Before Passing



"These annual anthologies and other work by great weather for MEDIA are an admirable contribution to arts and culture."- The Compulsive Reader

Before Passing is an exhilarating, questioning, and diverse collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains an in-depth interview with the legendary Anne Waldman conducted by Aimee Herman.

We are thrilled that Britt Haraway ("Papa, Too") and Eliel Lucero ("The Herald") were among the winners of the Queen's Ferry Best Small Fictions 2016 for their work in this collection

Contributors:  Aleph Altman-Mills, Penny Arcade, Amber Atiya, Toni La Ree Bennett, Jennifer Blowdryer, Meagan Brothers, Keah Brown, Ryan Buynak, Billy Cancel, Lauren Marie Cappello, Dorothy Chan, Jay Chollick, Douglas Collura, Craig Cotter, Steve Dalachinsky, Cassandra Dallett, Ariel Dawn, Audrey Dimola, Daniel Dissinger, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Alex Dreppec, Gil Fagiani, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Richard Fein, Rich Ferguson, Robert Gibbons, Alan Ginsberg, Christopher J. Greggs, Britt Haraway, Bob HartVictoria Hattersley, Bob Heman, Thomas Henry, Karen Hildebrand, Lateesha Bynum Hinton, Matthew Hupert, Joseph Keckler, Dean Kritikos, Eliel Lucero, Catfish McDaris, Kevin McLellan, Tatyana Muradov, Nkosi Nkululeko, Edgar Oliver, Bri Onishea, Matt Pasca, Linette Reeman, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Elizabeth Rosner, Karl Roulston, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Ken Saffran, Floyd Salas, Jon Sands, Sarah Sarai, Brian Sheffield, Rebecca Audra Smith, Josh Steinbauer, Deborah Steinberg, Peter Swinburne, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Rachel Therres, Anne Waldman, Bruce Weber, Gina Williams, Sarah Wolbach, Emma Wootton, Amy Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.


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Before Passing, great weather for MEDIA 2015 ISBN: 978-0985731762 $17.00

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Interview with front cover photographer, Anthony Policano

Edgar Oliver in conversation with guest prose editor Chavisa Woods