Thursday, April 11, 2013

Eight-Stone Press publishes SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! No. 16

BALTIMORE, Md. – Blood diamonds and blood relatives are among the gems unearthed in Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 16, the latest installment in the award-winning series published by Eight-Stone Press.

In this 60-page issue, Earl Crown plunges the bowels of the city’s art scene; Cecilia M. Strakna lets her roots show; Keith A. Berry scopes out society’s next fix; and D.R. Belz plots his upcoming Pulitzer, plus a whole lot more.  Contributors include:

-          - Marie Abate
-          - Rafael Alvarez
-          - D.R. Belz
-          - Keith A. Berry
-          - A. Aubrey Bodine
-          - Davida Gypsy Breier
-          - Rufus Cletus-Clacktus
-          - Caryn Coyle
-          - Earl Crown
-          - Barbara DeCesare
-          - Jessica Lynn Dotson
-          - E. Doyle-Gillespie
-          - Anthony C. Hayes
-          - J. Gavin Heck
-          - Ian Hochberg
-          - Bill Hughes
-          - Woody Lissauer
-          - Kat Malone
-          - Kumari McKie
-          - Steve Roberts
-          - Dean Bartoli Smith
-          - Sarah Smith
-          - Cecilia M. Strakna
-          - William P. Tandy

From the harbor to the hills, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! collects the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot – Smile, Hon offers a slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, presented with the time-honored DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine. A two-time Utne Reader Independent Press Award nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004). In spring 2011, Eight-Stone Press published a special “hon” edition, exploring the term’s significance in Baltimore’s identity, past and present; other theme issues have tackled such topics as alleyways, waste, rats, scars, tattoos, crime and transit.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! is an Eight-Stone Press production and is distributed by Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD); City Lights Books (San Francisco, CA); Cyclops Books (Baltimore, MD); Microcosm Publishing (Bloomington, IN, and Portland, OR); Quimby's (Chicago, IL); Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, MD); and Ukazoo Books (Towson, MD). For more information, contact:

William P. Tandy, Editor
Eight-Stone Press
P.O. Box 11064
Baltimore, MD 21212

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