Conduit is a biannual literary journal that is at once direct, playful, inventive, irreverent, and darkly beautiful. Despite common sense and the laws of economics, Conduit has been thwarting good taste, progress, and consensus for over twenty years.
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Behold the Thunderbird Inn! Collin Callahan’s quixotic juggernaut won the fourth annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize and is now available for pre-order at https://www.conduit.org/shop/thunderbird-inn
BREAKING NEWS: On the first day of the fourth month in the year 2022, the fifth annual MARYSTINA SANTIESTEVAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE opened for submissions. Please alert your fellow literary citizens and give us your best shot. Prize includes $1,500 and publication. For further details please visit https://www.conduit.org/books.
The mothership has landed! Rachel Abramowitz's amazing debut The Birthday of the Dead is here and prepared to save your life.
Check it out: https://conduit.org/shop/the-birthday-of-the-dead
We are pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize is Collin Callahan from Tallahassee, Florida for his manuscript Thunderbird Inn.
Thanks to all who submitted. It was our honor and privilege.
BREAKING NEWS: We'll announce the winner of the 2021 Minds on Fire Open Book Prize by month's end. Stay tuned.
The deadline approaches, but there's still time to enter the Minds on Fire Open Book Prize. You got this. https://conduit.org/book-prizes
Breaking News: Tonight our very own Esther Lee will read with Gary Jackson and Yona Harvey. White Whale Books will host this virtual reading. Please tune in for some life-saving poetry.
White Whale Bookstore Conversation, community, and culture. Pittsburgh's family-owned, general interest independent bookstore. Check out our online store, literary events, and writing workshops.
Let David Keplinger put a little pep in your step:
Congratulations, David! Thank you, Verse Daily!
Verse Daily: "The World to Come" by David Keplinger Verse Daily, a quality online web anthology of poetry. A poem a day, along with our complete archives, and poem selections from the web.
Check out this great interview with David Keplinger, winner of the 2020 Minds on Fire Open Book Prize. Thanks to Amy Wright and Rain Taxi.
The World to Come: An Interview with David Keplinger by Amy Wright With the coronavirus vaccine rollout underway, it feels inevitable to read David Keplinger’s seventh collection of poetry, The World to Come
The ever-amazing David Keplinger is interviewed by the Library of Congress. Check him out. He's better than breakfast in bed. https://youtu.be/FYNqvh7zAkU
The Fourth Annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize is accepting submissions and will close on October 31, 2021. https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
It's casual Friday, so treat yourself to a little bit of the universe. Congratulations, David Keplinger. Thank you, Verse Daily. "Astronomy" can be found in THE WORLD TO COME.
"Astronomy" by David Keplinger Verse Daily, a quality online web anthology of poetry. A poem a day, along with our complete archives, and poem selections from the web.
Our fourth annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize is on. Like mom used to say, you can't win if you don't try. For details please visit our website: https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
The Fourth Annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize opens August 1, 2021. Give us your best shot. https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
Jennifer Moss rocks the house with her "The Dying Man." Congratulations, Jennifer. Thank you, Verse Daily!
"The Dying Man" by Jennifer Moss Verse Daily, a quality online web anthology of poetry. A poem a day, along with our complete archives, and poem selections from the web.
Thank you. May I have another?
"How to Predict the Future" by Rick Bursky Verse Daily, a quality online web anthology of poetry. A poem a day, along with our complete archives, and poem selections from the web.
Time is running out, but you got this. Our first book prize remains open for a few more days. Deadline: July 5, 2021. Prize: $1,500 and publication: https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
Check out this fine review of THE WORLD TO COME. Thank you, Ray Levy Uyeda and Zyzzyva. Congrats, David.
'The World to Come' by David Keplinger: The Beautiful in the Broken – ZYZZYVA As if we have all understood and accepted that everything in the world has resonance, that our lives have begun many times over, and that the land and its
Hello, World. Please treat yourself to this amazing poem by Suphil Lee Park,.; It can be found in her prize-winning book PRESENT TENSE COMPLEX and in the rocking journal QUARTERLY WEST. Congrats, Suphil. Thank you, Poetry Daily.
"Subtraction" by Suphil Lee Park from Quarterly West
Give the people what they want.
Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize—$1,500 and Publication | NewPages.com Conduit Books and Ephemera is accepting submissions for its 2021 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize through July 5.
The Final Countdown: Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize. Please send us that rocking manuscript you've been working on, the one that saved you from a pandemic and an insurrection. Give the people want they need.
Deadline July 5, 2021. Grand prize $1,500 and publication.
Hello, world. Check out Esther Lee's poem from Sacrificial Metal on Poetry Daily. https://poems.com/poem/playing-the-telephone-game/
"Playing the Telephone Game" by Esther Lee from "Sacrificial Metal" published by Conduit
Our first book award now sports a whopping $1,500 cash prize: https://www.newpages.com/classifieds
A poignant review of The Miraculous, Sometimes. Thanks to Robin Clarke and Tupelo Quarterly.
That Was Then: The New Time of Memoir in Meg Shevenock’s The Miraculous, Sometimes - Tupelo Quarterly Author’s note: Meg Shevenock is a friend of the reviewer. What does it mean to tell the story of one’s abuse as an uninterrupted act of creation? It means, in Meg Shevenock’s The Miraculous, Sometimes, to infuse memoir with a new kind of narrative time. We are familiar with the temporal struct...
In the Winners Circle: Esther Lee! Congratulations! Thank you, Florida Book Awards!
For the second year in a row our first book prize winner was named a finalist for the MIPA Debut Poetry Award! THE MIRACULOUS, SOMETIMES more than deserves the attention. Congratulations, Meg!
It's alive! https://www.conduit.org/issue31
BREAKING NEWS: Conduit #31, Alone Together, boasts 8% more poetry than ever before. Economists are saying Americans can't afford to miss this opportunity. https://www.conduit.org/magazine
Dream Big: Our Fourth Annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize Is Now Open and Features a Bigger, Better Cash Prize. See Website for Details: https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
Dream Big: Our Fourth Annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize Is Now Open. See website for details: https://www.conduit.org/book-prizes
Conduit #31 has arrived! Many people are saying it rocks.
Hallelujah! Holy Smokes! Right on! Esther Lee's Sacrificial Metal has won the bronze medal in the 2020 Florida Book Awards Poetry category. Congratulations, Esther!
We're thrilled to have poems by James Tate and Craig Morgan Teicher, which first appeared in our Sweet Mobile Home issue (#29, in this year's BAP. Thanks to the James Tate Estate, Craig Morgan Teicher, Paisley Rekdal, and David Lehman!
THE WORLD TO COME, the winner of the third annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize is now available for your pleasure: https://www.conduit.org/shop/the-world-to-come
"No one writes prose poems like David Keplinger. He is one of a kind. Sui generis. But what does it mean? For me, it means that his imagination walks hand in hand with his sentences' music. He has an amazing sense of subtext—what is unsaid, in these pages, is perhaps even more important than what is said. He is a poet who takes the likes of Cortázar, Calvino, and company and makes them waltz, not because he borrows from them but because he extends the conversation, brings it into our moment. Sui generis, indeed."
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