Sunday, September 15, 2019

A REVIEW FOR MARY MACKEY!


Joan Gelfand reviews Mary Mackey's The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: Collected Poems 1974-2018 over at Compulsive Reader! You can see the review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
Mackey is a magnificent thinker with broad passions: pagan cultures, literature, anthropology, ecology and history are subject explored in Jaguars. After graduating with her PhD from The University of Michigan in 1970, she arrived in Berkeley, California, and began publishing in earnest. Her first novel, Immersion, was recently re-released. An ecofeminist novel, which takes place in the jungles of Costa Rica, it is a portent of climate change. 
Serious topics such as ecofeminism, history, and ecology might sound dry, but like many magnificent thinkers before her, Mackey is in full possession of a wild and wacky sense of humor that always puts her readers at ease. I’ll also say here that while her mind is magnificent and her interests broad, her work, while stunningly layered, is always accessible.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

DANIEL MORRIS IN "CHAPTER ONE"

Daniel Morris, the latest contributor to Marsh Hawk's "Chapter One" series about writerly beginnings, presents a brutally--and admirably--honest essay entitled "Reading Spivack/Reading Myself." You are invited to read it HERE.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

DURING EAST HAMPTON AUTHORS NIGHT

on August 10, 2019, how fun to see Alec Baldwin admire Sandy McIntosh's latest book, LESSER LIGHTS!






Monday, August 5, 2019

FABULOUS REVIEW FOR MARY MACKEY


Congratulations to Mary Mackey for her PANK review of her The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams! You can see review HERE but here's an excerpt:
Mackey is a magnificent thinker with broad passions: pagan cultures, literature, anthropology, ecology and history are subject explored in “Jaguars.” After graduating with her PhD from The University of Michigan in 1970, she arrived in Berkeley, California, and began publishing in earnest. ... 
Serious topics such as ecofeminism, history, and ecology might sound dry, but like many magnificent thinkers before her, Mackey is in full possession of a wild and wacky sense of humor that always puts her readers at ease. I’ll also say here that while her mind is magnificent and her interests broad, her work, while stunningly layered, is always accessible.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

INDIGO MOOR IN "CHAPTER ONE" PROJECT!

Marsh Hawk Press is delighted to expand its Chapter One Project with Indigo Moor! You can see his contribution HERE, but here's an excerpt:
But old scars, like old fears, don’t fade easily. I told my guidance counselor about my dream of being a writer. Knowing no examples of successful writers, much less black ones, she redirected my shallow river of hope from Liberal Arts colleges to an engineering track at NC State. It wasn’t a difficult push. Artistic children with no guidance or direction are easy targets for those who know better than they do. Besides, the child who abandoned that rocket ship when it needed him most was still in me, always willing to hide from the light.


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You can see other authors in Chapter One HERE which refers to the early days of being a poet. Here's our official description:
"The Chapter One Project from Marsh Hawk Press features the memoirs of outstanding poets from diverse backgrounds, recalling the ways by which they found their start as writers. While creative writing programs seek to develop the talents of maturing writers, recondite but essential information about the development of the writing craft will be discovered in the early memoirs—the Chapter One’s—of established poets published in this series. Each month we’ll post a new Chapter."



Monday, July 15, 2019

THE 2019 MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZES

Congratulations to the winners:

2019 Prize Winners
Chosen by Marge Piercy
The MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE
($1,000.00 Cash Prize and Publication of the Book)
“Blood Memory” by Gail Newman
The ROBERT CREELEY MEMORIAL AWARD
($250.00 Cash Prize)
“American Duende” by Jay Griswold
The ROCHELLE RATNER MEMORIAL AWARD
($250.00 Cash Prize)
“Bird” by Meg Kearney
FINALISTS
Julie Phillips, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Julie Danho, Morgan, Jill Gonet,Howard Levy, Doris Ferleger, Seif-Eldeine Och, Allison Adair, Ahann Ray,Veronica Corpuz, Janlori Goldman, Christien Gholson, Eric Burger,and Stephen Priest


Friday, June 21, 2019

FINALISTS FOR MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZES

CONGRATULATIONS to the Finalists for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes:

Julie Phillips, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Julie Danho, Matt Morgan, Meg Kearney, Jill Gonet, Howard Levy, Doris Ferleger, Seif-Eldeine Och, Gail Newman, Allison Adair, Ahann Ray, Veronica Corpuz, Janlori Goldman, Christien Gholson, Eric Burger, and Stephen Priest
The Finalists manuscripts will be judged by Madge Piercy.

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