We received 667 submissions for BOR 4 this year, and we are still catching up with our reading. Here's a roster-in-progress of the poets you will see in the issue.
BOR 4 Contributor List as of 11/19/10.
Jenna Cardinale * Brittany Cavallaro * Elizabeth J. Colen * Juliet Cook * Jaydn DeWald * Lorraine Doran * Carolina Ebeid * John Gallaher * Peter Joseph Gloviczki * Brent Goodman * Matthew Guenette * Carol Guess * Charles Jensen * Stephanie Kartalopoulos * Steve Kistulentz * David Dodd Lee * Rebecca Loudon * Amit Majmudar * Adrian Matejka * Louise Mathias * Shane McCrae * Robert Miltner * John Minczeski * Carrie Oeding * Alison Pelegrin * Dan Pinkerton * Nate Pritts * Liz Robbins * C.J. Sage * Carmen Gimenez Smith * Catherine Wing * Cori A. Winrock
BOR will be sharing a table with The University of Akron Press at AWP, so please swing by A11 for your one-stop poetry hotspot.
We'll have BOR 4, of course, plus a variety of delicious books by Akron Series in Poetry writers, including the debut of Nothing Fatal by Sarah Perrier, Orphan, Indiana by David Dodd Lee, and 2010 Akron Poetry Prize winner Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie by Joshua Harmon.
We will also be selling (and handing out a free mini-galley for) The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics, co-edited by Mary Biddinger and John Gallaher. This book contains some rather riveting essays on issues in contemporary poetics, including an exploration of the litany in contemporary poetry, a discussion of poetic closure, and a symposium piece on hybrid aesthetics. Don't miss it!
BOR editors will be staffing the table along with the amazing Amy Freels, who designs the UA Press books and is responsible for some of the most breathtaking book covers in recent memory.
Can you tell that we're just a little bit excited?