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Mini-Interview with Ocean Vuong, Judge for Slope Editions’ 17th Annual Book Prize

Slope had the chance to chat with Ocean Vuong, the judge for this year’s book prize, on a small handful of poetry topics we thought might be of interest to potential submitters. Check out Ocean’s answers below, and don't forget to submit to our book prize here.


Slope Editions: What do you consider a "poem"?

Ocean Vuong: Something that complicates the very questions that necessitate the text's creation.

SE: How do you start writing a poem? How do you know when a poem is "done"?

OV: I mostly start a poem in my head, language clanks in there, like a pennies in a can, I suppose--until rhythm and meaning collaborate into something that excites, terrifies, surprises. As for "doneness," I don't really know. I'm not sure I'm actually ever done with anything, let alone a poem. But sometimes I just let things go. Sometimes a poem is "done" not so much because I'm through with it, but because another poem, or scrap of language, has found its way in, saying "Look at me! Look at me! Do you know who I am? I'm you, but better!" Naturally, I drop everything and follow it--often to a dead end or, even more likely, a beautiful starless night of which I'm inside, surviving with emotional intensity while watching Netflix. C'est la guerre.

SE: Who are some writers you draw inspiration from?

OV: Lorca, Rimbaud, Kim Hyesoon, Ben Lerner, Wong May, Cathy Park Hong, Kayo Chingonyi, William Brewer, Natalie Diaz, Grace Paley, Eduardo C. Corral, Sally Wen Mao, Rosemarie Waldrop, Mary Ruefle, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Chen Chen, Jenny Offil, C.D. Wright, Linh Dinh, Etheridge Knight, Angel Nafis, Jean Valentine, Bei Dao, Zachary Schomburg, Morgan Parker, Solmaz Sharif, Rick Barot, Jaques J. Rancourt, Sandra Lim, Jenny Johnson, Wendy Xu. There's a poet named Mark Pajak from the UK whose work I love. His debut, Spitting Distance,  contains poems that work, for me, like little dark hallways you can wander in and lose yourself.

SE: What are you reading right now?

OV: Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America. It's wild. Also, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, which is also wild.

SE: How do you feel about the idea of a poetry book as an art object?

OV: I feel really good about that. That's a nice great thing, when we tend to fabrication and production, too, as art making.

Want to join the Slope Editions team?

Slope Editions, an independent poetry press based in the Pioneer Valley, is currently looking for a new Special Projects Editor!

About Slope

Founded in 2001 by Chris Janke and Ethan Paquin, Slope was one of the very first independent presses/online journals in the country— we’ve since transitioned to only publishing books and chapbooks. Our most recent titles include this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all I had so i drew it  by Keegan Lester (chosen by Mary Ruefle) and Speech Rinse by Vanessa Couto Johnson. You can take a look at our website to see more of what we’ve done in the past: www.slopeeditions.org

Slope Editions is a micro-press. We publish, as volunteers, between one and four titles a year, mostly funded through our contests. As a tiny operation, our positions take the shape of the people involved. We have no office, and we hold weekly meetings during which editors check-in with the progress on their various independently-run projects, and we look forward to the individual and sometimes idiosyncratic contributions that individual editors make.

About the Job

This newly-created position will be even more in flux than other Slope jobs. While also participating in the editorial process of selecting finalists for our annual chapbook contest and book prize and releasing a new full-length in the fall, the Special Projects Editor will work on developing new creative projects in collaboration with the Managing and Assistant Managing Editors. The Special Projects editor will have wide discretion to propose and implement new publishing projects, including projects of their own creation. Two projects that the Special Projects Editor will be asked to investigate are: a political pamphlet series in response to the current political climate, and a resurrection of slope dot org, our currently dormant online journal. We are also open to planning Slope events or readings, managing reading tours for our writers, developing grant-based programs, and more.

