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Happy Pub Date to Elena Passarello! Scalise gets glowing praise in Iowa Review, Kiki Petrosino makes music playlist for Poetry Magazine

Elena Passarello's Animals Strike Curious Poses was officially released on February 28th! Be sure to check out her book on our web page. Signature Reads says:

 "Animals Strike Curious Poses is a delight for all of the senses. ...Passarello's prose evokes a visceral response all on its own. ...The essays range in structure, style, and length but all carry emotional heft and lovely, sometimes aching, prose."

You can read the full review here.




Mike Scalise's The Brand New Catastrophe continues to receive glowing praise from reviewers. Read the full review here, and be sure to check out his book!

“Despite his careful tracking of his own illness, Scalise’s memoir is not the narrative of a catastrophe . . . Scalise’s acromegaly is more recognizably a strain of Seneca’s asthma or Susan Sontag’s cancer. It is a point of departure for a work that is as much about idleness, the slow progression of treatment without climax, and the ways in which we form identities that embrace, as much as resist, what inflicts us. . . . Sublime.” 
—Iowa Review





Kiki Petrosino, author of Hymn For the Black Terrific and forthcoming poetry collection Witch Wife, created a playlist for Poetry Magazine's February 2017 issue. You can read about her musical selection process and listen to the full set of tracks here