–We only have SIX days left to raise the final $1040 for our Kickstarter campaign! This is our very first foray into fundraising for the press– I’ve been running it out of my own pocket for nine years now– and we are already bowled over by the love & support we’ve been shown. If you can, please spread the word, donate, and help us reach our goal so we can bring you our brilliant 2014 titles by Kristen Stone (whose dos-a-dos chapbook comes out this weekend!), Danielle Pafunda (out in May), Joohyun Kim, Lucas de Lima, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cathy Park Hong, Christine Shan Shan Hou, and Niina Pollari (whose chapbook Fabulous Essential was the very first chapbook we ever published!)
–This week at 30 x Lace has been jam-packed with greatness! We finished off chain #2 (started by Leigh Stein) with Lucy Tiven –> TJ Lyons –> Matthew Sherling. We started chain #3 with Jennifer Tamayo –> Min Kang –> Jackie Kari –> Dylan W. Krieger. And we’ll keep it all coming for the rest of the month!
–We’ve had Finery on hiatus for the month during the 30 x Lace project, but on April 15 we published a special tax day poem from Sampson Starkweather
–Christine Shan Shan Hou has several of her new collages up at her website
–Tomorrow Ji yoon Lee reads in Austin, TX w/Monica McClure & many more
–Kristina Marie Darling has work in the new issue of Tupelo Quarterly
–Jackie Wang has new work in The Claudius App
–LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs has a poem up at Flavorwire; you can also watch her recent performance at the Walker Art Center here
–Last but very much not least, our release reading for Kristen Stone’s The Story of Ruth and Eliza//self/help/work/book is at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow! Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes and Gale Marie Thompson will read in addition to Stone, and there will be cake!