The ideal candidate must be adept at taking the reins and working independently, as well as collaborating over long distances. Because we are a tiny organization, anyone in this position will be considered, should they desire, for other roles: Assistant Managing Editor, Managing Editor, etc, when those positions are open. Because each editor operates quite independently, we rely on and strongly emphasize skills of that allow for self-management and an ability to follow-through, to identify and complete tasks in a timely manner.

The Special Projects Editor should feel comfortable working remotely while also participating in a weekly phone or skype meeting to discuss different projects and creative directions.

Please indicate if you have any past experience working in an editorial position with a magazine or press. Grant-writing experience or experience working for a non-profit is a plus.

Compensation

Every job at Slope Edition is a volunteer position. While we expect regular attention to current tasks, the hours per week can vary widely, and each editor has control over their own hours. We expect this to be a very part-time position. In addition, Slope Editions is happy to work with existing internship programs with universities to provide oversight, reporting, and grades when necessary for academic credit. In addition, Slope will provide letters of recommendation to future job prospects. We consider ourselves to be participants in a large literary community which is more-often-than-not financially undercompensated. We are not blind to the ways in which free labor can be exploitative, and we strive to work with our volunteers that their own needs are met along with the needs of our organization. In the 15+-year history of Slope Editions, editors have often found that the skills built during one’s time at Slope Editions can lead to important entries on a CV or resume. We also find a reward in helping to shape the literary landscape, something that every staff member at Slope has an opportunity to engage in through our editorial meetings, manuscript screenings, and reading periods.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to our Managing Editor, Emily Hunerwadel, at slope.editions@gmail.com by February 15th.  We will begin holding interviews with prospective candidates in late January/February 2018.

Thanks,

Slope Editions

Terri Witek Wins Slope Editions' 16th Annual Book Contest, Selected By Dawn Lundy Martin

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our 16th Annual Book Prize: The Rape Kit by Terri Witek, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin for publication in 2018.

Of the winning manuscript, Martin writes, “Terri Witek’s The Rape Kit is a powerful procedural collection of poems that unearths the obstructionist nature of the bureaucratic apparatuses that proclaim to attend to the trauma of sexual violence. But that’s just the beginning. The range and depth of this book is astonishing in its precision, and in its probing. The Rape Kit manages an unrelenting force of return to languages of steely repression, thereby stealing power from the gaze of the apparatuses and those behind it. It is a miraculous accomplishment. Witek’s collection is rare and necessary and a fire in throat of a culture that has no appropriate language for rape and its aftermath. Her approximation here strokes the aura of a pain that cannot be spoken. It takes multiple approaches—renderings of interior architectures, absences, diagrams, historical overlay, erasures, and language repetition—but in the end, Witek’s The Rape Kit is a grand success, the best we’ll get. Fresh, relevant, and heartbreaking.

 

      

The Rape Kit is Terri Witek’s sixth book of poems—her work has been included in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Slate, Hudson Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Her poetry often traces the breakages between words and images: she has collaborated with Brazilian visual artist Cyriaco Lopes (cyriacolopes.com) since 2005. Their works together include gallery shows, video, performance and site-specific projects—these have been featured internationally in New York, Seoul, Miami, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro. Collaborations with digital artist Matt Roberts (mattroberts.com) use augmented reality technology for smart phones to poetically map cities and have been featured in Matanza (Colombia), Lisbon, Glasgow, Vancouver, and Miami. With Lopes she team-teaches Poetry in the Expanded Field in Stetson University’s low-residency MFA of the Americas, and she also runs Stetson’s undergraduate creative writing program, where she holds the Sullivan Chair. terriwitek.com

We would also like to congratulate our finalists, listed below in no particular order:

  • Miracle Marks by Purvi Shah

  • Echo’s Errand by Keith Jones

  • What It Doesn’t Have to Do With by Lindsay Bernal

  • Hard Some by Hailey Higdon

  • The Feminology of Spirit by Lynarra Featherly

  • FIDELITORIA: fixed or fluxed by Candice Wuehle

  • Too Numerous by Kent Shaw

  • Quite Apart by Krystal Languell

  • Negotiations by Paul Hlava

  • After June by Sara Renberg

  • Solastalgia by JM Miller

  • A Paper Likeness by Heidi Reszies

Announcing the Winner of Slope Editions’ 5th Annual Chapbook Contest

Slope Editions is pleased to announce the results of our 5th Annual Chapbook Contest. We are thrilled to publish The Body Beside Herself by Julianne Neely in 2018!

