Friday, August 17, 2018

2019 MHP CONTEST JUDGE: MARGE PIERCY


Marsh Hawk Press is delighted to announce that Marge Piercy will be the 2019 Judge for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize.  You can see information about the Prizes at the Marsh Hawk website.




Sunday, August 5, 2018

MARSH HAWK PRESS AT AWP 2019

A panel proposal by Marsh Hawk Press has been accepted for AWP 2019.  The panel is
"Readings from the Chapter One Project," has been accepted by AWP. The readers, who will read their own memoirs written for the Chapter One project, will be Sandy McIntosh, Geoffrey O'Brien, Denise Duhamel, Mary Mackey, and Jason McCall. 

We hope to see you there!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

R.I.P. PAUL PINES

Marsh Hawk Press is devastated to share the passing of Paul Pines, brilliant poet and light-filled human being. Paul published four books with Marsh Hawk Press and was a great promoter of the press. We shall miss him.  R.I.P., Paul.




Friday, June 22, 2018

MICHAEL HELLER ENGAGES PAUL PINES' GATHERING SPARKS


Galatea Resurrects publishes Michael Heller's engagement with Paul Pines' GATHERING SPARKS! You can see the entire essay, which was presented at the Marsh Hawk Press book launch, HERE, but here's an excerpt:
As with all his works—sometimes sharp to the point of poignancy in Gathering Sparks—Paul’s poetry is a quest, spiritual, linguistic, psychological, a constant effort of human repair and recovery.  His way, as he proclaims in Gathering Sparks, is to find something which “allows him to feel/the world as proximate/unbounded.”   That unboundedness, which one finds in the amplitude of Paul’s poetry, its range of reference, its  epical breadth of open sea, foreign lands, international capitols, all coexisting with an equally powerful grainy particularity of immediate presence and human contact, is, in my reading, also an ethical quest for openness to experience and vulnerability.


MARSH HAWK ANNOUNCES 2018 CONTEST WINNERS!

2018 Contest Winners
Chosen by Jane Hirshfield

The MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE
($1,000.00 Cash Prize and Publication of the Book)



The ROBERT CREELEY MEMORIAL AWARD
($250.00 Cash Prize)

Laura McKee

The ROCHELLE RATNER MEMORIAL AWARD
($250.00 Cash Prize)

Andrea Carter Brown

Finalists

Amanda Auerbach, Arthur Brown, Aruni Kashyap, Caryn Davidson, Charles Kell,Christopher BruntElizabeth Aoki, George Kalamaras, Jacob OetJacqueline Jules, James Grinwis, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Karen DonovanKathleen McCann, Ken Haas, Lila Dlaboha, Lynne Thompson, Mel Elberger,Michelle Lewis, Miho Nonaka, Nancy Keating,Nicole MelansonRachael Peckham, Reed Wilson, Shaun Griffin, Steven Haven


Thanks to Everyone Who Submitted

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SANDY MCINTOSH UP AT LIU HEADLINES!


Sandy McIntosh's memoir books from Marsh Hawk -- LESSER LIGHTS and A HOLE IN THE OCEAN: A HAMPTONS APPRENTICESHIP -- are presented in a feature on him at LIU Headlines. You can see it HERE.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eileen Tabios / j j hastain's collaboration in POST-CRISIS POETICS


Eileen R. Tabios' and j/j hastain's collaborative book the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA is addressed in T.C. Marshall's essay, A Secret Agent, a Spaceman, & a Talking Bear: ATheory of Doubling the Stakes in Poetry for POST-CRISIS POETICS edited by Brian Ang. Here's an excerpt:
Eileen Tabios and j/j hastain have carried doubling into a collaborative text that combines her “sense of physicality” with hastain’s trans identity and “the idea of the poem as also a body,” all while working with her adopted son’s school life and the condition of orphaned bodies (v. my review in GR #20). This seemingly labyrinthine combination was for her “a useful scaffolding for managing personal biases and emotion so that they did not get in the way of creating the poem.” She ends this book with “A Poetics Fragment” that expresses the belief that a poem is “completed elsewhere” by others, beyond the poet’s realm of control, and that “one poem can have many different completions.” This is the essence of the noetic, where questionings and contradictions put off conclusions.