Preface to Eating the Night Whole

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Loved this poem by Steve Edwards from A-Minor Magazine

Originally posted on A-Minor:

by Stevie Edwards

No answer, but the body still asks
What have you done?
as it hinges toward a new decade of knowing
the bloodhound it carries, fang and fantasy, is
not a pet that can be put down per se
but an abiding beast that prowls in the too quiet.
Is it poison? Is it rabid?
Lord knows, I’d give my dainty left ear
to be a painter of pleasant still-lifes,
throw the right one in for free.
But who wants any of that?
I do, I do.

Stevie Edwards is a Lecturer in the English Department at Cornell University, where she recently completed her MFA in creative writing. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine and Acquisitions Editors at YesYes Books. Her first book, Good Grief, was published by Write Bloody in 2012 and subsequently received the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award and the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze…

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A Very Teenaged Last Year

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I have a found poem in this issue of A-Minor and I am well chuffed about it. Lots of great work on the site, thanks to A-Minor for running my work.

Originally posted on A-Minor:

by Roxanna Bennett

Heartbroken, fucked up. Orpheus too, not only for you,
but all species, possibly stones. If stones speak to you
don’t talk back.They put you in the hospital for that,
and then nothing. I feel fine about this. It’s easier to not

have to make the decision about being let down.
Perpetual drama, parents, partners, persons, make
a fucking decision. Stop wanting less. Own
the other, I’m odd, old, definitely won’t go. Take

action or keep being a psych patient at home.
I’ve been certain girls, I bail first, I hate me most
with the blade edge of my being. Question
good, I wasn’t always this crazy, out of focus.

Across the ocean from not leave with her,
change her, hold her. I want to be missed
like any other animal. If you want I’m here
but inconsistent. I also sustain or exist in.

Sourced from a personal…

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BOOK DEAL NEWS!

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New book ‘KABUNGO’ from the hilarious and talented Rolli.

Originally posted on Rolli Stuff:

From Publisher’s Marketplace:

September 17, 2014 – KABUNGO by Rolli

International rights: Canada Children’s

Rolli’s KABUNGO, about a pair of hilariously mismatched friends and their adventures – pitched as reminiscent in tone to Pippi Longstocking if she were created by Roald Dahl – with b&w line illustrations throughout, to Sheila Barry at Groundwood Books, for publication in Spring 2016, by Olga Filina at The Rights Factory (World).

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