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Published June 09, 2011
Along with a full section of poetry and essays, notes, and reviews, French poetry and poetics in translation (English only) are featured in Aufgabe #10, guest edited by Cole Swensen and introduced with her essay "Dossier: Contemporary Poetry in France."

Authors whose works are translated include Oscarine Bosquet, St
Published June 03, 2011
Village Books in Pacific Palisades, CA
"It was with great regret and sadness that Katie O'Laughlin announced on Thursday, June 2 that Village Books would be closing on June 30, after fourteen years in business. 'Village Books has struggled financially for the past 10 years,' says O'Laughlin, 'but I was able to somehow make it work. Unfortunately, recent changes in the book business have made it impossible to continue operating the store in its present form.' To read the full story, click here.

The Bookstore in Radcliff, KY
"There are plenty of books on the shelves at The Bookstore in Radcliff. But there are not enough customers. So after 37 years in business, owner Jerry Brown is closing his bookstore. Blame the electronic revolution. 'With the e-readers, the Nooks, and the Kindles, all of my best customers instead of coming in here and buying books, I think now they are downloading books,' says Brown." To read the full story, click here.
Published June 06, 2011
Cover to Cover on WKPFA (Berkeley, CA) hosted by Jack Foley features weekly interviews and readings with Jesse Glass and authors from Ahadada Books from June 1 - July 8, 2011. Available online (mp3).

June 1
This is the first of three shows featuring Jesse Glass, American expatriate poet, publisher, artist and folklorist. In 1992, Glass moved to Japan, where he currently lives and teaches. In this show, Jack and Jesse particularly discuss The Passion of Phineas Gage and Selected Poems and Lost Poet: Four Plays by Jesse Glass.

June 8
Jesse Glass interviewed, Part Two.

June 15
Jesse Glass reading from his work.

June 22
A celebration of Ahadada Reader 3, published by Jesse Glass and Ahadada Press. Four chapbooks by four poets are featured in the Reader: Mary-Marcia Casoly, Katherine Hastings, Melanie Moro-Huber and Jack Foley. This show features Mary-Marcia Casoly reading from Australia Dreaming.

June 29
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Two. Katherine Hastings reads from Fog and Light.

July 1
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Three, selections from Melanie Moro-Huber's The Memory of Paper read by Jack Foley.

July 8
Ahadada Reader 3, Part Four. Jack Foley reads from Disordered City.
Published June 06, 2011
The folks at Chamber Four (C4), in addition to their book review and book news website, and on the heels of their fiction anthology of the web's best stories, have launched their own literary magazine. C4 Magazine features fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork and is available in print ($12) and online and in various ebook formats for free: PDF, ePub, and Mobi. You can also get Issue 1 at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Diesel eBooks, on Stanza apps on iPhone and iPad, and on the Nook app on Android and other devices (in apps, search for "C4 issue 1"). Coming soon to the Kobo and Sony Reader ebookstores.

Issue 1 includes fiction by Gregory Blake Smith, Bilal Ibne Rasheed, Margaret Finnegan, Kim Henderson, Michael Henson, Anne Leigh Parrish, Ron Koppelberger; nonfiction by Marc Levy, Terra Brigando, M.J. Fievre; poetry by D.H. Sutherland, Gale Acuff, William Doreski, Yaul Perez-Stable Husni, Shannon C. Walsh, Luca Penne, Julian Smith-Newman, Katelyn Kiley, Daniel Lawless, Jenn Monroe, Greg Hewett; artwork by Ganesha Balunsat, Eleanor-Leonne Bennett, Guillermo Esteves, Dennis van Dijk, Christoph Zurbuchen, Sandro Garcia, Christopher Woods, Paivi Salonen, Ivo Berg.

C4 Magazine is open for submissions for its second issue: fiction (short stories, flash fiction); nonfiction (personal essays, memoir excerpts, travel writing); poetry (traditional, experimental); digital visual art (anything 2D and static, i.e. pictures, drawings, etc.). Deadline: July 1, 2011
Published June 07, 2011
Unbridled Books is partnering with the American Booksellers Association for a promotion that highlights 25 Unbridled eBooks for 25 cents. The titles, all Google eBooks™, will be available for 25 cents via IndieCommerce websites for three days, June 9 - 11.

