NightBallet Press is enormously pleased (and relieved) to publish Lipsmack! A Sampler Platter of Poets from NightBallet Press, Year Five 2016, just in time to celebrate the beginning of April, National Poetry Month! And no, this isn't an April fool's joke!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to postpone Lipsmack's publication from October, 2016 until April, 2017. But the poems have been marinating all this time, and man, are they ever suh-weeeet and tasty now!
This anthology contains eleven poems by eleven super poets, plus an illustration by an amazing artist, all of them published this past season by NightBallet Press. The poems, poets, and the NBP books published this past year, are listed:
DANCE WITH IT STEADY by George Wallace (Drugged by Hollywood)
Graveyard Shift by Andy Roberts (Yeasayer)
Head & Shoulders by Joey Nicoletti (Counterfeit Moon)
California Dreamin’ by Chansonette Buck (unfinished litany)
Sibyl by John Burroughs (Beat Attitude)
End of the World 2.0 by Lenny DellaRocca (The Sleep Talker)
The Pink Chamber by D. R. Wagner (The Generation of Forms)
Critique of Certain Vacation Photos by Steve Abbott (The Incoherent Pull of Want)
Freaks by Robert Walicki (The Almost Sound of Snow Falling)
now by Wolfgang Carstens (Rented Mule)
illustration for “now” by Janne Karlsson (Rented Mule)
How I Got Here by M. J. Arcangelini (Room Enough)
(To check out or buy any of the books listed, simply click on the title and you will link to the original blog and a PayPal button.)
With a succulent cover photo by the talented photographer Chandra Alderman, Lipsmack! is a mouthwatering treat!
Yes, we were rather male poet oriented last year—except, of course, for Chansonette Buck—but this, too, was beyond our control. While we strive to maintain a balance, several of our female poets slated for year five publication opted to have their manuscripts moved to a later time in the year. That means year six will have no less than nine women poets represented!
Lipsmack! A Sampler Platter of Poets from NightBallet Press, Year Five, 2016 is on the table. To obtain your bite, simply click on the PayPal button below, and it will be delivered to your door, ready for consuming. ONLY $5; NightBallet Press will pay the postage!
(sorry! postage free only in the U.S.! outside the U.S., please contact me for payment details)