Red Hand Press Small Press poetry flash prose fiction zine magazine literary annual

Red Hand Press publishes poetry chapbooks and creative writing in limited edition chapbooks, and the Small Press annuals Clara Venus, fulva flava amd DEFECT CULT...

Monday, December 27

3 literary annuals Clara Venus, fulva falva, DEFECT CULT

CLARA VENUS One ISSN 1553-7285

released April 2005--now SOLD OUT

fulva flava ISSN 1553-7293

November 2005 copies now available for purchase
Now available...the November 2K5 Issue of *fulva falva* features
a selection of *Night “ poems by B Z Niditch
and includes poetry and prose by:
Elizabeth Brunazzi
Mark Terrill
Amy Purton-Long
Richard Kostelanetz
Alan Catlin
Susan Richardson
Francis Poole
Kit Kennedy
Hal Sirowitz
Julie L. Andrews
Dave Church
Reginald S. Lewis
Alison Carb Sussman
Mark Sonnenfeld
Susan Mauer
Joseph Farley
Lana Hechtman Ayers
Christopher Mulrooney & his translation of: Stuart Merril
Barbara Hoffman
Paul Corman-Roberts
Lyn Lifshin
Graham Nunn
Nikki Thompson
Shane Alllison
Michelle Hill
Charles Curtis Blackwell
Laurie Stone
Taylor Graham
Cheryl Townsend
Guy R. Bennning
Tsaurah Litzky
Robert J. Savino
Morrigan Benton-Floyd
Robin Demers
Tina Butcher
T. Kilgore Splake
Shari Koopmann
David B. McCoy
Tracy M. Rogers
Michael Rothenberg
August Highland
Annette Marie Hyder

photos and art by:
Jing Zhou
Cheryl Townsend
Guy R. Benning
Catherine Marche
August Highland
Tracy M. Rogers
Ellen Peckham
Tantra Bensko

about Red Hand Press publications:
To order individual copies of fulva falva, or advance copies of DEFECT CULT
or for subscriptions, contact Marie Kazalia at e-mail:
A copy of Clara Venus One has been added to the Special Collections of
the Univeiisty of Wisconsin-Madison’s Library.

( from the editor)

One recent early evening as I sat on the bank of a stream,
from time to time looking up from my book to watch my Rouen
duck and drake swim and mate on the water--reading from a
musty smelling 1947 first edition copy of Wallace Fowlie’s
*Rimbaud*, this--

*Saint Augustine, whose Confessions never cease to be amazing
in their psychological intuitions, states in this respect: “I no
longer knew how to distinguish between the sweet light of
tenderness and the blackness of sensuality.*

..which struck me as a fitting phrase for this issue of *fulva falva*
(after the fact of selection) contained within this inaugural issue
of fulva flava. Even the cover photo by Jing Zhou contains the
torn divided positive and negative aspects of light....

..then, in an old art book (most of these seem to primarily quote the
words of men,) I found these profound and applicable words of Degas:
*We are made to look at each other, aren’t we.*

...there are many more quotes I would like to add here,but I would prefer
to receive them in your submissions...I would like your creative writing
from quotations of women...past or presently living-- from
women, about women...

A special thanks to Diane diPrima who caused my first annual
Clara Venus to be more farflung than otherwise, to Elizabeth
Brunazzi for taking copies of CV to Paris France, to Reginald
Lewis, Michael Rothenburg for encouragement and moral support,
and many others who may prefer to remain unnamed here, and thanks
to Cheryl Townsend for her generous permission to use of her
photographic art.

A copy of Clara Venus One has been added to the Special Collections of
the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library.

Marie Kazalia

E-mail submissions:
Red Hand Press
fulva flava
Clara Venus
To order individual copies or subscriptions, contact Marie Kazalia at


forthcoming Winter 2006


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