Floodgate Poetry Series comprises 3 chapbooks by 3 poets in 1 volume
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Floodgate Poetry Series comprises 3 chapbooks by 3 poets in 1 volume
Campbell McGrath’s Picasso/Mao appears in Floodgate Poetry Series Vol. 1, along with short collections by Jenna Bazzell and Martin Anthony Call.

My small press, Upper Rubber Boot Books, is releasing the first volume of our new Floodgate Poetry Series on Monday. The book is currently available in print on Amazon, and for pre-order for ebooks on Kobo and Amazon.

Campbell McGrath's Picasso/Mao is a short collection of poems told from the point of view of the two historical figures, spanning seventy-five years of history. McGrath is the author of twelve collections of poetry, and has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowships. He is the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University. Celebrated poet and novelist Denise Duhamel, who guest edited The Best American Poetry 2013, called his collection "dazzling, and elegantly crafted."

Jenna Bazzell's Homeland describes a troubled family life, beginning with a drug deal gone bad, redeemed by time and the pleasures of the natural world. Bazzell won the 2010 AWP Intro Journal Award and has received two Honorable Mentions from the Academy of American Poets Prize, for poems included in the collection.

Martin Anthony Call's The Fermi Sea explores a near future of urban decay, nanobots and holograms against a backdrop of lost love. Call earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2008.

The Floodgate Poetry Series is in the tradition of 18th and 19th century British and American literary annuals, and the Penguin Modern Poets Series of the 1960s and '70s. Each Floodgate volume will combine the work of newer writers with established poets. This new book is the first in the series.
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