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“Hijinks on the page! What is a useful response to the current crisis we now face on this planet—the mounting evidence of anthropogenic climate change? Nicole Walker and David Carlin have elected to do what thinking people do when faced with paralyzing silence and numbness—to seek company and conversation. These short essays, organized around the certain and established road of the Latin alphabet, observe the anomalies, report the weirdness, and respond to each other. They invent, theorize, rage, and celebrate. Each tiny essay in The After-Normal offers a manageable bit of the world that bursts with flavor like a delicately-constructed amuse bouche. Enter this book and discover engagement, communion, and solace.”  —Debra Marquart, author of The Horizontal World

With meditations on topics ranging from bitumen to plasmodia, elephants to xeric, The After-Normal collects an A to Z of people, places, and phenomena to marvel at, to kick against, to let go, and to fight for. The After-Normal releases on June 11. Preorder your copy now!

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Rose Metal

  1. a fusible alloy with a low melting point consisting of 50% bismuth, 25-28% lead, and 22-25% tin. Also known as “rose’s metal” and “rose’s alloy,” rose metal is typically used as a solder
  2. an independent press dedicated to the publication of hybrid genres

Founded in 2006, Rose Metal Press is a not-for-profit publisher specializing in the publication of flash fiction and nonfiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; novellas-in-flash; lyric essays; text and image works; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

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