New Mudlark: David Alpaugh

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 152 (2017)

More Double-Title Poems
by David Alpaugh

David Alpaugh’s poetry, drama, fiction and criticism have appeared in journals that include Able Muse, Chronicle of Higher Education, Evergreen Review, Modern Drama, Poetry, Poets & Writers, Rattle, Scene4, Spillway, and Zyzzyva. His collection, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story [ … ]

Online now: Posit 16!

Posit 16 is here, featuring gorgeous new poetry and prose by Charlie D’Eve, Alexa Doran, Raymond Farr, Jennifer Fossenbell, Jeff Hardin, Barbara Henning, Caroline Knapp, Peter Leight, Barbara Tomash, Jeremy Townley, Grey Vild, and a collaboration by Nicolette Wong & David Heg. Plus extraordinary visual art by Lou Beach, Karen Hampton, [ … ]

AngelHousePress Presents Experiment-O 10

I am pleased to present the 10th anniversary issue of Experiment-O with prose, visual poetry, poetry, and visual art by Cindy Deachman, Faizal Deen, Sanita Fejzic, Jesse Glass, Candace Makowichuk, Petrichor ArtLab, Stan Rogal, Julia Rose Sutherland, Jacqueline Valencia, Dawn Nelson Wardrope and Elaine Woo.
Thanks to the contributors to this issue and to all [ … ]

Free Close Reading Service for Women and Genderqueer Poets

as part of AngelHousePress, i’m offering a free close reading service. the service was active from june 2016 to august 2017 and i took a break over the autumn because it’s a busy time. but mentoring is important to me and i’d like to do my part.

WHAT:           I will read five pages of your free [ … ]

New Mudlark: Beverly Burch

New an On View: Mudlark Flash No. 118 (2017)

Poems by Beverly Burch

Beverly Burch’s fiction and poetry have appeared in New England Review, North American Review, Antioch Review, Willow Springs, Southern Humanities Review and Poetry Northwest. Her second poetry collection, How A Mirage Works, won the Sixteen Rivers Press competition and was a finalist for the [ … ]

New titles from AngelHousePress/DevilHouse

AngelHousePress is pleased to present “Story of Lilith” by Sean Braune available via Paypal on
and at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on November 25, 2017.

Story of Lilith is an excerpt from an experimental novel called Eros, which retells Romeo and Juliet through a variety of avant-garde constraints. Part Two of Eros tells [ … ]

Vintage Lunchbox Artist’s Books

Over at Container, we recently invited a series of writers and visual artists to transform vintage metal lunch boxes from the 1960s-1980s into artist’s books. We invite you to check out their works of written and visual art at

Specific works in this series include:

The Small Machine Talks Podcast, Episode 24

Dear AngelHousePress Friends,

It’s a busy time for the press, but we managed to sneek in an episode of The Small Machine Talks after a 6-week break.

In this episode a.m.kozak and i drink Scotch while discussing the raw and feisty poetry of Liz Worth, the intriguing repetitions and compulsions in Kate Hargreave’s Leak, recent poetry [ … ]

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 [ … ]