November 18, 2009 - Ann Arbor, MI-In an effort to further our mission for bringing great writing to a broader audience, Dzanc Books is proud to announce that the literary journal, Absinthe: New (www.absinthenew.com), has become an imprint of Dzanc. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit publisher dedicated to publishingtop drawer literature and sponsoring free readings and workshops across the country, Dzanc is excited by the opportunity to work with the editors of Absinthe, Dwayne Hayes and Jessica Bomarito. Absinthe will serve as an invaluable addition to Dzanc, bringing the work of European writers and artists to North American audiences for the first time.
Dzanc is committed to finding the absolute best literature to publish. We believe publishing works from around the world is important on two fronts - a) there is some incredible work being done in Europethat has not been made available to those who only read English, and b) reading work from different world view points is essential to having a better understanding of the world we live in, and our own place in it.
Dwayne and Jessica have published twelve fantastic issues ofAbsinthe and Dzanc looks forward to being a part of their publishing dozens more. Readers of Absinthe may have noticed the Dzanc Books logo on the past few issues as we've had an informal arrangement helping out with some printing aspects. Dzanc is now excited to formalize our relationship with Absinthe and looks forward to doing many wonderful things with Absinthe in the future.