Our First Four

We are thrilled to announce our first four titles and authors:

• Susana H. Case’s chapbook, Body Falling, Sunday Morning (October 31, 2019)

Susana H. Case is the author of six books of poetry. Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of four chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press. Her work has appeared in CalyxThe Cortland ReviewPortland ReviewPotomac ReviewRattleRHINO and many other journals. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

• AKaiser’s full-length collection, glint  (December 1, 2019)

AKaiser’s poems and photos can be found or are forthcoming in Amsterdam Quarterly, Lavender Review, Manzano Mountain Review, Mudfish, and The Rumpus. She is the Sow’s Ear Poetry Prize winner (2017) and has placed in the North American Review James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Journal Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest, and elsewhere. She is a Sweet Action Poetry Collective member. AKaiser has degrees in poetry, political science, and a doctorate from the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona on first translations of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass into Catalan, French & Spanish, with emphasis on Catalan translator and transatlantic democrat, city-garden advocate Cebrià Montoliu, whose biography she is writing.

• Bill Abbott’s full-length collection, (My Life, and Other) Famous Train Wrecks of Ohio (January 2020)

Bill Abbott has been involved in Poetry Slam since 1992 and is the author of Let Them Eat MoonPie, the history of poetry slam in the Southeast. He has attended regional and national competitions, hosted three regional events, and organized and hosted poetry events across multiple cities and states. He has been published in Ray’s Road Review, Radius, The November 3rd Club, Flypaper Magazine, Jokes Review, The Broken Plate, Ghost City Review, and The Sow’s Ear. Having earned his MFA from Miami University in 2018, he lives in Ohio and teaches creative writing at Central State University.

Dameion Wagner’s full-length collection, Bird Wild (Spring 2020)

Dameion Wagner lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has appeared in Columbus Creative Cooperative’s Anthology The Ides of March, Shot Glass Journal, Crab Creek Review, Ohio Poetry Association’s Common Threads, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Gordian Review, As It Ought To Be Magazine, Tilde: A Literary Journal, and most recently in Cider Press Review. His reviews appear in Heavy Feather Review, The Rumpus, and The Adroit Journal. He won Miami University’s 2017 Jordan- Goodman Poetry Prize and is a 2018 recipient of the Academy of American Poets University Prize. (“Momma’s Boy,” poets.org). Bird Wild is his first full-length collection. He earned his MFA from Miami University’s Low Res Program.

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