Jane's Boy Press is pleased to announce the release of the debut poetry collection by Ann Clark in Spring 2015. Ann's poetry has appeared in the Good Men Project, Ragazine, The Gambler and many other fine journals and magazines, and is forthcoming in The Florida Review. She was also recently named a semi-finalist in the Naugatuck Review's Narrative Poetry Contest for her poem "History Lesson." She has attended the prestigious Sewanee Writer's Conference and holds a Masters degree from Wake Forest. Currently, she is studying in the creative writing program at SUNY Binghamton, where she is working toward her doctorate. Ann's poetry captures a distinctive voice with a skewed vision of the world that sees it in all its truth, even when those truths can be unappealing. She finds the dark humor that hides around the edges of crisis and tragedy. Clever, thoughtful, finely crafted, and always inspiring, her poetry will make a fine volume in any poetry library and we at Jane's Boy are delighted to feature it as our first full-length collection.
Keep your eyes on our site for more news as we work toward the release date. Soon our site will feature author pages spotlighting each of our book authors, including photos, biographies, and samples of their work. To see a preview of what's to come, check back often for our updates or fill out the site contact form to be added to our email list.
With And he Moon is Full Tonight now available, an announcement is forthcoming about our next release. Keep your eyes peeled as we make an announcement this coming week about our newest author and the future release of our first full-length collection.
Jane's Boy Press is proud to announce the release of its first title, And the Moon is Full Tonight by Carlton D. Fisher. In its 50 pages, And the Moon is Full Tonight focuses on some of the thoughts that haunt us in the night when we are lying awake or wandering the streets looking for sleep to come to us. Images of loneliness, loss, and longing keep returning back to the ever-present moon that hangs above us and how it affects the ebb and flow of our lives. You can order the book now at this link.
What's Ishka Bibble? In the 1930's, Ish Kabibble was a comedic character and coronet player on a radio show called Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge. Played by Merwyn Bogue, the name was taken from a popular song of the time called "Isch Ga-bibble (Why Worry?)." The phrase itself originated in a slang saying that was popular in the 1920's (ish kabibble), which is thought to be a nonsense word meant to sound Yiddish. The usage was meant to indicate "I should worry?" as in what we think of now when we say, "Whatever."
Flash forward, and ishka is now a street slang word. It can be used to refer to a woman so sexy she can't be ignored, or ANYTHING that must be paid attention to. If it grabs you, demands your attention, absolutely refuses to allow you to turn away--it's an ishka.
Bibble has come a long way as well. It can mean nonsense, or words in general.
So when you blend these histories together, you get Ishka Bibble--words, worries, and nonsense that simply cannot be ignored. As the journal for Jane's Boy Press, Ishka Bibble will seek to publish poetry that grabs the reader and leaves them unable to turn away. Our aim is to be the magazine that lands in your mail box and makes you drop what you're doing to read it. We want to be the poems that make people talk about poetry again.
Submissions open in January. Stay tuned.
Development of our website is continuing. If you visit now, you'll find a complete contact form has been added to the Contact page, so you can submit inquiries, questions, and other correspondence directly to us. New images have replaced the the stock ones that came with the web template (including a shot of the company mascot, Gilbert, doing what he does best on the News and Announcements page), and new information is being added regularly. Keep checking in for new updates and information as we get closer to the release of our first title and prepare to begin taking submissions.
If you've been visiting the site and wondering why there's nothing there when you click on the link for the FAQ, then wonder no more! A quick click on the link now will show you that version 1.0 of the FAQ has now posted to the site, featuring information about Jane's Boy's mission and plans, as well as how we will be structuring our submissions and review process. Currently, we are still on track to open submissions in January, so start pulling your work together! We will be looking primarily at chapbooks at first, but we will also entertain full length submissions, and we will begin accepting submissions for our journal later in the year. As we continue to move forward, we will also begin working on some anthology projects. If you have any suggestions for anthology themes that you would like to see published, then please shoot an email to Carlton D. Fisher via this link.
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