AWP 2013. Boston. Hmm. Monster conference set on sleep-deprived surreality hashed on kick ass party reading, Steve Almond, Derrick Brown, Amber Tamblyn, Sun Parade and hallucinatory academia anxiety and did you see so and so yet? And holy shit, supposed to be there and here, a stop by the Hobart table and Barrelhouse table and Gargoyle table and Sewanee table and Dzanc table and McSweeney’s table and Redivider table and Rumpus table and PANK table and Tin House table… And run to catch Michael Martone at the end of the corridor then run to catch lunch with so and so then back to the book floor and is it time for a nap? No, no, time to go back to the Hobart table for a clutch of books and a whiskey shot, fuck, I forgot my bag at the other end of the world or the mall or whatever the hell subterranean place this is but the shot is warm and good, and right, we need to eat. Let’s get food now before the next round and hello, hi, how are ya, wanna grab a bite, a beer, a couple of gatorades? Caffeine? Caffeine? Yes, caffeine is good. Or maybe crash and sleep till next week. No, no, Delillo is reading. No, no, time for LDM. Meet you across the street at McGreevy’s…
Photography by Gabriela Romeri
French Punk Rock Ska | “Powerdub” by Smiley
We’ve wrangled up some fantastic new editors to join our staff…
On behalf of the MMR Crew–Will Grofic (Poetry Editor), Gabriela Romeri (Associate Editor), and myself (Rae, Something like an editor), we want to welcome Micah Dean Hicks and Britt Gambino to our staff. We’re so excited to have them on board and have already piled their desktops with MMR Anthology 2011 work! If you do not know Micah or Britt, or any of our fine editors, then stop by and say hi on Facebook where you can find us all meandering most days.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR—FICTION | MICAH DEAN HICKS
Micah Dean Hicks is a master’s student in the Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi. His fiction and poetry are published or forthcoming in over twenty magazines, including Cream City Review, PANK, kill author, a Capella Zoo, Prick of the Spindle, and Tryst. He’s won the A Capella Zoo Apospecimen Award, the 2010 Shady Side Review Postcard Contest, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his story, “How the Weaver’s Wife Killed the Motorcycle Man.” He’s currently hard at work on a collection of fables, fairy tales, and magical realism stories.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR—POETRY | BRITT GAMBINO
Britt Gambino is an MFA poetry candidate at The New School in New York City. Her work has appeared in anderbo.com, DecomP, The Battered Suitcase, Caper Literary Journal, and vox poetica, among others. Her poem, “Isosceles” was recently nominated by DecomP for Sundress’s Best of the Net 2010 anthology. She lives in Washington Heights, NYC with her partner and a whole lot of meringue music.