New Mudlark: Ken Haas

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 117 (2017)

Ode to Converts and The Alternative Merge
Poems by Ken Haas

Ken Haas lives in San Francisco where he is a partner in a healthcare venture capital firm and has created, and continues to sponsor, a weekly poetry writing program at UCSF Children’s Hospital which employs facilitators from [ … ]

Rascal: Issue 1 Live

Dear Friends,

After decades of dreaming, years of planning, months of cultivating and hundreds of hours of work, issue one of Rascal: a journal of ecology, literature and art, edited by yours truly, has been published and is freely available in a variety of formats, including multiple online layouts, downloadable e-books, and two audio [ … ]

Entropy Magazine Interviews AngelHousePress/DevilHouse

Dear friends,

Dennis Sweeney of Entropy Magazine interviewed me recently for its Small Press Database. The interview was wide-ranging and covered our aesthetic, our views on reading fees, our publications and more. I hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to send us your creative work for the opportunities listed in the interview.

Tell us a [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Interviews Faizal Deen

Dear AngelHousePress friends,
the latest episode of The Small Machine Talks interviews the fascinating poet, Faizal Deen. If you want to know about how poetry and tennis are similar, about the role of the hippogriff and fairy tales in queer culture, about Canadianness and the Diaspora, you must listen.

show notes:

Faizal Deen is the author of [ … ]

New Mudlark: Mia Sara

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 116 (2017)Prodigal by Mia Sara

“After twenty-five exhausting years as a film and television actress (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Legend, Time Cop, A Stranger Among Us, Jack and The Beanstalk: The Real Story), I took up writing as a way to survive night [ … ]

Posit 15 | Online Now

Announcing Posit 15! Featuring incredible new work by Will Alexander, David Lehman, Patty Seyburn, John Beer, Charles Borkhuis, Robert Farrell, Louis Bourgeois, Cal Freeman, Stephen Paul Miller, Robert Okaji, Devon Wootten, Aliesa Zoecklein and Lauren Camp — with visual art by Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Lina Puerta, Francis Pavy, Jodi [ … ]

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 149 (2017)

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 149 (2017)

Clarity: Poems
by John Valentine

John Valentine teaches philosophy at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. His poems have appeared in various journals, including The Sewanee Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, The Adirondack Review and Rock Salt Plum Review. He has had five chapbooks published with Pudding [ … ]

At Penn we are hiring in contemporary poetry/poetics

We at Penn are hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in contemporary poetry & poetics. The link to the job posting is here:

The text of the job ad is copied below.

- Al

Al Filreis

The English Department at Penn invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the field of contemporary poetry [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Episode 22

Dear AngelHousePress Friends,

In the latest episode of the Small Machine Talks, we speak of foxes, Nietzche, veggie burgers, John Ashbery, comedy, poetry and performance. We also report on various literary and spoken word events we’ve attended, art installations, current reads and upcoming events, new magazines and calls for submission.

For a blow-by-blow with links, please visit: [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Interviews Joe Ianni

Dear Friends and Contributors,

Here’s the latest episode of the Small Machine Talks in which we interview Joseph Ianni, Toronto poet and organizer of the series Facilitate. We have a great conversation about performance, the space between audience and performer/reader and the various ways in which we can include others.

To listen, please go to

More information about [ … ]

New Mudlark: Gary Duehr

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 115 (2017)Breaking News
Poems by Gary Duehr

Gary Duehr has taught poetry and writing for institutions including Boston University, Lesley University, and Tufts University. His MFA is from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. In 2001 he received an NEA Poetry Fellowship, [ … ]

New Mudlark: Simon Perchik

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 145 (2017)

Five Poems by Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems published by boxofchalk press, 2017. For more information, including free e-books and [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks interviews Ottawa’s poet laureate

Dear AngelHouse Friends and Contributors,

a.m. kozak and I had an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s new poet laureate, Jamaal Jackson Rogers. Please listen to it here:

The Small Machine Talks Episode 20
Recorded Sunday, July 30, 2017
w/ a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and special guest Jamaal Jackson Rogers

We have an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s poet laureate, recording/performance [ … ]

AngelHousePress: The Small Machine Talks Episode 19

Dear Friends of AngelHousePress,
I’m pleased to present episode 19 of the Small Machine Talks.
The Small  Machine Talks Episode 19
with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Recorded on Sunday, July 30, 2017

1. Recent Events

Aaron and Amanda both missed Tree’s Hot Ottawa Voices, but Amanda went to
Sawdust and enjoyed the sweetness of the [ … ]

