Tuesday, November 24, 2020

MARSH HAWK REVIEW IS FRESH!


You are invited to peruse the just-released Fall 2020 issue of the Marsh Hawk Press Review. This issue is edited by Daniel Morris, and you can see it HERE



Monday, November 9, 2020

Poetry + Spirituality with Donald Lopez, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Thomas Fink

 You are invited to an online event at Poets House:


THURSDAY, November 12 | 5pm (Eastern Time)

Poetry + Spirituality: On The Lotus Sutra with Donald Lopez, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Thomas Fink

The Lotus Sutra, the last sermon of the Shakyamuni Buddha, remains one of the most influential sutras in Buddhist literature. Poet, scholar, and educator Donald Lopez, author of the first comprehensive history of the Lotus Sutra in English, will lead a panel discussion on poetry and spirituality, with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Thomas Fink, delving into the poetics of sacred texts.

Donald Lopez is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author, translator, and editor of numerous works in the field of Buddhist Studies, on topics ranging from Buddhist philosophy to Buddhism and Science. He has also written extensively on the European encounter with Buddhism. Among anthologies, he is the editor of the Buddhism volume of the Norton Anthology of World Religions and Buddhist Scriptures for Penguin Classics. His recent books include Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet (with Thupten Jinpa), Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Visionary, and Two Buddhas Seated Side by Side: A Guide to the Lotus Sutra(with Jacqueline Stone). In 2008, he was the first scholar of Buddhism to deliver the Terry Lectures at Yale. In 2014, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (edited with Robert Buswell) was awarded the Dartmouth Medal for best reference work of the year. In 2000, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of two chapbooks, Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press, 2015) and Necro Citizens (German/English edition, hochroth Verlag, 2019), and two poetry collections, Paper Pavilion (White Pine Press Poetry Prize, 2007) and Interrogation Room (White Pine Press, 2018) mentioned in The New York Times and praised by World Literature Today for “a vigorous restlessness.” Kwon Dobbs, who has received, most recently, the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award for poetry, a Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, has also published work in CrazyhorsejubilatThe Massachusetts ReviewPleiades, Poetry International, and elsewhere. Poetry editor at AGNI, she is associate professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College and a guest lecturer at Universität Bielefeld.

Thomas Fink has published 11 books of poetry—most recently A Pageant for Every Addiction (Marsh Hawk Press, 2020), written collaboratively with Maya D. MasonHedge Fund Certainty (Meritage Press and i.e. Press, 2019) and Selected Poems & Poetic Series (Marsh Hawk Press, 2016)—as well as two books of criticism, including “A Different Sense of Power”: Problems of Community in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) and three edited anthologies, including Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (U of Alabama Press, 2014). His work appeared in Best American Poetry 2007, edited by David Lehman and Heather McHugh. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia.



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

TONY TRIGLIO ON "CHAPTER ONE"

Tony Triglio is latest addition to discuss writerly beginnings for Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" Project!



SANDY MCINTOSH ON FRENCH NATIONAL TV

FRANCE NATIONAL TV CHANNEL M6 will air a documentary about Trump and women, in which Sandy McIntosh will be interviewed, on Wednesday, Oct. 28th. It will air at 9:00 pm Paris time.





Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA OLIVARES

INFORMATION FROM NYFA:

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the 2020 recipients and finalists of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program, which it has administered for the past 35 years with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  

During an especially challenging year for those in the creative community, NYFA has awarded a total of $588,000 to 85 artists (including one collaboration) whose ages range from 28-73 years throughout New York State in the following disciplines: Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Fifteen finalists, who do not receive a cash award, but benefit from a range of other NYFA services, were also announced.

 

Christina Olivares is among this year's Finalists in the Poetry category.

 

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding Fellowships to five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 3,536 artists. 


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2020 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM RECIPIENTS AND FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

 

$588,000 Awarded to 85 New York State Artists

 

New York, NY  The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the 2020 recipients and finalists of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program, which it has administered for the past 35 years with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts(NYSCA). For the 2020 Fellowship year, the organization has awarded a total of $588,000 to 85 artists (including one collaboration) whose ages range from 28-73 years throughout New York State in the following disciplines: Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Fifteen finalists, who do not receive a cash award, but benefit from a range of other NYFA services, were also announced. A complete list of the Fellows and Finalists follows. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded over $32.5 million to more than 5,000 artists.

