HOW HER SPIRIT GOT OUT, Liam Day at BBF, and a staged Aforementioned Production

Friends, it’s finally summer! We’re reading as much as we can, working on apt 7 (which is going to be astounding—fiction by Joanna Ruocco and Sonja Condit; poetry by Doug Paul Case and Gregory Crosby!), and planning a slew of upcoming projects!

Among them:

Krysten Hill’s debut poetry collection, How Her Spirit Got Out

This is going to be such an important book. As our EIC, Carissa Halston, mentioned recently at Entropy magazine: Hill “questions all the ways black women’s bodies are commodified, used, and disregarded. There’s a great amount of urgency in [her] work, not only for its political relevance, but because she renders each poem as a weapon or a shield and uses both for self-defense.”

It’ll be on shelves this December, pre-sale coming soon!

Liam Day at the Boston Book Festival

Afforded Permanence was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in poetry last year, so we’re so proud to have him representing AP (and AP) and the Massachusetts Poetry Fest at the Boston Book Festival this year!

Liam will be reading in Copley Square on Saturday, October 15. Keep your eyes peeled for the official schedule at the BBF site.

An exciting, nearly announced theatrical event

We’re so excited to produce a limited run of an experimental play—but we have to wait a bit longer before we can officially announce it.

But we want to give you a glimpse, so here’s what we can say so far. It’s a one-person show with a revolving cast, and it’ll feature our co-founders, Carissa Halston and Randolph Pfaff, alongside AP stalwart Jennifer O’Connor. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Jen perform, get ready, Boston: she’s a delight.

Be on the lookout for more info soon, on stage this fall!

Forthcoming: HOW HER SPIRIT GOT OUT by Krysten Hill


Krysten Hill (photo credit: Jonathan Beckley)

We’ve been a little quiet lately, as we’ve been hard at work on the sixth print annual of apt, as well as a project we’ve been very eager to announce!

And here it is:

Next fall, we’ll be publishing Krysten Hill’s chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out!

We’re very lucky to have worked with Krysten many times via apt and Literary Firsts. She’s well on her way to building an urgent, necessary body of work, so we’re honored to have the opportunity to publish her first book.

To get ready for HHSGO, you can read Krysten’s poems at Amethyst Arsenic, Pank, and apt. And you can find more info about her writing on her website.