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April 25, 2011

You can find texts & images by Switchback authors Jessica Bozek, Marisa Crawford, and Jennifer Tamayo up at SEAM RIPPER: Women on Textual and Sartorial Style at Delirious Hem, as well as a poems and images by Assistant Editor Dolly Lemke!

April 22, 2011

I T ‘ S F O R Y O U

An Interdisciplinary Festival of Collaborative Firsts

A month of Sundays at the Zinc Bar curated by Ugly Duckling Presse authors Rob Fitterman & Jen Bervin

Sun Apr 24, 5:30 PM

Monica de la Torre, Richard Maxwell, Andrew Lampert & Lisa Sanditz

at Zinc Bar, 82 W. 3rd St. (btwn Thompson and Sullivan), New York, NY

Mónica de la Torre is the author of two poetry books published in the US, Talk Shows (Switchback, 2007) and Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008), and two poetry books published in Mexico City, Acúfenos (Taller Ditoria, 2006) andSociedad Anónima (UNAM/Bonobos, 2010). She is translator of a volume of selected poems by the Mexican poet Gerardo Deniz (Lost Roads, 2000) and co-editor of two anthologies: Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), and the anthology of post-Latino poetryMalditos latinos, malditos sudacas: Poesía hispanoamericana Made in USA (El billar de Lucrecia, 2009). Collaborative projects include the bookAppen...

April 19, 2011


Caroline Whitbeck, Ryan Daley, and Michael Stewart

Friday, April 22 · 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Check out Caroline's Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device(Switchback, 2007).

April 13, 2011

And so do we. Check out former Gatewood winner Kathleen's post on mission-based presses, feminism, and boys' clubs over at Harriet!

At a price like $18 (or $25 if you want a book, too), and with a judge like Harryette Mullen, who could resist?

Full guidelines here.

Submit via our Submishmash page.

April 1, 2011

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

2011 JUDGE: Harryette Mullen

READING PERIOD: April 1-June 1, 2011

HARRYETTE MULLEN's most recent books are Recyclopedia (Graywolf Press, 2006) and Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California Press, 2002), a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mullen was the 2009 recipient of the Academy of American Poets' Fellowship Award. She teaches African American literature and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Please visit our website for more information and guidelines.

Download our contest flyer [PDF].

Please re-post and spread the word!


Thank you!

Hanna Andrews & Becca Klaver, Editors
Whitney Holmes, Managing Editor
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