December 27, 2015
December 24, 2015
Advance orders for Will Kern’s Ballet for Guys are now being taken. Books will be shipped during the first week of January 2016, with free shipping to all US addresses!
December 02, 2015
The Will Kern produced video series Billy Jim’s Guide to the Ballet continues to gain viewers and fans. Entertaining and informative, Billy Jim is five minutes a week worth spending.
November 18, 2015
November 15, 2015
November 5, 2015
With the announcement that Will Kern‘s novel Ballet for Guys will be published by Canopic in January 2016 comes the launching of the web series “Billy Jim’s Guide to the Ballet.” This is going to be a great ride folks. Please do join us.
October 24, 2015
Jeff Bumpus, author of Becoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance (Canopic 2014), was officially inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. Canopic’s Phil Rice and his son Paul journeyed to LA to attend the ceremony, as did Jeff’s son Mike and his mother Roxanne.
Also in attendance was Frank Baltazar, a writer whose popular stories appear in Canopic’s The Poetics of Prizefighting. Frank is a retired boxing trainer and manager and also a member of the CBHOF.
October 20, 2015
October 17, 2015
October 5, 2015
September 30, 2015
September 14, 2015
Canopic Jar Suite: Generation has already started drawing some fine submissions. The editors of CJ feel that this suite might travel in some interesting directions. More to come!
September 12, 2015
August 27, 2015
August 16, 2015
July 31, 2015
Featured Voice Gleah Powers is a talented multi-media artist that brings a taste of her prose, poetry, and painting skills to Canopic Jar. We are very pleased to feature her work and grateful she considers CJ to be a suitable forum for her art. Thanks Gleah!
July 17, 2015
July 9, 2015
When I was about 20, I had a conversation with my Dad while sitting on the back porch in Gatlinburg. This was a common occurrence in those days, and the nourishment I received is incalculable. On this day whatever problem I was setting at Dad’s feet led him to write this short essay in his then-developing handwritten manuscript for The View from Ridge and show it to me the next day. He nailed the moment, as usual.
Now, 35 years later, I find myself in discussion with my 21 yo son Paul. I recognize the theme, and I reach for my copy of Dad’s book and turn to “Waiting.” Marvelous.
May 30, 2015
May 22, 2015
May 20, 2015
We’re running out of clever train references to introduce the pieces, but the Canopic Jar Suite: On the Train keeps chuggin’ along. Two well-crafted photos by Amélie Jumel are the latest addition.
May 12, 2015
Proud to announce the publication of Waslap (Onslaught Press 2015) CJ editor Rethabile Masilo‘s second book of poetry. Rethabile’s poetry slips through geographical constraints and pulls it all together where it counts.
April 29, 2015
April 26, 2015
April 24, 2015
April 21, 2015
The Featured Voices section welcomes Nath Jones to its roster. Nath is the author of four collections of stories, the most recent being Acquainted with Squalor. Her writing reflects a keen awareness of prose style and demonstrates an old school work ethic. We’re quite pleased to have Ms. Jones on board
April 11, 2015
Canopic celebrated the publication of Recollections of My Father by Gene Kimmet with a reading and book signing at Read Between the Lynes bookstore in Woodstock, Il. Gene was joined by poets Diana Floress and Virginia Smith Rice, and Jeff Bumpus, author of Becoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance (Canopic 2014) made an appearance. A good time was had by all.
March 31, 2015
Aaron DeLee joins the Canopic Jar Featured Voices with four well-crafted poems, each with a photographic illustration. Some may recall Selfie: High Ridin’ Woman, Aaron’s contribution to the Canopic Jar Suite: High Ridin’ Woman. Canopic is proud to showcase the work of this talented poet.
March 28, 2015
February 29, 2015
Poet and novelist Joyce Ellen Davis is the latest addition to the Canopic Jar Featured Voices with an offering of five splendid poems. Rethabile Masilo gets the feature rolling with a virtual interview.
February 26, 2015
February 24, 2015
February 05, 2015
Singer-songwriter and author Doug Hoekstra, long-time friend of Canopic and a frequent Canopic Jar contributor, has recently published a volume of baseball stories called The Tenth Inning. This news comes on the heels of rumors concerning a possible 2nd edition of Doug’s award-winning Bothering the Coffee Drinkers (Canopic 2006). More on that as the story unfolds. Meanwhile, check out The Tenth Inning. It’s full of the crisp storytelling and fluent prose style Canopic readers have appreciated from Doug over the years.
February 02, 2015
“R.E.R,” a marvelous photographic essay by Isabelle Granjon, further enhances Canopic Jar Suite: On the Train. Really enjoying the submissions for this suite. A fine mix of artists and genres, and, while we can’t accept everything, we do genuinely appreciate each submission. Keep that energy flowing!
January 31, 2015
January 29, 2015
Recollections of My Father by Gene Kimmet is now available! This collection of finely crafted poetry was edited for Canopic by Virginia Smith Rice and boasts a cover design by Lindsey Fisher. We’re very proud of this little book — it’s a great way to get the year started.
January 15, 2015
Canopic Jar Suite: On the Train is off and running with a poem by Danielle Susi and photography by Guillermo Filice Castro. We’ve been getting fine submissions for the developing suite, and making the selections is difficult as our impulse is to be aesthetically inclusive, but running the work through three filters (Rethabile, Virginia, and Phil) gives us a democratic process that effectively keeps us in check. The bottomline is the sharing — your sharing with us and our sharing it with the collective you. Keep the submissions coming. We appreciate it.
January 8, 2015
Big congratulations to Jeff Bumpus, author of Becoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance (Canopic 2014), on his being selected for inclusion in the prestigious California Boxing Hall of Fame! Jeff’s memoir continues to attract high praise from literary circles and it’s good to see his boxing career getting some much-deserved recognition.