Our managing editor-Elizabeth Akin Stelling and poetry editors were excited to have received Nicole Yurcaba’s Hollow Bottles and an up coming novel manuscript this past summer, after meeting her at the 2015 BIPF (Bridgewater International Poetry Festival). She is not only as one blurb describes her, into Goth, but her words reflect her love for her Ukrainian heritage and her admiration for writing itself show in each line. She is now a professor of English at the very college for whom hosts the festival every two years. You can hear her read this coming January 12-15, 2017.
Some readers commented to the author that the book print was larger than necessary which also made the book bulkier (530 pages). We have now released a smaller print version with 408 pages.
We have just released a poetry chapbook by Lois Losyk entitled “Etched From The Heart” and a flash novel by L Garvey Thomas “Get In The Ring.” Please check them out on the author pages!
Red Dashboard has published another poetry and art collaboration book from author Laura Madeline Wiseman. Late last year we published Dr Wiseman’s Leaves of Absence with her artist collaborator Sally Deskins and now we have published People Like Cats with artist Chuka Susan Chesney.
Red Dashboard has published “Sentinel” from Dennis Daly. Please check out his author page.
This month, Red Dashboard has published our second book by Smokey Culver and our third book by Rodney Nelson and we welcome our new authors, Kevin Casey and Geoff “Poppa Mac” Mackay. So now available for your enjoyment:
- Smokey Culver – Ridin’ Shotgun
- Rodney Nelson – Ahead of Evening
- Kevin Casey – For The Sake Of The Sun
- Poppa Mac Mackay – Stories From My Side Of The Campfire
The poem “A Little Longer Than the Moment” from Alan Birkelbach published in our website Cowboy Poetry Press October 2014 was the 2015 receipient of the Western Writers Association “Spur Award” for Best Poem.
Here are the author Alan and our editor Elizabeth Akin Stelling with their plaques from the award ceremony in Lubbock, TX on June 27.
We are proud to have published our third book from Joshua Gray. Along with Mera Bharat and Principles of Belonging we have now published Joshua’s latest, Steel Cut Oats.
Please check it out on his author page.
We have published a new poetry book, Coiled Logic by Barry Gross.
In his first poetry collection, Barry Gross invites us into his outré world of commentary on everything from childhood memories to adolescent sex to sustained love for family, his students, and for life at large. His sensory images compel: a woman entering a bar “…walks in / parting the smoke and conversation.” To a supermarket employee “the 90-degree day [emits] a foul / Buffet of smells…,” and on a summer-day hike the speaker and his friend seek the mysterious cabin of “a Bucks County Boo Radley.” In these poems, Gross guides our eyes to fresh ways of noticing common events, which is what good poetry does. He offers his observations of life with both deadpan wit and sincere profundity, as when he muses in one poem, noting current trends of pop culture, “I wanna be hip… / [but] Do they make skinny jeans in a 42 waist?” and near the end of another, “I am content / with the purr / and curl of / the current.” A lovely line to convey the depth of this poet. You will find yourself more than content in the skill of this debut book.
Please see the Barry Gross page on the author links above.
Our managing editor, Elizabeth Akin Stelling was proud to be in attendance at the ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol for Shelby Stephenson. After a couple years of communication via e-mail with Shelby she was glad to finally meet him in person. She also met his family, area poets (include some we have published in our anthologies), and the NC Governor, Pat McCrory.