Marc Schuster to read at The Daily Grind in Jenkintown, PA

The GrieversMarc Schuster, John Mosemann, and Erik Dutko share their work at the MCPL event “Rhythm and Verse: A Literary and Music Salon.”

This MCPL featured event includes performances by a featured writer and musician, followed by a round-table open mike session designed to promote audience sharing.

Marc Schuster is the author of several books, including The Grievers (The Permanent Press, 2012). His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Weird Tales and Reader’s Digest. He was the Guest Editor of our Spring 2013 issue.

You can follow Marc’s blog here, and you can find out more about the reading on the MCPL website.

Kirby Wright’s latest poetry collection now available from Moon Pie Press

WidowLakeBledKirby Wright has been a regular contributor to The Conium Review, with work appearing in our Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 issues. His latest poetry collection, The Widow from Lake Bled, has just been published by Moon Pie Press.

He has published several other books, including Punahou Blues, Moloka’i Nui Ahina, and Before the City on Lemon Shark Press.

Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, had this to say about The Widow from Lake Bled:

Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright’s poems are wrought with such care and intelligence — testaments to his mastery of craft.

Congratulations on the new book, Kirby!

Adam Padgett’s “Out from Under” appears in the Surreal South anthology

Surreal South 13Adam Padgett’s story “Out from Under” was printed in the anthology, Surreal South ’13 (Press 53, 2013).  The anthology is printed every odd year in late October, featuring with surrealist, odd-themed stories.

Adam Padgett was a contributor to The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue. He also reviewed George Singleton’s Stray Decorum for our website. His fiction has also appeared in Appalachian Heritage and SmokeLong Quarterly.

Contributor News: Mark Jackley’s latest poetry collection is now available

Hello Hello HelloMark Jackley’s second full-length collection of poetry, Hello Hello Hello, was recently released on Blurb Press.  You can read a review of the collection at Linden Avenue Literary Journal, or you can purchase copies at Amazon.

His first collection, There Will Be Silence While You Wait, was published in 2009 by Plain View Press.  Mark was a contributor to our Fall 2012 issue, and his work has appeared in a variety of other literary journals.

“Bear Season” slated for release next spring (pre-order and get our latest issue too)!

The Conium Review is continuing to expand its catalogue.  Bear Season, by Bernie Hafeli will be released in late February, 2013 in association with our journal.

For a limited time, when you pre-order Bear Season, you’ll receive a free copy of The Conium Review‘s upcoming “Spring 2013” issue.

Bernie Hafeli’s Bear Season follows the journey of an eleven year-old boy and his rough-hewn uncle, both of whom embark on parallel quests for self-discovery.  The coming-of-age story juxtaposes against the uncle’s historical narrative—reflecting on his time in the Polish military during World War II, stationed alongside the legendary soldier bear, Wojtek.

The author, Bernie Hafeli, holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and his works have appeared in The Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, The Rejected Quarterly, and elsewhere.

"Bear Season," by Bernie Hafeli