Month in Review: January 2016

We’ve had a busy January, and don’t expect the next few months to be any less exciting. With new chapbook releases and the launch of a few new or revised projects coming up next month, we are looking forward to February. But for now, here’s our recap for January…

Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer – Part I

(The first of a two part series by Dan Szczesny for his new #WriteLife column)

Recently, after a book presentation event at a local library, an attendee approached me with kind words about the talk. Then she asked, “So, where do you get your ideas?”

Q & A with Joseph Hutchison

Joseph Hutchison, current Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014-2018), is the author of more than 15 books. He teaches at the University of Denver’s University College, where he directs the Arts & Culture and Global Affairs programs. He lives with his wife in the mountains southwest of Denver. Two of his most recent chapbooks, The Earth-Boat and The Satire Lounge, as well as his translation of Miguel Lupián’s Ephemeral, have recently been published with Folded Word.

Month in Review: December 2015

In December, Folded Word released chapbooks and received news about exciting new opportunities for 2016. We are excited to enter the New Year with our first grant, a Twitter-zine relaunch, and more chapbooks upcoming in the spring.

Two Hot Reads to Beat the Cold

It’s yet another damp, cold, snowless, foggy day here at Folded HQ: But look what we’ve got to warm us up: PREMEDITATIONS by Michelle Ristuccia is our first speculative fiction chapbook and guaranteed to make you laugh, groan, and yearn to travel via less-than-conventional means. L’ANGUILLE by Jon Trobaugh is a poignant short story collection…

Month in Review: November 2015

In November, the press celebrated the release of two new full-length titles. We are looking forward to more releases in the coming month, as well as a revitalization of our online poetry zine unFold. There will be more exciting news as we look forward to the new year, so watch for posted updates!

Pushcart 2015 Nominees

Folded Word is proud to nominate the following works for the Pushcart Prize: “I Must Be Dead” – short story from PREMEDITATIONS by Michelle Ristuccia “L’Anguille” – short story from L’ANGUILLE by Jon Trobaugh “For Neruda” – poem from THE ROAD TO ISLA NEGRA by William O’Daly “Lone Dog” – microfiction translation from EPHEMERAL by…

Place-Based Ventures

[No. 3 in our Eco-Lit series; concludes with a little writing contest] A few months ago, I attended the Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas. The festival featured talks on sustainable agricultural practices, spirituality’s place in environmental advocacy, and research on new crops. It also included a barn dance with live music by…

Month in Review: October 2015

Image of the Month: This month, the art for many of Folded Word’s upcoming chapbooks was made available for preview on Folded Word’s Flickr page. We have had a chapbook release with another coming up soon, and a series of radio interviews with Folded Word authors have happened across the country. In January of 2016,…

Plans to Relaunch unFold

Rose and JS met on Cape Cod last week. The winds of change were blowing as they discussed a relaunch of our poetry zine unFold. More details will come, but in January 2016 the zine will feature more visual art and break free from its 140-character limitations. To our die-hard Twitter peeps: Never fear, unFold…