Julia Drescher’s Open Epic is available from Delete Press

Delete Press is thrilled to offer our third book selected from last year’s open reading period, Julia Drescher’s Open Epic. In the words of Susan Gevirtz, “Tramping through, hunting in, being hunted in the many woods (‘dark’ ‘Horrible’) that are the terrain of this book, Drescher finds/makes a clearing where a ‘gwhirl’ is ‘breathing freely’ and speaks [ … ]

New Mudlark: Stephen Massimilla

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. (2017)

Misdirection: A Poem
by Stephen Massimilla

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter. His co-authored multi-genre tome, Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo, 2016), won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, and others, and has received enthusiastic reviews [ … ]

The Factory Reading Series: Irwin, Rhodes + Landers, August 12, 2017

span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents:
The Factory Reading Series:

with readings by:

Marilyn Irwin (Ottawa)
Shane Rhodes (Ottawa)
+ Sue Landers (Brooklyn NY)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, August 12, 2017
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Award and winner of [ … ]

Glowing review of Francesco Levato’s “jettison/collapse”

Dear friends, contributors and supporters of AngelHousePress,

Please find below an insightful and glowing review of Francesco Levato’s chapbook “jettison/collapse” which we published in 2015. The review is by Alberta poet and editor Nikki Sheppy and it appears in the latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine #83. Some copies of “jettison/collapse” are still available from

“At [ … ]

b2 interview, Vichyland, Pitch

Free pdf of my long dialog with Andrew David King, “Too Philosophical for a Poet,” from the new issue of boundary 2, compliments of Duke University Press.

Gertrude and Alice in Vichyland“: my long final contribution to the Stein Dossier at Jacket2, chronicling the historical context of the  disinformation campaign against Stein .

Pirch of [ … ]

New Mudlark: Peter Johnson

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 147 (2017)

from Old Man Howling at the Moon:
A Book of Complaints by Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson’s forthcoming book of prose poems is Old Man Howling at the Moon: A Book of Complaints (MadHat Press). His second book of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications, received the James Laughlin Award from The Academy of American [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks – 1 year anniversary episode

The Small Machine Talks Podcast #18

1st year anniversary/ottawa small press book fair episode, Saturday, June 24, 2017

recorded Monday, June 26, 2017

a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl

To listen to the episode, click here.

in which we toast the anniversary with a delicious Scotch and wish for sponsorship. We discuss the year’s highlights. We talk about Aaron’s interview with [ … ]

Latest offerings from AngelHousePress and DevilHouse

Dear friends of AngelHousePress and DevilHouse,

Please scroll down to read about the latest editions to our catalogue: Afterlife by Jennifer K. Dick and 4pm in Los Angeles by Steven Storrie.

AngelHousePress presents our first bilingual chapbook, “Afterlife” by Jennifer K. Dick. Jennifer is an American writer, translator, editor and literary events organizer living in France. “Afterlife” is [ … ]

Tuesday poem #221 : Eryk Wenziak

Tuesday poem #221 : Eryk Wenziak : three visual poems

coming up: 신선영 Sun Yung Shin, Ander Monson + Carrie Etter

also: many gendered mothers: Andrea Nicki on Elly Danica

furthermore: Touch the Donkey: 7 questions for Sue Landers

Posit 14 | Online Now

It’s an honor to announce the publication of Posit 14, featuring brilliant poetry and prose by Lydia Davis, Maureen Seaton, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Rajiv Mohabir, Joanna Fuhrman, Stephanie Berger, Sarah Riggs, Stu Watson, Joe Milazzo, Kevin McLellan, Debasis Mukhopadhyay, and Lynn Schmeidler. Also featuring extraordinary visual art by Brenda Goodman, Malala Andrialavidrazana, [ … ]

New Mudlark: Jayne Benjulian

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 146 (2017)

from Wilderness
by Jane Benjulian


Jayne Benjulian is the author of Five Sextillion Atoms. Her poems and essays appear widely in literary and performance journals in the U.S. and abroad. She was an Ossabaw Island Project Fellow; teaching fellow at Emory University; lecturer in the Graduate Program [ … ]

On Writing #132 : Alice Burdick,

On Writing #132 : Alice Burdick : Welcoming discomfort in poetry

coming up: Jamie Sharpe, Sacha Archer + Carla Funk,

also: Tuesday poem #217 : Jennifer Stella : dehiscence

or: many gendered mothers : A.H. Reaume on Virginia Woolf

furthermore: above/ground press backlist + rarities list #28

and: On Writing #131: Laura [ … ]

m a n y _ g e n d e r e d _ m o t h e r s : f i v e _ r e c e n t _ e s s a y s

many gendered mothers is a project on literary influence featuring short essays by writers (of any/all genders) on the women, femme, trans, and non-binary writers who have influenced them, as a direct or indirect literary forebear.

This project is directly inspired by the American website Literary Mothers, created by editor Nadxieli Nieto and managing editor Nina [ … ]