Our Friends at apt Celebrate a New Issue!

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. They publish short-form work online every week and a print issue of long-form work every winter. Learn more about the journal on their website, and purchase the new issue here! Below, we share the details about apt’s launch event for the new issue.

Join apt at Brookline Booksmith on Friday, January 18 at 7pm to celebrate the launch of apt's ninth print annual! The latest issue includes longform writing by Devon Balwit, Sam Cha, Abby Minor, Matthew Morris, and Buku Sarkar, and the launch party will feature readings by three great apt contributors: Sam Cha, Krysten Hill, and Kurt Klopmeier.

You won't want to miss this event! Hosted by apt Editor-in-Chief, Carissa Halston, and the fine crew at Brookline Booksmith.


Sam Cha was born in Korea. He earned an MFA from UMass Boston. A winner of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a St. Botolph’s Club Emerging Artists Grant, his work has appeared in aptAnderboBetterBest New PoetsBoston ReviewdecomPDIAGRAMMemoriousMissouri ReviewRattleRHINO, and Toad. He’s a poetry editor at Radius, and his collection, American Carnage, was recently published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. He lives and writes in Cambridge, MA. 

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Boston Book Festival, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in aptWord RiotThe Baltimore ReviewB O D YMuzzlePANKWinter Tangerine ReviewTake Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions), received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. 

Kurt Klopmeier is a writer and teacher living in Boston. He received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts - Boston and he has had poems published in journals such as aptAmethyst ArsenicConsequenceDamfino, and ripple(s)

What: The launch event for apt’s ninth print annual

Where: Brookline Booksmith

When: Friday, January 18th, 7pm