Monday, March 8, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

MARSH HAWK REVIEW, SPRING 2021

Marsh Hawk Press is delighted to release the Spring 2021 issue of Marsh Hawk Review, edited by Eileen R. Tabios. You are welcome to go HERE


Gratitude to Contributors to Marsh Hawk Press, Spring 2021:

NINOTCHKA ROSCA
ANSELM BERRIGAN
SHEILA E. MURPHY
BARRY SCHWABSKY
LYNNE THOMPSON
MICHELLE MURPHY
SUSAN M. SCHULTZ
WILLIAM ALLEGREZZA
BILLY T. ANTONIO
JANE AUGUSTINE
CYNTHIA T. BUIZA
PATRICIA CARLIN
AILEEN CASSINETTO
LYNN CRAWFORD
JON CURLEY
HEATHER DAVIS
MELINDA LUISA DE JESÚS
CAROL DORF
THOMAS FINK
ROBERT GIBB
VINCE GOTERA
AYO GUTIERREZ
LUISA A. IGLORIA
BURT KIMMELMAN
JULIA ROSE LEWIS and NATHAN HYLAND WALKER
MARY MACKEY
SANDY McINTOSH
PANSY MAURER-ALVAREZ
STEPHEN PAUL MILLER
DANIEL MORRIS
GAIL NEWMAN
DENISE LOW
BASIL KING
JOSE PADUA
MICHAEL RERICK
TOM BECKETT
TONY ROBLES
ROSALINDA RUIZ-SCARFUTO
SUSAN TERRIS
MARK YOUNG
EILEEN R. TABIOS



Monday, March 1, 2021

SANDY MCINTOSH ON CHAPTER ONE

 Sandy McIntosh discusses Joseph Heller as a writing influence for Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" project. You can see his memoir HERE:






Thursday, February 25, 2021

LYNNE THOMPSON IS NEW POET LAUREATE FOR Los Angeles!

Congratulations to Lynne Thompson, recipient of the 2018 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize for her latest honor--the poet laureateship for Los Angeles! Here are words from L.A.'s Mayor:

 

MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 24, 2021 

 

CONTACT: Mayor’s Communications Office, (213) 978-0741

 

MAYOR GARCETTI NAMES LYNNE THOMPSON AS POET LAUREATE OF LOS ANGELES

Award-winning poet is nationally recognized as a trailblazer in contemporary literature

Eds: 

Video of Lynne Thompson reading her poem Red Jasper can be found here. 

A high-resolution headshot can be found here.  

 

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced Lynne Thompson as the new Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.

 

A winner of the Marsh Hawk Prize, Perugia Book Award, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, Thompson will serve as an official ambassador of L.A.’s arts community, promoting poetry across the city and celebrating its rich literary tradition and culture.

 

“Lynne is an acclaimed writer and outspoken force who uses words to tell stories, bring communities together, and open up new avenues of art and thinking,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Los Angeles is an international capital of creativity, a place for dynamic dreamers who shape global culture, ignite trends, and inspire — and I know Lynne will use her drive to show Angelenos and beyond the immense power of poetry.” 

 

The Los Angeles Poet Laureate Program is a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). The aim of this effort is to enhance the presence and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts in Los Angeles, and to engage Angelenos who have limited exposure to poetry and other forms of expressive writing.

 

“I’m humbled and honored to have been selected as Los Angeles’ next Poet Laureate,” said Thompson. “The City has a true recognition of the value of poetry in our cultural landscape, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead.” 

 

A native Angeleno, Thompson is the author of Fretwork, Start With a Small Guitar, and Beg No Pardon, and received an Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles in 2015. Her other awards include the 2016 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize and the 2017 Tucson Literary Award (Poetry). One of Thompson's poems was included in the 2020 Best American Poetry anthology. Her most recent work appears or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, New England Review, Nelle, Pleiades, and Colorado Review, among others. Widely anthologized, her poems also appear in Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond.

