One of our six Pushcart nominations, Ocean Vuong’s “Self-Portrait with Exit Wounds,” has won a Pushcart Prize and will be featured in the next Pushcart anthology. The poem first appeared in ASSARACUS ISSUE 08. Congratulations, Ocean!
- First Printed in Assaracus Issue 08
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Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based in Alexander, Arkansas. Our purpose is best defined by the incomparable Adrienne Rich, who said to Michael Klein in a 1999 interview:
There’s a lot of what I would call comfortable poetry around. But then there is all this other stuff going on — which is wilder, which is bristling; it’s juicier, it’s everything that you would want. And it’s not comfortable. That’s the kind of poetry that interests me — a field of energy. It’s intellectual and moral and political and sexual and sensual — all of that fermenting together. It can speak to people who have themselves felt like monsters and say: you are not alone, this is not monstrous. It can disturb and enrapture.
Our mission, therefore, is to publish work that disturbs and enraptures.
Sibling Rivalry Press is proud to be the home of Lambda Literary Award Finalist and Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry Finalist He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices by Stephen S. Mills. We’re also home to Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry and one of Library Journal‘s “Best New Magazines,” and Jonathan, our journal of gay fiction. Several Sibling Rivalry Press titles have been honored by the American Library Association through its “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading, including Ocean Vuong’s Burnings, the Kevin Simmonds-edited Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality, and Bryan Borland’s My Life as Adam, and now, most recently, Saeed Jones’ When the Only Light Is Fire and the Bryan Borland-edited Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry. While we champion our LGBTIQ authors and artists, we are an inclusive publishing house and welcome all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity.
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