Amy Silbergeld

Amy Silbergeld is the author of Rainn (Freke Räihä Förlag, 2014) and Rape Joke (Tired Hearts, 2013). She has written for The Rumpus, VICE Magazine, Man Of The Hour, and the Reykjavík Grapevine. Her poetry has appeared or will appear in Fence, Gertrude, NAP, Broad!, and elsewhere. She is Editor In Chief of The Last Women's Magazine and the Founder of Death Hums.


Forthcoming: Don Dreams and I Dream by Leah Umansky

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Leah Umansky’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in POETRY, Thrush, Maggy, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Her first book, Domestic Uncertainties, was released by BlazeVOX last year. She writes interviews for Tin House and articles for Luna Luna Magazine.

Kattywompus Press is releasing her new chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, later this month. The collection of poems is inspired by Mad Men, and the show acts as a charming frame for Umansky’s primary thematic interests: womanhood, beauty, and desire.

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February 17th, 2014 / 6:11 pm

Forthcoming: war/lock by Lisa Marie Basile


Lisa Maria Basile, author of the chapbooks Triste (Dancing Girl Press) and Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York), is one of the hardest working poets in New York. She is the Founding Editor and Publisher of Patasola Press, Assistant Editor of Fifth Wednesday Journal, and Editor-In-Chief of Luna Luna, my favorite online magazine.


On top of her editorial work, Basile works as a QA Assistant at MacMillan Publishers. She is a busy woman. Not too busy, it seems, to have written a third book, forthcoming this year on Hyacinth Girl Press.

I love war/lock, and believe it will be among the most important books of poetry released this year. Basile’s candid portrayal of abuse and survival is confessional in the best possible way, in that it is never self-indulgent and is, in fact, an act of generosity. Stories like these remind us that we, as trapped as we may feel in our respective subjectivities, are not alone.


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February 12th, 2014 / 4:20 pm