Monday, November 21, 2022

MARSH HAWK PRESS WELCOMES WILLIAM BENTON

We are delighted to announce our newest release: William Benton's LIGHT ON WATER: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1972-2022. Mr. Benton is a distinguished poet who began his career as a jazz player.

“What most distinguishes the poetry and makes it entirely individual is the manner in which, over the course of any given poem, there is a sense of “motion” in the transitions from phrase to phrase, line to line, a shifting of planes, between image or observation and the abstract, which seems to me unique to the practice of this artist."
-August Kleinzahler



Thursday, October 6, 2022

EILEEN R. TABIOS PART OF CLMP'S SUGGESTIONS FOR FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH


Eileen R. Tabios' Selected Tercets collection, THE IN(TER)VENTION OF THE HAY(NA)KU, is included in CLMP's "A Reading List for Filipino American History Month"! Also featured is a book she edited on Jose Garcia Villa, THE ANCHORED ANGEL. You can see the entire list HERE.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

THOMAS FINK ON READING POETRY & DEEPENING ENGAGEMENT

We are delighted to announce the October 2022 release of Thomas Fink's Reading Poetry with College and University Students (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022). More information at the publisher's BOOK LINK. Marsh Hawk is pleased to see the inclusion of Marsh Hawk poets Eileen R. Tabios and Paolo Javier.


COMPLETE LIST OF POETS:

Julia Alvarez
Amiri Baraka
Tom Beckett
Gwendolyn Brooks
Rosario Castellanos
John Donne
Denise Duhamel
Paolo Javier
Yusef Komunyakaa
Timothy Liu
Audre Lorde
Sheila E. Murphy
Trace Peterson
Adélia Prado
A.K. Ramanujan
Adrienne Rich
Evie Shockley
Wisława Szymborska
Eileen R. Tabios
Gail Tremblay
W.B. Yeats


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Reading Poetry with College and University Students aims to help faculty foster students' intellectual and aesthetic engagement with poems while enabling them to sharpen critical and creative thinking skills. Reading authors across history and the globe--such as Julia Alvarez, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mahmoud Darwish, John Donne, Paolo Javier, Yusef Komunyakaa, Audre Lorde, and Wislawa Szymborska--Thomas Fink zeroes in on how learners can surmount and even enjoy tackling the most difficult aspects of poetry. 

By exploring students' emotional identification with speakers and characters of poems as well as poets themselves, Fink shows how an instructor can motivate students to produce effective and empathic interpretations. Through divergent readings of selected poems, the book addresses the influence of various theoretical paradigms, ranging from ecological, psychological, feminist, and queer theory to deconstructive, postcolonial, and surface reading orientations. Instructors receive practical guidance through these poems, poets, and modes of reading, helping to give learners raw material to reach their own nuanced interpretations and strengthen their emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual acumen.


 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

MARY MACKEY'S LATEST HONORS

Congratulations to Mary Mackey whose film script "Time Piece," co-written with Renee De Palma, has won the City of Angels Women's Film Festival Award for Best Short Film Script! More information is available HERE.

Mary's latest Marsh Hawk book, CREATIVITY: WHERE POEMS BEGIN, also was recently lauded by Small Press Distribution to be on its Recommended List!





Saturday, August 27, 2022

MARY MACKEY ON CREATIVITY

You are invited to read the latest installment to Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One Project," an essay on creativity by Mary Mackey. It begins with
My memories go back a long way, too long to be true, people tell me. And yet they are there, stored in a wordless space in my mind, because they came before words, existing in a place that someday I will come to understand is the source of my poetry, perhaps the source of all poetry. It is a country without borders, a place without language, a universe that has not yet been talked into being.
A younger Mary Mackey in Costa Rica