What we do
BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. We select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Our outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments. BlazeVOX consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. BlazeVOX is committed to the dissemination of knowledge.
BlazeVOX13 Fall 2013
Hello and welcome to the fall issue of BlazeVOX 13. Presented here is a world-class issue featuring poetry, art, fiction, and an arresting work of creative non-fiction, written by authors from around globe. We are pleased to present our regular journal issue and we are pleased to announce our new BXtraordinary section to the BlazeVOX web site. Our journal features 35 poets and 15 prose writers presenting some spectacular work. Our BXtraordinary section has Video Poems and author interviews. The video poems consist of two full-length poetry readings from Silo City and Brighton Place and our Wednesday's Poem series. In these short video readings, poets read from their BlazeVOX book. We have also gathered up our Friday series, 15 Questions into this issue. In this issue we have eight interviews consisting of fifteen questions with BlazeVOX writers. We plan to keep on adding in new and interesting content on a weekly basis, so hurray!
BlazeVOX is a haven for undervalued writers to convene with readers worldwide, delivering the contemporary through books-in-hand and ebooks-in-a-minute.
Enjoy the recent issue of our Online Journal BlazeVOX12, which is published in the Spring and the Fall! Come and stop by our Bookshop for a good read. Bring a beverage with you because we have a good-sized preview of all of our titles on site. We also have art galleries, free ebooks, Kindle books, podcasts and YouTube poetry readings from our book authors. So do come over and see what all the fuss is all about! Sign Up for BlazeVOX [books] Newsletter here, you can find out about new publications and other bits of BlazeVOX [books] news, hurray!
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The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry
It is my great pleasure to congratulate Geoffrey Gatza on being named as one of The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013) @ the Huffington Post. This list, complied by Seth Abramson, includes Bob Dylan, President Obama, Michelle Obama, Patti Smith, and Stephen Colbert. This is a huge honor and we all at BlazeVOX are very proud of Geoffrey's hard work. Please take a moment to read the whole article:
Huffington Post: The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013) http://huff.to/1eHIK79
Sincerely, Aloysius Werner | BlazeVOX Publicity Director
We are implementing a new series at BlazeVOX, Author Interviews. In fifteen questions we hope to introduce you to our authors and poets. Each writer has a story that brought him or her to write their book. Through in-depth interviews with detailed questions and searching topics being covered as writers from all walks of life talk about the highs and lows in their writing. So make a new connection, BXtraordinary
Forthcoming Interviews: Anne-Adele Wight, Carlo Matos, Kristina Marie Darling, Jared Schickling, Travis Cebula, Mark DuCharme, Barbara Henning, James Berger, Christopher Shipman
Wednesday is once again, anything can happen day. Every Wednesday BlazeVOX will feature, in our new BXtraordinary series, a poem from a new book, a short video poetry reading, a fiction story or anything else that seems relevant to the day. We will choose from one of the hundreds of titles of great works in the BlazeVOX catalog. Anything can happen, so tune in each week!