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From Red Dashboard Press

Principles of Belonging

principles of belonging

Joshua Gray is an internationally published poet whose poems have been published in journals such as Poets and Artists, Front Range Review, Iconoclast, Zouch Magazine, Tar Wolf Review, Chaffin Journal and Blind Man’s Rainbow. He was the DC Poetry Examiner for Examiner.com for two years where he wrote reviews of books by local DC authors as well as reported on the local poetry scene. He regularly writes critiques of individual poems which can be read or linked to from his Web site. His book Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation With Young Readers In Mind was published by Zouch Six Shilling Press in 2012 and he is the editor of Pot and Sticks, a collection of poetry by Charles A. Poole. He currently lives in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.

You can read the poetry of Joshua Gray in the Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/JoshuaGray.html and in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition.

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The Complete Pasquale

Forthcoming in 2014 from Red Dashboard Press – The Complete Pasquale

Pasquale Varallo, Poet, is a resident of Fox Chase, Philadelphia, PA- Born in the Great Depression, Pasquale Varallo quit school after eighth grade, joined the Army at 16, the Coast Guard at 19. He doesn’t like poetry if it isn’t understandable after 2 readings. He was widowed after 42 years of marriage to his beloved wife, with whom he had 4 children (and 3 grandchildren). He spends his time waiting for the eternal call.

“Poems for a Beautiful Woman by Pasquale” by Pasquale Varallo is in three parts. The first part depicts the grief over the loss of his wife, the second part emphasizes the fun and experiences Varallo encountered after dealing with the grief and started to go out and have fun.  The third part is about losing the second woman in his life, this time because of his mistakes. In this part he highlights loving her and then losing her.

I find it hard to say which poem I like the best because each one touches a different part of the soul. – Natalie V.


Alice James Books Celebration – November 19th

Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00pm
Featuring Shara McCallum, Richard McCann, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Lisa Sewell
Co-sponsored by: the Creative Writing Program
University of Pennsylvania
3805 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104
Alice James Books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press, founded in
1973 by five women and two men: Patricia Cumming, Marjorie Fletcher,
Jean Pedrick, Lee Rudolph, Ron Schreiber, Betsy Sholl and Cornelia
Veenendaal. Their objectives were to give women access to publishing and
to involve authors in the publishing process. The press remains true to
that original mission and to publishing a diversity of poets including
both beginning and established poets, and a diversity of poetic styles.
Alice James Books is one of the original and few presses in the country
that is run collectively. Our cooperative selects manuscripts for
publication through both regional and national annual competitions. The
cooperative offers two book competitions a year: the Kinereth Gensler
Award and the Beatrice Hawley Award. The winners of the Kinereth Gensler
Award competition become active members of Alice James Books and act as
the editorial board after their manuscripts are selected for
publication. The winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award is exempt from the
cooperative work commitment.
Originally from Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of four books of
poetry: The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems, This Strange Land, a
finalist for the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Song of
Thieves, and The Water Between Us, winner of the 1998 Agnes Lynch
Starrett Prize for Poetry. For her poems, she has received awards and
fellowships, including a 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library
of Congress and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry
Fellowship. Her work has appeared in journals, anthologies, and
textbooks in the US, UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and
been translated into Spanish and Romanian. She lives with her family in
Pennsylvania, where she is Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry and
Professor of English at Bucknell University.
Richard McCann is the author of Mother of Sorrows, a work of fiction,
and Ghost Letters, a collection of poems (1994 Beatrice Hawley Award,
1933 Capricorn Poetry Award). He is also the editor (with Michael Klein)
of Things Shaped in Passing: More ‘Poets for Life’ Writing from the AIDS
Pandemic. His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in
such magazines as The Atlantic, Ms., Esquire, Ploughshares, Tin House,
and the Washington Post Magazine, and in numerous anthologies, including
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 and Best American Essays 2000. He is
currently working on a memoir, The Resurrectionist, which explores the
experience and meanings of illness and mortality through a narrative
exploration of his experience as a liver transplant recipient. For his
work, Richard McCann has received grants and awards from the Guggenheim
Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Christopher
Isherwood Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, Yaddo, The MacDowell
Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts
Work Center in Provincetown, on whose Board of Trustees he served from
2000-2008. He earned his MA in Creative Writing and Modern Literature
from Hollins University and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the
University of Iowa, where he was a Rockefeller Fellow. He grew up in
Silver Spring, Maryland, and he has lived in numerous places, including
Sweden, Germany, and Spain. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he
teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University.
He also serves the Board of Directors of the PEN Faulkner Foundation and
is a Member of the Corporation of Yaddo.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of Father Dirt, winner of the Kinereth
Gensler Award from Alice James Books and translator of Carmelia Leonte’s
The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon UP, forthcoming). She is the
editor of a collection of essays on poet Gerald Stern (Trinity
University Press, 2014). Her poems, translations, reviews and articles
have appeared in Arts & Letters, America, Mid-American Review, The
Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, and Poetry International among others. Her
articles on Roma/Gypsies and on poet Kimiko Hahn appear in History of
the Literary Cultures in East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures
in the 19th and 20th Centuries, in Soundings, An Interdisciplinary
Journal, and in Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics.
She is Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth University and core
faculty in the MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew
Lisa Sewell is the author of The Way Out (Alice James Books), Name
Withheld (Four Way Books), and Long Corridor, which won the 2009
Keystone Chapbook Award. She is also co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of
American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics and Eleven More
American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics Across North American,
both from Wesleyan UP. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in
Ploughshares, Harvard Review, The Fox Chase Review and Drunken Boat. She
teaches in the English Department at Villanova University.

