Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Robert Gibb's After and "Spring Sequence" is featured on Poetry Daily!  Congratulations Robert!  You can go see the poem HERE!.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Edited by Mary Mackey, The Spring 2017 edition of The Marsh Hawk Review is now out!  Go HERE for the issue and Archive of past issues.  The Spring issue features the following poets:

Corinne Robins
Maxine Hong Kingston
Wil Gibson
Thomas Fink and Maya D. Mason
Susan Terris
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Steve Fellner
Stephen Paul Miller
Sandy McIntosh
Rusty Morrison
Rochelle Ratner
Robert Gibb
Richard Loranger
Rafael Jesús Gonzalez
Puma Perl
Paul Pines
Patricia Carlin
Michael Rerick
Marge Piercy
Joshua McKinney
Brad Buchanan
Jon Curley
Joan Gelfand
Jane Ormerod
Jane Hirshfield
George Quasha
Daniel Lawless
Eileen Tabios
Dennis Nurkse
Daniel Morris
Basil King
Claudia Carlson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


The public is invited to:

"Sowing the Wind"
Poetry and Music Event for the
 Publication of Ed Foster's New Book
(Marsh Hawk Press)

Hosted by Yunus Tuncel
Piano Performance by Aysegul Durakoglu
Poetry Reading by Ed Foster

About the Poet: Edward Foster

Ed Foster has written, translated, and edited forty books to date. Sowing the Wind is his sixteenth book of poetry, including volumes in Russian, Slovenian, and Romanian, and individual poems in Turkish. He is the founding editor of Talisman House, Publishers, and Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

A long gnostic poem, Sowing the Wind interrogates modern notions of friendship, which, compromised by possession, need, and performance, becomes in our time simply and essentially another expression of change.  

"As a writer, critic, editor, and teacher, Ed Foster is inveterately Apollonian: lucid, balanced, well organized." —American Book Review

"[Foster's poetry] reads in its entirety like a hymn to intellectual beauty. Its mood is almost always one of deep contemplation, a search for harmony among tangled relations. Each poem is an attempt to bring an inner light to the surface of the paper…Each word has a feeling of critical distinction, as if distilled out of some more turbulent compound of longing and agitation."—Jacket2

"Edward Foster's poetry, always exacting and infinitely sweeping, comes to us like a whisper from behind our own ears... His poems suspend themselves just above language, connotative of some understanding—perhaps common to all of us—that recedes at the brink of words…"—Brooklyn Rail

About the Pianist: Aysegul Durakoglu 

Since her highly acclaimed New York Debut, Aysegul Durakoglu has been concertizing nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She received her Masters from Juilliard School and a PhD from NYU and has been serving on the Music and Technology Program at the Stevens Institute of Technology.  A pioneer of Debussy’s piano music, she has recorded all his Etudes, and recently released a solo album, Dances through the Keyboard, recorded at the Jazz at Lincoln Center.

About the Host: Yunus Tuncel
Yunus Tuncel, Ph.D. (New School for Social Research), is a teacher of philosophy. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Nietzsche Circle and the Editorial Board of its electronic journal, The Agonist. His book Towards a Genealogy of Spectacle (Eye Corner Press, 2011) addresses issues in theories of art and spectacle. His most recent book, Agon in Nietzsche, came out in 2013 (Marquette University Press). He works on intersections between various cultural expressions such as music and philosophy, philosophy and poetry/literature or philosophy and arts in general. He also organizes, within the framework of Philomobile, cultural tours to explore creations of culture on location.

