Interview with Amy Catanzano about Starlight in Two Million in Jacket2

In May 2015 Jace Brittain and Rachel Zavecz interviewed me about my third book, Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella (Noemi Press, 2014). The book combines narrative fiction — in which three characters, two of whom are named for Greek concepts, join forces to stop a war — with lyric poetry, visual poetry, and memoir. We discuss the book’s cross-genre form, ’pataphysics, quantum poetics, fourth-person narration and the fourth dimension, and more. In addition to talking with me about Starlight in Two Million, Jace and Rachel wrote a collaborative review of the novella for the online arts magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Read the rest at...

2015 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 2015 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry. We received about 400 poetry submissions this year and thank all the writers who submitted for trusting us with their work. Winner Bone Confetti by Muriel Leung   Finalists Natality by E. G. Means MOUTHS by Claire Marie Stancek   We will also be publishing finalist Vanessa Villarreal’s manuscript Beast Meridian in the Akrilica series.   Poetry Semifinalists They Go In Pairs by Samuel Ace Arcadia, Indiana (a tragedy) by Toby Altman You Can Take It Out by Cheryl Clark Vermeulen Red of Split Water-A Burial Rite by Lisa Donovan Century Worm by Todd Fredson Actual Echo by Matthew Mahaney A Turkish Dictionary by Andrew...

2015 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 2015 Noemi Press Book Award in Fiction. We received about 300 fiction submissions this year and thank all the writers who submitted for trusting us with their work. Winner Uncountry: A Mythology by Yanara Friedland Finalist A Manual for Nothing by Jessica Anne Chiang   Fiction Semifinalists Gary Oldman Is A Building You Must Walk Through by Forrest Roth Patchwork: Stories by Cynthia Hawkins Waters to Swim in Before We Die by Meredith Luby ANSWERING MACHINE: a novel out loud by Edward Herring The Rolodex Happenings by Dennis James Sweeney Project MADAM by Evelyn Hampton A More Active You by Meagan Cass These Are Our Demands by Matthew...

Caren Beilin’s The University of Pennsylvania reviewed at Full Stop

One of the most fascinating traits of Beilin’s prose is the way that words tumble into each other, dissolving their distinctions into portmanteaus: “‘Just drive,’ Olivia told her mother, and Mrs Knox — who was usually too frail, sick, and tired, to drive, or love — drove.” Elsewhere repetition and assonance causes clotting: “Beth kneels, devout to it, devout to kneeling, but needing reasons.” Descriptions of female anatomy in particular are characterised by a constant drift towards the figurative: Olivia’s hand is “a small splayed bouquet of bones”; a breast is “the weight of bread forgetting itself”; the clitoris is “a rooster’s drip of throat,” “a rodent’s red liver,” “the flower of guts,” “the bedraggled lung of something waterous, a barracuda’s ripped reason for breathing, hanging in the open, with rancid coral hueing.” Like Antigone as a child, rolling around in a park, flashing her underwear, The University of Pennsylvania seems to speak “in a language parallel to language.” Read the rest at Full...