News Marick Press is a literary publisher, founded to preserve the best work by poets around the world, including many under published women poets. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:24:50 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Press Release March 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MARICK PRESS and the OAKLAND UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER, introduce the spring 2014 author reading series Located in 212 Kresge Library at Oakland University.

Rochester, Michigan – March 27, 2014 – The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and the Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry and fiction of Writer L. Bush, Kelly Fordon, and Allison Bohn on March 27th at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session as well as an open mic, time permitting.

Award-winning, internationally published poet, author, and activist Writer L. Bush publishes under the pen name WL Bush. He has worked in the literary field for more than fifteen years. He won the Barrett Award® for his seminal work, “The God’s Eye Spider” (1998). As a freelance journalist in Cape Town, South Africa, he garnered televised attention for investigative articles he wrote on police corruption and civil rights (2004). His latest novels, Kill Switch (2007) and Shadows In The Sunlight (2008) are featured in the Wayne State University African American Literature Special Collection, and WingSpan Press has released his best- selling novel to-date in May 2013: Hanna Valentine. For this, he was selected as one of Detroit’s Top Authors (2013) by CBS News Detroit.

Kelly Fordon has worked at the NPR member station in Detroit and for National Geographic magazine. Her fiction, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review (KRO), The Montreal Review, Flashquake, Red Wheelbarrow, The Windsor Review and various other journals. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, On The Street Where We Live, which won the 2011 Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, and Tell Me When it Starts to Hurt, which was published by Kattywompus Press in May 2013. She received her MFA in fiction writing from Queens University of Charlotte in 2013.

Allison Bohn, a graduate student in the English department at Oakland University, is set to finish her degree this April. Although studying literary theory, her true love lies in writing. Bohn typically writes poetry but has dabbled in short fiction as well. She finds inspiration in real life situations, staring out the window, and reading the work of other writers. She has presented both scholarly and creative work at several conferences including The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters this past February. She is currently working on her thesis about Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and a novella of her own titled The Borrowed Life, composed of short vignettes with an overarching storyline. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Mariela Griffor
P.O. Box 36253
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Ph: (313) 407-9236

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Thursday January 30, 2014 AT 6:30PM
LOCATED IN 212 Kresge Library at Oakland University.

Michael Lauchlan has had poems in many publications including New England ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewNorth American Review, Nimrod, (forthcoming), New Plains (forthcoming), Ninth Letter, Apple Valley Review, Waccamaw, Natural Bridge, Collagist, Tampa Review, The Cortland Review, and Innisfree. He has recently been awarded the Consequence Prize in Poetry and has been included in Abandon Automobile, from Wayne State University Press and in A Mind Apart, from Oxford University Press.  His debut collection of poems will be published by Wayne State University Press in 2015.

Edward Morin is a poet, translator, and song writer who was born and educated in Chicago. He has taught English and writing in different universities in the US and currently lives in Ann Arbor. His poems have been published in Hudson Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review and many other magazines.

His co-translations of contemporary Greek, Chinese, and Arabic poems have appeared in Iowa Review, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Banipal: Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, and Two Lines: A Journal of Translation. His recent co-translation of poems by Arab authors Yousef el-Qedra and Diab Rabie have been published in The Dirty Goat, Connotations Press: An Online Artifact, and in the anthology, which he co-edited, Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012).

Meghan Phelps, a fiery redhead with a passion for words, began her collegiate experience at Oakland Community College (OCC), where she simultaneously worked as a supplemental instruction leader for writing classes. Meghan continues her studies at Oakland University as a writing and rhetoric major and serves as a writing center consultant. After graduation, she plans to pursue graduate studies, so she can teach writing at the college level. When she isn't parenting her three daughters, consulting on manuscripts, or studying diligently for her classes, Meghan enjoys expressing herself through poetry, painting, and creative non-fiction.

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P.O. Box 36253

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Telephone: (313) 407-9236

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December 15, 2011


GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – Marick Press, a literary publisher dedicated to poetry and fiction, will release Katie Farris’ BOYSGIRLS in December, 2011.

Just in time for the holidays, here is the fairy-tale collection for adults that will immediately captivate the readers, and that’s already getting a great deal of attention from critics and numerous positive pre-publication reviews.

A host of characters emerge from a madwoman’s dreams, populating a world as strange and magnificent as a painting by Hieronymous Bosch. A boy with one wing seeks the secret to flight. A girl with a mirror for a face, adored by all, longs to simply eat. A pregnant girl reflects on the effects of metamorphoses. The stories of boysgirls are modern myths: tales that exist within our present time but also outside it, in a place as eternal as Shangri-La or Middle Earth. An unforgettable book of Ovidian imagination, BOYSGIRLS testifies that Katie Farris is one of the most talented prose stylists of a new generation.

Early Reviews and Advance Praise:

“Something of a little tour the force” –Robert Coover

“A haunting and new revelation” –Kate Bernheimer, Editor, Fairy Tale Review

“Katie Farris is an original, adding an enchanting new voice to literature” –Her Circle (Canada)

“Farris…has crafted her unheard stories so intricately, with so much care, that we feel…as if they’d been given to us from another generation” –Bookslut

Katie Farris’ poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including Verse, Virginia Quarterly Review, Western Humanities Review, The Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently works as the Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University.

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