I couldn’t have been more excited to learn on October 1 that my manuscript Hygiene in Reading was awarded the 2015 Chris Toll Memorial Prize. The chapbook will be published by Publishing Genius soon. If you haven’t read it, you should check out Chris’s book The Disinformation Phase (Publishing Genius, 2011). & you can read “The Abyss Has No Biographer” & learn more about him here & here & here. It’s such an honor even to have been considered for this, and I am grateful to have had my work selected.
Here’s the poem they used as a preview for Hygiene in Reading:
Also on October 1, the new issue of London-based prose-poem journal Jungftak came into the world, and it features seven pieces from Hygiene in Reading (including some of my favorite ones). Also, as always, the work in the issue is accompanied by Catherine Williams‘s terrific drawings. The beaver from “With Long Teeth and Upon Returning Later” makes an apperaance in the image associated with my pieces!