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Process Press is dedicated to poetry, essays and short stories concerned with pressing social issues. We currently accept submissions on a rolling basis.


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Essays and short stories no longer than 1500 words.


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Latest poem up at Small Portions Journal

Source: Aja Beech :: Power Struggle

From my poem “Borders” featured poem of the week at The Five-Two: Poems on Crime

The yelling in the distance calmed to a voiceless hum

and then into silence.

All light was gone but for the stars
He peered into the darkness

and whispered “Mami, aqui.”
Check out the entire piece here:

darwin_colorPersonally, I have always been a huge fan of Charles Darwin. A really big fan. When The  American Philosophical Society invited submissions from poets and artists prior to their February 2010 events to commemorate Darwin, I was ready.

A poem I started as a teenager came to mind the moment I read about the call for submissions. The Network for New Music was asking for poetry that would be transformed into new classical music compositions for a project they called Dialogues with Darwin. Eric Daino was one of the musicians that chose my poem “Sand Walk”. You can listen to the entire song here.

If you know me at all, you know I was not done there. Made one more submission and a poem I wrote, among many other works, was selected by Lisa Anne Auerbach and designed by Roman Jaster. Their interpretation of my poem Variations, thank you very much. can be seen at the link, the entire project can be seen at The Tract House.

There are many things about scientific exploration that directly effects art. The levels of science in art are extensive. Not only does science aid in the production of pigments and devices, but in understanding of light and sound, making science itself a fundamental part of creating many arts. In this instance, Charles Darwin and his thoughts on childhood illnesses (which took the life of his daughter), his work on observing nature, and the thought processes that accompanied the revolutionary ideas he was able to express, were my inspiration.

This April marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.  I offer my poem, Alms to an Armenian woman, as a memoriam to those who lost their lives.

My poem, Snow Over Kabul, is the featured poem of the week at The 5-2 Poems on Crime.

Today is Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday.  Let us remember him with a poem.

Grown about by Fragrant Bushes


Grown about by fragrant bushes,

Sunken in a winding valley,

      Where the clear winds blow

      And the shadows come and go,

      And the cattle stand and low

And the sheep bells and the linnets

      Sing and tinkle musically.

Between the past and the future,

      Those two black infinities

      Between which our brief life

      Flashes a moment and goes out.



from “Elegy for the First Century”

Bells on our eyelashes

and the death throes of words,

and I among fields of speech,

a knight on a horse made of dirt.

My lungs are my poetry, my eyes a book,

and I, under the skin of words,

on the beaming banks of foam,

a poet who sang  and died

leaving this singed elegy

before the faces of poets,

for birds at the edge of sky.

Adonis, “Song” from Selected Poems, translated by Khaled Mattawa. Copyright © 2010 by  Adonis. Reprinted by permission of Yale University Press.

Source: Selected Poems (Yale University Press, 2010)