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Julianne Neely is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship and was awarded the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize.  Her writing has been published in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, LEVELER, Pacifica Literary Review, New Orleans Review, and more. Find her online: @juleneely.

We also want to extend congratulations to our four finalists. We've read so many incredible manuscripts over the course of this reading period—thank you for entrusting Slope Editions with your work!

The Adversaria: Four Closet Dramas by Samuel Corfman
Since Sunday by Brittany Tomaselli
Billet Doux by E.C. Belli
Roses in May by Jill Mceldowney

 

Announcing “Instrument of Gaps” by Felicia Zamora

We are thrilled to announce that Slope Editions editorial staff has selected Instrument of Gaps by Felicia Zamora from our 2016 Fall Open Reading Period for publication!

...& you speak to the mouse in the oven drawer; how no coax, no out-out, simple
intonations as before a hymn; you remember the weight of the log in small palms
& he, riding the lawn mower in circles, Best be done now; & the bulbous shadow
moving, then not; the sweat of you in cower; how we forgive ourselves least…
— from "Where gentle" by Felicia Zamora
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Felicia Zamora is the author of the books Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize from University of Notre Dame Press (2017) and & in Open, Marvel from Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press (2017). She won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, and authored the chapbooks Imbibe {et alia} here (2016) and Moby-Dick Made Me Do It (2010). Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Review,Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, jubilat, Meridian, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, OmniVerse, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Puerto del Sol, Sugar House Review, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine,The Adirondack Review, The Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Witness Magazine, West Branch, and others. She is an associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. She lives in Colorado with her partner, Chris, and their three dogs, Howser, Lorca, and Sherlock.

 

We at Slope Editions are grateful for the many exciting submissions and gestures of support sent our way during our special open reading period this fall. Though we unfortunately won’t be able to publish several exciting manuscripts, we’d like to recognize seven honorable mentions, listed below in alphabetical order:

  • I Microwave My Nintendo Gamecube by James Ardis
  • us mouth by Nikia Chaney
  • Solastalgia by JM Miller
  • Confessions II by Anis Shivani
  • Our Pornography & Other Disaster Songs by BJ Soloy
  • NEAR, AT by Jennifer Soong
  • FIDELITORIA: fixed or fluxed by Candice Wuehle

Announcing: Slope Editions 16th Annual Book Prize!

Slope Editions is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts for its 16th Annual Book Prize from January 16th until March 15th, 2017. This year's contest will be judged by Dawn Lundy Martin. The winning poet will have their book of poems published in 2018 by Slope Editions and will also receive $1000 and free copies of the book in lieu of royalties. We especially encourage submissions from poets of color, women, and LGBTQ poets.

Dawn Lundy Martin received her PhD in literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (2007), winner of the Cave Canem Prize; DISCIPLINE (2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and several chapbooks. Her latest collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, (2015) won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry. Good Stock, Strange Blood is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2017. Martin co-founded, with poet Terrance Hayes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh. With Vivien Labaton, Martin also co-edited The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (Anchor Books, 2004). She is the co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation (New York). Her video installation work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and Good Stock on the Dimension Floor, a 52-minute video opera for which she wrote the libretto, premiered at the Whitney Biennial in 2014. She has been a member of HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican, a global artist collective, and is a part of the Black Took Collective, a multimedia performance group of three.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Entry Fee: $25 for electronic submissions, paid via Submittable (link below). $22 for paper submission: payable to "Slope Publishing Inc.," in the form of a check or money order, and must accompany submission. See below for address.

