"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Monday Must Read! Sam Rasnake: Cinéma Vérité

sam rasnakeThis week meet Sam Rasnake. Sam’s works, receiving five nominations for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in OCHO, Wigleaf, Big Muddy,Literal Latté, Poem, Pebble Lake Review, Poets/Artists, New World Writing, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Santa Fe Literary ReviewThrush Poetry Journal, as well as the anthologies MiPOesias Companion 2012, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Best of the Web 2009, LUMMOX 2012, Flash Fiction Fridays, BOXCAR Poetry Review Anthology 2, Deep River Apartments, The Lost Children, and Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011.

He is the author of Necessary Motions (Sow’s Ear Press, 1998), Religions of the Blood (Pudding House Press, 1998), Lessons in Morphology (GOSS183, 2010) and Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press, 2010). His latest poetry collection is Cinéma Vérité (A-Minor Press 2013). His latest poetry collection is Cinéma Vérité (A-Minor Press 2013).

He is chapbook editor for Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and has served as a judge for the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, University of California, Berkeley, and from 2001-2010 was editor of Blue Fifth Review. Since 2011, Rasnake has edited, with Michelle Elvy, the Blue Five Notebook Series from BFR.

Sam’s website: https://samofthetenthousandthings.wordpress.com/

Get Sam’s beautiful books!

Cinéma Vérité

(from fabulous A-Minor Press!):  https://www.createspace.com/4377102

Inside a Broken Clock: 



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