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YesYes Books

Posted 12.18.14

In addition to traditional poetry collections and chapbooks, independent press YesYes Books also publishes a number of experimental and multimedia works, many of which incorporate visual art. Since its founding in 2011, the press's innovative projects have included Poetry Shots, fully illustrated digital chapbooks; and Frequencies, Volume One, a poetry and contemporary music anthology. The Bones of Us, a graphic poetry collection by J. Bradley with art by Adam Scott Mazer, will be released in February. The following images highlight a selection of both past and forthcoming experimental projects from YesYes Books.

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  • 1 of 7Frequencies, Volume One
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    Frequencies, Volume One

    Released in January 2013, Frequencies, Volume One is a chapbook and music anthology that features poetry by Bob Hicok and Phillip B. Williams and short fiction by Molly Gaudry, with accompanying music by indie rock bands Here We Go Magic and Outlands and singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. The cover art was created by Matthew Cusick, a painter and collage artist who creates realistic scenes and portraits using old maps.

  • 2 of 7Poetry Shots: American Poem
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    Poetry Shots: American Poem

    In The Blue Teratorn, released as part of the Poetry Shots series in 2012, Dorothea Lasky’s poems are illustrated by Kaori Mitsushima. In a post on her blog, Lasky describes this digital chapbook as "a flock of scary birds" meant to accompany her third full-length collection, Thunderbird, published in 2012 by Wave Books.

  • 3 of 7Poetry Shots: How to Survive a Hotel Fire
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    Poetry Shots: How to Survive a Hotel Fire

    Megan Laurel created illustrations for the title poem from Angela Veronica Wong's 2012 digital chapbook, How to Survive a Hotel Fire. Wong's full-length collection of the same name was published later that year by Coconut Books.

  • 4 of 7Poetry Shots: How We Molested the Sky
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    Poetry Shots: How We Molested the Sky

    Art for Dana Guthrie Martin’s collection, Toward What Is Awful, was created by Ghangbin Kim, a student of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Martin, who has published two other chapbooks, edits the online poetry journal Cascadia Review.

  • 5 of 7The Bones of Us: A Letter to a Wedding Photo That's Not Mine
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    The Bones of Us: A Letter to a Wedding Photo That's Not Mine

    For the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us, artist Adam Scott Mazer illustrated J. Bradley's poems first in pencil, then overlaid in ink applied with a brush. In the poem "A Letter to a Wedding Photo That's Not Mine," Bradley writes, "May you never need / to throw your memories / out an airlock, watch / as they turn blue."

  • 6 of 7The Bones of Us: Cosmonaut
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    The Bones of Us: Cosmonaut

    In "Cosmonaut," Bradley describes a house as "a pulmonary system of pocket universes" where "we lose ourselves in the vacuum of Auto-Tune, drift toward the outer rims of conversations and plastic Dixie Cups." He writes, "In the morning, we will smack our lips, ruin the cotton in our cheeks; our heads are capsules with cracks in the seams."

  • 7 of 7The Bones of Us: Yale Street
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    The Bones of Us: Yale Street

    Mazer's illustrations provided inspiration for many of the revisions that J. Bradley made to his poems. In "Yale Street," Bradley writes, "When we traded electric currents through the tips of our noses, revenge evaporated from my body. I clutched your hip like the handle of a hammer, a box of nails; you are a home worth building."

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Small Press Points

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Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features YesYes Books, a new poetry press that is paving the way for new forms of multimedia publishing.

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Genres Published: 
Poetry
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Fiction
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Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
free
Subscription: 
free
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
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Asymptote is an exciting new international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in contemporary writing. We are interested in encounters between languages and the consequences of these encounters. Though a translation may never fully replicate the original in effect (thus our name, “asymptote”: the dotted line on a graph that a mathematical function may tend towards but never reach), it is in itself an act of creation.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do read our magazine to get a sense of what we are looking for.

For translators, please get all your permissions sorted out before you send in the work.

Contact Information
Yew Leong Lee
1308 Wharton Street
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
19147

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Last updated: December 3, 2013

Genres Published: 
Poetry
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Fiction
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Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
N/A
Subscription: 
N/A
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Editorial Focus: 

Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb
herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances
gogo. Inspired by fellow revolutionaries from John Lennon to Virginia
Woolf, she's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. The
Burner girl gets hot and bothered by the Marquis de Lafayette, aspires
to redefine the zeitgeist like Nietzsche, and provokes thought like
Margaret Atwood.

Contact Information
Sarah & Leah Miniaci & Stephenson, Co-founders, Editor In Chief & Executive Editor
N/A
Toronto,
M6G3G7

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Last updated: April 26, 2011

Poetry Award

Poetry Award

A prize of $1,000 will be given biennially to an experimental or avant-garde poet. Poets who have published at least one book or 20 poems in five or more journals or anthologies may submit four copies of 20 pages of poetry and a publication history by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Off the Page

Posted 4.13.12

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 2012 Poetry Off the Page conference was held from May 18 to May 20 at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tuscon. The conference featured classes, panels, exhibitions, and performances on poetry in film, theater, visual arts, and other media. Participating poets in 2012 included Brent Cunningham, Christine Hume, Douglas Kearney, Ander Monson, Claudia Rankine, Cecilia Vicuña, and members of the Black Took Collective. Registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

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University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85721-0150. (520) 626-3765. Cybele Knowles, Contact.

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Poetry
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Fiction
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Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Formats: 
Audio
Formats: 
Video
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2009
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Editorial Focus: 

Super Arrow is a biannual online journal for experiments in writing and art. Our publication is designed for community and creative risk. The name of the journal is a partial english-to-english homophonic transliteration of "supererogatory," or, beyond what is required. We mean this, whatever that means to you.

Tips From the Editor: 

Read the issues archive (superarrow.org/Archive.html) to get a bead on our proclivities.

Contact Information
http://www.superarrow.org
St. Louis,
Missouri
63115

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Last updated: February 19, 2011

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Print
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2010
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$10
Subscription: 
$20
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Editorial Focus: 

The journal is called Telephone, like the children’s game in which phrases
change as you whisper them from one person to the next. We feature a handful of
poems from one foreign poet in each issue, which are then translated roughly
ten times by multiple different poets and translators. There are no rules about
how each poem should be translated and we are hoping to solicit a variety of
interpretations.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do not send unsolicited translations. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in an issue of Telephone.

Contact Information
Sharmila Cohen & Paul Legault, Editors
304 Ainslie St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn,
New York
11211

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Last updated: September 14, 2011

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Formats: 
E-publication
Formats: 
Print
Formats: 
Audio
Formats: 
Video
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2007
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
$6.00/issue (inclusive of postage)
Subscription: 
$20.00/year (inclusive of postage)
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Editorial Focus: 

We look for writing that is surprisingly exceptional, not necessarily the in your face brilliance, but the kind of writing that surprises you with story and a clear focus and voice. We love new writers, adore established writers, and embrace the I've-Never-Done-This-Before writers. If you have a story, a poem, an essay, or something that you haven't quite classified yet, but you think it could stand up to being read, then please submit it. Our staff loves to read!

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do include your name, number, and e-mail; please do submit YOUR OWN ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORK; please do keep your cover letter short and sweet. Please don't submit the same piece multiple times; please don't forget if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Contact Information
Kerriann Ehlen, Editor-In-Chief
PO BOX 260266
Madison,
Wisconsin
53726

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Last updated: May 22, 2012