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Jan Clausen interviewed at Tarpaulin Sky

Tarpaulin Sky Magazine interviews GenPop Books author Jan Clausen (Veiled Spill, 2014), calls Veiled Spill "one of the more important books of poetry published in the last few months."

Huffington Post review of Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone

Thanks to Christopher Atamian, Alan Semerdjian's In the Architecture of Bone is reviewed at the Huffington Post. Atamian writes On the eve of the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, I was happy to revisit Alan Semerdjian's fascinating 2009 book of poetry In the Architecture of Bone... [an] at turns powerful, [...]

New: Veiled Spill

New: Veiled Spill $14 includes shipping in the US ($16 in stores). Order online via PayPal (no account necessary) or by check Begun in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and European laws banning the full face veil, Jan Clausen’s Veiled Spill unfolds a meditation on the links [...]

Now available: Maleficae

Now available: Maleficae $14 includes shipping in the US ($16 in stores). Order online via PayPal (no account necessary) or by check Incorporating language from trial records to papal bulls to incendiary theological documents, Maleficae explores the intersection of forces that led to the witch persecutions – forces alarmingly similar [...]

Poetry Daily features Emma Bolden

A packed prose poem that features a cherub sans head and delivers the goods in just eight sentences, "Damage," by GenPop Books author Emma Bolden (Maleficae, May 2013), is featured today at Poetry Daily.

Poet’s Quarterly reviews Judith Baumel’s The Kangaroo Girl

At Poet's Quarterly, Edan Mohr reviews Judith Baumel's The Kangaroo Girl, which Mohr calls "a book of rare power and beauty, a look back what survives in memory and how time itself transforms and sustains us." Writes Mohr: Judith Baumel’s latest book conveys both a playful nostalgia and a haunting [...]

Dear Generations of Fans of Diane di Prima

The following is from Ana Božičević at Lost & Found, the CUNY Poetics Document Initiative at the Center for the Humanities. Dear Friends, The value of Lost & Found lies with the poets and editors who publish with us. Diane di Prima, beloved poet, finds herself facing medical expenses that [...]

Brevity’s new issue: “CEILING or SKY? Female Nonfictions After the VIDA Count”

Guest edited by Susanne Antonetta, Joy Castro, and Barrie Jean Borich, with art by Gabrielle Katina, Brevity‘s Fall 2012 issue, “CEILING or SKY? Female Nonfictions After the VIDA Count,” is the mag’s first-ever guest-edited issue and is “focused on the important contribution of female writers to the creative nonfiction movement.” [...]

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Global Event Embraces Local Issues Through Poetry, Music, Art and More Nearly 700 Events Planned in More Than 115 Countries for 100 Thousand Poets for Change Santa Rosa, Calif. – September 29, 2012 marks the second annual global event of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings [...]

Recommended: Trickhouse #15

Door #1 – Curated by Mark Menjivar: Video by Jason Reed Door #2 – Curated by Anne Waldman: Collages by Lewis Warsh Door #3 – Curated by Deborah Poe: Paintings by Counsel Langley Door #4 – Curated by Eric Jordan: Videos by Raphael Umscheid Door #5 – Curated by TC [...]

We Are Kindling Schist

Calling all teachers of grades K-12: Submit fiction, poetry, essays, and other, to We Are Kindling Schist.

New Review of Julianna Spallholz’s The State Of Kansas

Amber Sparks at Vouched Books reviews Julianna Spallholz's fiction debut, The State Of Kansas (GenPop Books, 2012). Being fans of Sparks's own fiction, it's something of a double honor for all of us here at GenPop. "If Lydia Davis knew more people who hung out shirtless in small places and owned pitbulls instead of pedigreed cats, her stories might look at little like Julianna Spallholz’s," writes Sparks. "Lucky for us, we’ve already got Julianna Spallholz to write those stories."

Red Heart the Ticker (Live) – Winter Air

GenPop Books was lucky enough to catch Red Heart the Ticker in Middlebury, VT, when they played at Vermont Folklife Center. Check out the their albums at CDBaby: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RedHearttheTicker

Judith Baumel’s The Kangaroo Girl now available from GenPop Books

Judith Baumel The Kangaroo Girl ISBN: 9780982359433 | Poetry | 6″x8″, 78 pp., pbk | 24 May 2011 $14 includes shipping in the US (vs. $15 in stores) Single orders: online via PayPal (no account necessary) or by check. Bookstores: see ordering info here. Starting with a photo that spent [...]

NewPages reviews Michael Klein’s then, we were still living

We are grateful to NewPages for carrying Kimberly Steele’s thoughtful review of Michael Klein’s then, we were still living. Says Steele: Klein transitions into a different kind of vocabulary on the topic of death without setting off any alarms, subtly restructuring the way we perceive the chasm between the living [...]

Fogged Clarity reviews Michael Klein’s then, we were still living

Scott Hightower at Fogged Clarity has written an excellent review of Michael Klein’s then, we were still living: Klein is never coarse; even when bawdy, he is subtle, self-deprecating – and loving. Klein dares us. And for the few minutes we are his reader, we are fortunate that he is [...]

The Rumpus interviews GenPop Books author Michael Klein

Gabrielle Calvocoressi at The Rumpus provides a wonderful, wide-ranging interview with GenPop Books author Michael Klein: MK: “When I think of hopefulness, I immediately think of intimacy. Hope and intimacy are close in meaning to me. One of the missions of the book was to talk about ways in which [...]