Electronic Submission Guidelines: 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &1/2 by 11 MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable (link below). Your name should not appear anywhere within your manuscript. Please include a title page with book title only, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page with manuscript.

Paper Submission Guidelines: 40 to 90 pages, typed, and bound only by a clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and e-mail; one with book title only), table of contents, and acknowledgments page with manuscript. Submissions must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2017. No Federal Express, UPS, or other overnight mail services, please. Submissions should be sent by first-class mail to our editorial address:

Slope Editions 15th Annual Book Prize
c/o Christopher Janke, Senior Editor
847 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301

For more information, please visit our "Contests" page on our website. Check back here for further announcements and contest information. 

Announcing Slope Editions' 2016 Open Reading Period!

Slope Editions is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts for its 2016 Open Reading Period from August 15th until September 5th. The chosen manuscript will be announced in the fall of 2016 and published in 2017 by Slope Editions. Visit our Submittable page to submit: https://slopeeditions.submittable.com/submit. The poet whose manuscript is chosen will receive 30 copies of their book. We especially encourage submissions from poets of color, women, and LGBTQ poets.

Details and Guidelines:

Eligibility: Any American poet/translator writing in English is eligible, unless that person has a close personal or professional relationship with any Slope Editions staff members. Any manuscript that has appeared or is forthcoming as a printed book, e-book, or chapbook will NOT be considered. We will not be reading these manuscripts blind—no need to remove names or contact information.

Electronic Submission Guidelines: 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &½” by 11” MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable. Please include a title page with book title, a table of contents, and (if applicable) an acknowledgements page with the manuscript.

Paper Submission Guidelines: We will not accept any paper submissions during this open reading period. If you have extenuating circumstances which prevent digital submission, contact slope.editions@gmail.com.

Entry Fee: $5, paid via Submittable.

Deadline: September 5th, 2016. All deadlines Eastern Standard Time.

Revisions: Slope Editions will only accept minimal edits on the chosen manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

Entrants to the Slope Editions Open Reading Period may also be considered for additional Slope Editions publications.  Entrants being considered for these publications will be notified. We offer sincere thanks to all entrants and readers for supporting Slope Editions and small press poetry.

We can't wait to read your work!

Keegan Lester Wins Slope Editions' 15th Annual Book Contest, Selected by Mary Ruefle

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our 15th Annual Book Prize: this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all I had, so I drew it by Keegan Lester, selected by Mary Ruefle for publication in Spring 2017.

Of the winning manuscript, Ruefle writes, “Falling in love while losing a loved one and watching the war news on TV? Life is difficult, and the poems in this marvelous collection ask a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human? Each poem supplies part of the answer--to go looking, to make mistakes, to be confused, to be wounded, to keep moving toward a new life. “The expression of our faces when we almost get to where we are going”--that is the expression we have while reading this book, which has the pace of an intense, anticipated journey, one that acknowledges that language is a problem, that art, science, and history are problems, but nonetheless many disparate lives, both past and present, somehow meld into one small life lived, and when that life speaks--“mouth deliver us to the present”--we sit up and listen, for the experience of reading has handed us a strange joy.”

We're so excited to bring this book to you!

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Keegan Lester is a poet splitting time between New York City and Morgantown, West Virginia. His work appears or is forthcoming from: The Boston Review, CutBank, The Journal, Sixth Finch, Boaat and The Atlas Review among others and has been featured on NPR, Coldfront and the New School writing blog. He is the co-founder and poetry editor for the journal Souvenir Lit, and is mentoring high school students for The Adroit Summer Mentorship program.  He tours solo and sometimes with the New York City Poetry brothel and sometimes with the Travelin' Appalachians Revue. He earned his MFA from Columbia University.  

