The Writer’s Block Hosts Helen & Petite Hound Press in Las Vegas
On the evening of January 8th, Helen: A Literary Magazine celebrated their Animal Issue release party. This issue, Issue #3, included Issue 16 of Petite Hound Press, which features the art of Graham Francoise and the poetry of Andy Fogle. To mark the collaboration, Helen and Petite Hound Press co-hosted an event at Las Vegas’ local bookshop, The Writer’s Block. Gregory Robinson, Sarah Vernetti, and Ingrid Taylor read poetry and prose as forthcoming Petite Hound Press contributors, and the following writers read on behalf of Helen: Joan Robinson, Rosie Vargas, Judy Salz, Jamison Crabtree, Megan Duffy, and Chelsea Sedoti.
About Petite Hound Press:
Petite Hound Press was founded and is co-edited by Fairleigh Dickinson University Creative Writing alum Letisia Cruz and Heather Lang. Twice a month they publish a single piece of writing paired deliberately with a work of visual art. You’ll find each single-poem and single-story issue tangled up within the sheets we’ve come to know as the Internet and also available for purchase as gallery-quality art prints. While Petite Hound Press is not primarily interested in any one style of poetry, prose, or visual art, their mission is inspired by the collaborative efforts of the French surrealists, their strong sense of the image, and their tendency to juxtapose.
Helen is a Las Vegas arts and literary magazine published biannually in print and digital media. Their focus is on expanding the perspective of the city and greater Southern Nevadan area as well as giving a special spotlight to the local and diverse talent living there and originally from there. They seek pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, the kind of stories that highlight the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. They appreciate well-written literary fiction in all genres and also seek creative nonfiction, artwork, short film, and video and audio files featuring spoken word.
About our alum, the Editors of Petite Hound Press:
Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and illustrator. She is enthralled by nature and the acute connection to form associated with ink illustration. Her visual vocabulary emerges through this focus and subsequently explores the connection between man and nature. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in Miami, FL. She is the Co-Editor of Petite Hound Press and the Online Poetry Editor at The Literary Review.
Heather Lang is a poet, literary critic, essayist, and adjunct professor. Her poetry has been published by or is forthcoming in Pleiades, The Normal School, and Whiskey Island among other publications. Her chapbook manuscript was named a semifinalist in the 2014 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook competition, her poetry has been twice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she was awarded the Spain 2015 Murphy Writing scholarship. Heather, a Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA graduate, is an editor for The Literary Review and Petite Hound Press, and she will serve as an AWP16 moderator/panelist.
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