Pre-release: Temporary Shelter by Olena Jennings (Fiction)
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Temporary Shelter by Olena Jennings (Fiction)
Červená Barva Press, 2021
Olena Jennings is the author of the poetry collection Songs from an Apartment and the chapbook Memory Project. Her translation with Oksana Lutsyshyna of Artem Chekh's Absolute Zero was released in 2020 by Glagoslav. She and Iryna Shuvalova translated Pray to the Empty Wells by Iryna Shuvalova published by Lost Horse Press in 2019. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and an MA from the University of Alberta. She is the founder and curator of the Poets of Queens reading series.
"A scintillating and poetic novel, brimming with imagination, historical details, and profound emotional truths."
-Jennifer Croft, author of Homesick
"A thoroughly timely novel about the past. Jennings envisions Anna Akhmatova struggling against gender expectations and heteronormativity-even among fellow bohemians in 1910s St. Petersburg. Through many challenges, Akhmatova in Temporary Shelter remains committed to her individual identity and purpose. The novel is gorgeously written; Jennings's background as a poet and translator shines with imagery that is at once surprising and precise, sparse and sensuous."$18.00 | ISBN: 978-1-950063-45-1 | 164 Pages
-Olga Livshin, author of A Life Replaced, poems with translations from Anna Akhmatova and Vladimir Gandelsman
Flowering Weeds by Robert K. Johnson
Červená Barva Press, 2008
Robert K. Johnson was born in New York City and later lived on Long Island. He obtained a B.A. from Hofstra College (now University); and earned graduate degrees from Cornell University and Denver University. Now retired, he was a university professor of English, mostly at Suffolk University in Boston, for many years. He is currently submissions editor of Ibbetson Street. Many of his poems have appeared individually in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. Five full-length collections of his poetry, the most recent being From Mist To Shadow, have been published, plus two chapbooks.
The Day She Decided to Feed Crows by Hope Jordan
Červená Barva Press, 2018
Hope Jordan is in the Creative Writing MFA program at UMass Boston. Her poems have recently appeared in such publications as Nine Mile, Comstock Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Red Headed Stepchild. She was the first official poetry slam master in New Hampshire.
Hope Jordan's small book is stripped to the bone precise-yellow jackets and sweet grass, ice fishing holes and old Buicks mark the landscape of people struggling in small towns where "Housewives overdose after Halloween." These are razor sharp poems that tell us only just enough, restrained by love, and terror.$7.00 | 31 Pages
-Sean Thomas Dougherty