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we are so excited about the upcoming release of “Rain Minnows [notecards and poems]” by Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton. this post-strucuralist manuscript explores the interplay of meaning between words as he deconstructs the language. the poems within often began as notecards, forcing the poet to observe the taut space of meaning without devolving into narrative.

editor-in-chief karen cline-tardiff had the privilege of first hearing a rain minnow at an open mic hosted by del mar college. taken with this unique format and the way hamilton used the words to create multiple stories within such a small space, cline-tardiff knew she needed to hear more. when the opportunity came to publish this set of poems, Gnashing Teeth Publishing jumped on the opportunity.

another happy moment came when artist Leticia R Bajuyo joined this project. an interdisciplinary artist, object maker, and sculptor, her artworks have been exhibited nationally. the cover art she created alludes to the rain as the minnows float in the air, a nod to the experimental and unconventional nature of the poems inside.

be one of the first to get this volume when it is released. you can pre-order your copy here. it will be available through amazon.com and our website upon publication.

Early Praise for “Rain Minnows [notecards and poems]”

“The tactile sting of these poems startles us from our too-hurried, numb; for those who can never find a unique sentiment, the notecards are gifts their recipients will cherish in nightstand drawers for years to come.” – Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Editor, 34 Orchard Literary Journal

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