Connotation Press reviews Michael Klein’s then, we were still living

There's a new review of Michael Klein’s then, we were still living, thanks to Monica Mankin at ConnotationPress.com. It’s a great examination of Michael’s book, and also one of the better reviews, in general, that we’ve read in a while. “Wary of book jacket praise for contemporary poetry,” Mankin’s review/essay [...]

New review of Michael Klein’s then, we were still living

Michael Klein’s then, we were still living is reviewed at The The, thanks to Genevieve Burger-Weiser, who writes Michael Klein’s new book of poetry, then, we were still living, is a metaphysical meditation on identity through time and the search for the real amidst ghosts, memories, and illusory images. As [...]

Michael Klein’s then, we were still living, now available from GenPop Books

ISBN: 9780982359419 Poetry, 6″x8″, 68 pages, perfectbound Publication date: 15 October 2010 For review copies, please email GenPop Books Also available for pre-order (ships Fall 2010) $14 includes shipping in the US (vs. $15 in stores) Single orders: online via PayPal (no account necessary) or by check. Bookstores: see ordering [...]

Lambda Literary reviews Michael Klein’s then, we were still living

It might be silly to speak of an author’s fourth book as a sophomore effort, but in terms of poetry, Klein has achieved what every author strives for in a second book of poems. His voice is recognizable, while his craft has sharpened, and his inquiries have grown more complex. [...]

Long Island Pulse reviews Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone

Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone is reviewed in Long Island Pulse, thanks to reviewer George Wallace: For those of us who are prepared to "Go Deep" into the architecture of the individual human experience rather than skim its surfaces, there’s good news. As revealed by Armenian-American poet and [...]

Pedestal Magazine reviews Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone

Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone is expertly reviewed by JoSelle Vanderhooft at Pedestal Magazine. Some excerpts: “The Armenian genocide is not taught in the U.S.’s public schools. . . . and not all nations even recognize that it happened. With the exception of Damad Ferit Pasha’s brief postwar [...]

The Armenian Observer reviews Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone

[Reprinted from the Armenian Observer ] An Impressive Debut:
 Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone 
By Arpi Sarafian I have lost my voice; Who will hear my song? –
Alan Semerdjian “I was born here, in a three-bedroom apart/ment overlooking Broadway. Everyone I/ knew to be family [...]

New at GenPop Magazine: Fiction by (poet) Elena Georgiou

GenPop Magazine is pleased to bring you new fiction by Elena Georgiou, who has been a favorite among the poetry community since the debut of mercy mercy me, and remains so, with her more recent Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants. But Georgiou has turned her attention to fiction recently, and [...]

Elena Georgiou, Alan Semerdjian, and Mario Susko at the Bowery Poetry Club

December 2nd was something of a GenPop Books & GPB Consortium homecoming–or potluck, or brewhaha, or something–at the Bowery Poetry Club. Alan Semerdjian debuted In the Architecture of Bone, his first collection of poems, just out from GenPop Books, and was joined for an evening of “Hyphenated-American poetry” with Harbor [...]

Best as in “best”!? There’s just *No Telling* what’s next….

GenPop Books genuflects to fab online poetry mag No Tell Motel, run by Molly Arden and Reb Livingston. GenPop author Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone appears on the No Tell blog’s “Best Poetry Books of 2009,” thanks to poet Anne Gorrick (Kyotologic), Arden and Livingston. Many thanks, you [...]

New at GenPop Magazine: Joan Fiset & Noah Saterstrom

Joan Fiset & Noah Saterstrom have been collaborating on a text-image project, How It Was with Scotland . . . Captain Noah Parker’s Ghost Ship sails through a deep night sky without a destination. In the crows nest perch two blond boys who scan the horizon in search of a [...]

New at GenPop Magazine: Fiction by Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting kicks off October at GenPop Magazine with “Dancing Rat,” from her forthcoming collection, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. “Dancing Rat” is just what you think it is: a story about “free sex” on the set of a children’s television show, of course, and dancing in a mouse [...]

New from GenPop Books: Alan Semerdjian’s In the Achitecture of Bone

Alan Semerdjian In the Achitecture of Bone ISBN: 9780982359402 Poetry, 6"x8", 120 pages, perfectbound Click here for more info, or to buy. Advance Praise for In the Architecture of Bone In the Architecture of Bone is the spirit of Armenia streaming through the mnemonic of Semerdjian’s family and their abode. [...]

New at GenPop Magazine: Poems by Michael Klein

The latest installment of GenPop Magazine includes poems by Michael Klein, whose poetry collection, then, we were still living, is forthcoming from GenPop Books in Fall 2010. We’ve excerpted four previously unpublished beauties from the manuscript, with a focus on–go figure–2001, and Afghanistan, and war in general, and, of course, movies. [...]

New at GenPop Magazine: Prose Poems by Carol Guess

GenPop Magazine's second featured writer is Carol Guess, whose new work has the unmistakable air of Washington State driftwood and houses made of tires. In “Grayland,” “Flora,” “Neither Ghost Nor Visitor,” and “My Imaginary Bianca”—four prose poems from a project called Rogue Agent Burlesque—we find birds with three wings, empty [...]