H_NGM_N Open // OPEN NOW


H_NGM_N Books accepts full-length poetry manuscripts during our annual open reading period, November 1st through March 10th

 

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H_NGM_N Open // Results...

We’ve finally finished sorting & shuffling & also READING+LOVING the towering stack of manuscripts submitted to the 2013/14 H_NGM_N Open Reading period.  We received over to 200 manuscripts which is huge for us & which presents us with a task that is both joyous & fraught.

 

So so many of these manuscripts were terrific, were moving, were complete & ready.  I’m sorry that I can only slot TWO of those to be published by H_NGM_N this time around.

 

Look for SPLENDOR by Emily Bludworth de Barrios and A NEW AMERICAN FIELD GUIDE & SONG BOOK by Ryan Collins to be released in the next 7-10 months.

 

Summer Solstice & New Books!

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Summer is here at last! Here comes the sun, and here come new books from H_NGM_N! Time to pick up a copy of TWICE TOLD by Caryl Pagel and pre-order UNKINDNESS by Alex Phillips. 

And something to add to your summer to-do list: check out H_NGM_N chapbooks and send us one of your own.

BOOKS >>>  Alex Phillips //  UNKINDNESS


“I like to catch a book’s tone right off the bat which can happen when words come like these: All those flautists /putting on baby shoes //Onto their babies, duh! Or these: our lives are perfection/are they not? A two-toned way of saying and seeing; here we are given unkindness while we take a wild ride through a vertical poetry’s inescapable story, a vertical verbal ladder in between whose rungs there will be places for us to live. When Phillips writes Can I be honest/Not if I want you to like me, he’s agitating for trust and truth. Here’s a new book from Crash Dome’s poet, be careful in there.”

—Dara Wier

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BOOKS >>> PREORDERS
Alex Phillips //  UNKINDNESS

 
“The voice in Alex Phillips’s Unkindness lurches toward us, addled. It skips like a scratched record. It probes and burrows always forward, sometimes HUMANITY pleading—oh orange give up your greatness to me. Reading these poems can be a bit like flying a plane that CALAMITY is beginning to rattle. I mean really rattle. And nothing you do helps any. But the flight, I want to tell you, is REDEMPTION thrilling.”
 
—Michael Earl Craig
 
“Can it be I’m a more raw human after reading Alex Phillips’s work? In the stuttering, unfinished beauty ofUnkindness, I am completely absorbed. It’s the human-as-animal; terrifying, direct. This book is a canon of brilliant, brilliant poetry.”
 
—Bianca Stone

 
Caryl Pagel >>> TWICE TOLD
Read “Old Wars” — the first poem from the book, on The Volta — and then learn about the poem’s origins:

 

In the beginning were the old wars, no wars were new and all of the beginnings of the old wars had ended. It was a new old old, at times, but always came an even older new. There are various narrators for every war and not once was it ever you, although you knew all of the narrators’ stories by their abandoned clues.”

 
>>> H_NGM_N Chapbooks!
Upcoming Chapbooks!

Keep an eye out for H_NGM_N chapbooks from Laura Theobald and Philip Muller!

While you’re waiting, check out Eszter Takacs // THE SPECTACULAR CRASHand Alexis Pope // NO GOOD 

   


Send us your best - H_NGM_N accepts chapbook submissions on a rolling basis. Details here.

PREORDERS // UNKINDNESS by Alex Phillips

BOOKS >>>  Alex Phillips //  UNKINDNESS

$14.95 $12.50 - Preorder Price!

 -or- preorder Unkindness & add any other H_NGM_N book for only $20

Unkindness

 

*Note additional book selection on order screen; books will ship when Unkindness becomes available

 

I like to catch a book’s tone right off the bat which can happen when words come like these: All those flautists /putting on baby shoes //Onto their babies, duh! Or these: our lives are perfection/are they not? A two-toned way of saying and seeing; here we are given unkindness while we take a wild ride through a vertical poetry’s inescapable story, a vertical verbal ladder in between whose rungs there will be places for us to live. When Phillips writes Can I be honest/Not if I want you to like me, he’s agitating for trust and truth. Here’s a new book from Crash Dome’s poet, be careful in there.

 

—Dara Wier
The voice in Alex Phillips’s Unkindness lurches toward us, addled. It skips like a scratched record. It probes and burrows always forward, sometimes HUMANITY pleading—oh orange give up your greatness to me. Reading these poems can be a bit like flying a plane that CALAMITY is beginning to rattle. I mean really rattle. And nothing you do helps any. But the flight, I want to tell you, is REDEMPTION thrilling.

 

—Michael Earl Craig
 
Can it be I’m a more raw human after reading Alex Phillips’s work? In the stuttering, unfinished beauty of Unkindness, I am completely absorbed. It’s the human-as-animal; terrifying, direct. This book is a canon of brilliant, brilliant poetry.

 

—Bianca Stone

 

 

Alex Phillips is a Senior Lecturer and Interim Assistant Provost at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since the fall of 2013, he has been a faculty-in-residence in the Creative Expressions learning community. His poetry and translations have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Open City, and jubilat, and in Ted Kooser’s newspaper column American Life in Poetry. His book-length poem, CRASH DOME, is published by Factory Hollow Press.

 

 

H_NGM_N #16 is ALIVE!!  

H_NGM_N #16 is alive & ready to rock.  It’s a massive conglomeration & one that I’m particularly excited to unleash on the world.

 

In this, the age of internet teasers & clickability quotients, let me say only this: READ THE WHOLE ISSUE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.  Because it does.  There’s a test after - a test called your life & the work herein will help make everything better.

 

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Remember, H_NGM_N puts out one issue a year but we keep the party going all year long.  Look for announcements about our most recent open reading period coming in the next 6 weeks.  And we’ve got a new book we’re taking preorders for right now: Caryl Pagel’s TWICE TOLD!
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