Meet Our Newest Poets!

We here at Milk & Cake Press are delighted to announce that we have accepted the following books for publication in 2023-2024:

My Dear Yeast Melanie Hyo-In Han

And Aphrodite Laughs Megan Mary Moore

The Flame of Her Will Phoebe Reeves

Ghost || Animal Erin Elizabeth Smith

Panacea Alison Strub

Daffodils Dameion Wagner

New! If Rust Can Grow on the Moon by Joan Kwon Glass

If Rust Can Grow on the Moon is Joan Kwon Glass’ brave recounting of addiction and recovery through direct language and vivid vignettes. This honest book suggests that addiction is a potential risk for nearly anyone, yet it also offers hope in recovery. After her first two books focused on family trauma, this recounting of her own struggles tells a compelling tale.  Purchase here: https://milkandcakepress.com/product/if-rust-can-grow-on-the-moon-by-joan-kwon-glass/

Now Available: The Attic Bedroom by Rebecca Griswold

Lyrical, powerful, and bold, The Attic Bedroom explores survival and healing as a woman looks back on an earlier experience with a community that turns out to be a cult. This formally inventive collection moves between the past and the present, with letters, erasures, narrative, description providing distinct layers. Rebecca Griswold’s debut is haunting, angry, wry and pensive, and tells a fascinating story.

MCP at AWP and SMOLFair

We will be at AWP in Philadelphia and at SMOLFair virtually, yes, at the same time!

• SMOLFair: listen to Milk & Cake poets read on Zoom on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-8:30. https://events.smolfair.com/event/new-poetry-from-milk-cake-press/

• AWP: join us on Friday for author signings at table T1318:

11:00-11:30 Megan Leonard, book of lullabies

1:00-1:30 Don Krieger, When Danger Is Past, Who Remembers?

3:00-3:30 Susana H Case and Margo Taft Stever (Editors), I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe

• Discounts!

30% off books or T-shirts: use code SMOL22

40% off Dead of Winter Bundle: buy both Dead of Winter anthologies and a Dead of Winter T-shirt. Use code DOW40

It’s Official: We’re a Nonprofit

We are very pleased to announce that Milk & Cake Press is now a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization. We felt that nonprofit status aligned well with our mission. Not much will change as a result–we will still be publishing books and hosting readings for our poets (and sometimes, our friends). Going forward, we may expand our activities into community outreach, workshops, and more.

We will also be able to apply for grants and take donations–more on that later.