Mardi Gras, Teenage Princesses, and Chapbooks
At our weekly staff meeting on Wednesday, we talked proofreading and typesetting, but we also gorged ourselves on a delicious King Cake (Assistant Editor Becky Adnot-Haynes found the baby in her piece and will thus bring the cake next year), celebrating good times for CR staff members.
As we noted a few weeks ago, volunteer Luke Geddes’s story collection, I Am a Magical Teenage Princess, is forthcoming from Chômu Press later this year. He wasn’t wearing his standard bow-tie at the meeting, but we made sure to get a back-jacket-worthy snapshot of it for our blog audience.
In addition, Assistant Editor Lisa Ampleman just received her author copies of her chapbook, I’ve Been Collecting This to Tell You, which won the 2010 Wick Poetry Center chapbook competition and is published by Kent State University Press. (Although, for some reason, Amazon.com also lists her as the author of Slings & Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas.)
And, as icing on the CR cake, Associate Editor Matt McBride learned late last week that H_NGM_N books will be publishing a chapbook of his poems soon! We’re thrilled for Matt, whose earlier chapbook, The Space Between Stars (Kent State UP, 2007), was also a Wick Poetry Center winner, and we’ve been playing Hanging with Friends and the pretechnological version, Hangman, nonstop since the news broke.