"Loving Poetry Without Writing It" by Elle Collins

I'm slightly concerned, as I begin this editorial, that it might turn into a kind of humblebrag: It's strange and difficult to be as unique and special as I am. Or perhaps just a regular brag: Truly, I am a unicorn of the literary world. So I'll watch out for that, I guess. On the other hand, as the editor of this blog I've noticed that acknowledged self-consciousness is becoming something of a tradition in these editorials, so at least I'm in good company. Some of my best friends are poets, and always have been. I say that as a kind of disclaimer, I guess, because I don't want to seem like I don't have a personal/social connection to the field. In a few weeks, I move out of the apartment

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Switchback Books spent Saturday and Sunday peddling our wares in the Small Press Tent at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest. Meanwhile, our books are also on display at the Boring Store. But keep it under your hat. Meanwhile, if you're not in Chicago, you can always get your hands on our books right here on the web.

Last Day to Submit to the Gatewood Prize

Just a friendly reminder that you have until midnight tonight to submit to the Gatewood Prize, Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman (including transgender women and all other female-identified individuals). The 2013 prize judge is the talented and much-lauded poet Eileen Myles. And remember, our editors read everything.

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