 

“Los Angeles poets give us hope and inspiration," said Danielle Brazell, General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs. "Lynne Thompson is a leading voice, widely recognized and awarded for her contemporary work. The city's creative communities will be enriched by her belief that poetry can be used as a path of questioning and understanding to illuminate a broad range of issues. I know her words will have a profound impact on the residents of our city and the next generation of aspiring poets."

 

Thompson serves on the Boards of the Los Angeles Review of Books and Cave Canem, a nonprofit literary organization, and she is Chair of the Scripps College Board of Trustees. She holds a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, and a B.A. in social psychology from Scripps College. She lives in Los Angeles.

 

“Thompson is an ideal choice to serve this city as the next Poet Laureate of Los Angeles,” said City Librarian John F. Szabo. “She is a powerful and compassionate storyteller, and her understanding of the cultural spirit of our city is unrivaled."

 

To select the new Poet Laureate, DCA convened a peer review panel of three professionals: the executive editor of a literary review journal, a young Los Angeles poet and founder of a local poetry organization, and a university professor who has recently published an anthology of Los Angeles creative writing.

 

Thomspon is eligible to serve two, one-year terms as Poet Laureate. She is provided a contract-stipend of $10,000 per year to perform her public services.

 

For more information on Lynne Thompson, please visit: https://perugiapress.org/product/beg-no-pardon/ 


Sunday, January 31, 2021

PHILIP F. CLARK ON "CHAPTER ONE"


Philip L. Clark is the February addition to Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" Project. You are invited to read/visit with him!



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

MARSH HAWK REVIEW IS FRESH!


You are invited to peruse the just-released Fall 2020 issue of the Marsh Hawk Press Review. This issue is edited by Daniel Morris, and you can see it HERE



Monday, November 9, 2020

Poetry + Spirituality with Donald Lopez, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Thomas Fink

 You are invited to an online event at Poets House:


THURSDAY, November 12 | 5pm (Eastern Time)

Poetry + Spirituality: On The Lotus Sutra with Donald Lopez, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Thomas Fink

The Lotus Sutra, the last sermon of the Shakyamuni Buddha, remains one of the most influential sutras in Buddhist literature. Poet, scholar, and educator Donald Lopez, author of the first comprehensive history of the Lotus Sutra in English, will lead a panel discussion on poetry and spirituality, with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Thomas Fink, delving into the poetics of sacred texts.

Donald Lopez is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author, translator, and editor of numerous works in the field of Buddhist Studies, on topics ranging from Buddhist philosophy to Buddhism and Science. He has also written extensively on the European encounter with Buddhism. Among anthologies, he is the editor of the Buddhism volume of the Norton Anthology of World Religions and Buddhist Scriptures for Penguin Classics. His recent books include Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet (with Thupten Jinpa), Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Visionary, and Two Buddhas Seated Side by Side: A Guide to the Lotus Sutra(with Jacqueline Stone). In 2008, he was the first scholar of Buddhism to deliver the Terry Lectures at Yale. In 2014, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (edited with Robert Buswell) was awarded the Dartmouth Medal for best reference work of the year. In 2000, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of two chapbooks, Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press, 2015) and Necro Citizens (German/English edition, hochroth Verlag, 2019), and two poetry collections, Paper Pavilion (White Pine Press Poetry Prize, 2007) and Interrogation Room (White Pine Press, 2018) mentioned in The New York Times and praised by World Literature Today for “a vigorous restlessness.” Kwon Dobbs, who has received, most recently, the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award for poetry, a Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, has also published work in CrazyhorsejubilatThe Massachusetts ReviewPleiades, Poetry International, and elsewhere. Poetry editor at AGNI, she is associate professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College and a guest lecturer at Universität Bielefeld.

Thomas Fink has published 11 books of poetry—most recently A Pageant for Every Addiction (Marsh Hawk Press, 2020), written collaboratively with Maya D. MasonHedge Fund Certainty (Meritage Press and i.e. Press, 2019) and Selected Poems & Poetic Series (Marsh Hawk Press, 2016)—as well as two books of criticism, including “A Different Sense of Power”: Problems of Community in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) and three edited anthologies, including Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (U of Alabama Press, 2014). His work appeared in Best American Poetry 2007, edited by David Lehman and Heather McHugh. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia.