Sunday, January 30, 2011

Makeout Creek Issue Four: It Exists!

...and it will be on sale THIS THURS, FEBRUARY 3 at the Makeout Creek table on the bookfloor of AWP Washington, DC. With copies for sale at the Makeout Creek/Oh No Books reading at Comet Ping Pong that same evening. With online/bookstore sales to follow ASAP...

Here are some pages!

Makeout Creek/Oh No Books Reading at AWP DC

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011
8:00 pm

Clay McLeod Chapman
Adam Clay
Carol Ann Davis
Tarfia Faizullah
Noah Falck
P.J. Gallo
James Hannaham
Cynthia Grier Lotze
Marie Potoczny
Emma Rathbone
S.E. Smith
Leigh Stein
Rebecca Wadlinger
& Gina Welch

5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Car or foot: two miles north of conference hotels on CT ave.
Metro: to Van Ness/UDC, then head north on CT Ave.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Titus Wins, We Say!

Makeout Creek editor and all-around terrific poet Allison Titus has just received an NEA grant for Creative Writing in Poetry. We couldn't be prouder! Also picked for the list of recipients is Issue Two alumnus Anna Journey. Our deepest congratulations to Allison and Anna!

(You can read recent poetry from Allison here at Blackbird.)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Signs of Life!

Makeout Creek has a new website! Clunky as always! And Issue Four hits in November! Stay tuned...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ryan McLennan = Winner

We're a little late posting the news, but, dammit, we want the world to know: artist Ryan McLennan has won the West Prize. Among his body of amazing work is the cover for Makeout Creek Issue 3, pictured above. Nothing too competitive: this year there were like 2,100 entries from 78 countries. So, a walk in the park for the young Mr. McLennan. Here's an article about the finalists.

Our sincere congratulations to Ryan!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Poteat Gets Cold

Makeout Creek editor Joshua Poteat has recently been interviewed by Coldfront, an online magazine about poetry. The discussion centers largely on Poteat's recent book Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World, but takes some nice sidetracks into his life in Richmond, VA.

Our favorite:

"On Martin Luther King Day, which is called Lee-Jackson-King Day in Virginia, a group of Civil War re-enactors 'guard' the Lee monument in honor of him. One day I will rent some Union uniforms and attack them and send them back to whatever time machine brought them here."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Makeout in RVA

Jonny over at RVA Magazine has just published an online interview with editor Andrew Blossom about Makeout Creek. Maybe a little something to hold you over until Issue Four magically appears? Our thanks to Jonny and everyone at RVA!