In creating the fifth anthology of 2015, Element(ary) My Dear, Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to dabble with the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. The result was alchemical, to say the least. As always, our authors filled our pages with amazing creations. We believe Element(ary) My Dear will connect with all of your senses. Enjoy.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
"Elements of Evaluation" by Amanda M. May from Element(ary) My Dear Print Anthology
"From a Booster Cushion" by Len Saculla from Objects in the Rear View Mirror Print Anthology
"Fairy Tales 101: The Rules" by Emily Shearer from Twice Upon a Time Print Anthology
"Lost in a Distant Harbor" by Michael Lee Johnson from Element(ary) My Dear Print Anthology
"4 AM" by Michael H. Brownstein from The Mind[less] Muse online journal (February 10, 2015)
"Murmuration" by Patricia L. Goodman from Jellyfish Whispers online journal (April 28, 2015)
Best of Net Nominees:
"August, and Everything Before" by Lorette C. Luzajic from Pound of Flash online journal (June 24, 2015)
"Lost in the Mist" by Sydney Peck from Jellyfish Whispers online journal (January 10, 2015)
"When My Father Died" by Barbara Ruth from Pyrokinection online journal (June 26, 2015)
"Martyrdom" by Dawnell Harrison from Pyrokinection online journal (March 18, 2015)
"Poetic Points" by Scott Thomas Outlar from The Mind[less] Muse online journal (March 18, 2015)
"Fall Lambs" by Kelley White from Jellyfish Whispers online journal (February 15, 2015)
Independent Best American Poetry Nominees:
"Communion" by Ron Yazinski from Pyrokinection online journal (February 23, 2015)
"untitled" by Simon Perchik from Jellyfish Whispers online journal (May 1, 2015)
"Lathe" by Jason D. Dehart from Napalm and Novocain online journal (March 25, 2015)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
In creating the fourth anthology of 2015, Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to wander the pathways of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. As always, our authors filled our metaphorical forests and parks with amazing work. We believe The Four Seasons will spark both your memories and your senses. Enjoy.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
for our online poetry book review site
Black & White Gets Read
When we started the review site, we never dreamed we would get the amount of interest that we have. While this is a wonderful thing, we quickly have fallen behind in the production of reviews. Since we absolutely do not want to cut the amount of time and attention we give to each chapbook or book, we find ourselves in need of new reviewers to pick up the slack. Therefore, anyone interested in reviewing for Black & White Gets Read should send an email to kindofahurricanepress(at)yahoo.com with either a list of previous review publications or with a sample review. To get an idea of the kind of reviews we are looking for, please read our previous review history here: Black & White Gets Read
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Storm Cycle 2014: The Best of Kind of a Hurricane Press (510 pages) is a compilation of the editors' favorite pieces from the six 2014 online journals as well as our six 2014 print anthologies. A tireless search for poetic talent proved exceptionally fruitful, and the selection process for this anthology was brutal. After a great deal of reading, re-reading, and discussion, the editors amassed an extremely diverse and eclectic body of work to put forth to represent what Kind of a Hurricane Press is about: publishing the best poetry and flash fiction being crafted today.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In creating the third anthology of 2015, Objects in the Rear View Mirror (188 pages), Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to let their imaginations rev up the highways and cruise down the backstreets of their minds. As always, our authors filled our literary parking garages with amazing work. So roll the windows down, turn the radio up, and enjoy poetry and fiction from the open road. We believe Objects in the Rear View Mirror will take you on a journey to some place uniquely interesting. Enjoy.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In creating the second anthology of 2015, Twice Upon a Time (244 pages), Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to let their imaginations run wild with childhood memories, delve into the depths of, and if necessary, even re-create fairytales. As always, our authors pulled out all the stops, and created, what we believe is one of our finest, and most universally appealing anthologies to date. Twice Upon a Time has something for everyone. Enjoy.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Petals in the Pan is Now Available!
In creating the first anthology of 2015, Petals in the Pan (266 pages), Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to let travel the lines of the blossoming and the discarded, by exploring the themes of flowers and dust. As always, our authors dug deep into the crevices and soared straight into the sun to find a way to present us with amazing work that married these two emblems of life. Petals in the Pan has something for everyone. Enjoy.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
And the Winner is . . .
Scavenger Hunt by Donna Barkman
2nd place goes to . . .
Visitation Tuesday by Denise Weuve
3rd place goes to . . .
Mathematics by Christopher Hivner
This year we had three Honorable Mentions. They are . . .
The Traffic in Old Ladies by Mary Newell
this small rain by Alexis Rhone Fancher
Signs of the Apolcalypse by Terri Simon
To read the winning poems and to see the complete list of finalists go to Kind of a Hurricane's Editor's Choice Contest Site: http://editorschoiceaward.blogspot.com/
Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Martin Willitts, Jr. has appeared in over 30 anthologies and has been in hundreds of print and online magazines including A Kind of a Hurricane Press, Big City Lit, Rattle, Flutter, and others. He presented his poetry workshop "Origami Haiku Jumping Frogs" at the 2012 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. He won the prestigious international John Cotton Dana Award for library programs and publicity, and he won it while working at a library of a service area of less than 10,000 populations.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
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A.J. Huffman and April Salzano have created a satirical and humorous chapbook that turns the elements of a "Happily Ever After" life on its ear. They have merged their unique voices to create one vision of that blurry, blurry line that divides love and hate.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
In creating the fifth anthology of 2014, Switch (the Difference) (244 pages), Kind of a Hurricane Press asked our authors to let their minds and muses delve into the shadows and soar for the light. As always, our authors dug deep into the corners, floated free in the glare and warmth, and, most importantly, found a way to present us with amazing work that juxtaposed these extremes. So whether you prefer to sit quietly and reflect in the darkness of your room, or to stand center stage in the spotlight, this collection has something for everyone. Enjoy.
Friday, January 9, 2015
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Neil Ellman specializes in ekphrastic poetry written in response to works of modern and contemporary art. While never merely describing and mirroring these works, Ellman reacts to them based on his own sensibilities and perspectives. Included in the collection are twenty poems based on works by such surrealists as Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, and such abstractionists as Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell.