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On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (the ides of January!), poets featured in IDES: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks will read from their work at The Ugly Mug in Orange, California. All poetry lovers welcome! Please join poets Robin Dawn Hudechek, Daniel McGinn, Daniel Romo, and Thomas R. Thomas as they read from their chapbooks included in the 288-page collection.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Ugly Mug Cafe, 261 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA, 92866

FEATURED POETS

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Robin Dawn Hudechek received her MFA in creative writing, poetry from UCI. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including CalibanCream City Review,Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, Cadence Collective, Hedgerow: a journal of small poems, Silver Birch Press, Right Hand Pointing, and work forthcoming in Chiron Review. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, with her husband Manny and two beautiful cats, Ashley and Misty. Find more of her poetry at robindawnh.wordpress.com.

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DANIEL McGINN has been active in the SoCal poetry scene since 1995. He’s written about poets and poetry for Next Magazine and the OC Weekly. He’s taught workshops for Half-Off Books in Whittier, The Lab in Long Beach, and the Orange County Rescue Mission. Daniel has an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His book, 1000 Black Umbrellas, was published by Write Bloody. Daniel, his wife, the poet Lori McGinn, and their poodle, Pearl Le Girl, are natives of Whittier, California.

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DANIEL ROMO is the author of Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013) and When Kerosene’s Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014). His poetry and photography can be found in The Los Angeles Review, Gargoyle, MiPOesias, Yemassee, and elsewhere.

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THOMAS R. THOMAS publishes the small press Arroyo Seco Press. Publications include Carnival, Pipe Dream, Bank Heavy Press, Chiron Review, Electric Windmill, Marco Polo, and Silver Birch Press. His books are Scorpio (Carnival), Five Lines (World Parade Books), and the art of invisibility (Dark Heart Press). His website is thomasrthomas.org.

Find IDES: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks at Amazon.com.

Check out a trailer for the collection: 

As we start the new year, we’d like to tip our hat to the books published by Silver Birch Press in 2015.

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The Hollywood Catechism, poems by Paul Fericano (March 2015) — a 110-page collection that shines a bright searchlight on our addiction to pop culture, our fixation on celebrity worship, and our suspicion of religious ideas. Each poem is a small lens flipped to reveal an alternate universe into which the reader enters bravely with no exit sign in sight. Fericano’s unique perspective is marked by a skill and talent that blends socio-political satire with suffering and sentiment. In the process, he manages to acknowledge our shenanigans and celebrate our humanity.

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Kissing My Shadow, poems by Merrill Farnsworth (May 2015) — a 60-page collection of poetry that features 42 poems charting the author’s soulful sojourn from childhood onward. The book has earned high praise from critics as well as readers.

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The Great Gatsby Anthology (June 2015) — a collection of poetry and prose inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel from 80 established and up-and-coming authors around the world.

 

 

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Dual Impressions: Poetic Conversations About Art by John Brantingham & Jeffrey Graessley (August 2015) — a discussion between John Brantingham and Jeffrey Graessley about art and life in the form of over 90 poems that cover themes such as war, poverty, and social justice. The collection also includes an interview with the authors — where they explain the genesis for the project as well as their collaborative methods, and discuss their museum visits and art research — plus links to the artwork that served as inspiration for the poems.

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Found & Lost, found & visual poetry by George McKim (August 2015) – a collection of repurposed and remixed Found Poetry and Visual Poetry. George McKim has repurposed and remixed the work of poets ranging from Tristan Tzara to Lyn Hejinian and has transformed their words into a fascinating collection of strangely haunting Found Poems. Augmenting these poems are fourteen vintage dictionary pages that have metamorphosed into full color Visual Poems.

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IDES: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks (October 2015) — Silver Birch Press decided to celebrate the year 2015 by asking 15 poets each to contribute 15 pages of poetry to a chapbook collection entitled IDES (released on the ides of October 2015). The result is a diverse mix of poetry by authors from coast to coast.

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Alice in Wonderland Anthology (November 2015) — a 148-page collection of writing, art & photography from 63 contributors around the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s masterwork,  Alice in Wonderland. Available in black and white and full-color versions.

ides front cover Silver Birch Press decided to celebrate the year 2015 by asking 15 poets to each contribute 15 pages of poetry to a chapbook collection, which we’ve entitled IDES (released on the ides of October 2015). The result is a diverse mix of poetry by authors from coast to coast. Our poets hail from California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, the Carolinas, and Texas—with one from Canada. Featured poets include:

Jeffrey C. Alfier
Tobi Alfier
Carol Berg
Ana Maria Caballero
Jennifer Finstrom
Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike
Robin Dawn Hudechek
Sonja Johanson
Ellaraine Lockie
Daniel McGinn
Robert Okaji
Glenis Redmond
Daniel Romo
Thomas R. Thomas
A. Garnett Weiss

As art, we’ve selected paintings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)—primarily work he created in his prolific year of 1915. A century later, we celebrate him as a visionary artist who accomplished much in his very short life.

A special thank you to the poets whose work appears in these pages. We applaud your dedication to the art and craft of poetry.

COVER: “Woman’s Head” by Amedeo Modigliani (1915).

Find IDES: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks at Amazon.com.