On the eve of the election, we asked Richard Nash, publisher of Softskull Press, to pick a favorite piece on Fictionaut. Without much hesitation, he cast his ballot for Laurel Snyder‘s poem The Poor Little: “I know it is because I’m a new father, and everything hurts and is joyful, all at once, like my reaction to Obama’s grandmother dying this morning, selfish and all over the place, and Laurel’s poem does all that stuff. All that stuff.”

Softskull’s Black Flies, by Shannon Burke, just made Amazon’s Best of 2008 list. Congrats all around!

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