Excerpt: Meg Eden

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From A Week with Beijing Beijing and I Meet For the First Time When I first met Beijing, she said, What’re you doing here? It’s not the Olympics yet. I tried to tell her I was here to see her country, to get away from my home, but she tried to sell me bootleg plushes … Continue reading

Three Questions: Mathieu Cailler

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We excerpted Mathieu Cailler‘s new chapbook, Clothelines (Red Bird Press) during the summer. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, his work has been published in numerous national and international literary journals, including Ardor, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. He has been named a finalist for the Glimmer Train New Writers Award and the New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize, as … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Sarah Hayes

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from Heart of Everything That Is Go Inside a Stone Go inside a stone hands wedged to the wrist into the flake of it the flake: inviting slash of waterways and cold fractures, fissures and weaknesses this map of eons coming undone (slowly reforming) Go inside a stone finger tips gripping awkwardly in small pockets, … Continue reading

New Titles from Lit House Press

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Lit House Press is pleased to announce the release of two new titles: —Responsibility by Kelsie Hahn  and All These Cures by Kelly DuMar.                         Responsibility is Kelsie Hahn’s first published collection. Her fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse, The Southeast Review, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, … Continue reading

Excerpt: Lisa Mangini

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From Bird Watching at the End of the World Bird Watching at the End of the World (ii) It starts with a certain stillness — a wing held up at a right angle, head cocked as if the grackle is watching me back. It is hard to see clearly from here, but perhaps he holds … Continue reading

Three Questions: Susana H. Case

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Susana H. Case is one of our favorites and we’ve featured her work on a few occasions: first in March 2013 as part of our Women Write Resistance excerpt, and then twice for her own work (April 2013 and again in May of this year). She is a professor and program coordinator at the New … Continue reading

Excerpt: Michalle Gould

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From Resurrection Party Tonight, the Clouds Tonight, the clouds Are tired of flying Above the earth Like hostages, Suspended by chains They long for rest They long for the day When the ground Will accept them They will sleep On its surface In pools of puddled white In their place The heavens will be strewn … Continue reading

Excerpt: Kathleen Brewin Lewis

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From Fluent in Rivers Eggshell The morning is a chiffon scarf. A child steps out into soft light, a spotted egg cupped in his hands. I rest my palm on the place where his bowed head meets his slim neck. Sometimes this is prophecy, sometimes recollection. To touch him this way is always a blessing. … Continue reading

Second Sunday Featuring Derek JG Williams

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Poet Derek JG Williams was the feature at the Second Sunday Reading Series & Open Mic at Eastern Point Lit House yesterday and we decided to try our hand at a Google Hangout on Air. This is an edited version of the result—you get his reading in its entirety, but the intro and close are … Continue reading

Wanted: Excerpts from Your New Book (or one you love)!

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Do you have a new book or chapbook out on an independent press? Do you have one forthcoming in the next three months? Then send it to us for consideration for this spot right here! Each Friday we excerpt new and forthcoming books from independent presses (and occasionally larger publishers) and we just can’t keep … Continue reading

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