Congratulations to Jenny Zhang, Christopher DeWeese, and Rebecca Farivar for having their manuscripts selected for publication by Octopus Books 2011.
Congratulations also to finalists: Claire Donato, Julie Doxsee, Laura Eve Engel, Sasha Fletcher, Dan Hoy, Brenda Iijima, George Kalamaras, Kirsten Kaschock, Seth Landman, Linnea Ogden, Alexandria Peary, Craig Rebele, Rob Schlegel, S. E. Smith, and Melinda Wilson.
And in other Octopus news. . . .
#14 is live and features the following sixteen long poems:
The Water’s Piety in Doubt and Question by J. Michael Martinez
It is Especially Dangerous To Be Conscious of Oneself by Jeff Alessandrelli
Dwell-E by Brandon Downing
The Massachusetts Book of the Dead by Katie Peterson
Coney Island Avenue by Andy Fitch
Length of Fetch by Jesse Lichtenstein
A Geography of Pleasure by Amy King
Descend, Descend by Samuel Amadon
Vertigo and Bone Room by Julie Doxsee
from Rosalia by Molly Gaudry
The Kingdom of Blizzards by Michael Rerick
The Erotic Life of Art: A Seance with William Carlos Williams by Eileen R. Tabios
Topic Sentences by Dot Devota
We Know in 2010, We Survive by Claire Becker
The Personal History of Wind by Jennifer Denrow
Dark Highway by Zvonko Karanović transl. by Ana Božičević.
And the following reviews:
Not Blessed by Harold Abramowitz, reviewed by Janice Lee
Under the Quick by Molly Bendall, reviewed by Suzette Bishop
Sum of Every Lost Ship by Allison Titus, reviewed by David Carillo
Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes, reviewed by Sommer Browning