November Good News Roundup

Davide Balula Burnt Painting, Imprint of the Burnt Painting (Ice Cream), 2013 Courtesy the artist and the gallery. Courtesy of Art Basel.
Davide Balula
Burnt Painting, Imprint of the Burnt Painting (Ice Cream), 2013
Courtesy the artist and the gallery. Courtesy of Art Basel.

Gary McDowell’s (Vol. IX) second book, Weeping at a Stranger’s Funeral, will be out from Dream Horse Press next month. He’ll be selling signed copies on his website, and the book will be available through Dream Horse and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Iris Law’s (Vol. IX) first chapbook, PERIODICITY, which is named after the poem that appeared in LUMINA in 2010, was published by Finishing Line Press back in February. The Collagist has nominated her poem “Watching The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I think of my father” for Best of the Net this year.

Lauren Moseley (Vol. X) was awarded third place in Narrative magazine’s fifth-annual poetry contest. Her group of five winning poems is available on the Narrative website (login required). You can also read one of her winning poems on the Algonquin Books blog.

Allen Gee’s (Vol. XI) essay collection, My Chinese-America was named runner up this fall in a national contest held by SFWP (Santa Fe Writers Project), judged by Lee Gutkind. SFWP will publish the collection in the fall of 2015.

Celia Bland (Vol. XI) had work in recent issues of The Narrative Review (where “Wasps” was named one of the year’s best), Anthem, and Witness, and she “drove the Truck” this November. New work will soon appear in Storyscape, Verse Junkies, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. The Madonna Comix, her collaboration with visual artist Dianne Kornberg, with an introduction by Luc Sante, will be published in March 2014. She has also begun a new project: co-editing, with poet/translator Martha Collins, a collection of essays on the work of SLC’s much-loved poet, Jane Cooper. Ed. note: Celia’s work has also appeared in LUMINA Vol. X, and will appear in the upcoming inaugural issue of LUX.

Andreas Englund (Vol. XII) will have his painting Cops on display at Art Basel Miami 4-8 December together with four other artists via Empty Kingdom: “The EK/SELECT exhibition will be held in the infamous South Beach area of Miami, Florida at the Catalina Hotel where we’ll be carrying out a complete art take over! The entire Catalina Hotel building will function as one high-energy, collective gallery, transforming 64 rooms into individual galleries for a unique and intimate art experience.”

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