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Joanna Fuhrman has a new book forthcoming: The Year of Yellow Butterflies, Hanging Loose Press 2015. She’s created a blog for it here that is open for contributions.

Mara Adamitz Scrupe has recent good news: In 2013 Scrupe’s first chapbook of poems entitled “Sky Pilot” about growing up with an alcoholic father was nominated for the 16th Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Individual poems have been published in print and web journals and two of Scrupe’s recent poems, “Christmastime” and “River” were short listed for the 2014 Bridport Prize in Poetry. She has received national and international writing residency fellowships, most recently at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland in 2014 and 2015.

Anna Maria Hong‘s novella, H & G (which we published an excerpt from in #5.1), recently won the inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation and Red Hen Press, which will publish the book in spring 2016.

Aimee Herman recently published a full length book of poems, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA) and a chapbook came out in the summer: rooted  (dancing girl press).

Rebecca Farivar has a forthcoming chapbook from BOAAT, Full Meal. A poem we published in #4.1 appears there.

Bethany Carlson has a recent chapbook, Diadem Me, from MIEL books, in which her poem “In the senile desert, the wolves eat scarves while the wolfs eat scarfs,” published in #4.1, appears.

Sarah Rose Nordgren‘s collection Best Bones was published in September. It won the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starret Prize and was published by University of Pittsburgh.

Amanda Deutch‘s poems in #4.2 will appear in a chapbook from dancing girl press in 2015.

Liz Robbins‘ new collection, Freaked (which won the 2014 Elixir Press Poetry Award, judged by Bruce Bond) will be out in late spring, and it includes “Gaffe Aftermath” (from #4.1).

 Suzanne Wise‘s poem “The First Word Spoken” (#4.1) has been reprinted in her chapbook Talking Cure (Red Glass Books, 2014).

Kate Colby‘s poem (#2.2) will appear in a book called Blue Hole that’s coming out with Furniture Press this spring.

Carol Guess‘s work (#1.2) appeared in her full-length collection Darling Endangered.

Daniela Olszewska and Carol Guess published How To Feel Confident With Your Special Talent, which was listed by Stephen Burt over at Slate as one of the “Best Underrated Books of 2014.”

Alyson Miller‘s poem in #5.1 went on to be published in a chapbook, Dream Animals, with Dancing Girl Press.

Trina Burke‘s poem “An Inventory of Decorative Household Items” (#2.2) was reprinted in the chapbook “The Best Divorce” (Alice Blue Books 2012).

Trina is also giving a reading with some other Dancing Girl Press poets in Seattle on Jan. 6.

Six Pacific Northwest poets will read from their books: Carol Guess, Trina Burke, Laura Dunn, Geri Gale, Shira Richman, and Alexis VergallaTuesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Rendezvous in Seattle.