19 November 2010

O Holy Insurgency

My Exile in Lungville was seriously uplifted by the tremendous news that Black Lawrence Press will be publishing my new collection of poems, O Holy Insurgency, in summer or fall of 2012. They've been an absolute dream to work with on Saint Monica, and have taught me a lot as a book series editor as well as a poet. I feel much more comfortable shouting other people's good news from the rooftops, but I wanted to share this here because I am so damn excited about it.

O Holy Insurgency is dear to me personally, which made sending it out for publication a terrifying prospect. It's also hard because I'm a poetry book publisher, which makes me overly-informed about some elements of the process. I am very glad that it's found such a good home. I feel like I can breathe a little (and now I literally can, thanks to modern medicine).

If you'd like to read some of the poems from the book, you can find them online at diode, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily (via The Journal), The Rumpus, Thermos, ducts.org, and likely some other places that I'm forgetting right now, due to the excitement.

Thank you so much to all of my spectacular friends for all of the support as I worked on this manuscript. Here's a little blog flashback to July 2009, when I was up to 49 pages of the ms.

Now back to the real world. Thanks again, everyone!

15 comments:

Leslie said...

Wahooooo!!!!

Two bits of awesome news: the lungs again function and a new MB book coming into the world!!!

Leslie said...

Plus, I LOVE the title! Can't wait to read it!

Kathleen said...

So glad for you, breathing and all!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Sweet! I was hoping that was the reason you were getting champagne the other day! So happy for you, MB!!

January said...

Congrats!!

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Mary! :-)

Sandy Longhorn said...

Huge hugs of congratulations on both pieces of good news. Can't wait to read the book!

Justin Evans said...

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Big congrats!

Jeannine said...

Glad you are breathing, and congrats on the book! I know what you mean - somehow getting that second book taken is like a big sigh of relief...

Collin Kelley said...

Congrats, Mary!

Kristin said...

What wonderful news!

Nick said...

Congrats!

Blood Routes said...

I read "An Excursion" three times in a row. Amazing work.

-Barry Napier
www.barrynapierwrting.wordpress.com

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