great weather for MEDIA is delighted to announce the following nominations for the 2015 Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses Series. These nominations are for work published in 2013.
From our anthology The Understanding between Foxes and Light:
Hala Alyan - Dear Gaza
Thomas Henry - My Grandfather Once Told Me...
Aimee Herman - you remember when our bones were just a slideshow to the rest of us
Ngoma - Song of the Shape-Shifter
Julia Vinograd - For Jack Gilbert, On Hearing He Was Dead
Amy Wright - A Hammock Made of Whistles
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Dear Gaza I'm sorry
Dear Beirut I still love you like an arsonist
My grandfather told me once that I'm like my uncle, that my eyes roll in my head too much
- Thomas Henry
August is the perfect month to lose one’s virginity because the night air is so dismissive to the sweat sweetly intoxicating fast-moving parts and although the mosquitoes tempted us with suggestions of an orgy, it was justus beneath the plastic swing-set held captive in her parents' backyard.
- Aimee Herman
Since the middle passage my soul's been avoiding neckties and cruise ships crucifixes and bull whips
He took the clear stone island light with him into the sea of death. He took the silence where a snapping twig barked like a rifle and a bell around a goat’s neck rang like a church bell into the grave.
- Julia Vinograd
My mother cans and my father canes. Over the summer, between gardening, they make their rounds to various flea markets and yard sales, collecting frame chairs that Dad stores in the attic for his winter projects. My mother likes chairs and my father likes tables. Theirs is a very harmonious relationship—founded and steadied on complement and opposition. A squirt of mustard, if it be all wrong for a white oxford, is delicious squirted into potato salad.
- Amy Wright
Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck!
The Understanding between Foxes and Light,great weather for MEDIA 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9857317-1-7 $15.00 7.5" x 9.25" 160 pages.
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