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    Orison Books Chapbook!

    Receive a copy of either of the chapbooks we've published so far: JESUS SAID, poems by Patrick Donnelly, or IT'S THE SOUL THAT'S EROTIC: AN ESSAY ON ADELIA PRADO by Ilya Kaminsky!

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    Any Orison Books Title

    Receive a copy of any book we've published so far! (See www.orisonbooks.com/shop/.)

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    Original Artwork by Sam Roxas-Chua

    A one-of-a-kind work of art by Orison author Sam Roxas-Chua! You will receive one of the items pictured in the project description.

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    Books by Luke Hankins

    Receive signed copies of all of Luke Hankins' books! Luke Hankins is the founder and editor of Orison Books. You or the person of your choice will receive signed copies of A CRY IN THE SNOW (translations), THE WORK OF CREATION (essays), POEMS OF DEVOTION (anthology), and WEAK DEVOTIONS (poems).

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    Orison's 2020 Titles

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    Prose Critique: Jessie van Eerden

    A 10-page nonfiction or fiction manuscript critique by Jessie van Eerden! Jessie is the author of The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays (Orison Books), recipient of the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for Essays, as well a two novels, Glorybound (WordFarm), recipient of the 2012 Editor’s Choice Fiction Prize from Foreword Reviews, and My Radio Radio (Vandalia Press). Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, Image, Cimarron Review, The River Teeth Reader, and Best American Spiritual Writing, among other places. Van Eerden received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa and was awarded the 2007-2008 Milton Fellowship at Image and Seattle Pacific University. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University.

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    Fiction Critique: David Ebenbach

    A 20-page fiction manuscript critique by Orison author David Ebenbach! Ebenbach is the author of 7 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has been awarded The Orison Fiction Prize, The Juniper Prize for Fiction, and The Patricia Bibby Award, among others.

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    Poetry Critique: Eric Tran

    A 20-page poetry manuscript critique by poet Eric Tran! Eric is the author of The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer, winner of the 2019 Rising Writer Contest from Autumn House Press, as well as two chapbooks.

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    Fiction Critique: David Ebenbach

    A 20-page fiction manuscript critique by Orison author David Ebenbach! Ebenbach is the author of 7 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has been awarded The Orison Fiction Prize, The Juniper Prize for Fiction, and The Patricia Bibby Award, among others.

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    5 Years of Orison Books Titles

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    Signed Chapbook: Nickole Brown

    Receive a signed copy of Nickole Brown's first chapbook, TO THOSE WHO WERE OUR FIRST GODS!

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    Signed Chapbook: Nickole Brown

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    Broadside: Nickole Brown

    A limited-edition broadside of the poem "Dixie Highway" by Nickole Brown produced by The Central Arkansas Broadside Project!

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    Signed Book: Jessica Jacobs

    Receive a signed copy of Jessica Jacobs' latest poetry collection, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING!

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    Copy of Signed Book: Eric Tran

    Receive a signed copy of Eric Tran's forthcoming poetry collection, THE GUTTER SPREAD GUIDE TO PRAYER!

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    Signed Book: Nickole Brown

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    Signed Hardcover: Daniel Tobin

    A signed hardcover edition of acclaimed poet and Orison author Daniel Tobin's first poetry collection, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999).

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    Poetry Critique: Lee Herrick

    A 10-page poetry manuscript critique by poet Lee Herrick! Lee Herrick is co-editor of The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith & Spirit (Orison Books) and is the author of three books of poems, Scar and Flower, Gardening Secrets of the Dead, and This Many Miles from Desire. He served as Fresno Poet Laureate from 2015-2017 and sits on the advisory board of The Adoption Museum Project. Herrick was born in Daejeon, South Korea, adopted at ten months old, and raised in California. He teaches at Fresno City College and in the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.

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    Poetry Critique: Bruce Beasley

    A 10-page poetry manuscript critique by poet Bruce Beasley! Bruce Beasley is the author of eight collections of poems, most recently All Soul Parts Returned (2017) and Theophobia (2012), both from BOA Editions. He teaches at Western Washington University.

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    Poetry Critique: Bruce Beasley

    A 20-page poetry manuscript critique by poet Bruce Beasley! Bruce Beasley is the author of eight collections of poems, most recently All Soul Parts Returned (2017) and Theophobia (2012), both from BOA Editions. He teaches at Western Washington University.

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