Congratulations to Jennifer Caloyeras, whose latest novel Strays was published in May 2015 by Ashland Creek Press. Jennifer’s story “The Sound of An Infinite Gesture” was published in Monday Night Issue 11.
Midwest Book Review had this to say: “Strays tells what happens when two wandering creatures find one another, overcoming their fears to make friends and rise above their dark reputations…Young adults who want a story of more than an animal rescue or a sixteen-year-old’s angst will find Strays a compelling saga.” Download an excerpt here—or find out how to buy your very own copy.
Black Radish Books released Valerie Witte’s (Issue 11) poetry collection, a game of correspondence in April 2015. This is Witte’s first full-length collection of poems and the seventeenth release from the book publishing collective, Black Radish Books (BRB). Novelist Laura Moriarty says of the book: “With the intimacy and obsessive passion of Djuna Barnes and the precision of Jane Austen, Valerie Witte involves the reader in a deep game. The complexity of the first section, ‘her week of wonders: a translation,’ composed using text from a novel from the ’30s, will be fascinating to the mad indexer in every reader. The eponymous section that forms the book’s second half has the persuasive charm of a lyric novel. The presence of just plain good lines throughout makes the whole project a delight.” Read an excerpt here—or just buy a copy. Congrats, Valerie!
jessica wickens and della watson release everything reused in the sea: The crow and benjamin letters from mission cleaners press
Monday Night editor extraordinaire, Jessica Wickens, has teamed up with fellow poet Della Watson to create Everything Reused in the Sea: The Crow and Benjamin Letters, a collection of poetry just released from Mission Cleaners Press. Check out the book’s tweets and promos and feel free to talk to the book yourself. Then buy it. Kudos, Jessica and Della!
Issue 10 contributor, Annam Manthiram‘s debut, After the Tsunami, is available from the Stephen F. Austin University Press. NewPages listed this haunting tale as a “New and Noteworthy Book,” and The Albuquerque Journal praised it as “A harrowing story of youth survival.” Congrats, Annam!