Kore Press- May 2016 News STANDING BY WOMEN’S WORDS SINCE 1993

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“I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to be of assistance and inspiration.” Joy Harjo from Crazy Brave.

May 2016 News from Kore Press
Biters interview with Natasha Marin: On Magic & Lemonade; The Motherhood Poems by Beth Alvarado in Notes from the Motherfield; Rachel Moritz Reading in Tucson tonight; New Deadlines for Kore Contests REMINDER
BITERS with Natasha Marin
by Imani Sims & Arisa White

NOTES FROM THE MOTHERFIELD
Beth Alvarado
The Motherhood Poems 
On the birth of my first grandchild
The baby was born early. Eight weeks early to be exact. They now count gestation in weeks not months. I stood in the hall and heard his first cry. Like a kitten, small and mewing. He was small. Four pounds, three ounces.

For six weeks the baby will be in neonatal ICU, which they say like this: Nick-U, as if it is a small university. There are monitors and feeding tubes and other tiny babies in their incubators. People look sad when they see the pictures of the baby but he is our baby and we are not sad. Smaller babies are born everyday.

Has the baby gone home? Has the baby gone home? Has the baby gone home?

The baby has a name, a long name. A first name, a middle name, a last name, but no nickname. To pick one would be presumptuous – on the part of me, the grandmother.
Rachel Moritz Comes all the Way from Minneapolis to Read for
Intermezzo in Tucson TONIGHT
Tuesday, May 3, 7pm
Temple Lounge. 330 South Scott Ave. Doors open at 6:30.
$5 suggested at the door, $3 for students.

The spirits of Marcel Proust and Joseph Smith may well be hanging about the reading tomorrow night (memory and prophesy in a stormcloud), when Rachel Moritz and Renee Angle read from their extraordinary new books of poetry, just out from two vital Tucson-based presses, Kore Press and Letter Machine Editions.
You don’t want to miss this season-finale reading. Spread the word, bring a friend, come early, have a drink, and stick around to support your local small presses and buy a book. Both Rachel Moritz’s Borrowed Wave and Renee Angle’s WoO will be for sale.

More about Rachel & Borrowed Wave

New Deadline Reminder for Kore Press’ Annual 2016 Contests for Female-Identified Writers
9th Annual Short Fiction AwardJUNE 30, judged by Edwidge Danticat
$1250 plus publication & promotion, $20 reading fee
First Annual Memoir AwardJUNE 15, judged by Lidia Yuknavitch
1000 plus publication & promotion, $25 reading fee
13th Annual First Book Award for Poetry: JULY 15, judged by Robin Coste Lewis  $1500 prize, publication & promotion, $28 reading fee
All Kore Press contests meet a minimum competitive standard of 250-300 submissions, and are judged by world-class women writers at the top of their field. Kore follows CLMP guidelines for ethically-run contests. Submission fees offset contest and publishing costs, and directly support nonprofit, independent, feminist publishing. Some scholarships are available. All judges and readers are women or transgendered writers, primarily of color, and are paid for their labor (unless they choose otherwise). All projects at Kore Press are subsidized by grants and gifts from individual donors. We could not sustain the work of publishing women’s voices without this support. Thank you for considering entering a Kore Press contest and supporting women’s writing. See more at www.korepress.org.
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