Wordsmiths Books Closes & Other Notes

I found out yesterday that Wordsmiths Books in Decatur has closed its doors. Despite Zach Steele's best efforts, the economy just put the final nail in the coffin. Many thanks to Zach, Russ and everyone over there for all their support and giving Poetry Atlanta's reading series a home for the past two years. Paul Guest and Megan Volpert were slated to read at the next Poetry Atlanta Presents... on March 21 and I am actively looking for a new venue for the series. More soon. 

A new poem, "Jean Arthur at the Lincoln Memorial," will appear in the next issue of Hobble Creek Review. Thanks for taking this one, Justin!

The loverly Rachel Mallino, along with all her other projects, has created a new online poetry journal called Slant. The mag is looking for poems about dysfunction. That's half my body of work, so I'll be sure to submit something. Mary Biddinger's work is up first on the site, which features three poems by the same author at one time.

Many thanks to Jameson Currier at the QueerType blog for giving a shout out to Conquering Venus in his latest update.


Maggie May said…
congratulations on Hobble Creek, COllin
Slant said…
Hey Collin, we'll be sharing some journal space in Hobble Creek - awesome! and hey - I think "loverly" should be a new word, specifically to modify rachel mallino. I'm quite lover-ly. =P

Thanks for the shout-out.
Anonymous said…
I've got fingers crossed that Conquering Venus is going to be a bestseller!

christine said…
That's sad about Wordsmith - I was just starting to feel at home there. Sigh.

Good news about your newest poem! I'll go read.
jaxx said…
another indie bookstore down. so sad.

thanks for the info about slant -- my work is likewise quite dysfunctional.
Lisa Allender said…
Slant sounds great....so sad about Wordsmiths' though.sigh.

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