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Old Habits, New Markets


Old Habits, New Markets is the winner elsewhere's 2019 chapbook prize! selected by prose poet Zach Schomburg

this chapbook contains twenty-one poems that interrogate the hair industry, trains of thought, bees, and lonely mechanical bulls. the author, Ori Fienberg, is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. his essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in dozens of publications including BOAAT, Cincinnati Review, Heavy Feather Review, Mid-American Review, PANK, Rattle, and Subtropics. he lives in Evanston, IL.

here's a brief excerpt from “Sidekicks”: “While the bar is closed the mechanical bull awakens as a real bull. He is not the only one. They escape from wood and tarpaper watering holes across the country, trying to find the wide open land.”

6 in. x 4 in., cover art and twelve interior illustrations by Ainsley Romero