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We would also like to congratulate our finalists, listed below in no particular order:

 

  • Coolth by Hajara Quinn
  • And And And by C Dylan Bassett
  • you were never seen far from your coat by John Duvernoy
  • There's Something Happening Outside! by Sara Peck
  • small siren by Alexandra Mattaw
  • Inlanders by Jesse Lichtenstein
  • Futurologist by Doug Paul Case
  • Our Pornography & Other Disaster Songs by BJ Soloy
  • Out of Nothing, Through A Brightness, Into Nothing by Jonathan Weinert

Announcing the release of Ben Mirov's ghost machines!

Slope Editions is excited to announce that ghost machines by Ben Mirov will be available for purchase at our table at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA, as well as on our website starting on March 31st, 2016.

ghost machines, Ben Mirov's third full length book of poetry was chosen as the winner of our 14th Annual Book Prize by Douglas Kearney.

A descendant of Mirov’s previous collections, Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N Books, 2009), and Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010), ghost machines utilizes the tools of its predecessors, but in new ways—further blurring the line between poem & examination, poem & specter.

About the collection, Kearney writes, “Reading ghost machines, I am reminded of Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, J Dilla’s Donuts, or DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing.... In these sonic works, archives reanimate into loop driven compositions that stave off endings. Refrain riddles these poems, deepening echoes that re-orient and destabilize. “A frozen lung tree”—a persistently repeated phrase, is an anatomical metaphor, an abstracted image of networks, part of a grotesque arbor—but in all cases, unable to provide air, the tree’s vital fruit. Yet, these poems refuse stasis, the repetitions shuffle in interval, adding new fragments from Rilke, Pound, Borges, and a video gaming manual, gently accumulating new possibilities."

Mirov is the author of Hider Roser (Octopus Books, 2012), and Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010) which was selected for publication by Michael Burkard, and chosen as one of the best books of poetry in 2010 for Believer Magazine's Reader Survey. He is also the author of the chapbooks My Hologram Chamber is Surrounded by Miles of Snow (YESYES, 2011), Vortexts (SUPERMACHINE, 2011), I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010), and Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2010). He is a founding editor of PEN America's Poetry Series, and an editor-at-large for LIT Magazine. He grew up in Northern California and lives in Oakland. 

We also want to remind you that submissions for our 15th Annual Book Prize, judged by Mary Ruefle, are still open until April 15th! For more information and to submit, see our submittable page.

We are so excited to be able to share this book with the world!

Announcing the Winner of our Fourth Annual Chapbook Contest!

Slope Editions is pleased to announce the results of our Fourth Annual Chapbook Contest. We will be publishing speech rinse, a chapbook by Vanessa Couto Johnson, in Spring 2016. We are so excited to share this beautiful manuscript with you!

We also want to extend congratulations to our five finalists. We've read so many incredible manuscripts over the past month—thank you for entrusting Slope Editions with your work!

Finalists:

Jennifer Liberts Weinberg's Tender Organs
Sam Corfman's An Opaque Flower Digging
Chris Salerno's We Were All Why
Kylan Rice's Natch
and E. Kristin Anderson's 17 seventeen XVII

Vanessa Couto Johnson’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, Cream City Review, Cobalt Review, The Destroyer, Posit, and Two Serious Ladies, among others. Her first chapbook, Life of Francis, won Gambling the Aisle's 2014 Chapbook Contest, and another chapbook, rotoscoping collage in Cork City, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in fall 2016. She has a BA in English and philosophy from Rice University and can be described as a Brazilian born in Texas (dual citizenship). A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is currently a Lecturer at Texas State University, where she earned her MFA.

 

IT'S BOOK PRIZE TIME -- SLOPE EDITIONS CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR SUBMISSION!

Slope Editions is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts for its 14th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize Contest. This year's contest will be judged by Douglas Kearney. The deadline is March 15th. The winning poet will have his/her book of poems published in 2016 by Slope Editions.

Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. His second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was a National Poetry Series selection. His work has appeared in a number of journals, includingPoetry, nocturnes, Pleiades, The Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Washington Square, and Callaloo. He lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts.

