Action Books Open Reading Period 2015

Along with assistant editors Paul Cunningham and Nichole Riggs, we were delighted, surprised, exhilarated, challenged and somewhat disturbed by the submissions we received for our recent open reading period. It seems clear that something exciting, multiform, tentacular, muscular, gargantuan, frayed and strange is going on beneath the smooth skirts of prize-winning US verse culture! We are delighted to be one of its many terrible nodes.

We are very grateful to all who submitted.

The following six manuscripts from our open reading period will be published over the next two years:

Scolopendrum
by Purdey Lord Kreiden

becoming the virgin
by Taylor Jacob Pate

Prosopopoeia
by Farid Tali, translated by Aditi Machado

efg (exchange following and gene flow)
by Valerie Hsiung

Overpour
by Jane Wong

night badly written
by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, translated by Katherine Hedeen

And here is our complete forthcoming Action Books lineup, at a glance:

Fall 2015

Please Get Out of My Body Get Out Get Out
by Kim Yideum, translated by Ji Yoon Lee

This Blue Novel
by Valerie Mejer, translated by Michelle Gil-Montero

Ashagalomancy
by Abraham Smith

Spring 2016

Poor Love Machine
by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi

Scolopendrum
by Purdey Lord Kreiden

becoming the virgin
by Taylor Jacob Pate

Fall 2016

Prosopopoeia
by Farid Tali, translated by Aditi Machado

efg (exchange following and gene flow)
by Valerie Hsiung

Overpour
by Jane Wong

Spring 2017

night badly written
by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, translated by Katherine Hedeen

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