spring and summer 2018 releases

Hello, friends!

It is with unimaginable excitement and gratitude that i can now announce the first batch of akinoga's 2018 publishing slate!!!:

springTO TRACY LIKE / TO LIKE / LIKE by Tracy Dimond

summerStructures from the Still by Stanford Cheung

Tracy Dimond is a powerhouse of a poet and publisher: she co-curates Ink Press Productions; is the author of three chapbooks: I WANT YOUR TAN (Ink Press 2015), Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014), and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013); and was a 2016 Baker Artist Award finalist.

TO TRACY LIKE / TO LIKE / LIKE, her first single-poem chapbook, is set to be published in the March-April corridor.

Stanford Cheung is an exceptional poet and pianist from Toronto. His poetry has appeared in Nomadic PressRicepaper Magazine, and X-Peri. He is the author of three chapbooks: Comfort of Malice (Inspiritus, 2018), Kite Extension (Words(on)Pages, 2017), and Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016). 

Structures from the Still, his first full-length collection, will be published in the late-August corridor.

Be sure to check out the SPOTLIGHT page for more details as the launch dates get closer.
And if you happen to bump into Tracy at AWP this year, she may just have a mock-up or two of her book on hand...

boooooooook news!

Hello, friends!

It's that time again! That's right: tis the season for autumnal literary festivals!
I am honored to announce that akinoga press will have a presence at the Baltimore Book Festival (september 22-24) AND the Frostburg Indie Lit Festival (october 13-14).

This will be my second year at the BBF and my first at the Indie Lit Fest, and i could not be more excited for either. I should be at both for their respective duration (aside from a brief absence to sit on a panel at the Indie Lit Fest), so if you're in the area, PLEASE STOP BY, be it for chapbooks, shop talk, or general conversing.

I will be in the red rectangle for the BBF:


and when i get a map of the layout of the Indie Lit Fest/find out where my table will be, i'll make a new post about it.

Hope to see y'all there!




hello, friends! i apologize that it's been a bit since i posted any updates. to make up for it, have two AMAZING PIECES OF NEWS!

i know! i'm as shocked as you probably are! this is an unbelievable opportunity and i am so deeply grateful to Dayana Stetco it's kind of ridiculous. I had Dayana for a few wonderful classes in undergrad (i passed out in one of them; ask me about it when you see me at AWP) and she was gracious enough to offer me space on her exhibitor's table to sell my wares.

SO, when you get to the book fair, look for table 739, which is here:

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and i will be somewhere behind it trying to not hyperventilate because I'M SELLING MY BOOKS AT AWP!!!!!1

yep, that's right: in all of this radio silence, i worked up another book for y'all! It is written by Dayana Stetco (yep, the SAME ONE) and Shannon Miller, and is:

a hybrid of illuminated facebook posts, emails, real and imaginary exchanges, and brief meditations on the nature of theatre, nostalgia, unhappiness, and inevitable encounters — a conversation in the shape of a tango, an ending, a beginning

i am so excited for y'all to read this book. i love it. i love everything about it, and hopefully you will, too. if you JUST CAN'T WAIT, i can help in two ways.

1) i can point you in the direction of THIS READING, thursday, feb. 9th, at the george washington university textile museum. the reading is off-site and runs from 4-6. Dayana will be taking the stage at some point and will FOR SURE be giving all who attend a sneak peak of what In Place of This has in store

and 2) i can point you in the direction of this, oh briefest taste of excerpt

there will be a pre-order signup/email sheet at the table, so please, COME ON BY AND PRE-ORDER ONE OF THESE BOOKS!
it's worth it.

– mz

more news!


firstly, i have the location! akinoga press, along with Mason Jar Press, will be at booth P 09 on Light St (between the Visitor's Center and the Science Center). PLAN YOUR ROUTES ACCORDINGLY!

secondly, i am thrilled to announce that akinoga press will be publishing its FIRST-EVER ANTHOLOGY!!! head over the the on the other hand page for all the deets. submissions open THIS FRIDAY!!!




if you are in the baltimore area, please join akinoga press at Charmington's at 7 for the release of anthony moll's debut poetry chapbook, Go to the Ant, O Sluggard! local writers drew robison and michelle dwyer gerlowski will also be reading and selling their wares.

Go to the Ant will be $10 at the release (plus a boh), and i will be accepting credit cards (i would actually prefer credit).

there will also be boh available for donation (starting at $3 cash).

come on out and show some support for an amazing local poet, teacher, and all around great person! it will be a blast of a time!


bright and shiny kind of news!

hello, friends!

i am thrilled to announce that, in a little over a month, akinoga press will be publishing Go to the Ant, O Sluggard, anthony molls's debut poetry chapbook. anthony and i have been working on the book for about a year, if not longer, and i am so incredibly impatient to share this wonderful collection with everyone.

if you are in baltimore on may 23rd, please consider coming to the book release! as soon as we figure out a venue and a time, i will disseminate that information like nobody's business.

for now, though, please check back in for in-process pictures of the Great Chapbook Binding of 2016, aka mychael gets to stitch and glue together sixty books.


once more unto the breech

hello, friends!

welcome to the brand new akinoga press website. i am still getting my sea legs with squarespace, so please bear with me if anything is not up to whatever it should be up to.

that being said, this saturday i will be back with some exciting official press news (here's a hint: the press has a new book coming out...finally).

more details to follow!