Release party for apt’s Eighth Print Issue


We’re so proud to continue supporting long-form writing through apt–and we’re especially proud of our latest issue, featuring fiction by Michael Keefe and Anna Carolyn McCormally, and poetry by John Bonanni, Aaron Brown, and Danielle Mitchell!

Copies are now available, and if you’re in Boston, you can pick one up on Monday, February 5 at Porter Square Books, when we’ll have John Bonanni, Gillian Devereux, and Krysten Hill reading from issues 6-8!

The reading is free and open to the public, so bring a friend, get a warm drink, and help us celebrate these writers and their dedication to nuanced, in-depth writing.

Don’t forget to RSVP, and we’ll see you in February!

 

 

THE READERS

 John Bonanni lives on Cape Cod, MA, where he serves as editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. He is the recipient of a scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a residency from AS220 in Providence, RI. His work has appeared in CutBank, Assaracus, Verse Daily, The Seattle Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Prairie Schooner.

Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University and directs the writing center at Wheelock College, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of Focus on Grammar (dancing girl press, 2012) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (Aforementioned Productions, 2011), and her poems have appeared in numerous journals, most recently The Midwest Quarterly; The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society; Sundog Lit; Boog City; and Printer’s Devil Review. Gillian likes robots, knitting, small woodland creatures, film noir, gin, and the library.

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in apt, Word Riot, The Baltimore Review, Muzzle, PANK, Winter Tangerine Review, Take Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award and her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions), received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize.

 

Presented as part of the Roundtable Reading Series at Porter Square Books, sponsored by Journal of the Month.

 

Aforementioned at AWP!

AWP event poster_REV2Readers, we’re less than a week from AWP!

If you’re going to the conference, we hope you’ll swing by table 1920 during the book fair and say hello. We’ll be offering apt subscriptions at a discount and back issues for a song, and we’ll be raffling off an ARC of Susan McCarty’s debut collection, Anatomies, to anyone who buys any AP wares during the conference!

Plus, we’ll be tabling with our friends at Little Fiction | Big Truths, and throwing an offsite reading on Thursday night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, featuring Angela Palm, Amanda Leduc, and our own Carissa Halston for Little Fiction, and have Gillian Devereux, Dolan Morgan, and Susan McCarty representing Aforementioned! It’s going to be such a great night, so we hope to see you there!

Neon reviews They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

“Devereux’s choice of imagery has a rich, arresting quality to it…They Used To Dance On Saturday Nights paints an intriguing portrait of faded grandeur and decayed excitement. It is brief, bright and thoroughly readable.” — Christopher Frost, Neon Magazine

Read Christopher Frost’s entire review here. Afterward, buy your copy of They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights at the AP store.

Girls with Insurance reviews They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights is…a punch in the gut. This small collection of poetry carries a spark of imagination in its throat, and reading the language is reminiscent of grit and fire igniting the page….the fantastical tone carries you to a Tom Waits style of readability that grabs your hair and makes you watch the story unfold. Nobody but him has made the carnival so sexy, raw, or appealing until now.” — Zach Fishel, Girls with Insurance

Read the full review here and be at Lorem Ipsum Books on August 25 for the release party!

Release party for They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

The following list includes factual evidence we gleaned about you as soon as you landed on our site:

You want to go to a party at the end of August.

A bookish party.

A party where people will read to you.

A party where these people will read to you: Gillian Devereux. Carissa Halston. Vincent Scarpa.

August 25. 7pm. Lorem Ipsum Books. We’ll present They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights five hours before the rest of the literate public gets to see it.

Since you’re here, consider yourself invited.

Oh. And Randolph Pfaff is hosting. We figured you’d be into that.

They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights Presale

You can now buy copies of Gillian Devereux’s forthcoming chapbook, They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights. Eight dollars (plus shipping) for all the carnival delights a sweltering summer demands.

Pre-orders will be mailed Friday, August 26.

Read an excerpt and buy the book here.

Official: They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

We’ve been dropping hints about Gillian They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights by Gillian DevereuxDevereux’s forthcoming chapbook, They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights, for months. We now have a release date–on Friday, August 26, you can have your very own copy.

The pre-sale will begin tomorrow (get your wallets ready!) and, to accompany the fanfare, we will unveil AP’s first book trailer.

As a taste of things to come, here’s another shot of the sexy cover, as designed by Randolph Pfaff.