Saturday, March 29, 2014

What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay in Vegas... least not when it's the launch party for Gregory Robinson's debut collection All Movies Love the Moon. The party was held on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm in the Event Cube at the Container Park on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, NV. Gregory read from his book and screened some short silent movies, while cellist Elizabeth Marshall accompanied them:

Then Gregory signed books...

...and a good time was had by all:

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, and in case you missed it, be sure to watch the trailer and add the book to your cart here.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

AWP Seattle Recap

This year's AWP Conference took place in Seattle from February 27-March 1, and as ever, we had a table at the fantastic book fair, and for the first time ever, we had RMP temporary tattoos in two different styles:

It was a terrific and eventful AWP for RMP. We debuted our newest release, All Movies Love the Moon: Prose Poems on Silent Film, by Gregory Robinson, with pre-launch copies for sale, a book signing, and a reading. We got to see and meet with so many of our authors, truly one of the best parts of AWP each year. With an awesome crew of table workers, we sold books, promoted our contest, talked about hybrid genres, gave out buttons and bookmarks, and RMP tattooed any available and willing hands, forearms, wrist, and foreheads.

We had five author signings at the table, including Kim Henderson, Dinty W. Moore, and Kelcey Parker, below:
Kim Henderson, author of The Kind of Girl
Dinty W. Moore, editor of The RMP Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction

Kelcey Parker, author of Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater

Rose Metal Press authors also participated in two off-site readings. On Friday night Kelcey Parker, Aaron Teel, and Sierra Nelson read at an off-site reading in conjunction with Cortland Review and Toadlilly Press:
Kelcey Parker reading from Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater
Aaron Teel reading from Shampoo Horns
Sierra Nelson reading and showing the artwork from I Take Back the Sponge Cake

On Saturday night, Gregory Robinson and Kim Henderson participated in an off-site reading held in conjunction with Anomalous Press, Boston Review, Gold Line Press, and Ricochet Editions:

A number of our authors also participated in AWP panels, including on Saturday afternoon when Kelcey Parker spoke about her novella-in-flash, Liliane's Balcony, at a panel called "Please Mind the Gap: Innovative Approaches to Writing Historical Figures" with RMP co-founder Kathleen Rooney and fellow authors Cathy Day, Caitlin Horrocks, and Gretchen Henderson:

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, picked up a book at a signing, attended a panel, came to an off-site reading, and/or wore a RMP tattoo or button; thanks to our authors for participating in all of those events; thanks to all the other presses and journals who hosted events with us; and thanks to everyone who helped at our table!

We can hardly wait to see you all next year in the Twin Cities!

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Springing ahead with some late winter reviews

Today, Daylight Saving Time kicked in. What better use of the extra hour of light at the end of the day than to round up some of the coverage Rose Metal Press titles have gotten in the past month or so? 

Over at Necessary Fiction, Laura Knight Moretz reviewed Kelcey Parker's Liliane's Balcony, saying, "Parker’s clear prose carries the reader along the liquid plaits of a braided book. Like water, the words are translucent and conduct light." You can read the whole review here

And at New Pages, Courtney McDermott writes of the novella-in-flash that "Parker has convincingly established that the novella is a form worth reading in its own right." You can read the whole review here. And here at Short Curator Brian Sheridan says that, "The author’s abundant research into Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision and achievement in Fallingwater provides palpable structure to the story, but to Parker’s credit that factual horizon opens up the possibilities of this tale of love with its wild rewards and disappointments, rather than damming them."

Liliane's Balcony is also featured on p. 67 of the February-March issue of Shelf Unbound, which you can read here, and Marcella Prokop reviewed it for Curbside Splendor here, writing that, "In using so many voices, Parker leaves herself room to find every word the spirits themselves can no longer say."

The talented Valerie Sayers interviewed Kelcey about the book for the Sunday Rumpus here, and Brad Listi interviewed her for his Other People Podcast here.

Over here, in Electric Literature's Great 2014 Indie Press Review, Leah Angstman writes of our forthcoming release, All Movies Love the Moon by Gregory Robinson, "Couple Robinson’s rich prose poems with the fact that everything Rose Metal Press creates looks like it just fell from heaven on a velvet pillow, and you’ve got yourself a book that will look and feel as perfect as it reads."

And last but not least, Kay Cosgrove reviews B.J. Best's But Our Princess Is in Another Castle for Pleiades, writing that "Best is true to the prose form consistently throughout the collec­tion, although at times deep lyric—and romantic—moments occur amidst the prose."You can read the whole piece here.

Thanks to everyone for the excellent write-ups!

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