jessica have published twelve fantastic issues of Absinthe and Dzanc looks forward to being a part of their publishing dozens more. Readers of Absinthe may have noticed the Dzanc Books logo on the past few issues as we’ve had an informal arrangement helping out with some printing aspects. Dzanc is now excited to formalize our relationship with Absinthe and looks forward to doing many wonderful things with Absinthe in the future.
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Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary publisher based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you would like to learn more about books and programs, or make a donation, please visit our website at www.dzancbooks.org.
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.