Date: April 9Sunday
Time: 6-7:15 PM

Thursday, March 9, 2017


David M. Katz offers a lovely review of Paul Pines' CHARLOTTE SONGS and Michael Heller's DIANOIA in Jewish Quarterly. You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt of what was said about Paul's poetry:

as deceptively simple in their clear images and common speech as they are, these poems are songs sung from the heart of this poet: they transcend as well as embody the occasion. The light touch of Pines’s handling of the poetic line lends a subtle melody to the sparest of metaphors. In “We Walk” he describes his emotion on a September morning as he and Charlotte are about to part on her first day of school:
my heart a leaf
about to
So much is captured; even more is suggested. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017


The public is invited to the annual Marsh Hawk Press book launch which will be held at Poets House, New York City. It will be Friday, May 19th at 6-8 pm. Join us in celebrating the publication of our fall 2016 and spring 2017 titles:

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Tana Jean Welch's award-winning Latest Volcano receives a review from Tampa Review online! You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
Perhaps the best part of Welch’s collection is the continuous presence of two emotions—happiness and sorrow—that occur simultaneously within each poem. These polar opposite feelings are why Welch’s writing oozes intensity and suspense

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Paolo Javier has a new project out, a work from Texte Und Tone, Ur'lyeh/Aklopoliscollaboration with Listening Center (David Mason) & Fel Santos. Its edition is published in limited quantities, but the book and cassette comes with a mind blowing poster courtesy of SEEN Studios. 

You can listen to a live performance from the work here. Here's a project description:

cosmos breach. elder gods open yaw way south. planet swallowed doe-like, achilles star seashell leash heel to the thought. swells, dementia, hunger, urgency, seratonin blow bent tap dance little alsatian nonsense, clause thrum for bias

Poet Paolo Javier and Ghost Box recording artist Listening Center collaborate on an exploratory assemblage of clangorous sounds and mysterious fragments of speech. Field recordings of a shadowy Filipino poet are the starting point for a darkened journey through an underworld of language and postcolonial haunting.

Risograph publication. Fifth title in Flugschriften series. 100 copies only. All copies come with cassette and poster. A handful of posters are also available separately for purchase. (Please inquire.) Designed by Rob Carmichael, SEENand printed by Keegan Cooke at Circadian Press.

5" x 8"; 30 pages. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Robert Gibb's AFTER, chosen by Mark Doty for Marsh Hawk Press' Poetry Prize, receives a review in the Pittsburgh City Paper! You can see review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
When Robert Gibb quotes modernist master Ezra Pound saying, “The natural object / is always the adequate symbol,” in his Poundian poem “Cathay,” it’s a sign that what follows leans heavily on imagery and precise language. Gibb doesn’t disappoint as the poem unwinds in a series of painterly images (“The pleached frazzled asphalt / still splotchy with rain … / The guardrail, the river / still blue through the trees”) that add up to something emotionally evocative in his well-crafted lines.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


The Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Award
Named for the late Poet and Member of the Marsh Hawk Press Advisory Board
The Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award
Named for the late Poet and Marsh Hawk Press Editor
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017
Meena Alexander

NEWS: Exhibition of Basil King - February 25 to March 31, 2017

"Basil King: Bird Scripts," Opening February 25, 2017 - 5 to 7pm.
John Molloy Gallery, 49 East 78th Street, 2nd floor, New York City
Regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. 

There will be a screening of "Basil King:MIRAGE," a 22-minute film by Nicole Peyrafitte  and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte,
 followed by a poetry reading by Basil King at the gallery on March 18, 3pm - 5pm. 

King has been working with bird images since 197l. The works on exhibit were all made between 2013 and 2017. The world-wide city pigeon is a central inspiration for King works that range through many emotions. Below, Perch, mixed media on canvas, 34" x 48" - 2016.

For more information visit info@johnmolloygallery.com or phone (212) 249-3020; cell (917) 854-6543

This show follows two  museum shows in North Carolina this past fall.

"Basil King: Between Painting and Writing" --September 2 to December 24, 2016
Curated by Vincent Katz and Brian Butler at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, Asheville, NC.   

This mini-retrospective included King’s cover art for some 60 poetry books and journals, along with 18 paintings  and 138 small works on paper. Also featured was  a screening of the Nicole Peyrafitte-Miles Joris-Peyrafitte film, "Basil King: MIRAGE" and a reading by Basil King of his poetry. Below, the opening with King's book-cover art in vitrines, and a painting from The Cards.

