Subscriber News: September 2014
Congratulations to Arthur Powers, judge of the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. His short story collection A Hero for the People (Press 53, 2013) won the 2014 Catholic Arts and Letters Award from the Catholic Writers Guild.
Congratulations to Tricia McCallum. Her second poetry collection, The Music of Leaving, will be published in October by Demeter Press, an independent feminist press in Toronto. She kindly shares a sample poem here. Visit her website for more poems and essays.
Congratulations to Linda Simone. Her poetry chapbook Archeology was published by Flutter Press, with an original cover painting by the author. She describes her inspiration as follows: "These poems dig into the shards and fragments, the moments and pieces we collect to make sense of our lives."
Congratulations to Roberta Beary. Her poetry chapbook Deflection was one of five runners-up in the 2014 Accents Publishing Poetry Chapbook Contest and will be published in March 2015. She kindly shares a sample poem here. The two top winners in this contest received $300 and publication. The most recent deadline was April 30.
Lesléa Newman's essay "One morning at 7:14—a mother who knew her time to go" was published on August 13 in the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper's "Dignity Project" feature, a series of reflections on end-of-life issues.
Ruth Thompson (Woman with Crows), Michelle Wing (Body on the Wall), and Tania Pryputniewicz (November Butterfly) will be reading from their poetry collections on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 PM Pacific time, in the Poetry Flash Series at Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Ginny Lowe Connors was featured in the Hartford Courant newspaper on August 30 in an article about how Connecticut poets laureate are reviving the arts in their communities. She is the Poet Laureate of West Hartford.
A.M. Thompson's poem "In Search of Inspiration at a Bookstore Cafe" was published in Issue #52 of The North, a British poetry journal. She wrote it during her stint as a "30/30" volunteer poet for Tupelo Press in November 2013. Writers participating in this fundraiser were sponsored to write one poem a day for a month. This poem is set in Washington, DC's notable independent bookstore Politics and Prose.
Joan Gelfand's poetry was published in the anthology 99 Poems for the 99 Percent (99: The Press, 2014), edited by Dean Rader. Other notable contributors include Robert Pinsky, Edward Hirsch, Dorianne Laux, Matthew Zapruder, and many more. Joan will be reading at the launch party at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, from 5-7 PM on October 12.
Shirani Rajapakse's poem "September" was published in New Verse News. The poem is a reflection on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Published: September 9, 2014