Rainy Faye Bookstore in Bridgeport, CT has announced it will be closing August 1. Owner Georgia Day cites a number of contributing factors, including lack of support for small/independent businesses in the area as well as "the Great Recession." As journalist Keila Torres Ocasio comments in her article on the closing: "I've written it here before. Downtown businesses can't succeed without help
Chautauqua's newest issue acknowledges and features the writing of The Chautauqua Institution Poetry Contest and The Hauser Prize Prose Contest winners. The contests are sponsored by the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.
2011 Mary Jean Irion Poetry Prize
Sophie Klahr, Houston, Texas
2011 Charles Hauser Prose Prize
Kathryn Hoffman, Arlington, Virginia
"What I Know About Elections"
Add some art to your day! Omnidawn Publishing has posted a series of images Visual Poetry: Andrea Baker. The work is excerpted from The Incredibly True Adventures of Me, Baker's 150-page manuscript made from cutouts and paper packing tape.
Time to catch up with Screen Reading - reviews of online literary magazines. Editor Kirsten McIlvenna takes a critical look at Hippocampus Magazine, Mixed Fruit, Sixth Finch, Memorious, Eclectica Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. This is a weekly column, so be sure to check back for more insightful commentary on the newest in online writing and literary publishing.