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Arrived! Estes’ HIGH LIFE and Olszewska’s ANSWERING MACHINE

Now available for order! Phil Estes’s full-length book HIGH LIFE and Daniel Olszewska’s chapbook ANSWERING MACHINE! Pre-orders & subscriptions currently shipping, and new orders will begin shipment on Monday.


High Life FrontPhil Estes’s chapbooks are Gem City/Fountain CityChildren of Reagan (both from Rabbit Catastrophe), and Slowjams (Living Arts). His work has appeared in Action YesDiagramLungfullWest Wind ReviewWillow Springs, and others. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, and teaches writing at Louisiana Tech.

Of HIGH LIFE, Johannes Goransson writes,

“I am on dead songbird patrol…”  Phil Estes’s poems start out as slacker jokes but then they go wrong. Sometimes they go so wrong that they become frightening and politically charged or become beautiful meditations on art. Or do both at the same time. “Mmm-hmm” has never sounded as prophetic and poetic as in these snippets from a scary-funny middle america. Lets call him the Mallarme of the Strip Mall.

Order High Life now! 




Daniela Olszewska is the author of four books of poetry, including cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012) and Citizen J (Artifice Books, 2013). Daniela lives in Chicago, where she teaches courses in ESL, composition, and creative writing.

You can read some poems from ANSWERING MACHINE at Pith. 

Order Answering Machine now! 


HLR: Lauren Eggert-Crowe

New today at HLR! Things I Have Burned Intentionally by Lauren Eggert-Crowe:

If there was one moment

you wanted it, that is enough

to pack the house

with coals. (read more)