Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock

We’re delighted to reveal the beautiful and terrifying front cover for Hillary Leftwich’s Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock, which will be released in January 2023 as the first title of our Haunted Doll House imprint. This new edition of the book will contain poetry, essay, and visual art. Image description: A…

“Mercury Retrograde,” by Leslie LaChance

Mercury Retrograde you have brought me a cold      and car trouble    my head full of pebbles and water        you scrambling planet       hot little god    of cock- sure orbit and    a handbag name all merch     and mayhem you turn   this day      like a trick     toward hell     nothing works   not zinc    not the new fuse     not even love     functions    you little fucker 🟣🟣🟣 Leslie LaChance is a poet, essayist, and editor who splits…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Joanna C. Valente

This is the seventh and final part of an interview series with authors whose work appeared in Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020), the erasure-poetry anthology edited by Isobel O’Hare that offers readers myriad points of entry from which to consider & re-consider the subgenre in all its weird, messy power and unreduced complexity. In addition to…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Tara Burke

This is part six of an interview series with authors whose work appeared in Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020), the erasure-poetry anthology edited by Isobel O’Hare that offers readers myriad points of entry from which to consider & re-consider the subgenre in all its weird, messy power and unreduced complexity. In addition to Mx….

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Katie Manning

This is part five of an interview series with authors whose work appears in the erasure-poetry anthology Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020), which offers readers myriad points of entry from which to consider & re-consider the subgenre. Previous interviewees include editor Isobel O’Hare, as well as authors Tara Campbell, Kitty Stryker, and Addie Tsai. Part five…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Addie Tsai

This is part four of an interview series with authors whose work appears in the erasure-poetry anthology Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020), about which I generally can’t say enough good things. You can read the first interview, with editor Isobel O’Hare, here; the second interview, with author and Barrelhouse Fiction co-Editor Tara Campbell, here; and the…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Kitty Stryker

This is part three of an interview series with authors whose work appears in the anthology Erase the Patriarchy (University of Hell Press, 2020), about which I generally can’t say enough good things. You can read the first interview, with editor Isobel O’Hare, here; and the second interview, with author and Barrelhouse Fiction Editor Tara Campbell, here. This…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Tara Campbell

If you’ve read Erase the Patriarchy, the erasure anthology edited by Isobel O’Hare and published by University of Hell Press (2020), you may enjoy hearing what the editor and some of the poets have to say about the book and their work in it, respectively. The first interview in this series, in which I speak…

ERASE the Patriarchy: An Interview with Editor Isobel O’Hare

Like most people I know, I had a lot going on during 2020. I was very conscious of which people and things I made time for, as well as the people and things that took my time. Most of my preferred activities were not literary; but a few were, and one such occasion memorably occurred…

Ariel Walks Into a Bar

Limps, really. Drops onto the first stool, starts rubbing her bare blistered feet. She nods upwards once to the bartender the way drunks do to signal whatever’s cheap. I gave up my voice you know–fought a bitch to get it back. And now it hurts to stand. Every step is glass. We let her talk….

Come Along with Me to the Pasture Now, by Arielle Greenberg

Sydney Kay (SK) interviews Arielle Greenberg (AG) about her book, Come Along With Me to the Pasture Now, a dynamic poetry collection exploring motherhood, belonging, race, place, and more. Come Along With Me to the Pasture Now is available for purchase in our bookstore. SK : The handwritten notes throughout the book feel so organic,…