In case you forgot how this all started, we are launching our next and final chapbook series next week. This has been in the works for years because we've always known we wanted T Kira Madden to curate a series for us and she's been on board since pretty much the beginning. Now we're finally making it happen.
We've long admired T Kira for her writing and overall badass-ness as a human being, but next week, we're excited to put forth the excellent group of writers she's plucked from her literary orbit. We've always known that she would have plenty of excellent writers to choose from given the quality of writers contributing to the literary journal, No Tokens, she founded. Plus, she's spending time with writers at all the cool fellowships. She's wrapping up her debut memoir due out next year from Bloomsbury, so we finally have her curated series teed up. She'll tell us more next week why she chose these four—Justine Champine, Dennis Norris II, Karissa Chen, and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. In the meantime, you can pre-order all of the chapbooks now. They'll be ready to ship as early as February following each author's feature.
We've got more in the works and you can look forward to additional news soon about our other projects for 2018. Stay tuned!
BIO: T Kira Madden is an APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She served as the Fiction Editor for Lumina and program coordinator of a creative writing workshop at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in Valhalla, New York. She is the Founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a print journal of literature and art, and the founding curator of Krapp Shot, a reading and performance series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She created a writing program at The Doe Fund, a shelter for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals, and currently teaches at Gotham Writers' Workshop. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, Disquiet, and Summer Literary Seminars, for which she won the Editor's Choice Award in fiction. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature from the New York Foundation for the Arts, her debut memoir is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2019.