Kiss Now Available! (via PS Books)

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Kiss Now Available! We are pleased to announce that Kiss: Poems by Alison Hicks is now available! Here's some early praise for Alison's work: "With her keen eye, with her precise ear for just the right descriptive word, Alison Hicks's poems enlarge daily life.  Whether running into the father of a childhood friend who committed suicide, or meditating on Chekhov, or reciting the mantra of drugs used to treat migraines, Hicks transforms daily experience into something … Read More

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In Which I Claim Writers’ Block is Bogus (via Nicole Monaghan)

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I've got the magic in me.  Now everybody wants some presto. –Magic in Me, B.o.b. Write.  That's what I do.  I havn't.  I could call it the handy writers' block.  So serious and self-important.  So clinical.  Such closure on that.  I'm blocked, sorry. Images and ideas chirp like a cricket behind the sofa when you've fallen asleep near the puppy crate and the puppy is finally asleep and the pet tree frog is no longer croaking and the kids have all … Read More

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Who’s Getting Stripped? (via Nicole Monaghan)

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That's the question.  Or, it's not the question at all.  It's the "who" that we're de-emphasizing, the author, his/her gender, but ah, I just said his/her.  Hard to take that off, yes?  But possible.  And believe me when I tell you that when you read these stories you will be thinking about the who, and will marvel later (one year after release date, when pieces are matched with authors here) at who wrote what. For the last three and a half month … Read More

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