Bravura Cool by Jane Lewty

bravura-cool-front-cover-150x150 (1)Publisher: 1913 Press

PubDate: 4/2/2013

ISBN: 9780984029747


Jane Lewty’s Bravura Cool  is the winner of the 1913 Press Prize for First Books in 2011. The collection reflects Lewty’s view of the world in an exceptional series of poems wrapped in complex and structured language.  There is not a wasted word in the collection. Lewty’s obsession with sound is evident in the poem Oscillate/Oscitance inspired by Salomo Friedlaender and Auguste Villers De I’Isle Adam.  She reveals her attention to detail in Squall Line:
… That a storm passes     hot air into the updraft—imagine red arrow—where rain cooled air—imagine blue arrow—slips in the downdraft. Leading/outer edge a gust front     sudden wind change with it     lateral wind a downburst—imagine water striking flat surface—it leaps in disparate streams—throws out—so much—so many
Lewty creates in the abstract, yet is tethered to realism, as she writes calculated lines such as in The Better Condensed, Two weeks, languor-scored, I’m thinking of strippers’ bodies and the journey here–/
Newark headblown and still lights gathered. … Get here please or some such hint/is a near-strong wish of/any aspect of anything. .. It’s thown a whole meter/ in the next slowdown ‘will get-better-if’/i.e. Lauder Shimmering Shield, unneeded.
The title poem:
Bravura Cool
Immersion braze is to dip a thing in solder (a feasible alloy, tin and lead) and flux (limestone or chalk). Hold the thing in the fire a little while to heat. When it is lowered into the solder, the latter will flow into the joint and firmly attach itself. Before dipping, the thing to be brazed is coated with a special anti-flux graphite, covering all the surface except that which is to be brazed.
Pares itself with a drawknife
Reacts along the hallway, back and forth
Trailing spelter, un-set a stream of it.
Run down cell, fitting, spent hours
Hours on the shelves, for ages, tidying
Some injury. Pity the snow fell so soon.
In selecting Bravura Cool as the winner of the 1913 Prize for First Book, Fanny Howe said:
“Have the generations fallen from the sky? Trooped here across a wind-whipped land, since there aren’t even promises made across time? Pain and paint work equally well, as Raworth notes and Jane Lewty repeats in this astonishing collection of poetry that is yes, a radically new way of thinking of our time in the world.”
Like the mountain climber staring at a sheer surface, tie yourself off; begin your climb into the abstract world of Jane Lewty. Don’t worry the rope won’t break as you travel across unexpected crevices, have a few slips and falls until you return safely to your own world at the end of the book.


You can pick up a copy at: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780984029747/bravura-cool.aspx


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-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia

Stonegarden.net Moving On


Stonegarden.net publishing was founded some fifteen years ago by a young man named Kris Stamp.  His vision was to establish a publishing house dedicated to publishing like minded authors who had been shunned by mainstream book publishers.  He began Stonegarden.net as an ebook publishing house long before it became popular.  I have been fortunate enough to have been part of Stonegarden.net for over a decade and Kris has always been supportive of my work and Diane’s, releasing her first collection Images of Being in 2011.

Stonegarden 1I have watched the transformation of Stonegarden.net and the man Kris Stamp. Over the last decade he has graduated with a Masters in Business, started a family and began a career. Stonegarden.net grew as much as he did during this time progressing to print books via Print on Demand to offering Kindle and Nook versions of Stonegarden.net books.  Under his guidance Stonegarden.net has published over 200 titles of established and emerging authors/poets.  A young man grew into a family man and watched his dream become a success.

Authors received the news today and the official announcement will be made in September. Those of us who have raised a family know the demands of work and raising children consumes a great deal of time. And so on September 30, 2013 Stonegarden.net founded by a young man in Danville California will cease operations.  I applaud his decision to spend more time with family and on what he calls his “Day Job”.  Kris Stamp is a good man, dedicated to giving a platform to those of us who desired to be heard. Writers are a tough bunch and he handled them well as he published book after book in support of their craft.

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We will miss Stonegarden.net as part of the small press and will deeply miss Kris Stamp’s support for our craft as well as a hundred other writers he has supported over the years.  We count him as a friend. And so Kris good luck in your future endeavors and when you retire and get the publishing bug again send me an email, I’ll be 100 by then but probably will have a manuscript stashed somewhere.

Stop by Stonegarden.net by visiting this link by September 30th, www.stonegarden.net , show a little love and pick up a few books.  And if so inclined you can find our work at stonegarden.net at G. Emil Reutter and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri


– g emil reutter