The 25 Unbridled eBooks for 25 Cents

Conscience Point by Erica Abeel
The Islands of Divine Music by John Addiego
Panopticon by David Bajo
Shimmer by Eric Barnes
The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell
Green Age of Asher Witherow by M. Allen Cunningham
Breath and Bones by Susann Cokal
The Journal of Antonio Montoya by Rick Collignon
The Good Doctor Guillotine by Marc Estrin
Wolf Point by Edward Falco
Small Acts of Sex and Electricity by Lise Haines
The Distance between Us by Masha Hamilton
Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld
Vanishing by Candida Lawrence
Song of the Crow Layne Maheu
The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel
The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Captivity by Deborah Noyes
Hick by Andrea Portes
The Wonder Singer by George Rabasa
Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari
Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters by Timothy Schaffert
Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon
Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch
Published June 01, 2011
Entasis is a new, online literary quarterly based out of Irvine, California. Editors Robert Anasi and Greg McClure accept poetry, with fiction, literary non-fiction, and art at their discretion.

"Badlands" is the theme of the current issue. Anasi writes, "We weren’t thinking about the Civil War when we picked ‘Badlands’ as the theme for this issue but division and darkness were on our minds. In America today, we see a country that seems increasingly at odds with itself and a media that resounds with rage, mendacity and shrill desperation. The artists and writers for this issue all explore these growing divisions, separations, cruelties."

Entasis contributors include: Michael Barach, Nicelle Davis, Susan Davis, Brandi George, Evan Peterson, Justin Rigamonti, Elizabeth Wyatt, Cynthia Mitchell, Steve Geng, Sara Jimenez, Daniel Kukla, Joe Heaps Nelson, Andrew Lichtenstein, Angela Koh, Beth Raymer, Leah Kaminski, Lena Firestone, Mike Dubisch, Nathan Bishop, Rachel Hinton, Rosemary McGuire, and Travis Lindquist.

Entasis is open for submissions, accepts simultaneous submissions with an approximate one-month response time. The deadline for Fall 2011 is August 10.
Published May 27, 2011
Fugue's newest issue (#40) has been dubbed the "Play" issue. The introductory note introduces that "Issue #40 of Fugue has been designed to show how writers are beautifully and smartly playing with genre, form, content and idea. Lyric essay, collage, prose poem, micro fiction, the panharmonicon and the experiment are not new terms, but the evolution of these terms, relevant to the evolution of our culture, has caused writers to create new forms of writing that are as inventive as they are accessible."

Authors include (* authors works available on Fugue's website): Rebecca McClanahan & Dinty W. Moore, Michael Martone, Anne Panning, Alexandra Ghaly*, Kim Dana Kupperman, Kyle Dargan, Guy Jean, translated by Ilya Kaminsky and Kathryn Farris, Ander Monson, Marvin Bell, Valerie Miner, Brenda Miller, Jennifer Kanke, S.L. Wisenberg, Ely Shipley, Jennifer Campbell, Laurel Bastian, Rachel Yoder, Derek Juntunen*, Joe Wenderoth, E. Shaskan Bumas*, Rebecca McClanahan, Iris Moulton, and Lia Purpura.
Published May 25, 2011
Edited by Peter Lucas, Abigail Wheetley and Amy Graziano, Prime Mincer publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry in a print and e-version (Smashwords) three times a year (March, July, November). Free previews are available online.

The first issue includes works by David Cozy, Jared Yates Sexton, Rusty Barnes, Hobie Anthony, Eleanor Levine, Jackson Lassiter, John C. Mannone, JP Dancing Bear, Stephanie Dickinson, Portia Carryer, Dustin Monk, Desiree Dighton, Michael Meyerhofer, Lisbeth Davidow, Bryan Estes, Paul Kavanagh, Shawn Mitchell, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Grace Koong, Kate Ristow, Jay Boyer, Jon Tribble, and Amy Schreibman Walter.

Prime Mincer accepts fiction and creative nonfiction submissions up to 7500 words and graphic narratives up to 25 pages (print size — 6×9).

For poetry, Prime Mincer's 2011 poetry contest with final judge Rodney Jones, is open until October 1. First prize is $300, publication, 10 copies, and runner-up receives $50, publication, and 5 copies. All entries considered for publication.
Published May 26, 2011
The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Hayden's Ferry Review includes a special section on Short Forms and includes works by Kevin McIlvoy, Darryl Joel Berger, Anne Earney, Tara L. Masih, Sally Bellerose, Katie Farris, Chidelia Edochie, Julie Thi Underhill, Michele Ruby, Krista Eastman, Carment Lau, Emma Hine, Jamison Crabtree, Simeon Berry, Michael Brooks Cryer, Michael Meyerhofer, Chad Sweeney, Caroline Clocksiem, Erika eckart, Translator E.C. Belli ("The Prose Poem in France"), and Pierre Peuchmaurd.
Published May 26, 2011
The Summer 2011 of Beloit Poetry Journal includes Jeff Crandall, Garth Greenwell, Peter Pereia, and Brian Teare in conversation on Gay Poetry, Politics, and Poetics. The symposium is also available full-text (pdf) on BPJ's website.

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