Catfish, who is a bigger deal than I previously was aware, just release a book of new and gently used poetry (266 pages of it!) called Sleeping With the Fish.
You can purchase yourself a copy of it on Amazon for a mere $13, making it about the best deal in fine literary workmanship since, well, Issue 15 of Bop Dead City, where where blessed to publish “The Fortune Cookie.”
A little preview of his work can be found on the publisher’s website, Pski’s Porch, where you can read the poem “Phombies.”
Here’s the first look at Issue 15:
Our contributing poets are Kailey Tedesco, Carla M. Cherry, Catfish McDaris, Robert Lee Kendrick, Reese Conner, Candace Howze, and Tristan Silverman. The prosaists are Alison Liu, Sandy Beaches, and Lauren Spinabelli. Thanks to everyone who submit, but these people just came a bit more correct.
As for the Dreams contest, we did not have a poetry winner. Sad.
However, we did have a winning story: “Freighthopping” by Alison Liu! She gets all the money! Congratulations to Ms. Liu.
The photo is from the immensely talented artist Kathy Rudin, who also provided us with a cover image for Issue 8. A few words from the artist:
“Trophies,” was taken at a local Northeastern pharmacy, opened in 1972, called Souththrifty Drug. It is part of my constant search for authentic vintage Americana in a country that doesn’t always value or preserve its history. Especially the 1950’s through the 70’s, a more recent past that seems to be disposable and more prosaic items that are so easily forgotten.
SO, click the big ass picture on the cover to purchase you a copy for $3 + $1 for shipping. Or, if you really want to make my day and your year, subscribe by clicking here. It’s just $12 for 4 issues of the finest poetry and stories I can lay my eyes on. Free shipping! Support your literary community!
April Fool’s is over, and we’re ready to close down this submission period. Thank you to everyone who submit their work. We should have Issue 15 ready to send out sometime next week. I’m laying it out and looking at what we accepted and, my lord, it’s killer. Gonna be a biggun as well (still $3 though!).