Apr 032013

Frog Mantra continues global offerings

Frog-MantraWEBBy JW McAndrews

Is it possible to keep literature alive and affordable? Absolutely! Just ask Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, senior editor and founder of Accents Publishing. In its three years of operation the independent press has published more than twenty chapbooks and full-length poetry collections, a pace it intends to continue. According to Katerina, the original mission of the press was “to publish a book every month or two.” She adds, “Our mission is to promote brilliant voices in an affordable publication format, and to foster an exchange of literature among different world cultures and languages.”

A native of Bulgaria who immigrated to America in 1995, Katerian operates her publishing press out of her Lexington, Kentucky home. Each of the poetry chapbooks produced by Accents is made by hand and sell for $5 or (for full-length books) $12. Continue reading »

Dec 072011

Accents Publishing releases anthology of poetry

By Michael Dean Benton

One of Lexington’s independent presses, Accents Publishing, is premiering its newest anthology of poems this month – Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems.  The world premiere will officially kick off with a public reading downtown at the Carnegie Center on December 8 at 6:00 P.M.  Over forty of the featured poets will be at the reading.

The notion of a world premiere is not publicity hype, for this anthology is truly international in scope.  There are authors from Singapore, Philippines, Germany and Canada, as well as closer here to home, including 60 poems from Kentucky.  Over a thousand poets submitted a grand total of 7,000 poems to the project.  The finished anthology is a representation of the work of 192 poets and 250 poems from those original submissions. Continue reading »