The 2017-2018 Glass Chapbook Series

We are proud to announce the 2017-2018 Glass Chapbook Series. Close to 400 manuscripts submitted, from which the following five were selected.

Bad Anatomy by Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen lives in Virginia and is a MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. She's currently a contributing editor for Platypus Press. Recent and forthcoming publications include The Shallow Ends, Severine, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Rabble Lit, Cease, Cows, and others.

How to Cook a Ghost by Logan February

Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in (b)OINK, Wildness, Vagabond City, and more. His chapbooks, Painted Blue with Saltwater (Indolent Books) and How to Cook a Ghost (Glass Poetry Press) are forthcoming. Say hello on Instagram & Twitter @loganfebruary.

ghost exhibit by Melissa Atkinson Mercer

Melissa Atkinson Mercer is the author of the poetry collection Saint of the Partial Apology (Five Oaks Press, 2017) as well as four poetry chapbooks, including Star-Blind in the Family of Fortune Keepers (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2017) and My Own Strange Beast (Porkbelly Press, 2017). Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize and has recently appeared in Menacing Hedge, Zone 3, Literary Orphans, and others. She has an MFA from West Virginia University, where she won the Russell MacDonald Creative Writing Award in Poetry.

mxd kd mixtape by Malcolm Friend

Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, where he was the 2014 recipient of the Merrill Moore Prize for Poetry, and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He has received numerous awards and fellowships from organizations including CantoMundo, VONA/Voices of Our Nation, Backbone Press, and the University of Memphis. His work has appeared in publications including La Respuesta magazine, the Fjords Review's Black American Edition, Vinyl, The Acentos Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Pretty Owl Poetry.
[author photo © Urayoán Noel]

What is Not Beautiful by Adeeba Shahid Talukder

Adeeba Shahid Talukder is a Pakistani-American poet and translator. She translates Urdu and Persian poetry, and cannot help but bring elements from these worlds to her own work in English. A Best of the Net finalist and a Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glass, Drunken Boat, Solstice, Washington Square Review, and PBS Frontline among other publications. Adeeba holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and is currently a 2017 Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House.
[author photo © Aslan Chalom]

Glass Poetry Press would also like to acknowledge the following manuscripts which were selected as finalists for the 2017-2018 Glass Chapbook Series.

Human Hymns by Tamara Franks
The Cassandra Poems bybKathleen Kirk
A Word for Everything or Seven for Nothing by Robert Okaji
Dissociative Mythology by Eleanor Rector
ode to my mouth by torrin a. greathouse
Mixtape for a War by Guillermo Filice Castro
Junkie Wife by Alexis Rhone Fancher
An Intimate Evolution by Linette Reeman
Kathmandu by Anuja Ghimire
Problems and Explanations by Sam Cha
Badlands by Clare Paniccia
Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station by Steve Bellin-Oka
Ab.Sin.The by Melissa Holm
Recuerdo by Alfredo Aguilar
should the sermon go awry by Marvin Hodges