LATEST BOOK NEWS …
Rare Swan Press Presents
THE KARI ANN FLICKINGER MEMORIAL LITERARY PRIZE 2023
Rare Swan Press is thrilled to host the inaugural biennial Kari Ann FLickinger Memorial Literary Prize, in memory of poet, artist and musician, Kari Flickinger ( August 16, 1983 – May 2, 2022).
The competition is under the very generous financial patronage of Kari’s partner, Bill Abney, without whose support, this prize and opportunity to celebrate Kari Flickinger’s artistry and her contribution to the broader literary community, would not be possible.
The winning entrant will receive $1500 and publication. The four selected finalists, will each receive $250.00 and a LITERATI MAGAZINE Portfolio, published in a special Literati Magazine edition. Open to submissions of poetry chapbooks from around the world, we particularly welcome submissions from older poets.
For further information and full competition guidelines as well as profiles on our Special Guest Judge, JESSICA BARKSDALE INCLÁN and Special Guest Reader & Adjudicator, MARK ANTONY OWEN, please click below
“Other Presses” Series
Rare Swan Press is delighted to present the first books from a new series of collections published by other presses. We aim to support independent publishers by offers an independent sales showcase for poetry, novels, short stories, and other mixed media or visual works.
If you are interested in having your work listed for sale as part of the Rare Swan Press Bookshop ” Other Presses” Series, Catalogue, please getting touch here
EDEN by Robert Frede Kenter
EDEN Available now
FALLING SLOWLY gathered poems by Amandine Brodeur
FALLING SLOWLY Available Now
RARE SWAN PRESS NEW RELEASES
ECHOES Poetic Letters. by Alan Parry
ECHOES, Poetic Letters, is an intimate journey through a landscape of childhood memories. Delicate, stark, direct, this collection of ‘poetic letters’ invites the reader into Alan’s childhood landscape, one which will resonate with familial familiarity for many of us. Love, loss and relationships echo evocatively through a nostalgic lens that is refreshingly absent of sentimentality. A beautiful addition to any poetry book collection
“ECHOES explores the aftermath of bereavement and the effects of not exploring, or acknowledging feelings and emotions, passed down the generations. The poems are sketches, allowing readers to complete the details. “
CEILING FAN by Kari Flickinger
KARI FLICKINGER MEMORIAL WALL
CEILING FAN tragically, turned out to be Kari Flickinger’s last collection. She unexpectedly passed away suddenly on May 2nd, in the ER. We share this sorrowful loss with her dearest and nearest and commiserate with all those in the poetry community who knew her so well. She will be sorely missed.
CEILING FAN book is an inventive, gutsy foray into the the inner emotional-scape of a woman coming to grips with her emotional turmoil in the aftermath of complex and dislocating relationships. At odds with the ‘narrator-self’ as much as in conflict with events and choices occurring around her, Kari isn’t shy about taking us, her readers on an intimate journey of boredom, lust, despair, rage and reconciliation, in what we come to recognise as only too familiar feelings of experiences we all share, in one guise or another. This remarkable work is over ten years in the making and yet, reads as an intimate conversation of the moment.
Be sure not to miss out by securing your copy and read more about the collection in Behind The Scenes With … in our interview series hosted by Marcelle Newbold.
Whether bohemian, traditional or new-wave, whatever your style or scope of writing interests, Rare Swan Press collaborates with a team of professional editors to assist, mentor or partner you in your journey in bringing your ideas to life. Feel free to explore and to reach our for a free casual conversational first consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our new Rare Swan Press bookshop hosts a variety of titles and we invite you to browse our titles, catch up on author interviews and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of selected titles and what inspired them. Among the titles you will find new and established poets and writers brought together for your reading pleasure.