For Immediate Release

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – May 30, 2018 – PRLog — An August Nightmare is another release by the acclaimed publishing house, Prolific Press. After scouring hundreds of manuscripts by both professional and aspiring authors, Stephen Dudas has been awarded a prestigious chapbook contract for publishing. Copies are already available at the Prolific Press bookstore.

Part love poem, part speculative memoir, An August Nightmare is an exploration of grief and fear, the fear of grief. If loss can haunt a loved one left behind, how might one find what remains of himself within the shatter? Dudas takes up this question in a collection of prose fragments that unsettle familiar spaces to imagine how a particular emptiness moves in.

About the Poet: Stephen Dudas teaches at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He earned an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University in 2013. Dudas is currently pursuing a PhD in literature. His writing has been published in The Great Lakes Book Project, drupe fruits, Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets (Z Publishing House), and Rain Taxi. Dudas is a founding co-editor of Threadcount Magazine.

An August Nightmare can be purchased at the Prolific Press Bookstore (ISBN 978-1-63275-132-4)