 

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding Fellowships to five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 3,536 artists. 

 

Each year, the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship offers a unique snapshot of contemporary arts across New York State. From almost 4,000 applications in five disciplines, there were key themes that emerged. Shining a light on the diverse cultural fabric that makes up the state were explorations of race and ethnicity, immigration, cultural displacement, and what it means to be a first-generation American as well as work that examines current political issues such as climate change, LGBTQIA+ rights, and racial and gender equality from highly personal perspectives. 

 

“This year is an especially meaningful one in the long history of this program, as unrestricted artist grants are needed now more than ever,” said Michael L. Royce, Executive Director of NYFA. “We are thrilled to partner with NYSCA to recognize artists of all disciplines across New York State with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships; to be selected by a peer jury is an incredible honor and hopefully a validating one no matter the artist’s career stage,” he added.

 

“The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship recognizes that artists of all disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and career stages are at the heart of our state’s powerful creative ecosystem and make vital contributions to the diversity of expression in New York,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director of NYSCA. “As our field faces innumerable challenges, we are proud to continue our partnership with NYFA to provide critical support to artists whose work helps build healthy communities in all regions of the state.”

 

Many of the 2020 Fellows have underscored the importance of receiving the award in a tumultuous year, finding encouragement from their peers and the $7,000 instrumental to forging ahead in their careers.

 

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, a Craft/Sculpture Fellow from Stone Ridge, NY, says that the award encourages her to take more risks in her work and to push beyond familiar comforts in the studio. "The organization's significant affirmation of my work's creative value and contribution to the field is especially meaningful during this pandemic. Through stress, sorrow, and loss, I have struggled to be artistically creative in isolation. But the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship has shored up my confidence, inspiring me to embrace new directions with renewed spirit."

 

For Ge Gao, a Nonfiction Literature Fellow from Brooklyn, NY, the Fellowship “gives me something that's exactly what I need right now in life and in my writing practice: some financial support, some recognition, and some encouragement during this noisy, disturbing, lonely time when our critical thinking and reflective writing should be valued more than ever.”

 

Yesenia Montilla, a Poetry Fellow from New York, NY, came to poetry later in life and says that receiving the fellowship is one of the highlights of her life thus far. “This fellowship will provide me with a freedom that I didn't think possible, it will allow for the type of slow down and deliberate attention that is hard to do when juggling so many financial responsibilities alongside all the uncertainty that 2020 has cemented. More than that, I think knowing that my work is hitting some sweet spots and that maybe in some distant place or just down the road, someone is benefiting from my words in some way, is also a great reward.”

 

Major funding is also provided by the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). Additional funding is provided by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

 

Fellowship Recipients and Finalists by Discipline and County of Residence:

 

Craft/Sculpture

 

Fellows

Fanny Allié (Kings)

Patricia Ayres (New York)

Julia Bland (Kings)

Vivian Chiu (New York)

Katie Coughlin (Kings)

Jes Fan (Kings)

Marilyn J Friedman (New York)

Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang (New York)

Zac Hacmon (New York)
Benjamin Heller (Kings)

Heidi Lau (New York)

Meg Lipke (Columbia)

Chico MacMurtrie (Kings)

Matthew Mazzotta (St. Lawrence)

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (Ulster)

John Monti (Kings)

Emily Oliveira (Kings)

Erin M. Riley (Kings)
David B. Smith (Kings)

Elif Uras (New York)

Alison Elizabeth Taylor (Kings)
  

Finalists       

David Henderson (Kings)

Asif Mian (Queens)

Rowan Renee (Kings)

         

Panelists     

Annalisa Barron (Monroe)

Sharif Bey (Onondaga)

Esperanza Cortés (New York)

Jim Osman (Kings)

Padma Rajendran (Greene)

 

Digital/Electronic Arts

 

Fellows

Sean Capone (Kings)

Luba Drozd (Kings)

Jonathan Ehrenberg (New York)

Olalekan Jeyifous (Kings)

Jess Johnson (New York)

Carl Lee (Erie)

