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!
Raymond Luczak performs “To My Weary Traveler” from his fourth collection of poems, Road Work Ahead:
It’s shaping up to be a big weekend for Sibling Rivalry Press. It all starts Friday night with ASSARACUS: A CELEBRATION OF GAY POETRY:
Sponsored by the Rainbow Book Fair, Belhue Press,
Sibling Rivalry Press, and CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies)
at The City University of New York Graduate Center
Room C198, Concourse Level
365 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
7:30 - 9:30 PM
On March 23, 2012, the night before the Rainbow Book Fair, CLAGS (The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies) and Sibling Rivalry Press present Assaracus: A Celebration of Gay Poetry. For the first time, poets from the first six issues of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry will read together, legend alongside rising, established next to emerging. Assaracus was created in the spirit of community and brotherhood. Assaracus: A Celebration of Gay Poetry will showcase those themes through the collective voices some of gay poetry’s brightest contemporary writers – in one place, at one time.
The night will also feature the launch of Assaracus: Issue 06 (featuring cover art by Seth Ruggles Hiler), and include remarks on gay publishing and poetry from Ian Young, groundbreaking founder of Catalyst Press and editor of The Male Muse, an early, daring, and important anthology of gay poets.
Come kick off Rainbow Book Fair weekend with the Assaracus poets. Free & open to the public.
Confirmed readers: Christopher Hennessy, Matthew Hittinger, Frank J Miles, Stephen Scott Mills, Eric Norris, Philip F. Clark, Collin Kelley, Michael Klein, Evan J. Peterson, Steven Riel, Robert Siek, Bryan Borland, Steven Cordova, Chuck Willman, Philip (No F.) Clark, Joseph Harker, Emanuel Xavier, Isaiah Vianese, David-Glen Smith, Christopher Gaskins, Perry Brass, Guillermo Filice Castro, Nicolas Destino, D. Gilson, Glenn Phillips, Patrick Stevens, and remarks by Ian Young.
THEN, on Saturday, March 24, don’t miss SRP at the Rainbow Book Fair, happening at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street in NYC. We’ll be at Table A3 next to Belhue Press. Collin Kelley will be at our table at 2:00, and Stephen S. Mills will being reading from He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices at 3:00. We’ll have special book fair prices on all our titles, including the not-yet released Assaracus Issue 06, and we’ll give away a couple of subscriptions to Assaracus.
The Rainbow Book Fair is where Sibling Rivalry Press began. It’s the only largest LGBT book fair in the world and every year it gets better and better. You don’t want to miss this, folks.
Another successful event. Word on the street is that Seattle has one of the best poetry audiences. Thanks to the Seattle Gay Times for the publicity, and thanks to Kevin, Jeremy, and Crystal for the representation.
- Burnings, Collective Brightness, and When the Only Light Is Fire Included on the Lambda Literary Favorites of 2011 List
- Collective Brightness contributor John Medeiros Goes VIRAL
- Ocean in PANK
- Raymond Luczak Earns a Fan
- Seven CirclePress Reviews Voices Through Skin
- Press 1 Reviews Voices Through Skin
- Christopher Hennessy Interviews Julie Enszer and Kevin Simmonds on Queer Spirituality
- Fat Girl Makes Year-End List of Best Chapbooks
- Gavin Dillard and Eric Norris are a 2011 Favorite of Publishing Legend Richard Labonte
- Saeed Jones interviewed by Newark Women’s Issues Examiner
- Megan Volpert “has the gift” – Sonics in Warholia Reviewed
Want to join the SRP team? We’re looking for an Associate Editor of Marketing.
Responsibilities: Keep SRP titles in the public conversation by securing reviews, blog features, press features, interviews, and readings for all authors and titles. Establish and maintain relationships with bloggers, reviewers, librarians, and bookstores owners. Promote SRP titles and Assaracus subscriptions to colleges and universities. Grow relationships with community and nonprofit organizations whose missions sync with our own.
Estimate of Time Required: Approximately three to four hours per week, including a ten-minute weekly phone call with the publisher.
What YOU Get: 1) The thrill of being personally involved in the expansion of a small press that – we hope – is making a difference worldwide. 2) A cool title to add to your résumé. 3) Most small presses offer unpaid internships or solicit volunteers. However, we think it’s more fun to get paid for your work. We can offer $100.00 per quarter in exchange for your time, effort, and dedication. 4) A foot in the door of an expanding company. 5) Free SRP books (Hey – you have to know what you’re marketing). 6) The ability to steer the SRP ship into more competitive waters. 7) SRP business cards with your name on them. (Hey, that’s pretty neat, right?)
How YOU Get It: Write a letter outlining why you want the gig, what you’d do with it, why you’re the right choice, and why you want to be a part of Sibling Rivalry Press. Email said letter to email@example.com. Knowledge of our target markets, reviewers, bookstores, etc. is a plus, but all this can be learned if you’re willing to jump in headfirst. The only requirement is that you believe in Sibling Rivalry Press and want to be a part of the family. Basically MARKET yourself to us.
When YOU Get It: We’ll accept applications through December 15, 2011. We’ll make our decision shortly thereafter. The position begins on or about January 1, 2012.
Diversity (of thought, race, gender, sexuality, experience, literary taste, hair color, height, favorite movie) welcome.
- When the Only Light Is Fire in Next Magazine
- emotive fruition performs When the Only Light Is Fire at Bowery Poetry Club
- One Perfect Word: Review of Megan Volpert’s Sonics in Warholia
- Collective Brightness: Christopher Phelps interviews Kevin Simmonds
- Nocturnal Omissions: Eric Norris Interviews Gavin Dillard in the 1st issue of Chelsea Station
- decomP magazinE Reviews Jessie Carty’s Fat Girl
- Stephen Mills interviews Megan Volpert
- Verse Daily features a poem from Ocean Vuong’s Burnings
- Philip F. Clark interviews Bryan Borland for Eclectica Magazine
- Collective Brightness: Kevin Simmonds interviews Azwan Ismail for Lambda Literary