Publisher’s description: Rain Mountain Press/Skidrow Penthouse takes its name from “When The Cicadas Return,” a poem by Bill Featherman, an obscure and homeless Minnesota poet and musician: “This is the night Andromeda crawled / down from your ceiling’s flatland / of shining crickets, // a night to check the leaves / and bring the scarecrows to bed // This is the night cicadas landed on Earth / and set out toward the half-fires // and rain mountains that the people left behind.”
Skidrow Penthouse is looking for writing and art informed by environmental and moral collapse; disturbing, saddened work inhabited with obscure species and misunderstood people; work that’s keenly aware of the infinities in a single object and the scattered worlds between falling wires of rain. No adjective/adverb haters. No sermons on Eros. No disciples of Bukowski. No finger-wagging pedants demanding obedience to metrical ennui. No one afraid of their own mangled music. Be broken yet fearless. Narrate what is troubling to the timid among us. Trust the beautiful and hellish expanses of your dream-infested typing hands.
We will begin accepting paper submissions via snail mail (year-round).
68 East Third Street, Suite 16
New York, NY 10003
You will get a better read with a paper submission.