Our Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, was recently published in Burdock Magazine‘s 14th issue with his one-sentence story “Judith’s Best Friend.” The issue officially dropped on Saturday, December 13th with a reading at The People’s Books Cooperative in Milwaukee, WI. Other contributors to the issue include Susan Firer, Jeb Ebben, Rick Hokans, Angie Trudell Vasquez, Constance Alexander, David Brannan, Jesse Koenig, David Press, Margaret Rozga, Sarah Sadie, Tyler Farrell, Wendy Vardaman, Martha Kaplan, Freesia McKee, and Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate (2012-2015), James Chapson.
In mid-September, our Managing Editor announced our small press’ latest project on Burdock Radio. And now we’re ready start the pre-order for High Art & Love Poems, a chapbook by Keith Gaustad, scheduled for release in early December!
The pre-order period starts today and lasts until November 15th. To encourage early pre-orders, we’re offering signed copies and a discounted rate when you bundle High Art & Love Poems with the first issue of The Conium Review. To pre-order the chapbook, or browse our other publications, visit our Online Store.
Jim Chapson, author of Scholia (Syracuse University Press) says “In these amulets against despair, the poet Keith Gaustad inoculates the reader against the follies of our age . . . ”
And Paul Vogel, author of The Empty Quarter (Teppichfresser Press) raves “Gaustad serves up a fin de siècle salad with a side of weltschmerz . . . creating lyric paroxysms that fall like fiery plops of spittle . . . “
The special bundled rate and will only be offered as long as supplies last, so claim your copy of this chapbook and The Conium Review today!
James Gapinski, The Conium Review’s Managing Editor, recently took Conium Press on the road. During a visit to the Midwest, James performed at the release party for Burdock Magazine’s 10th issue, live at the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. James also chatted with Keith Gaustad and Cynthia Spencer for upcoming episodes of The Conium Review podcast. Keith Gaustad is the editor of Burdock, and Cynthia Spencer a poet and founder of the Cloudburst Reading Series.
At the Burdock release, James also introduced the first printed materials fromThe Conium Review—a small, saddle-stitched preview edition. The final issue features over 150 pages of poetry and fiction in a perfect bound book with a full color cover. The Conium Review “Spring 2012 Sampler” includes five short pieces forthcoming in Vol. 1, No. 1, with a black and white cover. In the sampler, you’ll find work from Nick Sanford, Jack Granath, Thor Benson, Jeffrey Alfier, and Howie Good. The cover art is courtesy of Dr. Ernest Williamson III.
The Conium Review sampler chapbook will be coming to our store soon, and you can also find copies of Burdock’s 10th issue on our website.