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Coming soon from Diode Editions, Red//Jild//Prayer, a chapbook of poems by Hazem Fahmy, winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Contest.

Hazem Fahmy is a poet and critic from Cairo. He is an Honors graduate of Wesleyan University’s College of Letters where he studied literature, philosophy, history and film. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming in Apogee, HEArt, Mizna, and The Offing. His performances have been featured on Button Poetry and Write About Now. He is a poetry editor for Voicemail Poems and a contributing writer to Film Inquiry. In his spare time, Hazem writes about the Middle East and tries to come up with creative ways to mock Classicism. He makes videos occasionally.

Coming soon from Diode Editions: the empty season, a full length hybrid poetry book, by Catherine Bresner, winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Book Contest

Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam-Webster Series (2012), and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, City Arts, The Pinch, H_NGM_N, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Joan Grayson Poetry Prize, the Nelson Bently Fellowship, and was runner-up for the Poctaglio Poetry contest, judged by Tyehimba Jess. She has worked as a coordinating editor for The Seattle Review, and as publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press and the production editor for Kirkus Reviews.

Photo byGabrielle Bates

The Empty Season

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