July 2013

7 . 26 . 13

Now Available: Darling Hands, Darling Tongue by Sally Rosen Kindred
We here at Hyacinth Girl Press are kicking off our third publishing cycle with Sally Rosen Kindred's Peter Pan-inspired chapbook, Darling Hands, Darling Tongue. Don't be mistaken - these poems are not children's work, full of fairy autopsies, desire, and terrified forgetting.

Kiss me kettle-hard: yank
my sorry ass from Never.

Somewhere I’m skin without wings.
Somewhere my name means tough as light.

-- Tinker Bell Thinks About What She Wants, from Darling Hands, Darling Tongue

Darling Hands, Darling Tongue
by Sally Rosen Kindred
$6.00 + shipping


Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of the poetry collection No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011) and the chapbook Garnet Lanterns (2006), winner of the Anabiosis Press Prize. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Best New Poets 2009 (U. of Virginia Press) and The Moment of Change (Aqueduct Press, 2011), and in Quarterly West, Linebreak, Hunger Mountain, and other journals. A recipient of fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, she lives in Columbia, Maryland with her family.

A new publishing year also means new subscription time! Year 3 subscriptions will be $50.00 with no shipping fee. That $50 gets you 9 chapbooks that would normally cost $6 each plus shipping, so check out our year three lineup here, and consider subscribing!

7 . 15 . 13

Announcing Our Year 4 Lineup!
As we prepare to kick off year three, I am very pleased to announce the lineup for the fourth year of publishing for Hyacinth Girl Press! The manuscripts and poets for our fourth year (2014-15), in tentative order of publication, will be:

war/lock by Lisa Marie Basile
Lisa Marie Basile is the only water sign in a family of fire. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program, author of Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press) and founding editor of Patasola Press. LMB performs regularly for The Poetry Brothel, and hosts a debaucherous Patasola's Parlor in NYC each month. She is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and a contributor to thethepoetry. When she's not writing poems, she can be found daily blogging for Alloy Media and Luna Luna.

the hows and whys of my failures by Dan Nowak
Dan Nowak is the founder and editor at Imaginary Friend Press. His first book, Recycle Suburbia, won the 2007 Quercus Review Poetry Series Award. Dan also published two chapbooks, Burning the Arson Dictionary (RockSaw Press) and Of a Bed Frame (Accents Publishing). Dan lives in Milwaukee, WI, but considers alternative lives predominantly in the Rust Belt. He also wonders how much lying he can get away with in a bio.

Incident Reports by Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson
Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson has a Master’s of Fine Art degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous places, including: The Literary Review of Canada, The Liner, Echolocation, Labletter, The Moth and the anthology Killer Verse. Her first chapbook, Victims of Ted Bundy: Washington State and Oregon, was published by Jeanne Duval Editions in 2011.

The Insomniac Circus by Amorak Huey
Amorak Huey is a former newspaper editor and reporter who teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His poems appear in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Southern Review, The Cincinnati Review, Menacing Hedge, Rattle, Hayden's Ferry Review, Caketrain, and many other print and online journals. Follow him on Twitter: @amorak.

blinded by clouds by Risa Denenberg
Risa Denenberg is an aging hippie poet currently living in the Pacific Northwest who is ardently fond of the clouds that float above the Olympic Peninsula. She earns her keep as a nurse practitioner, and otherwise is pretty much a recluse, spending most of her nonworking hours reading and writing poetry. Along with Mary Meriam and Jessica Mason McFadden, she is a mistress at Headmistress Press, dedicated to publishing fine lesbian poetry. Her chapbook, what we owe each other was published by The Lives You Touch Publications (2013); and her book of poems, Mean Distance from the Sun (2013), was published by Aldrich Press.

Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole
Juliet Cook’s poetry has appeared within Arsenic Lobster, Barn Owl Review, Menacing Hedge, PEEP/SHOW, Ping Pong and many more print and online sources. She is the editor/publisher of Blood Pudding Press (print) and Thirteen Myna Birds (online). Juliet’s first full-length poetry book, ‘Horrific Confection’ was published by BlazeVOX. She also has oodles of published poetry chapbooks, most recently including FONDANT PIG ANGST (Slash Pine Press), Tongue Like a Stinger (Wheelhouse), POST-STROKE (Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 5), Thirteen Designer Vaginas (Hyacinth Girl Press), and POISONOUS BEAUTYSKULL LOLLIPOP (Grey Book Press).

Robert Cole is Fiction Editor of Cease, Cows and Black Heart Magazine. Robert is among the 2013 Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Competition winners and his writing has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Sein und Werden, Erbacce, Willows Wept Review, THIS Literary Magazine, Thirteen Myna Birds and GlassFire.

His Late Wives by Laura Madeline Wiseman
Laura Madeline Wiseman has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches English and creative writing. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the full-length book Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012) the letterpress books Unclose the Door (Gold Quoin Press, 2012) and Farm Hands (Gold Quoin Press, 2012), and the chapbooks She Who Loves Her Father (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), Branding Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Ghost Girl (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and My Imaginary (Dancing Girl Press, 2010). She is also the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her writings have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Margie, Arts & Letters, Poet Lore, and Feminist Studies. She has received honors from the Academy of American Poets and the Wurlitzer Foundation.