How to Be Sad: Poetry by Risa Denenberg

How to Be Sad If you listen without language, you may hear my grandfather playing Brahms on the cello, grunting every now and then with the effort of an old man soon to die. He played for me that spring I lay sick with pneumonia. I was nine and lonely for my mothership, her planets…

Agape Editions Announces Nominations for Bettering American Poetry 2016

We are pleased to share that we have nominated the following three poems for Bettering American Poetry 2016: “Football Season,” by Margaret Bashaar, from Some Other Stupid Fruit. “Dive Straight into the Wreck,” by Joanna C. Valente, from Xenos. “The Key Club,” by Saba Syed Razvi, from her Elgin Award-nominated collection of poetry, In the Crocodile Gardens. Congratulations…

Allison Joseph to Judge 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award

Agape Editions is delighted to announce that Allison Joseph will be serving as Judge of our 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award. The NOLO book contest will be given for poetry next year. The submission period will begin in mid-January, so please check the Agape Editions website in early 2017 for details! Allison Joseph lives, writes,…

NOLO Contest Deadline Extension

Agape Editions has extended our Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origins Contest deadline until May 15th. Our award is given annually to recognize a book of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or genre-defying aesthetic that intellectually stimulates and psychically dazzles its readers into a deeper entanglement with Mystery. Our 2016 contest is limited to books of poetry. To submit for consideration…