Subscriber News: March 2018
Congratulations to Robert Savino. An anthology he co-edited with James P. Wagner, No Distance Between Us (Nessuna Distanza Tra Noi): Italian American Poets of Long Island, was published in September 2017 by Local Gems Press. From the book blurb: “This volume contains a diverse representation of 47 Long Island Italian American poets, including 4 poets laureate. Between the covers of this treasure you will discover poems of beginners to professional poets. The poems, in English, are complimented by Italian translation and demonstrate an outpouring of Italian traits…gentleness, generosity, good humor and love of family and food.” Robert was the Suffolk County (NY) Poet Laureate from 2015-17.
Congratulations to Dr. Fathima E.V. Her English translation from Malayalam of Subhash Chandran's epic novel A Preface to Man (HarperCollins Publishers India) won a Crossword Book Award in the Indian Language Translation category. She says, “Winning Writers has always been my favorite place for checking submission sites.”
Congratulations to Konstantin Nicholas Rega. He won the silver prize for poetry in the 2017 Teen Media Expo from ZO Magazine. Scroll down the home page to read his winning poem, “All, I Am Not”. Three of his poems were published in Angry Old Man, a journal of experimental writing and art. Konstantin is a student at the University of Kent.
Congratulations to William Luvaas. His fourth novel, Welcome to Saint Angel, will be released this month by Anaphora Literary Press. From the book blurb: “Welcome to Saint Angel is a dead-serious comedy about development gone mad and townsfolk's attempts to protect their rural Arcadia from bulldozers and climate change deniers. Part environmental fiction, part social satire, it speaks to exurban sprawl and the heedless development of fragile natural areas and to the power of communal resistance in the face of calamity.” Visit his website to learn more.
Sarina Rose's novel Loving Nick, a romance about a Vietnam amputee reuniting with his first love, will be available this spring on Amazon.com. Visit her website to learn more.
Des Mannay's poetry will be published in several anthologies this year. Moving Beyond Mars: A Voice for Victims/Survivors of Abuse (Red Dashboard LLC, 2018) features poetry and nonfiction that speaks out about domestic violence and sexual abuse. Des kindly shares his poem from this collection, “Give 'Em Enough Rope”, here. Please Hear What I'm Not Saying, edited by Isabelle Kenyon, raises money for UK-based mental health charities and helplines. Two other anthologies will also be raising money or awareness of mental health issues: Within Darkness & Light—Volume 2, to be published by Nothing Books, and an as yet unnamed anthology to be produced by Disability Arts Cymru (DAC). Des will also see his poetry translated into another language for the first time, in the bilingual English/Farsi anthology Persian Sugar in English Tea. There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide, with the language holding official status in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, yet there is a limited amount of translated poetry since the 1980s and those are only from very well-known international poets. Profits from sales will be spent to promote more print copies to Farsi-speaking countries. Listen to Soodabeh Saeidnia's audio recording of the Farsi/Persian translation of Des's poem “Stoned”.
Ellaraine Lockie's poems “California Convertible” and “Running on Empty”, excerpted from her new chapbook Tripping With the Top Down (Foothills Publishing, 2017), were featured in the In Daily Poets Corner of the Adelaide Daily Independent News (Australia) on February 14.
Mark Fleisher's essay “Shades of Gray” was published in This I Know, an anthology of prose and poetry compiled by the Warren Artists' Market in Warrenton, North Carolina, and published by PurpleStone Press.
Bernard Mann's novel of Biblical history, David & Avshalom: Life and Death in the Forest of Angels, is now available in paperback from Amazon.com. Poet and critic Katherine L. Gordon says of this book, “Time melts in the heat of history as Bernard Mann's David bursts out of statuary and the dust of old scripts into our palpable moment… Mann understands this complex warrior-poet, revealing why David's imprint on the world of his day still resonates dramatically for us… He will certainly captivate you as his vulnerable humanity and fierce power grip you, remain with you, after this literary adventure.”
Published: March 6, 2018