January 2012

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Publishing Announcement – Year Two Point Five
We've almost reached the end of these announcements! I am very very excited to post these last two (yes, there is one more - that one comes next week - promise!) and release the publication schedule!

In the next year, Hyacinth Girl Press will release Brooklyn Copeland's chapbook Salt Ballads, which is a combination of original work by Brooklyn herself and translations of work by the poet Edith Sodergrän.  This will be both the first collection we will publish of translated work AND the first collection to feature more than one poet. I've admired Brooklyn's poetry for years and am beyond thrilled to get to bring Salt Ballads to publication with her.

Brooklyn Copeland lives in Indianapolis, where she works as an auditor and a yoga instructor. Her first full-length collection, SIPHON, HARBOR, is due out on Shearsman Books in 2012. Her chapbook LAKED, FIELDED, BLANKED was published by alice blue books in 2011 and is also available as a limited-edition hand-sewn art book. Another chapbook, RITUALISTS, will appear soon with Little Red Leaves/Textile Series. Her original work and translations have most recently been published in Burnside Review, Poetry, Parcel, Interrupture, and Sink Review (which nominated her for a Pushcart). In 2010 she received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry foundation. She is also the editor of the slow-going print journal TAIGA (taigajournal.com). When she's not reading or writing or doing headstands and back-bends, she's probably baking a cake or watching cartoons-for-grownups with her boyfriend and cocker spaniel.


Coming up soon - a preview of the cover art for Kathleen Kirk's Nocturnes created by Nashay Jones, followed very soon thereafter by Nocturnes itself!

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Chapbook sale – one week only!
UPDATE: The sale is over! Thanks to those who purchased copies! They'll be going out very soon!

With the end of the holidays and the beginning of a new year it seems fitting to have a small sale here at Hyacinth Girl Press!

For one week only, you can order any two chapbooks for only $9.00! Click the purchase button below and be sure to note which two chapbooks you are ordering.

Chapbooks eligible for the sale are Thirteen Designer Vaginas by Juliet Cook, Book Four by Niina Pollari, A Wicked Apple by Susan Slaviero, and Nocturnes by Kathleen Kirk. If you select Nocturnes as one of your choices your copy will ship upon the chapbook's release.

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Year Two Point Five Publication Announcement and more!
It is with great pleasure that I get to announce another chapbook to be published by Hyacinth Girl Press in year 2.5! We're approaching the finish line with announcements...

Sarah Kain Gutowski's Fabulous Beast will be released in our second publishing cycle and I could not be more excited. The collection is seamless, unsettling, and made me cry at least once.

Sarah Kain Gutowski is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and son. Her poetry has been published in Epiphany, The Threepenny Review, and So to Speak: A Feminist Journal, and some of her poems are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review and The Southern Review. She keeps a record of her writing life, experience in academia, and motherhood at http://mimsyandoutgrabe.blogspot.com.


My apologies for the radio silence over the past month. My family went through multiple tragedies in December and I appreciate everyone's patience as I essentially took the month off.

But! the new year has brought with it joy, it seems, and we're back in the game here at Hyacinth Girl Press! We should have more announcements soon (two more!) as well as a sneak peak at the cover art print for Kathleen Kirk's Nocturnes which is being finished up by the fantastically talented Nashay Jones. Her linocut prints are gorgeous and I can't wait to share the art she is creating in response to Kathleen's lovely, lovely poetry.

AWP is coming on fast, too, and we have been lucky enough to get to share a table with Arsenic Lobster (100% Susan Yount's doing - I admire her drive and passion more than I can say) and Weighed Words - look for us at table C6!