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TIDE’S IN! – Tidal Basin Review, Winter 2015 Issue!

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The Tidal Basin Review Launches the 2084 Issue!

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Cover Art by Allen Forrest

January 27, 2015 – Washington, DC


Tidal Basin Press, Inc. launches the WINTER 2015 Issue (The2084 Issue) of the Tidal Basin Review.

Tidal Basin Review is an electronic literary journal with a print-on-demand option. Tidal Basin Press, Inc. seeks to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We make every effort to include work that propels the present artistic landscape and to publish the wide spectrum of American voices.

The 2084/Winter 2015 Issue features visual artist, Allen Forrest, a special essay from Henry Giroux, interviews with poets, Derrick Weston Brown and Alan King, and the creative works of 23 writers imaging our world 100 years after 1984, the prophetic novel by George Orwell.

View the full E-Issue and order your print copy of the 2084 Issue of Tidal Basin Review at

Winter 2015 Contributors: Liz Ahl, Joshua Bennett, Derrick Weston Brown, Joan Colby, Curtis Crisler, Carol Dorf, Milton Ehrlich, Allen Forrest, Henry A. Giroux, Claire Hermann, Jen Karetnick, Alan King, JW Mark, Britt Melewski, Jonathan Moody, Keith Moul, Barry W. North, Randy Parker, Adrienne Perry, Ken Poyner, henry 7. reneau, jr., Joseph Ross, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Scott T. Starbuck.

Press Contact:

Melanie Henderson, Managing Editor


TBR’s 2012 Pushcart Nominations Announced!


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Tidal Basin Review is pleased to announce its nominations for the 2012 Pushcart Prize!


Congratulations to the following nominees (chosen from the Spring and Summer 2012 Issues):

“Coming-of-Age in Sal Si Puedes” by Rosebud Ben-Oni
“Walk with Me When Nothing Perpends” by John Paul Calavitta
“AM6504” by Sally-Ann Hard
“Bo Suerte” by Monica Ong
“Bury Me a Man” by Aaron Samuels
“Sonny’s First Fair One” by Andrea Walls

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, where she is developing a new play, “Shamhat,” for part of their 20th Anniversary Season. Recently, her short story “A Way out of the Colonia” won the Editor’s Prize at Camera Obscura. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, Review Americana, Texas Poetry Review, and Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature.

John Paul Calavitta is a PhD candidate in English and poetry at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he received his MFA in creative writing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mudlark Review, Camas, Greatest Lakes Review, Elgin Pop-Up Poetry, The New Verse News, Willows Wept Review, and L.E.S Review

Sally-Ann Hard’s work is published several journals including The Gwendolyn Brooks Journal of Black Thought & Literature; Turning Wheel, a Buddhist magazine; and Salamander. Medusa’s Laugh Press published her chapbook “Walk into Water” in May 2007. She lives in Harlem, NY & has featured at many reading series in the city as well as 17 Poets in New Orleans.

Monica Ong, artist and poet in new media, creates narrative installations that investigate social hierarchies and cultural silences in the context of public health. Monica completed her MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Her research has included fellowships at the Oral History Summer Institute at Columbia University, and the Writing the Medical Experience Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College. She is also a Kundiman Fellow in poetry whose work has been published most recently in the Lantern Review, as well as forthcoming issues of Drunken Boat, and The New Sound: A Journal Interdisciplinary Art & Literature.

An award-winning poet, educator, community organizer, and published author, Aaron Samuels has performed his work for the last six years, consistently ranking among the top poets in the youth, collegiate, and national competitions.  As an artist, Aaron stresses the urgency for cross-cultural dialogue, teaching writing workshops at schools and community organizations across the country.

Andrea Walls is a poet. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA and a citizen of Camden, NJ—the “city invincible.” She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and the Hedgebrook writer’s community for “women authoring change.” She is author of the chapbook, “Ultraviolet Catastrophe,” and has been published in Kweli Online Journal, Solstice Literary Magazine, and H.O.W. Literary Journal, with poems forthcoming in Callaloo.

TBR Hiatus Coming

About TBR’s Hiatus

To our beloved readership, we are pleased to announce that the Tidal Basin Review is moving to a bigger house. Thanks to you, we have grown exponentially in our efforts to reflect the varied and rich multicultural literary landscape of America.  Since we began in 2010, it has been our great honor to publish work by some of the greatest poets, writers, and visual artists in the country. That list includes Martha Collins, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Brian Gilmore, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Tony Medina, Afaa Michael Weaver, and so many talented others.

As a result of Tidal Basin Review’s fairly rapid growth, the time has come for us to make organizational adjustments in order to accommodate that growth. Consequently, after publication of the Summer 2012, Cultural Pride Issue, we will be going on hiatus until March 31, 2013 to restructure. Upon our return, Tidal Basin Review’s online presence will be reinvigorated and our capacity to support our literary mission will be expanded. However, our vision “to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious” will remain the same.

Please stayed tuned for our Summer 2012, Cultural Pride Issue, which will feature the work of artist Monica Ong, and Series Poet Erik Mortenson.  In addition, our Cultural Pride issue will feature the life and business reflections of pioneering bookseller, Brother Yao Glover.  The book store chain that he founded, Karibu Books, was once a cultural landmark, and one of the most-beloved book stores in the DMV.  Its 15 year efforts to edify the African-American community, as a bookseller, remains an  unparalleled achievement in our area. For the first time in a periodical, Brother Yao shares his perspective on the Karibu journey. The Tidal Basin Review is honored to share his stunning narrative, our D.C. cultural pride. It represents a scoop.  Again, stay tuned!

–The Tidal Basin Collective