Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Is(sue) 9 of AvantAppal(achia) is live! 5th Anniversary!

Wow! What a ride it’s been! 5 years and here we are at Is(sue) 9! Thank you! It’s all because of you.

This time we have some mind bending work from all across Appalachia and the world to share. Charles A. Swanson is experimenting with poetry about stick people, Lori Lasseter Hamilton is warning us about drinking the kool-aid (for non-American audiences, consider reading up on the Jim Jones cult in the 70s for that reference), and regular contributor Bill Wolak is back with a whole new style. We do have an Appal(Trad) poem this time, be sure to check that out. And the next installment of our irreverent Beckettian Avant(Serial) challenges us to look into a post post-modern dystopian first world societal mirror.

Thank you all for being patient with us since this is(sue) was delayed a couple weeks by one of ed(itor)s experiencing a medical emergency.

The submission period for Is(sue) 10 is now open and the deadline for that is November 30, 2021! Send us your weirdest, funnest, most experimental poems, art, and stories. Read the guidelines closely!

Be sure to see who made the Arch(ive) for Is(sue) 8 and consider donating to keep the website up and functioning as we move forward. Thank you! You are what make this ezine fabulous!


Sincerely,

Sabne Raznik
Poetry/Art Ed(itor)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

A(A) E-Reading #3: National Poetry Month Edition

 Dear Kinfolk,

 

It is April and in the U.S. that means National Poetry Month! To celebrate, AvantAppal(achia) is hosting its third online poetry reading. “A(A) E-Reading #3: National Poetry Month Edition” will feature Robbi Nester, Jessica Weible, Christopher McCurry, and Leatha Kendrick. The date will be April 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT. Tickets are free and available to the public via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aa-e-reading-3-national-poetry-month-edition-tickets-148519099625?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

 

Also, this is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the next issue of AvantAppal(achia) is May 31, 2021. As always, we need your most experimental and fun pieces of poetry, art, and short fiction. For submission details, please read the guidelines on the website: https://www.avantappalachia.com/

 

We look forward to hosting you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Sabne Raznik

Poetry/Art Ed(itor)