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.
BlazeVOX14 Spring 2014
Hello and welcome to the fall issue of BlazeVOX 14. 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. Is it spring yet? Spring seems to be in the air, but it seems noncommittal. After a long, cold winter we have been sitting on our new issue of BlazeVOX until things started to blossom. But it is now mid May and even though we are not basking in a garden filled with sunshine and birdsong, it is spring and we are ready to roll. In this issue we have 50 poets and 11 fiction works and several creative nonfiction that make a spectacular issue. There are also book previews of 16 our newest books and an interview with Chuck Richardson to round it all off. We hope these fine writings shake out the chilly breezes and help us all remember that tingling feeling of anticipation and expectation. Rockets, Geoffrey
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!