Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello, Goodbye: Editorial changes at Crab Creek Review

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees
and changing leaves.”  ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Editorial changes are afoot at Crab Creek Review! Martha Silano, poetry editor for the past eight issues of Crab Creek Review, will be stepping down at the end of this year. Martha has been a lightning rod for the collective brilliance and electric talent of the poets we've published the past four years.

Martha Silano & Jenifer Lawrence, 2016
Martha increased the journal's reach and depth, bringing her uniquely contemporary, thought-provoking, socially aware poetics to Crab Creek Review's pages. Her enthusiasm for poetry is infectious and unflagging. Martha has also been the person I turn to for advice and help in all aspects of running this little journal, and I am going to miss her fiercely. As Raymond Chandler put it, “To say goodbye is to die a little.” Martha will not disappear entirely, however. She'll be actively editing through the end of the year, and will then join our Literary Advisory Board, where she'll be available for consultation. Please share your well-wishes for Martha on our facebook page or twitter.

Laura Read

Crab Creek Review is thrilled to announce our new poetry editor, Laura Read of Spokane, WA. Laura is the current poet laureate of Spokane, and the author of the author of Dresses from the Old Country (BOA, 2018), Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, and The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You. Her awards include the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. 

Laura teaches and presents regularly at literary festivals and conferences throughout the Northwest, such as GetLit!, Write on the Sound, Litfuse, and the Port Townsend Writers Conference. She's a poet, a teacher, a parent, and an advocate for literature. Laura will be transitioning in to her new role over the next couple of months, and will take over as poetry editor in January 2018.  Please join Crab Creek Review in extending a warm welcome to Laura Read!

Stay tuned for announcements regarding upcoming reading events for the newly released fall issue!

With much gratitude to Martha and Laura, and to you, our readers,

Jenifer Lawrence,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Crab Creek Review 2017 Fall Issue

Fall 2017 Crab Creek Review 
Greetings from the editors. We're so pleased to bring you the new issue of Crab Creek Review, featuring the artwork of Melissa McKinnon. Inside, you'll find the prizewinning poem by Hannah Craig, as well as the finalist and semifinalist poems. In addition, the issue features poems by our contest judge, Diane Seuss, stories, essays, an interview with Rheea Mukherjee, and a review of Tammy Robacker's Villain Songs. Order today for late October delivery.

Crab Creek Review has some exciting news that we'll be announcing later this month. Follow us on twitter or facebook for the scoop.

As ever, we are grateful for our readers, contributors, and donors. Thanks to you, Crab Creek Review has been in print for nearly 35 years! May you each be filled with peace and courage to stand up for yourselves and others, now and in the future, and may your lives be filled with poems and stories.
 ~ Jenifer, Martha, Sayantani, & Maya.

Check out the fabulous lineup!