Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stoneboat Journeys to Venice with Lisa at the Tiller

Is tiller the right word? I am very sleepy, but it felt important to mark this occasion with a short entry here on the blog. Tonight, I read from my first chapbook, A Brief History of Mail. My poems were well-received. I sold several copies as well as a couple past issues of Stoneboat, and I was approached by Beyond Baroque bookstore to supply a few consignment copies and a signed and inscribed archival copy of each piece.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Brief History of Mail by Lisa Vihos

Pebblebrook Press, an imprint of Stoneboat, announces the publication of its first chapbook: A Brief History of Mail by our very own Lisa Vihos. The chapbook features 19 poems that Lisa identifies as "reader favorites," and poets Philip Dacey, Marilyn Taylor, and Ned Balbo have all given it the thumbs up. (For what it's worth, Rob, Jim, and Signe have also given it the thumbs up.)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Greek Chicken Rolls and Carrot Cake Make the World Right

Well, it wouldn't be an editorial meeting anymore if we did not have a delicious meal, thanks to our resident chef, graphic designer, and staff photographer, Jim Giese. To watch Jim flip a frying pan full of onions and zucchini rounds is to watch a master at work. Along with the sauteed zucchini, Jim prepared these amazing buttery, savory, puff pastry "logs" filled with a thoroughly yummy chicken/spinach mixture. I brought the salad. (That is my department. I like to make and eat salad more than just about anything. Well, there might be a couple things I like more. They shall remain nameless.) Rob brought wine. Signe brought...herself. That is always more than enough.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

[in which she invokes one of the most tired clich├ęs ever]

For now, things are relatively calm in Stoneboat land. We've tamed the unruly email inbox. We've charted the submissions. Hell, we've even read the submissions! For the past few weeks, we have been sitting on our respective couches sipping wine (or beer if you're Rob and Jim, and maybe if you're Lisa; to be honest, I have no idea what my co-editors drink at home), exchanging emails, and counting down the days until August 6th.