GGP Featured in Poets & Writers Magazine!
We are excited to announce that Gazing Grain Press is featured in the Small Press Points column in the May/June 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. We are incredibly grateful to the Poets & Writers staff, especially Melissa Faliveno. The May/June issue is P&W's contest issue, which happily corresponds with our submissions period--open now through June 1! In addition to the annual contest feature, the issue includes a beautiful interview with poet Frank Bidart celebrating his new collection Metaphysical Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013) and a feature article focused on the writing life of Claire Messud and her new novel The Woman Upstairs (Knopf, 2013). In The Literary Life, Ruth Ozeki takes on "A Crucial Collaboration: Reader-Writer-Character-Book" and offers up a point of view which resonates with both our sensibilities as editors and the sensibilities of our 2012 title, The Busy Life: "As writers, we rely on our readers to finish our thoughts and our sentences. Every word I write can only be unlocked by the eye and mind of a reader. My scenes comes to life because a reader is willing to animate them with his or her imagination and lived experience." This is definitely an issue to check out!