Don’t Make Me Do Something We’ll Both Regret, by Tim Jones-Yelvington
As the Den Burns, by Forrest Rapier
Flare Stacks in Full Bloom, by Katherine Hoerth
Fluffing the Concrete, by Mack Dryden
The Death of Bonnie & Clyde, by Michael Gills
Enter Water, Swimmer, by Marry Morris
The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize and The George Garrett Fiction Prize was open for subs July 1 to September 30, 2022. [Currently Closed]
Don’t Make Me Do Something We’ll Both Regret, by Tim Jones-Yelvington reviewed by Patrick T. Reardon in Third Coast Review.
“[D]ark and sparkling… a celebration of all that it means to be a gay male in these United States of America.”Patrick T. Reardon, Third Coast Review
“… darkly funny and tenderly beautiful and often downright haunting…”Caitlyn Archer-Helke, Third Coast Review
“…like walking into an echo chamber from which you emerge enlightened, amused, and shaken.”Max Winter, Star Tribune
Pictures of the Shark, by Thomas H. McNeely reviewed by Gus O’Connor in Full Stop.
“Character revealed… in the smallest of details, scattered through the prose like dew on the tips of grass.”Gus O’Connor, Full Stop
Interviews and More
Marisa Tirado, author of Selena Didn’t Know Spanish Either, interviewed by Ae Hee for Woodland Pattern Book Center.
“If your book title was in the form of a question, what would it be?”Ae Hee, Woodland Pattern Book Center
Kathleen Rooney, author of Where Are the Snows: Featured on Zeringue Marshal’s Campaign for the American Reader. Interviewed by Patrick Parks in Southeast Review and by José Olivarez in Chicago magazine,
“I wrote each poem by thinking of a specific topic (superpowers, snow, hope, childhood, etc.) and trying to offer statements and interpretations on that topic from a variety of angles, letting my mind ricochet around like a pinball inside a pinball machine.”Kathleen Rooney, Southeast Review
“Poetry can be a lot of things, but one of the things it can be is outwardly directed introspection.”Kathleen Rooney, Chicago magazine