Monday, October 27, 2014

unlikely books LA release tour

2014  unlikely books launch at multiple regional ports / ashes & seeds and ship's itinerary:

11.4:crescent city books @ 6pm_nola
11.5: blood jet reading series @7pm_nola
11.6: healthcare gallery special triple book release 
         with Ben Lowenkron's Bone River Hymnal @ 7pm _br
11.8: la festival of words + artwalk/earthseed party_ grand coteau_lafayette
11.14: underpass reading series @ 7pm_br
11.15:prospect 3+ reading (chase bldg. suite 102) @ 5pm_br

Michelle Greenblatt is the Poetry and Music Editor for Unlikely Stories: Episode IV and previously served as Co-Editor of Poetry for the now-defunct AND PER SE AND. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been published in literary journals such as Poetry Magazine, Sugar Mule, Free Verse, Altered Scale, Sawbuck, Hamilton Stone Review, Moria, Shampoo, Coconut Poetry, BlazeVOX, X-stream, Counterexample Poetics, Word for/ Word, and Otoliths. Her first solo book, brain:storm, was published by Anabasis Press. More recently, she has focused on collaborative works, such as Ghazals with Sheila E. Murphy (Cricket Press, 2007) and Dark Hope with Vernon Frazer (Argotist E-Books, 2011). She lives in South Florida with her beloved, Kyle.


Benjamin S. Lowenkron's home is the river. Born and raised in Virginia by the Potomac, he moved beside the James and the York to attend the College of William and Mary, and now lives with the Mississippi in Louisiana where he received his MFA from LSU and currently teaches at Baton Rouge Community College.

Vincent Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited the exceptional poetry anthology Fuck Poems (Lavender Ink, 2012).  Come back river, his first chapbook, a bilingual Bengali-English translation collaboration with the poet and artist Debangana Banerjee is recently available from Finishing Line Press.  A Ship on the Line, a battleship-collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman is also recently released from Unlikely Books.

Christopher Shipman
is the author of Human-Carrying Flight Technology (BlazeVOX, 2012), I Carved Your Name (Imaginary Friend Press, 2012), a chapbook co-authored with DeWitt Brinson, Super Poems (Kattywompus Press, 2012), and the collaborative poetry and art book with paintings by Benjamin Cockfield, Romeo's Ugly Nose (Allography Press, 2012). Christopher's forthcoming books include a chapbook of short prose pieces The Movie My Murderer Makes (The Cupboard, 2014), and a new full-length collection Cat Poems: Wompus Tales and a Play of Despair (forthcoming from Kattywompus Press).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

new collab release: _ a ship on the line


Unlikely Books is thrilled to present the new book of collaborative poetry
by Vincent A. Cellucci & Christopher Shipman

_a ship on the line is available from Amazon. Buy it now!

Monday, August 25, 2014

_ a ship on the line trailer

This video is promotional material for the collaborative book of poems _A Ship on the Line by Vincent A. Cellucci and Christopher Shipman to be released from Unlikely Books at the Brooklyn Book Festival, September 21, 2014.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

dylan krieger's "acarophobia" digital broadside

river writers releases its sixth digital broadside:
dylan krieger's "acarophobia"

($15/print + s/h) email for submissions or orders
designed by vincent a. cellucci

first digital broadside: Ben Lowenkron "Bone River Hymnal"
second digital broadside: Eric Elliott "The Graves We Dig"
third digital broadside: Christopher Shipman "Three Rivers"
fourth digital broadside: Christopher Shipman "Three Tragic Death Scenes" 
fifth digital broadside: Chris Tonelli "Three Masks One River" from The Trees Around

Monday, April 14, 2014

river river wherever you are (4.22)

pop up river can't compare
to the poetry of three
wendy, alex, krieg--

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in the spaces between Texas and Arkansas, Arkansas and Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.  She is the author of Persephone on the Metro (MadHat Press, 2014), Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008), and Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda Press, 2000). Among the anthologies that include her work are Affirming Flame: Writings By Progressive Texas Poets in the Aftermath of September 11thThe Poets GrimmIs This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas, and Letters to the World. Her chapbook, After Happily Ever After, was published as #15 in the 2River Chapbook Series. Her poems have appeared on line at Fringe Magazine, Ghoti Magazine, Salt River Review, 2River View, The Arkansas Literary Forum, Unlikely Stories, StorySouth and others and in print in CiderPress Review, Cardinalis, Windhover, Borderlands, Ekphrasis and others. She has won The Bernice Blackgrove Award for Excellence, The Lipscomb Award from Centenary College, and a Passager Poetry Contest Award.

Alex Johnson, also known as “PoeticSoul,” is originally from Lafayette and has been writing since her teens. She has performed for many special events including Festival International, the Festival of Words, and 100,000 Poets for Change. Alex performs in Acadiana at venues including the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Cité des Arts, and for Patrice Melnick’s Artist Series. Recently, she founded and hosts Lyrically Inclined, a slam and open mic series.

Alex has worked with Volunteers of America and Project S.O.U.N.D. and has spoken to classrooms spanning Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes about the power of writing and self-expression. She is a strong advocate for community service and working with the youth. Through her community involvement, Alex strives to “show the youth where the volume button is. They are the voice of our future and need to be heard to make a difference.”

Dylan Krieger frets and fucks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is currently earning her MFA in poetry and co-coordinating the Delta Mouth Literary Festival at Louisiana State University. Her heart and warm jackets, however, still reside in the Catholic stronghold of South Bend, Indiana, where she was born, baptized thrice, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. As a Latin minor, she can attest she was indeed the highest there.