Every family has a black sheep, an uncle who raves about UFOs and Sasquatch. “There’s one in every clan,” some might opine. However, Stephanie Lenox, in Congress of Strange People, argues that oddballs are normal; the ordinary relative is aberrant. Her case is strong, exhibits convincing. By the time the reader completes Congress, the only question is where he fits within his family’s ec...
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Today we're celebrating Natalie Eilbert's manuscript, The Death and Life of the Venus City, selected by judge Brian Teare as the first runner-up of our inaugural feminist chapbook contest. Natalie's manuscript begins with these powerful lines from the title poem:
"I am sick of drawing this connection: there is no document
of civilization that isn’t also its ruins. Ask for rapture, get a god.
Ask for Venus, private stones winter underground. Today I am
vain enough in my commute to peak my fa...