At The Seattle Review of Books, none other than Paul Constant does his darndest to describe the genius of Rebecca Brown and her "dangerous and exciting" new book from TS Press, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else.
Big thanks to Rich Smith for his wide-ranging Stranger feature on Rebecca Brown and her new book with Tarpaulin Sky Press: Not Heaven, Somewhere Else: "These updated and revised fables satisfied a desire for moral discussion that I didn’t even know I had…. Highly recommended and highly rewarding."
Hernán Díaz, Renee Macalino, and TS Editor Elena Georgiou are finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, created to recognize work that illuminates the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants.
"In this beautifully written collection of 11 lyric essays, debut author Piper J. Daniels challenges popular narratives about suicidal ideation, sexual assault, mental illness, and female bodies.... (and) emerges as an empowering and noteworthy voice."
Granta issue 142 -- "Animalia" -- features an excerpt from water & power Steven Dunn's forthcoming second novel with Tarpaulin Sky Press: "A surreal and compelling indictment of the US military machine."
We don't need to tell you that the last several months have been exceptionally brutal. Nor will we comment further, except to say it is in the context of this nationwide brutality that we read manuscripts for the 2017 TS Book Prizes.
Today, good news comes in twos. We’re totally stoked to announce that debut author Steven Dunn's Potted Meat (TS Press 2016) has been chosen as a finalist for a Colorado Book Award in the category of Literary Fiction.
We're thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Hall's I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris, published by Tarpaulin Sky Press, has been chosen as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the category of Bisexual Nonfiction.
At Kenyon Review, editor Janet McAdams dives into Amy King's The Missing Museum (TS Press 2016): "A visceral stunner ... and an instruction manual.... King’s archival work testifies to the power—however obscured by the daily noise of our historical moment—of art, of the possibility for artists to legislate the world."
The books we publish are often "difficult." Some reviewers have the chops to deal with it. Others, not so much. We get lucky with Heather Seggel at Lambda Literary, who is willing to to tackle Amy King's latest, The Missing Museum, a book that is precisely as difficult as, you know, the rest of life.
"Ladies Lazarus is an unapologetic work, so bitch and bad-ass, in the ways it uses beauty as a creative principle and transgressive force. It is the beauty that allows us to transform our shames into something usable...." -- Arisa White, VIDA
We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer S. Cheng -- author of Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, from Tarpaulin Sky Press -- has been awarded a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, from the National Endowment of the Arts. We'd like to congratulate all the other winners as well -- with a special nod to TS Magazine contributor Kiki Petrosino!
We are delighted to announce that Piper J. Daniels’s debut collection of essays, Ladies Lazarus, published by Tarpaulin Sky Press, has been longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.
Dennis Cooper's "Favorite fiction, poetry, non-fiction, film, art, and internet of 2018" includes Rebecca Brown's Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (TS 2018) -- among a million other must-reads and must-sees.