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November 24, 2008

Steel Toe Books Selects a Manuscript from its First-Ever Open Reading Period for Predominately Formal Verse

Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our October open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of Domestic Fugues by Richard Newman.  We did receive a number of excellent manuscripts, and as usual, we agonized and argued over the decision.  We would like to make honorable mention of the following manuscripts:  Ice-Cream Vigils by Philip Dacey; The Space of Whether God Exists by Amy Newman; Hart Island: Poems by Ned Balbo; Nothing More Happens in the 20th Century: Haiku Dangers by Gary Hothan; My Body, Torn from Me by Anna Evans; The Breakthrough Ladder by Steven Reese; and From a Winter House: Ghazals, Haiku, and Renga by Jay Leeming.  If we had the resources (money, time, and manpower), we would want to publish all of those.


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July 21, 2008

Steel Toe Books Acquires Two New Titles

Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our June 2008 open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of two fantastic manuscripts:  Nevertheless, Hello by Christopher Goodrich andvBlue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer.  To all those who sent manuscripts, thanks for seven weeks of stimulating reading; you fill us with tremendous optimism about the state of contemporary poetry.


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December 14, 2007

We just learned that Garrison Keillor will be reading John Guzlowski's poem, "What My Father Believed," on The Writer's Almanac on December 28.  Be sure to catch it on your local NPR affiliate.

March 28, 2007

Steel Toe Books announces John Guzlowski's Verse Memoir Lightning and Ashes

For the last thirty years, John Guzlowski's primary subject has been the experience of his parents before, during, and after the Second World War. Both were taken into Nazi Germany as slave laborers. His father was captured in 1940 outside of Poznan, Poland. His mother was captured near her home west of Lvov, Poland, and transported in 1942. They worked in concentration camps and the associated factories and farms until the end of the war. They met in those camps.


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