2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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Encircle Publications is more than pleased to announce

our nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prize

and they are as follows:

“Labor Camp” by Don Thompson
from A Journal of the Drought Year (chapbook), 2016

“People in Tough Situations” by D.S. Maolalai
from Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (chapbook), 2016

“Abaddon” by M.K. Sukach
from Hypothetically Speaking (chapbook), forthcoming, December 2016

“Reading Thomas Merton During the Pitt-Buffalo Game” by Lynn Hoffman
from the Aurorean (journal), Spring/Summer 2016; Vol. XX1 Issue 1

“Re Frost” by Nicholas La Para
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

“Leather & Wool” by Lana Bella
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

Hearty congratulations to all of our nominees!

For more on the Pushcart Prize, see

http://www.pushcartprize.com/index.html

By |November 10th, 2016|Announcements, News|0 Comments

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New England poets flock to anniversary reading in Plymouth

The upcoming Aurorean 20th Anniversary Reading is being featured in Wicked Local Plymouth

Click the link to read the article.

Directions to the reading at the Plymouth Public Library can be found below

By |December 10th, 2015|events, News|0 Comments

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Just in time for the holidays

Gift Cards!

the Aurorean now offers gift cards for purchase. Gift cards are good for any product listed at the Aurorean webstore. This includes subscriptions, single copy orders of the Aurorean in both digital and print as well as Encircle Publications books and chapbooks.

Instructions for purchase:

Customer goes through normal purchase process – Add to cart, checkout, payment, etc.

Quantity can adjusted, if customer wants to purchase more than one gift-card/credit, i.e., A credit for $100 in the form of gifts of $50 each for 2 people. Customer would enter 100 in provided box and increase the quantity to 2.

On checkout page, customer can enter recipient’s details and add a personalized message, if they want to forward the gift-card/credit to someone else.

After payment is completed, a gift-card/credit is generated and forwarded via e-mail to recipient(s).

 

All Encircle Publications books and chapbooks are now available at the Aurorean webstore:

Aurorean gift card recipients will be able to purchase any Encircle Publications book or chapbook (digital or print) listed in the Aurorean webstore.  Encircle Publications books featured below.

By |November 18th, 2015||0 Comments

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Our 5th Annual Chapbook Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce that John Surowiecki has won our 2015 (5th Annual) Chapbook Contest with his manuscript, Missing Persons.

Missing Persons will be available mid-December, and is now available for pre-order.

http://encirclepub.com/product/missing-persons

What Reviewers are Saying:

John Surowiecki is one of our bravest and most humane poets. He is a master of of the elegy, and his considerable talents are on display in Missing Persons, a chapbook that echoes with the music of other lives—lively mazurkas and lonely soprano solos alike.
—Shelley Puhak, author of Guinevere in Baltimore, winner of the 2014 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

The missing persons of John Surowiecki will not settle quietly into anonymity.  He elevates lost or forgotten souls out of absence and makes their presence felt, starkly and simply through his exact and moving imagery. These poems are taut and elegiac—heartbreaking, but never despairing. By resurrecting memories through these poignant portraits, Surowiecki offers “the company of words,” as he helps us “understand how the earth absorbs” our loss.
—Amy Nawrocki, author of Reconnaissance and Four Blue Eggs

John Surowiecki is the author of four books of poetry—Flies (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), Barney and Gienka (CW Press, 2010), The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats (Washington Prize, Word Works, 2007) and Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Prize, White Pine Press, 2003)—and seven chapbooks. He is the recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s first Pegasus Award for verse drama for his play, My Nose and Me (A TragedyLite or TragiDelight in 33 Scenes), which was performed in New York (AWP), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the University of Connecticut, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Surowiecki was awarded the Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize, and the runner up prize at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival National Competition. He has won a number of other contests, including those sponsored by Georgia State Review and Common Ground Review. He was also awarded a Poetry Fellowship by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. In addition, Surowiecki’s work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Twentieth Anniversary Anthology (Wesleyan University Press, 2012, the Hecht Prize Anthology (Waywiser Press, 2012), and Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U.S.A. (Smokestack Books 2008), and in Alaska Quarterly Review, Carolina Review, Folio, Indiana Review, Margie, Oyez Review, Mississippi Review, Nimrod, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Redivider, The Southern Review,West Branch, Yemassee, and many other journals.

Surowiecki joins Lisa Bellamy, Laurel Mills, Jeri Theriault, and Ellaraine Lockie in our fine lineup of Annual Chapbook Contest winners.

By |November 14th, 2015|Announcements, News|0 Comments

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The Writers Forum radio show

Poet Ellie O’Leary hosts The Writers Forum monthly on WERU-FM. Yesterday, I was honored to join Ellie along with her other guests, Valerie Lawson and Micheal Brown, who publish Off the Coast. We had a great time talking poetry and poetry publishing. You can listen to the show here: Listen

You’ll hear me reading from my book, Questions About Home, the title poem of my new manuscript, Playing Armageddon, and the obligatory kitty poem (for there always has to be one kitty poem in the bunch!), “Stray, Rescued.” You’ll also hear Valerie and Michael reading their work—always a treat!

 

—Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

By |April 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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Building the Encircle website

This is the Aurorean’s first post on the new site. This is just a test. Here’s a video!

 

 

By |November 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments

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