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Last week, Black Lawrence Press made the difficult decision to drop a novella written by Elizabeth Ellen from our forthcoming anthology, The Lineup. It was [...]See Full Post
Well, writers, you’ve made the life of the Black Lawrence Press editorial team difficult. Very difficult. Here’s the problem–you’re good at your job; you write [...]See Full Post
We are beyond thrilled to share the news that Sam Sax is the winner of the Spring 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition for his poetry chapbook sad boy [...]See Full Post
Things are happening at the editorial at Black Lawrence Press…the short list for the Spring 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition has been determined, and we couldn’t [...]See Full Post
"There is a word for the prodigal circles we turn / alien on the outskirts,” writes Scott Alexander Jones in this book of fragmenting intimacy and emotional exile. His longpoem explores the ravished wanderings and compulsive ruptures of a contemporary romance, born in restlessness, hungry for fresh encounters on ever more uncertain terrain, “blinding & cloudscaped / & groundless.” Fidelities, to person or location, become a series of tenuous sendings, “fluctuations / begun as open winds / in the self-blown distance.” Akin to the amorous exigencies of André Breton and Robert Desnos, elsewhere takes place as rapt incantatory sound, a musical happening, “static, as in: falling in all dimensions away from."
—Karen Volkman, author of Spar and Crash’s Law