I’m excited to announce the title and author of the second chapbook in Neon‘s series of new publications. A Week With Beijing by Meg Eden is due to be published in January 2015, but you can already pre-order a print copy of the forthcoming chapbook if you want to be sure to get one as soon as it’s published. This book of twenty-one poems charts the narrator’s relationship with the mysterious Beijing, a woman who personifies the city for which she is named. We see Beijing through a time of tumultuous change: industries rise and fall, the Olympic games come and go, and her husband purchases a mistress. In these poems her vulnerabilities are laid bare and we catch fleeting glimpses of Beijing as she really is.
Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including BODY, Neon, HOOT, and Rock & Sling. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received second place in the 2014 Ian MacMillan Fiction contest. Her collections include Your Son (The Florence Kahn Memorial Award), Rotary Phones And Facebook (Dancing Girl Press) and The Girl Who Came Back (Red Bird Chapbooks). She teaches at the University of Maryland.
You can find out more, pre-order a print copy or read some sample poems from the chapbook on its dedicated home page. Don’t forget to check out The Naming Of Cancer and Selected Timelines: Past & Future (our first chapbook and pamphlet) as well.