Friday, August 5, 2022

ON MARY MACKEY'S ON CREATIVITY


You're invited to read this wonderful engagement/review of Mary Mackey's book, ON CREATIVITY: WHERE POEMS BEGIN by the Steiny Road Poet! Here's an excerpt:

Mackey says she experienced an altered state of mind since childhood because of abnormally high (and life threatening) fevers. However, Mackey was curious about the culture Schultes studied in the Amazon and traveled and lived there to experience that environment firsthand. Uninterested in the surrealism (being in touch with the unconscious mind) of contemporaries like André Breton,  Stein relied on a disciplined schedule of writing which she did late at night when everyone else slept. Mackey describes how she developed her process of "extreme focus" to move from an ordinary object like an ashtray to her creative landscape. This method of concentration is what she says taught her to re-learn metaphor, something she could do at eleven years old. The point is that children have a natural ability to see things creatively until they lose touch with their inner child by what adults teach them.



Saturday, July 9, 2022

2022 RECIPIENTS OF MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE!!

 Congratulations to the poets featured below!!!!


2022 MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE AWARDS
CONTEST JUDGE: John Yau

($1,000.00 Cash Prize and Publication of the Book)
“Translation Zone” by Brian Cochran
($1,000.00 Cash Prize and Publication of the Book)

The ROCHELLE RATNER MEMORIAL AWARD
“The War in the War” by Dennis Etzel, Jr.
($250.00 Cash Prize)

The ROBERT CREELEY MEMORIAL AWARD
“Bamboo On the Tracks” by Tony Wallin-Sato
($250.00 Cash Prize)

FINALISTS
Jeremy Schmidt
Brian Strang
Adam Scheffler
Nancy Davis
Daniel Meltz
Danielle Hanson
Sawnie Morris
Michael Opperman
Freke Räihä
Melissa Tuckey
Adam Day





Friday, July 8, 2022

MCINTOSH AND CERVANTES ON LATEST SPD BESTSELLER LISTS

We're delighted to share that two of our books made it to SPD's latest Bestseller Lists:


and

APRIL ON OLYMPIA by Lorna Dee Cervantes






Friday, July 1, 2022

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS RECOMMENDS SANDY MCINTOSH'S BOOK!

Congratulations to Sandy McIntosh whose latest Marsh Hawk Press book, PLAN B FOR POETS, has been chosen for the Academy of American Poets 2022 Summer Poetry Reading List: https://poets.org/2022-summer-books-list





Tuesday, May 31, 2022

MARSH HAWK REVIEW, SPRING 2022

You are invited to read the just-released Spring 2022 issue of Marsh Hawk Review through the wise efforts of editor Daniel Morris and prose editor Burt Kimmelman. You can see the issue at this link: https://marshhawkpress.org/the-marsh-hawk-press-review/





DENISE LOW ON "CHAPTER ONE"

Denise Low provides a moving memoir in the new installment of Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" series. You can read it HERE.