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Our vision to offer chapbooks has come to fruition in the form of electronic chapbooks (eChapbooks), where a portion of the proceeds from eChapbook sales benefits individual non-profit organizations of our choosing, and an annual print chapbook competition, in which the winning manuscript is reviewed by an independent contest judge and awarded a monetary prize. Print chapbooks are also made available for purchase by the general public.
Following are our current eChapbook / chapbook offerings.
Blast Furnace is pleased to present the launch of its first electronic chapbook (eChapbook), mixtape, featuring original poetry inspired by and about music, and written by Heather McNaugher, Bob Walicki, Carolyne Whelan, and Rebecca Clever.
Once you purchase the eChapbook via credit card or PayPal, you will receive a confirmation email, and a subsequent email with the eChapbook file attached.
Thank you for your support of the Braddock library and Blast Furnace!
HOW TO LOSE FAITH
"Eric M. R. Webb's How to Lose Faith is unafraid. Unafraid to take on the big questions and wrestle them to the floor. Unafraid to, once in a while, let the big questions overwhelm him. Webb is unafraid to be a man writing about women, about God, about the universe, about other men—soldiers, boys, heroes who become nakedly human. His poems, 'angry stars,' but tender, pop with fondness for his many subjects. These poems are admirable for their energy, honesty and range, but most of all for their trumping irony with faith, which in Webb's hands is not lost after all."
Eric M. R. Webb is the winner of Blast Furnace's First Annual Poetry Chapbook Prize (2014), as selected by contest judge, Heather McNaugher. In 2013, he graduated from Old Dominion University's MFA program with a focus on poetry. His poems have appeared online in numerous venues, and he edits the on-again-off-again No Bullshit Review. He lives with his wife, Alison, in Fairfax, Virginia. This is his first poetry collection.