Red Juice 6.5 X 7.5, 36 pages, saddle-stitched, $5.00.
Very excited to announce the publication of this wonderful suite of poems by Hoa Nguyen. It's a very beautiful, collectable chapbook with covers designed by Austin artist Josh Rios. Josh, I should also mention, has jumped on board with effing and will be designing many a cover for upcoming books.
These will go fast so be sure to order soon to secure yourself some Juice!
To order please send cash or check to:
Scott Pierce 703 W. 11th Street #2 Austin, TX 78701 ----
(Pictures from the packed release party / reading will be posted in the coming days so stay tuned.)
To mark the publicationof the latest Effing chapbook, Red Juice, Hoa Nguyen will read Friday February 18 at 7 PM. Her book will be available for sale at the event along with other fine Effing publications. Beer, wine and snacks will be available. Donations are gratefully accepted.
12th Street Books, purveyors of used, rare and out of print books, is located at 827 West 12th Street, 2.5 blocks east of 12th & Lamar, between Shoal Creek and West.
If anybody is interested in watching me embarrass myself (and perhaps others)...
I am taking part in a panel discussion with local writers/editors/publishing people at U.T. (sponsored by an undergrad writers group called Analecta) this evening at 7:30. The topic is, um, related to writing and providing insight as to how to go about having a life in writing after college. Funny of course because I am mostly unpublished and have very little if any street cred in the world o literature and have never earned a dime as a writer. But not to shy away from the opportunity to talk a little about my experience thus far as a small press publisher of poetry, I suspect I'll show up!
The other panel members are, it seems, much more established and professional so this should be interesting.
Actually, hats off to the student organizers for trying to get the knowledge they paid their tuition to receive but don't.
Creative Writing students unite and take over. Learn a trade to go with your lit skills. It is sound advice I suppose.
The talk will be in the Santa Rita room at UT's Student Union Building. I couldn't even tell you how to get there.
A new small mag in Texas, The Porch, out of Denton. Some energetic UNT grad students are behind this. The mags look good and are hand-sewn with glued covers. I can admire anyone who will do that for 200+ copies. And some good poetry and fiction by nutty Texans. This issue #2 has my prose poem "from 703 Notebook" and another ditty called "Let's Ride Trucks," both of which were were first posted here. Other contributors include Harlin Anderson, Zach Delmont, Krystal Hart, Meredith Doench, Wynn Yarbrough, Scott Porter, Misty Lyons, and Tanda Word. I am not sure if the publishers are set up to mail copies or if they go out in the Denton area only, but you if you are interested you can query them here.