The Chris Toll Prize 2014


We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Chris Toll Prize. After considering many dozen excellent and fitting manuscripts, and after long discussion, the committee of judges decided on My Friend Ken Harvey, a collection of poems by Barrett Warner. More information about the chapbook, including an excerpt AND an … Read More

“You learn what you’re good at and what you’re bad at. And as long as you use both, you will make interesting stuff.” John Dermot Woods Talks to Edward Mullany

Edward Mullany and John Dermot Woods (holding Genny Cream)

A few weeks ago, my friend and neighbor, and fellow Publishing Genius writer/drawer/dry humorist, Edward Mullany was good enough to sit with me beside my Christmas tree. Being polite and neighborly, he brought a bottle of wine, and patiently answered my questions. JW: How does your artwork, your writing and … Read More

Deal: Broder / Madsen Bundle


At PAPERMAG, Gabby Bess, who is a whirlwind of great critical writing these days, lists “5 Indie Poetry Books that “Even Non-Lit People Will Love.” Two of them are from Publishing Genius: Spencer Madsen’s You Can Make Anything Sad (“as frequently hilarious as it is devastating,” Bess says) and Melissa … Read More

Puyallup, Washington by Joseph Riippi


Scott McClanahan says of Joe Riippi’s new book: “I’m not going to do one of those typical blurb things and say Jospeh Riippi is a mix between Che Guevara and Susan B. Anthony. I’m not going to say if Anna Akhmatova and Terry Southern had a baby it would be Joseph Riippi. I’m going to tell you Joseph Riippi is Joseph Riippi and that’s enough for me.”

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