Hypothetically Speaking now on Amazon!

In Hypothetically Speaking, MK Sukach explores those intersections where language and culture, history and the present unsettled moment meet and are realigned. Sukach thoroughly respects his medium-our language-its chameleon abilities, its subtleties and argot, its way of being both self-conscious and self-forgetful. Thus these brilliant and ever-shifting poems, in turn apocalyptic, tender, ironic, surreal, mythic and deeply, darkly funny. With razor-sharp wit, Sukach cuts through our public delusions. His voice is at once deliciously playful and as he says in one poem, “pleasantly inconsolable.” This is savvy, surprising, spot-on, and crucial writing. ”    – Betsy Sholl

Dennis Daly Reviews Hypothetically Speaking

Poems of wrath and dire suppositions dare us to awaken and live darkly in Hypothetically Speaking, M.K. Sukach’s new collection of fractured visions. This poet knows how to destroy with graven logic and malefic lyric. Never close enough for out- -and-out rage, Sukach sets up his alternate universes with a dastardly sharp and shifting wit, enticing us down some pretty idiosyncratic narrative paths.Dennis Daly

Check out Dennis Daly’s full review of Hypothetically Speaking  here.

Birds Piled Loosely Welcomes “Bargains” for its New Year Issue

Birds Piled Loosely

Birds Piled Loosely Press does not take responsibility for any sparrows missing from your neighborhood. Any crows disappeared may or may not have been the cats. The hummingbirds were probably lured away by the feeders the next street over. The hawks circling overhead perhaps found a better rim of sweating air to slip around. But yes we did take the turkeys from your backyard.BPL

2016 Pushcart Prize, what?

1) “Labor Camp” by Don Thompson
from A Journal of the Drought Year (chapbook), 2016

2) “People in Tough Situations” by D.S. Maolalai
from Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (chapbook), 2016

3) “Abaddon” by M.K. Sukach
from Hypothetically Speaking (chapbook), forthcoming, December 2016

4) “Reading Thomas Merton During the Pitt-Buffalo Game” by Lynn Hoffman
from the Aurorean (journal), Spring/Summer 2016; Vol. XX1 Issue 1

5) “Re Frost” by NIcholas La Para
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

6) “Leather & Wool” by Lana Bella
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

Don’t All Rush At Once…

Hypothetically Speaking, by MK Sukach

Encircle Publications is thrilled to announce that MK Sukach’s chapbook manuscript Hypothetically Speaking is the winner of the 2016 Encircle Publications Annual Chapbook Contest.

Poems in Hypothetically Speaking deal with anxiety, fear, suffering, revenge, deceit, and self-loathing. Sukach tips the scales off of this chaos and confusion with the edifice of philosophy. The result is a wonderfully if ironically jeweled collage of stoic poetic nuggets both rich and meaningful. Hypothetically Speaking is both a fun and thoughtful read certain to entertain.

2016 Encircle Publications Annual Chapbook Contest Winner

Encircle Publications is thrilled to announce that MK Sukach’s chapbook manuscript Hypothetically Speaking is the winner of the 2016 Encircle Publications Annual Chapbook Contest. The prize includes $250, publication of the winning manuscript by Encircle Publications and 25 free copies of the chapbook. Hypothetically Speaking will be published in late-December 2016.Encircle Publications
Poems in Hypothetically Speaking deal with anxiety, fear, suffering, revenge, deceit, and self-loathing. Sukach tips the scales off of this chaos and confusion with the edifice of philosophy. The result is a wonderfully if ironically jeweled collage of stoic poetic nuggets both rich and meaningful. Hypothetically Speaking is both a fun and thoughtful read certain to entertain.Encircle Publications

Closer look

Seven Kitchens Press Announces Rane Arroyo Chapbook

Seven Kitchens Press selected “Aristotle’s Lantern” by Sierra Golden of Seattle, Washington and “A Short Tablature of Loss” by Rodney Gomez of Brownsville, Texas as co-winners of the 2015 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Contest. Runners-up this year were MK Sukach, for “Hypothetically Speaking,” and Thomas Alan Holmes, for “Medievalist and I.” Our thanks to everyone who sent in manuscripts.

Seven Kitchens Press Announcement

Big News from Perugia Press!

As Perugia Press prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this November, poet Rebecca Olander will begin assuming her role as its
newest Director and Editor.

Of all the people in the world, I couldn’t ask for a more worthy, talented, and passionate replacement. Becky has served on the board of Perugia Press for many years, screened and judged manuscripts for our contest, and is already underway making Perugia-related plans for 2017 and beyond. She teaches at Westfield State University in Massachusetts, has experience in publishing and editing, and is a poet herself. Becky is just what the press needs to re-energize for the next decades!Susan Kan

The Indianola Review Issue One, Winter 2015

Issue One of The Indianola Review is out!

 The issue will have nineteen poems by Timothy Duffy, Kate Przybylski, James Cihlar, Amy Jo Swing, Stacey Balkun, Nada Faris, Athena Kildegaard, Courtney Druz, Sarah Ghoshal, Genevieve Payne, Cindy King, Allison Joseph, MK Sukach, Kate Fadick, Carrie Meadows and Elijah Tubbs.

Pushcart Prize nominations:

Courtney Druz – “Kingdom in Foundation”
Elijah Tubbs – “From Our Window”
Athena Kildegaard – “By Sighs”

Pick up a copy at Amazon

Check out the Yellow Chair Review

Yellow Chair Review is a monthly online Literary Arts Publication. While our main love is poetry, we also accept flash fiction, non-fiction, art and reviews. We’re open to any variation of these forms known and unknown. If you’re not sure what category your work falls into, that’s ok. Maybe you’ve created something new.YCR

 

Somewhere in the table of contents: “The Little Book of Anxieties,” Issue #5.