Founded in 2001 as a poetry collective, Marsh Hawk Press has evolved into a self-sustaining publisher that prides itself on its authors’ involvement in every stage of the publishing process. Our books' forms and sensibilities assimilate modern and post-modern traditions of poetry and memoir but expand from these without political or aesthetic bias.
"Sometimes time is the subject, sometimes materiality as these poems point us toward the strangeness at the heart of being. We are swept away, almost in spite of ourselves, by the hypnotic precision of language. The long opening sequence 'The Blue Hill' stuns and delights. It veers through twists and turns of utterly simple phrases into its own incandescent music." -Meena Alexander, 2017 Marsh Hawk Press Prize Contest Judge
Spring 2018 Book Launch
& Party at Poets House, NYC
When: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York City
Free and Open to the Public
Celebrating the publication of:
PAUL PINES: Gathering Sparks
"In this profound, powerful, beautifully illustrated collection, poet Paul Pines masterfully explores correlations and juxtapositions to reveal new connections in a poetic language.... What he gives us in Gathering Sparks is something so unusual that it hovers almost beyond words: a museum of the Infinite...." -Mary Mackey
SANDY McINTOSH: Obsessional: Poems for Performance
"Ernesta," the drama of a 19th century Spanish pianist and murderer, "bursts with brilliance and sizzles with sass. An audacious, ravishing, syntactic marvel." -Denise Duhamel
"Obsessional" is remarkable for yoking an engaging Elizabethan literary detective story to a personal narrative about life as a grad school poet. Even more impressive than this set-up actually succeeding is the way McIntosh is able to tie compassion to daggerthrust humor.
-Brian Clements, Boog City
JON CURLEY: Scorch Marks
"The pace too quickened to be a flaneur's, the passion too corporeal to seem the eye of a camera. Jon Curley's latest book of poems, Scorch Marks, is a visceral shout-out, a call-as much prayer as dare-to those who would acquiesce by keeping virtual or literal pen in pocket, in the face of injustice and lies....Scorch Mark's poems cut, jab, and yearn. It is a yearning that refuses to give in or give way."
For Seventeen Years: Highlighting the Breadth of Affinities Between Poetry and the Visual Arts
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