THE NEWINGTON BLUE PRESS ONLINE STORE WITH THE REMAINING COPIES OF BUK100 (issues #1 and #2) – THE UPCOMING PROJECTS (as for preordering): BUK100 issue #3 – AND THE LINEUP FOR THE FIRST THREE OF THE 2021 STARTING POETRY CHAPBOOK SERIES (featuring Michael D. Meloan, Steven Meloan, Leia John and Linnet Phoenix) is online now and alive. All cover art and illustration will be designed by Dean Pasch – complimentary bookmarks by Brian Whitmore.
We are happy to announce our 2021 summer publishing program – presenting two Ladies’ chapbooks of exclusive poetry by 1. Leia John of Rochester / New York (Poems That Suck) and 2. by Linnet Phoenix of North Somerset, England / United Kingdom. They’re framing Michael D Meloan – who’s novel «Pinball Wizard – (A Story of Love, Sex, Jets, and Bukowski)» we’ll be publishing in mid-summer. So, if you’re not busy getting ready to submit for BUK100 issue No.3 (the last to come) – look forward to the new series of exclusive poetry – and prose of a contemporary witness. Stay tuned !!!
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Newington Blue Press was born in 2020 – when due to the Covid–19 virus and pandemia the centenary Festival on the occasion of what would have been the 100th birthday of Charles Bukowski – to be held in Germany – had to be cancelled. Originally planned as a small, humble replacement only, our anthology of tributes, testimonials and unpublished works – lived up to it’s second volume so far and is to be continued.
In the future (like now) we’ll also start featuring Bukowski’s relatives, acquaintances, friends or single artists working in his vein – in smaller chapbooks exclusively – two of them being ready to get off the starting blocks.
«Some sort of a submission guideline»: Charles Bukowski will turn 100 this year (2020) – at least, what would have been his 100th birthday. We have gathered writers, scholars and graphic artists / photographers from all around the globe in order to celebrate the man Bukowski on the very occasion. Our contributors range from contemporary witnesses / friends of Bukowski – still alive, to emulating artists working in his tradition, scholars who work for or gaining degrees / doctorates on Bukowski to congenial artists esp. in the performing arts who are occopied with the phenomenon of the «poet laureate of skid row» for years. Everybody is free to greet Charles Bukowski in his or her specific way, style and individuality, be it an essay – a photograph or poetry. We would warmly welcome you to take part in our little endeavour, which explicitely aims to blow borders of nations and thus assembles contributions from artists from all continents.
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