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Pre-Order Lara Mimosa Montes’ The Somnambulist!

We’re so excited to see Lara Mimosa Montes’ The Somnambulist on its way to the printers!


Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in New York and Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Fence, BOMB, The Third Rail, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Currently, Lara teaches poetry at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and works as a contributing editor for Triple Canopy. She was born in the Bronx.

You can pre-order a copy of The Somnambulist here. Books will ship in October!

“The strange and compelling beauty of The Somnambulist lies in its ‘savvy circumlocution’ of multiple stories in language that the poet herself alternately embraces and fears, loves and reviles. ‘If I look for language to find you, if I let it, language finds me everywhere,’ she writes, and the line is as much of a promise as a threat. The Somnambulist tells, in fragmented parts, the story of the poet’s hustler uncle alongside her own story of becoming a poet. This is a new kind of writer’s memoir—or true crime story, or coming-of- age narrative, or family autobiography—one that navigates the tricky territory of multiple sub-genres with extraordinary skill, sly wit, and subversive splendor.” -Laura Sims

“The Somnambulist, a no-holds- barred monodrama, jolts the reader awake. Lara Mimosa Montes is a startling and powerful poet, who opts for vertigo, and whose greatest virtue may be her ability to perform flamboyantly while abstaining from histrionics—to recuse herself, with the exercise of a triumphant minimalism, from her own virtuoso spotlight. Braiding together numbness and desire, she brilliantly demonstrates, in the close-miked fashion of a cabaret Maurice Blanchot, the weirdness of being a witness, a quietly divulging voice.”  — Wayne Koestenbaum

Eloisa Amezcua’s ON NOT SCREAMING available now

IMG_4348We are happy to announce our August addition to the chapbook manuscript: ON NOT SCREAMING by Eloisa Amezcua. Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her poetry and translations are published or forthcoming from BOAAT, The Journal, Prelude, Poetry Magazine, and others. You can find her at, and you can order your copy of ON NOT SCREAMING here. 

new at HLR: Mark Russell

New today at Horse Less Review: an excerpt from ℵ (the book of moose) by Mark Russell!


New at HLR: from Moss by Michael Rerick

New today at HLR: an excerpt from Moss by Michael Rerick!

Today at HLR: Travis Cebula

New today at Horse Less Review: four poems by Travis Cebula! 



Six poems from Close Your Eyes by Michael Ruby

New today at Horse Less Review: six poems from Close Your Eyes by Michael Ruby! 

Hear Michael Ruby read from Close Your Eyes here. 


New at OPEN: Sarah Cook to Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Today at O P E N: Sarah Cook talks with Jane Joritz-Nakagawa!

from The Leaving Impulse by Rachel Martin

New today at Horse Less Review: from The Leaving Impulse by Rachel Martin! 


from Smudgy by John Myers

New today at Horse Less Review: from Smudgy by John Myers! 

NERVS by Stephon Lawrence

Now available from Horse Less Press: NERVS by Stephon Lawerence!


Stephon Lawrence is a Brooklyn born & based writer, and artist. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute and is an editor of The Felt, a journal of otherworldly poetics. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Gandy Dancer, Cosmonauts Avenue, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Glitter Mob, and The Fem. Stephon spends her free time watching anime, yelling about white supremacy, and being real cute for the ‘gram. You can find her on twitter @nnohpetss.

Order your copy of NERVS via Paypal.

You can also order our entire summer/fall chapbook line-up, which includes Lawrence’s NERVS as well as books by Ahmunet Jessica Jordon, Eloisa Amezcua, Stephen Danos, Cynthia Spencer, Nichole Riggs, and Anna Gurton-Wachter.