Entrants to the Slope Editions Book Prize may also be considered for additional Slope Editions publications.  Entrants being considered for these publications will be notified. We offer sincere thanks to all entrants and readers for supporting Slope Editions and small press poetry.

Eligibility: Any American poet writing in English is eligible, unless that person has a close personal or professional relationship with the judge and/or Slope Editions staff. Past or current students of the judge are ineligible to enter; entry fees will be returned in these cases. Any manuscript that has appeared or is forthcoming as a printed book, e-book, or chapbook will NOT be considered. Please do not include your name or any personal information anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts that are not blinded will not be read.

Submission Formats & Fees:

We are no longer accepting paper submissions.

Electronic ($25): 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &1/2 by 11 MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable. Your name should not appear anywhere within your manuscript.  Please include a title page with book title only, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page with manuscript.  $25 entry fee, payable through Submittable, must accompany all submissions.

Submit by March 15th, 2015.

Submissions are entered here: http://slopeeditions.submittable.com/submit

Notification: We do NOT accept notification SASEs or postcards.  Please check the Slope Editions website for announcement of contest winner. Notification SASEs or postcards will NOT be returned.

Revisions: The winner will be able to revise his/her manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

   “The answer is: Don’t just cog the machine.  
  Hold it under till it casts out the ghost.”  
            —Kit Frick,   Echo, Echo, Light,   Contest winner, 2013  
    We are happy to announce the opening of our Third Annual Chapbook Contest! Winner receives $100 + ten free copies! Submissions will be accepted through submittable,  slopeeditions.submittable.com ; please check there for guidelines & details!    
    

“The answer is: Don’t just cog the machine.

Hold it under till it casts out the ghost.”

—Kit Frick, Echo, Echo, Light, Contest winner, 2013


We are happy to announce the opening of our Third Annual Chapbook Contest! Winner receives $100 + ten free copies! Submissions will be accepted through submittable, slopeeditions.submittable.com; please check there for guidelines & details!

 

We are so excited to announce that we will be publishing James Schiller’s book of poems YES I UNDERSTAND AND WISH TO CONTINUE in Spring 2015! This is an amazing book—influenced by disintegration loops, witchcraft, and Schiller’s experience of keeping a hive of bees in a glass box in his bedroom as a child.

About this book, Matt Hart said: “If you like eating pipe bombs for breakfast and pissing off your friends, read these poems. If you don’t like those things, read these poems. If you love everyone so much that it actually makes you sick, then definitely read these poems.”

We are thrilled to be able to bring this exciting book in the world!

Attention:

Are you interested in reviewing Monika Zobel’s AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEAVING? If so, contact hanna@slope.org!

"This is the only way to listen
to thunder. I count
backwards, all the way

backwards to lightning—that moment
before knowing, before wanting
when you were still

the only music, unheard of”

—from AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEAVING, by Monika Zobel

Order here

 

The Poetry & Cruelty Hotline, Vol. 8

Listen to a poem from Slope author Kit Frick, author of ECHO, ECHO, LIGHT in the latest installment of The Poetry and Cruelty Hotline.

  the sun is out & so is Monika Zobel’s AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEAVING, the winner of our 2013 Book Prize! Here’s what Dorothea Lasky has to say about Zobel’s book:  
 "Zobel’s poetic hauntings here are like the uncanny feeling of a strange bird in the hand, inescapably present, humming to the dark, smuggling us off with her in an odd and beautiful motionless flight." 
 order now—-www.slopeeditions.org

the sun is out & so is Monika Zobel’s AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEAVING, the winner of our 2013 Book Prize! Here’s what Dorothea Lasky has to say about Zobel’s book:

"Zobel’s poetic hauntings here are like the uncanny feeling of a strange bird in the hand, inescapably present, humming to the dark, smuggling us off with her in an odd and beautiful motionless flight."

order now—-www.slopeeditions.org