3 Awesome lit mags & presses from AWP 2017


Based in Minnesota, Mizna promotes Arab-American artists working in a very wide range of literature and art. They have stellar interviews and the love of Naomi Shihab Nye. Check out their Facebook here.



The music driven, highly literary Opossum is published in Portland. Their first issue came out late last year and featured a vinyl track of poet Emari DiGiorgio reading her piece, Taylor Swift and Her Win-A-Bagel Winnebago. They feature great fiction too, especially Allison Bulger’s Darker, More Real about the birth of black metal in Norway.

download.pngThe small El Paso based publisher, Veliz Books has recently published some great works. The Grill is the first translation of a woman’s account of torture under the Pinochet regime. This year they also published Once More with Feeling from Tina Cane, the innovative poet laureate of Rhode Island.


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