We're so excited that an excerpt from this year's prose contest winning manuscript, Heidi Czerwiec's SWEET/CRUDE: A Bakken Boom Cycle, appears in the brand new issue of Eleven Eleven! Thanks to the editors for including this beautiful piece. You can read Heidi's work (and the rest of this great issue) here.
Kate Partridge: Your chapbook Sweet/Crude, which we're delighted to be publishing in 2016, responds to the impact of fracking and the ensuing population boom in North Dakota. The work parses many of the impacts of this “boom or bust,” including the dimensions of violence that have followed—not only ecological, but also public and domestic damage to women, children, safe housing, public safety, and Native Americans. The book is also highly associative, though, and makes intrig
Sarah Marcus: As a poet and photographer specializing in literary portraits, fine art photography, and lyric videos, what was it like working on your incredible first extensive video project, P.O.P (Poets on Poetry), an intimate series of micro-interviews, which gathers nearly 100 contemporary poets in conversation? Rachel Eliza Griffiths: This experience is still happening for me. When the project began, I was terrified and determined to see it live. I taught myself video so
Monica Ong Silent Anatomies $17.95 Kore Press Monica Ong’s Silent Anatomies, winner of the 2014 Kore First Book Prize, is an exciting foray into archival memory and translation. Ong, a poet and artist, uses image and text in innovative collaboration in a book that illuminates experiences of gender, migration, and language in consistently surprising forms. One of the most striking features of this work is Ong’s use of digitally collaged images, in which text is superimposed ov