Welcome to the first issue of the ASP Bulletin! We’re kicking off 2020 with excerpts from our 2019-2020 releases, some brand-new content, and our first-ever open submission call. In this Bulletin you will find travel essays from Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin, poems from Reuben Jackson and Elizabeth Hazen, true stories from Rose Solari and James J. Patterson, and an interview with the incomparable Mark A. Pritchard. We hope you enjoy this first issue of Bulletin.
I love you changes me into a tree falling after erosion has its say. This process does not simply take away the cliff’s edge— it creates new space, frees me... Continue reading→
Shanghaied By The Past
SHANGHAIED BY THE PAST appears in Navigating the Divide (ASP 2019) SOME CALL SHANGHAI THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT. And, in many ways, it is—organic, iridescent, a nacreous gemstone wrapped... Continue reading→
Two Poems by Reuben Jackson
Kelly Recalls 1963 I still call The year 1963 Season of Nightmares After Medgar Evers Was killed I Would lie awake And wait for My uncle Joe To get home... Continue reading→
Don’t let a Poet Burn Down Your House: A Cautionary Tale for the Holidays
WHETHER YOU LOVE IT OR LOATHE IT, there’s no denying that the holiday party season is all-consuming. Hosts everywhere order mistletoe, peruse catering menus, and search for just the right... Continue reading→
An Interview with Mark A. Pritchard
Mark A. Pritchard grew up in the New Forest, Southern England, a village with more sheep than people. He is the eldest of four siblings, whom he assures are recovering... Continue reading→
Notes from the Personal Journal of James J. Patterson (On Joanna Biggar)
At our October book launch, James J. Patterson introduced Joanna Biggar in a way only he could pull off, with passages from his personal journal.