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Nostrovia! Poetry’s 2015 Chapbook Contest: Presale Updates

Heyyyyo, friends! Only one week into presales, and we’ve already had twenty purchases–tremendous thanks to all of you for your support! We’re excited to see so many of you enjoying our bundle offer. If you haven’t already, be sure to swing by the Nostrovia! Store–we’re still doing presales at a “pay-what-you-can + $5 shipping” model for these limited edition print copies. Jeremiah and I can’t wait to fire out all this great writing in early July.

I’m also so excited to let you all know that starting this Wednesday, we’ll be sharing video performances from our talented winners each week–come see + hear Bob, Sarah, and August share their work in their own unique way. Stay tuned for our first video ❤

Lastly, our friends at Probably Crying Review (Beyza Ozer, Katie Burke, and Dalton Day) each have a thoughtful review for our chapbooks! ❤ Check out some excerpts below!!

“the mixture of the funny, sometimes self-deprecating tone, pop culture references and all too real comprehensions generate one of my favorite chapbooks of 2015 so far…. life is a psychology course, honestly, and BIRD LIZARD HORSE is the textbook.” –Beyza Ozer  (read more here)

“In order to understand the moon, one (a person // body // animal // anything really, that has blood & or eats light) must be able to visualize the moon. Here are some steps to do that: / 1. Place your hand on a flat surface. This surface can be a piece of paper, or a table, or the floor, or the roof, or a wall, or a washing machine, or the screen of a television, or a tiny door to a secret room inside your home. / 2. Do you feel that pulse? That’s the moon. The moon is in everything. The moon controls everything. Even you. Especially you.” –Dalton Day  (read more here)

“It would feel wrong to call this chapbook beautiful, but it would be a disservice to deny the way she manipulates gorgeous language to describe something so ugly. Sarah lets the subject of the chapbook, Juliet, take over. The reader is weaving through the intricacies of the kind of mess you are forced to make sense of on your own. We can’t leave the mess, it is ours now.” –Katie Burke   (read more here)

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Christopher Morgan is a Lebanese American prose poet who grew up in Detroit, the Bible Belt of Georgia, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently lives and co-manages Nostrovia! Press. The author of two chapbooks, “Shadow Songs” (Sad Spell Press 2015) and “Fables with Fangs” (Ghost City Press 2016), and the Reviews Coordinator at Alien Mouth, his work has been published at Gargoyle, A cappella Zoo, Voicemail Poems, Bartleby Snopes, DOGZPLOT, and Fruita Pulp, among others. He loves hiking in the redwoods, aphorisms, and happy hour margaritas.

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