2016 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry. Winner: Indictus by Natalie Eilbert Finalist: Careen by Grace Shuyi Liew We will be also publishing Gentry!fication: or the scene of the crime by Chaun Webster and A Problem and Some Space by Hannah Ensor SEMIFINALISTS The Devil’s Workshop by Xavier Cavazos Hagia Animalia by Sara Biggs Chaney Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm by Elizabeth Acevedo The Leaving Impulse by Rachel Martin Manipur by Robin McLachlen The Historians of Redundant Moments: Novel in Poems by Nandini Dhar Northern Ledger by Kate Partridge Probable Garden by Bronwen Tate Saints and Cannibals by Robert Lunday Winter Swimmers by Carolyn DeCarlo Woman, Yielding by Andrea Blancas Beltran un/documented—kentucky—songs by Steven...

2016 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Fiction. Winner: The Ladies by Sara Veglahn Finalist: The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, A Haven by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint SEMIFINALISTS There Are Other People In The Dark, Though by Michael Shelichach TSK by Caroline Picard Partners And Strangers by Michael Don Trouble Will Save You by David Crouse Polyester Vocabulary by jill darling The Perception of Partially Occluded Objects by Stephen Tuttle The Moon Below by Nathan Oates When The Time Came by Gabriel Houck Strike a Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire by Tim...

Queen Mob’s Teahouse Review of Starlight in Two Million

The hybridity of Starlight in Two Million lends itself at least in part to assisting in Catanzano’s depiction of 4th person narration. In particular, her poetry (“U+F+O+L+A+N+G+U+A+G+E”) suggests a sense of malleability and nonspecificity, power in disruption and deviation from the linear hierarchy. Take for a specific and more focused example, the TAZ (temporary autonomous zone) located “where the poetic imagination is free to reign.” The site of poetry is a catalyst for a chain reaction that moves outward, uncoiling, asking questions that produce yet more questions. Inquiry expands into infinite space and non-linear time: “In TAZ the practice of framing a rule as a ruin makes even more ruins, as anyone familiar with the latest studies has been informed.” The prose form overlaps with the poetic, the hybridity presenting scientific inquiry within a framework of imaginative speculation and the powerful disruptive force of deviation from traditional form. Read the rest at Queen Mob’s...

Interview with Amy Catanzano about Starlight in Two Million in Entropy

Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella is a spacetime ship that travels. Unlike ships of the sea or rockets to outer space, my book moves by warp drive. What this means is that my book achieves travel through space and time by being stationary while moving spacetime around it. This is how ships move when traveling at warp drive in Star Trek, and scientists are now exploring warp drive for travel in our solar system and beyond. Read the rest at...