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Ice and Gaywings

November 21, 2011

Ice and Gaywings coverWe’re very pleased to announce the publication of the first-place winner of our 2011 poetry chapbook contest, Ice and Gaywings, by Kenneth Pobo, in dual print and electronic versions.

The print edition, published in collaboration with our usual partners, Phoenicia Publishing in Montreal, is 38 pages long with a full-color, glossy cover and black-and-white interior. (See Phoenicia’s complete description.) Although typically chapbooks of this quality retail between $10.00 and $12.95, we’re charging only $7.95, which we think brings it well within the budget of even the hungriest fan of poetry or the Wisconsin north woods, where the poems are set.

Like its predecessors (A Walk Through the Memory Palace, by Pamela Johnson Parker, and Watermark, by Clayton T. Michaels) the online version of Ice and Gaywings is a fully operational website incorporating audio readings by the author, and is intended to bring the poems to the widest audience possible. We hope the minimalist design and unique style of navigation make the poems equally accessible across all browsers and platforms. We also commissioned a short film based on one of the poems in the collection: Tom Kessler, Stockton Island, 1887, by the Belgian multimedia artist Swoon Bildos.

In case you missed it, we wrote about the chapbook contest selection process in the announcement of the contest results back on August 1.

Please let us know if you review the book. We’ll link to any review we think is fair-minded from our Twitter account and Facebook page, as well as on the online version’s News section. We’d also really appreciate customer reviews at Amazon.

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