1. Kate Durbin Has Two Poems Up at Plain Wrap Press


    "…UPDATE 1:12 pm PT: Lindsay just walked into the courtroom in her white dress, still wearing her black sunglasses, accompanied by her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. According to the RadarOnline.com reporter in the courtroom Lindsay “looked stressed…”


  2. intjbookworm:




    we are #rare

    Me and my husband

    Crazy isn’t it

    Why is there that picture?

  3. embareaxedx:

    yelena bryksenkova

    plain wrap press quarter 3

  4. shabbydollhouse:

    the new issue of plain wrap press edited by carolyn decarlo is online now & features stacey teague, ashley opheim, cassandra de alba & more 

    (via altlitgossip)


  5. "the only way to levitate anything
    is through love and belief
    and so of course i have never done it"

    i’ve got three poems in plain wrap press’s quarter 03 today! (via outsidewarmafghans)

    you sure do, mate!

  6. ashleyobscura:

    A new poem of mine entitled 'e x I S t' went live on Plain Wrap Press this morning.

    The poem’s format was inspired by Inger Christensen’s epic poem alphabet (New Directions, 2001).

    You can read the full poem in Plain Wrap’s Quarter 3 Issue here, or you can snag a copy of my swaggy book ‘I Am Here and read it alongside other poems. I only have a couple dozen books left, so get a first print run copy before they’re sold out! xo,AO

    this book is 100% swaggy

    (via altlitgossip)

  7. arealliveghost:

    I have two poems in Plain Wrap Press’s Quarter 03

    click to read them both

    yup yup yup yup

    (via whatmountains)


  8. West Wind Review

    A poem I wrote with Jackson Nieuwland is in this year’s West Wind Review, alongside work by Kenneth Goldsmith, Shane Allison, Carrie Lorig, Adam J Maynard, T.A. Noonan, and JDA Winslow

  9. ashleyobscura:


    My first book of poetry is now available for purchase online here! The collection includes 14 poems, some of which were originally published in Pop Serial, Illuminati Girl Gang and Shabby Doll House.

    Cover art and design by Anjela Freyja

    First printing 
    52 pages 
    4.25” x 7” 
    100 copies available



    (via johnbrnlvrogers)


  10. Promising Young Women

    6 of 52 finished 4 March


    I really don’t feel like I have a lot to say about this book. It is what it sets out to be - a series of fragmentary stories that tell the life of Lizzie, a young woman living her life largely in mental institutions. 

    Not much feels new in this book, but it’s not really meant to. Scanlon is acutely aware of her predecessors in the genre, and references this cultural backdrop frequently, from a cheeky comparison to Girl, Interrupted to continual references to Virginia Woolf.

    I didn’t read this one as quickly as I’d hoped. Promising Young Women is laid out in 20 non-linear sections. I think the gaps I allowed to open up between some of these sections worked against my overall reading of the book. While I didn’t feel compelled to read them all in one go, one after the other, I think my experience would have been the richer for it in the aftermath.

    I don’t know where I first got the idea that some of Promising Young Women is autobiographical (nor have I found anything to confirm it, really, besides hints in a PANK interview and her own tumblr posts), but after I started thinking in this way it became hard to shake these thoughts, comparisons, and questions from occurring as I read. Anyone who writes fiction knows how annoying it is to be on the receiving end of this line of thinking, and I generally try to avoid it at all costs even if I know the author is down with it. This was near impossible for me to do in PYW, and I’m still not really sure why.

    This was my favorite page in the book:



    6/10, didn’t hate it, but if I’m being very honest I probably won’t keep thinking about it all that much in the end.