Tuesday, January 6, 2009
POESY is an American poetry journal dedicated to publishing cutting edge contemporary poetry. We publish twice a year in a perfect bound 40 page book format. We are also a press and working on 3 manuscripts right now written by very influential names in the small press.
Right now the staff consists of a Publisher/editor based in Santa Cruz, an east coast editor based in Boston, and a copywriter also in Santa Cruz.
During this unpaid internship, interns:
- Work with the publisher to read submissions from poets across the country and assess if they fit into our format
- Produce a monthly newsletter— from development through post-production work.
- marketing strategies to build and grow reader distribution 10 hours per week unsupervised with weekly progress and discussion meetings in Santa Cruz.
Previous writing experience preferred. Interest or experience in small press poetry Compensation: Interns receive $68 per month and personal use of a company laptop during the duration of the internship.
Please send a cover letter and a 2-3 poem writing sample. In your cover letter, indicate why you are interested in the internship, when you would be available to start, and how long you would like to intern.
P.O. Box 7823
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
LOS ANGELES (December 26, 2008) _ The 2008 DIY Book Festival has chosen photojournalist Susan Madden Lankford’s “Maggots in My Sweet Potatoes,” a stunning examination of jail life, as the winner of its annual competition honoring the best of independent publishing.
The book and its author will be honored along with other competition winners in February as part of the activities at the 2009 DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books.
WINNER: Poesy – Edited by Brian Morrisey
RUNNER-UP: Homecoming – Steven Gomez
WINNER: Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns – Andrea Gibson
RUNNER-UP: Roses in the Snow – Diana Norma Szokolyai
In other news....
After a 3 month stint of submerging myself into the frustrations of corporate america, we are going to be back at working on issue #38.
An internship is available. If interested, please email email@example.com for details
Also, a distribution manager is needed.
Friday, November 21, 2008
On another personal note, my writing has fallen to the wayside until I can comprehend the last few months experiences and have just been writing folkish songs for guitar, but at least the inspiration is flowing in one way or another.
The issue has gotten an interesting response. Good, but subtle. I hope to push it out there even harder these next two months. Thanks again to all of you for being such a major part of POESY!!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Issue XXXVII is packed and on the way back from the press right now!
INTERVIEWS with Len Fulton of Small Press Review by Brian Morrisey and Pushcart Prize Winner Afaa Michael Weaver with Doug Holder
POETRY: john dorsey, jane stuart, sam silva, normal, b.r. strahan, david c.
orsheski, william taylor, jr., ally malinenko, afaa michael weaver, guy r. beining, tim suermondt, eileen kennedy, coleen t. houlihan, brittony johnson
PHOTOGRAPHY: a.d. winans, alethia drehmer, michael berstein, eugenia hepworth petty,brian morrisey, john bower, randy thurman, christopher robin
REVIEWS: tam lin nelville reviews Louis McKee’s, “Still Life” and brian morrisey reviews the first issue of the magazine “poeisis”
If you would like to order a hardcopy of the issue, you can send us $3.00 or order online at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15937872
(I apologize for any rejection or acceptance letters not received yet. I am still catching up.)Thank you all for your continued support!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
(it's depressing), but the issue looks fantastic (confirmed by two innocent bystander fellow santa cruzian poets/editor).
The web site is currently being given a nice face-lift by designer Dave Hite. It's going to bring our web site into 21st century interface. I am so focused on the print that by the time I got around to working on the web site this issue, I was burned out. Dave has done wonders with Debbie Kirk's website and it is a whole different approach to design.
I will have the rejection letters, etc. finished by the end of this month. Next issue could possibly be a Wired Poets (poets from Santa Cruz's Wired Wash Cafe), so please inquire before you submit anything. I should know for sure in a week or two.
We're still having the Wired Poets readings at my house until we find a new venue. I will steal some of Dave's photos. Its become quite an interesting reading and the after party is getting more and more out of control every week so I should get a venue scouted out soon before I am exiled from Santa Cruz.
Not much new on the personal homefront I want to talk about. I'm Irish, you'll get the scoop after I am done bottling it up and explode all over the page.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I sit here with my cup o' loose leaf green tea thinking about the issue and procrastinating here. The issue is moving along though. We have an article from our Boston editor Doug on Aafa Michael Weaver and his Pushcart winning poem American Income. Doug talks to him about everything from China to spaghettios.
I am interviewing Len Fulton for this issue. The force behind Dustbooks and Small Press Review. See, if you read this boring blog, you might get a glimpse of what's about to explode in POESY. Usually I don't reveal who I am interviewing until a week or two before the issue is released. Wait a second... October 1 is our deadline... hmmmm....
Good poems and amazing photos from a few gifted folks.
In other sloppy poetry news, the Wired Poets, the infamous weekly open mic in Santa Cruz, has been proceeding at my house until we find a venue. My neighbors haven't banged on my door yet at all the rucus so we will continue to tear up the grass in my yard, smear chocolate chip cookies on my walls and maybe continue to read mind-boggling poems.
Upcoming for POESY: Issue #37, a revamped website (one that actually works), our monthly newsletter back in the circulation, and a smart dog eating contest.