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"Basil King’s Birds" -- October 28 to November 19, 2016
Curated by Tom Patterson and art department staff at St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, NC.  

This show, focused on King’s bird images, was part of a semester-long Black Mountain College Festival, with many exciting artists, dancers, poets and Black Mountain historians in residence for short visits. Below, partial view of installation at St. Andrew's University Museum.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017


You are invited to invite a special focus on George Quasha in TALISMAN! You can see it by going to Burt Kimmelman's wonderful Introduction HERE, which begins

George Quasha’s presence in the life and work of a great many poets, artists, musicians and filmmakers is most remarkable. And so nearly a dozen critical appreciations of his achievements in the arts have been assembled here. Written by luminaries in their own right, they are meant to broaden awareness of Quasha’s unique contributions in a number of fields of endeavor. George and Susan Quasha (a marvelous artist herself) have been mainstays in a community located close enough to New York City to be an instrumental force in the city’s artistic and intellectual goings on, yet far enough north of the city to have developed a collective character and outlook that may owe something to the bucolic experience possible there. The Quashas put down roots, specifically in Barrytown, New York, having already become a part of the avant garde that was taking shape during the 1960s and ‘70s in the city and its environs.            
George Quasha was born in White Plains, New York in 1942, and from age three to seventeen he lived in Miami, Florida. Already a musician, he was reading Nietzsche, Thoreau and Eliot at fourteen, and won the Florida State debate championship at fifteen. Connected to his debate activities, while starting college at the University of Miami the following year, he won a scholarship to the then new and unprecedented International School of America. This award took him and sixteen other high school graduates around the world. They lived with local families in thirteen countries over nine months, accompanied by five university faculty including Edgar Snow and artist Emerson Burkhart. Their curriculum included audiences with the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, I.F. Stone, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, and Willie Brandt. 
Following that school year, Quasha spent the summer in Paris learning French. He subsequently attended Ohio State (studying poetry with Milton Kessler, German with Sigurd Burckhardt, and philosophy with Morris Weitz), then enrolling in Mexico City College (where he concentrated in Spanish, anthropology, and geology) before going on to the Sorbonne (in order to study French language and literature). At twenty-one, he finished college as an English major at NYU.            
Living in the East Village, while attending NYU across town, Quasha frequented the legendary readings at Café Le Métro, and struck up friendships with Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Blackburn, Jackson Mac Low, Diane di Prima, David Antin, Ed Sanders, Carol Bergé, Diane Wakoski, Harold Dicker, Allen Ginsberg, and others working at the forefront of experimental poetry. He began graduate school at NYU (where he was befriended by Anais Nin), studying at length with M. L. Rosenthal (in whose poetry theory seminars he began reading Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan and others, thanks to a presentation in the course by David Antin).

Monday, January 16, 2017


Eileen Tabios is curating a new ekphrasis project where poets and writers may write in response to artworks on the Filipino American Artists Directory site. 

This is an invitation to all creative writers to participate. More information is available at the Call for Writings which is at http://www.filamartistdirectory.com/call-for-writing/  Deadline is ongoing; writings are featured as they are received/accepted.

Marsh Hawker Susan Terris as well as Eileen Tabios have already provided poems in response. Go to the link to see more examples!

Participants are also offered two of Eileen's Marsh Hawk Press books: Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole and SUN STIGMATA.

Friday, January 13, 2017


Marsh Hawk is delighted to announce that Tana Jean Welch's poem, "'Leda' Burning, Immendorf Palace, 1945" will appear in The New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend. Fortunately, it also is now available online HERE.

Congratulations, Tana Jean!

Tana Jean, of course, is the author of Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Recipient Latest Volcano.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Sandy McIntosh is soon to be featured in a number of documentaries on Donald Trump:

PBS Frontline has recut it's Donald Trump documentary and it's airing tonight at 10:00 pm. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/watch/

The Japanese network TBS will air an interview with Sandy on the same subject tomorrow, but it will be featured in Japan only. 

Finally, around Inauguration Day the BBC will air it's own show, in which Sandy has a part.