Thursday, March 31, 2022

ON BECOMING A POET

 Marsh Hawk Press' historic anthology, On Becoming A Poet, is now available at Small Press Distribution. Here's more info:



Monday, February 28, 2022

NEW WEBSITE: CHAPTER ONE PROJECT


Marsh Hawk Press has created a new website for its Chapter One Project. This is a useful website for poetry lovers and educators. Featuring some of today's most experienced and wise poets, the website also expands the theme of its first book project, the forthcoming anthology ON BECOMING A POET. You can see the website HERE.




RAFAEL JESUS GONZALEZ IN "CHAPTER ONE" SERIES!


Berkeley's first Poet Laureate Rafael Jesus Gonzalez is latest participant in Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" series about poets' beginnings. Gonzalez, also the founder of the Mexican & Latin American Studies Dept. at Laney College, Oakland, begins his contribution with the following (and do go HERE for entire essay):

"I was born into flor y canto, in xochitl in cuicatl, flower & song, poetry taught me by my father Jesús and my mother Carmen (who before she married compiled a collection of poems, in Spanish of course, meticulously typed on two- hundred-fifty pages bound in an embossed binder from the custom house in Cd. Juárez where my aunt Luz worked, the first book I ever attempted to illustrate, to my mother’s consternation, at the age of three or four.)"


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A REVIEW FOR LORNA DEE CERVANTES' NEW MARSH HAWK BOOK!

Rosa Martha Villareal reviews Lorna Dee Cervantes' April on Olympia. You can see review HERE but here's an excerpt: 

Cervantes conjures the ghosts of her literary and artistic godparents, guides of the subconscious mind’s nights of darkness, the givers of the word/logos, which orders the chaos of imagination just as the gardener organizes the fecundity of nature. The artists: Theodore Roethke, Gil Scott Heron, Billie Holliday, Federico García Lorca, Allen Ginsberg. The social warriors who shaped her sensibilities and gave definition to her indignation: César Chávez, Nestora Salgado, Carlos Almaráz. She elaborates in “River: for my murdered mother” that the inheritance of remembrance, sorrow, and the continuum of thought and passion through time are vehicles of freedom because the quest for justice takes longer than one lifetime.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

ARTHUR SZE ON REVELING IN COMPLEXITY

Arthur Sze contributes to Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" Project. You can read his contribution through an interview with Jim Natal HERE.



Monday, January 17, 2022

ON BECOMING A POET

Marsh Hawk Press will be publishing four new titles later this spring in its Chapter One series. Here's the cover for our anthology. (To learn more about what we're doing go to: https://marshhawkpress.org/chapter-one-series/




Sunday, January 2, 2022

BARBARA NOVACK ON "CHAPTER ONE"


You are invited to read Barbara Novack's contribution to Marsh Hawk Press' "
Chapter One" project that presents established poets discussing their early days as writers. You can see her essay HERE.