Gatewood Prize Reading Period Ends Tomorrow (June 1)!

Ladies of all stripes and chromosome combinations! You have through 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, June 1,to submit to the Gatewood Prize, our contest for a first or second book of poems by a woman. Harryette Mullen is judging! The fee is only $18! The fame lasts a lifetime! Check out previous contest-winning books in our catalog. Official guidelines are here. Say YES.

Congratulations to Hanna, Whitney, & Daniela!

Switchback Books Founding Editor Hanna Andrews, Managing Editor Whitney Holmes, and Daniela "Deputy D" Olszewska were all finalists or semifinalists for Ahsahta's 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, proving once again that we hoard brilliance.

Marisa Crawford Is a May (19) Flower But Not a Four-Faced Liar

From the Facebook event page: THE READING AT CHRYSTIE STREET PRESENTS MAY FLOWERS Jim Cory & Marisa Crawford burst forth with many-petaled poetry, waft the delectable scents of the heartbreak of humor, the humor of heartbreak, & bespeak the splendid fecundity of verse. Oh please just come hear two of my favorite poets read. They are amazing & wonderful & so sweet, too. Jim Cory is a PA Arts Council and Yaddo fellow whose poems have recently appeared, or are about to, in Apiary, Burp, Fell Swoop, Fuck!, Court Green, 5 AM, Lungfull!, Skidrow Penthouse and unarmed journal. Favorite words include: pestiferous, palaver, pulchritude, and piece-of-ass. No Brainer Variations, a thoroughly obnox

On [Red Missed Aches] and RED LETTER {X}

[red missed aches] asks a question about the interplay between image and caption. and how the space between them is a holding lodge for RED LETTER {X}. as in X, XX, XXX, the eyes of the dead. the mark of the incorrect, crux & cross, etc. but red. >> more at Jennifer Tamayo's contrappostos

Jennifer Tamayo's [Red Missed Aches] Now Available For Preorder!

Jennifer Tamayo's Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes is now available for preorder on the Switchback website. [Red Missed Aches] is a perfect-bound, double-impression color (black and red), 8.5" x 8.5" book of poems, images, and some things in between. Switchback Books May 15, 2011 ISBN-10: 0978617266 ISBN-13: 978-0978617264 $18.00 Visit our site to preorder the book via Paypal. From judge Cathy Park Hong's citation: Jennifer Tamayo's writing is cacophonous, rude, and stripped. She uses equal measures of English, Spanish, and Spanglish; she landmines her poetry with malapropisms so the music is startling and pleasingly discordant. [Red Missed Aches] feels def

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