Warren Lehrer (Queens)

Dana Levy (New York)

Ani Liu (Queens)

Umber Majeed (Kings)***
Michael Mandiberg (Kings)

nova Milne (Kings)*

Kameron Neal (Kings)

 

Finalists

Bang Geul Han (Kings)

Dev Harlan (New York)

DOTDOT (Kate Stevenson and Christopher White)* (New York)

 

Panelists

Andrew Demirjian (New York)

Ella Gant (Oneida)

Qin Han (Suffolk)

Anna Scime (Erie)

Ziyang Wu (Kings)

 

Nonfiction Literature

 

Fellows

Ariel Aberg-Riger (Erie)

Patrick Arden (New York)

Thomas A. Bass (Oneida)

Alvin Eng (New York)

Spencer Everett (New York)

Ge Gao (New York)

Shahnaz Habib (Kings)

Madhu H. Kaza (Kings)

Richard Scott Larson (Kings)

Stacy Parker Le Melle (New York)

Heather Dune Macadam (Suffolk)

Christola Phoenix (New York)

Emily Raboteau (New York)

Mosi Secret (Kings)

Melissa Valentine (Kings)

 

Finalists

Suzanne Cope (Kings)

Pardiss Kebriaei (Manhattan)

Kristen Radtke (Brooklyn)

 

Panelists

Joseph Bruchac (Saratoga)

Caitlin Cass (Erie)

Eve Dunbar (Dutchess)

Mychal Denzel Smith (Kings)

Nadia Owusu (Kings)

 

Poetry

 

Fellows

Albert Abonado (Monroe)

Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Kings)

Ama Codjoe (Bronx)**

t’ai freedom ford (Kings)

Ellen Hagan (New York)

Marwa Helal (Kings)

Omotara James (Queens)

Joseph O. Legaspi (Queens)

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado (Kings)

Shane McCrae (New York)

Yesenia Montilla (New York)

Nicole Sealey (Kings)

John Steven Murillo (Kings)

Cindy Tran (Queens)

Jenny Mengyu Xie (New York)

 

Finalists

Pamela Hart (Westchester)

Sahar Muradi (New York)

Christina Olivares (Bronx)

 

Panelists

Grisel Y. Acosta (Bronx)

Gbenga Adesina (Madison)

Jacquline Jones LaMon (Nassau)

Alison Meyers (Monroe)

Kendra Sullivan (Kings)

 

Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts

 

Fellows

Olaronke Akinmowo (Kings)

Miguel A. Aragón (Richmond)**

Osi Audu (Ulster)

Melanie Baker (Dutchess)

Geoffrey Chadsey (Kings)

Sue Collier (New York)

Kevin Frances (New York)

Shanti Grumbine (Ulster)

Frederick Hayes (Kings)

Darina Karpov (Kings)

Selena Kimball (Kings)

Derek Lerner (New York)

Carlos Llobet (Erie)

Matthew Northridge (Orange)

Norm Paris (Kings)

Joseph Radoccia (Dutchess)

Julia Randall (New York)

David Sandlin (New York)

Lena Schmid (Kings)

Kyung Eun You (Queens)

 

Finalists

Lori Nelson Field (New York)

Komikka Patton Martian (Kings)

Deborah Wasserman (Queens)

 

Panelists

Sun Young Kang (Erie)

Kakyoung Lee (Kings)

Justin Sanz (Kings)

Charlotte Schulz (Westchester)

Charles Wilkin (Sullivan)

 

*Collaborative

**DCLA Fellow

***Deutsche Bank Fellow


Friday, September 25, 2020

DAVID LEHMAN TO JUDGE NEXT MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE

David Lehman will be the judge for our next Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Award. More info is at the link: https://marshhawkpress.org/marsh-hawk-press-poetry-prize-awards/ Info about David Lehman also is at https://marshhawkpress.org/2021-marsh-hawk-press-poetry-prizes-contest-judge-david-lehman/

The contest opens for submissions on December 1, 2020.







Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SANDY MCINTOSH ON PBS FRONTLINE

Sandy McIntosh is featured in the PBS Frontline's “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden.” Featured is a portion of the interview they did with Sandy for their previous documentaries before the 2016 election. You can see the show at this link: