Wednesday, June 24, 2015


We're delighted to share some wonderful news about Carolyn Hembree's manuscript which recently received Marsh Hawk Press' Rochelle Ratner Prize, selected by Stephanie Strickland:

 "Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Neil Shepard has selected Carolyn Hembree's Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague as the winner of the 2015 Trio Award. The annual award is for a first or second book of poetry by an emerging poet writing in English and currently living in the United States. The book is forthcoming in the spring of 2016." 

Congratulations Carolyn!

Monday, June 22, 2015


Tomorrow - Tuesday, June 23, at St. Marks Bookshop, 136 East 3rd Street these days, Baz King, Sue Sherman and Ron Kolb will be reading from new books. 7 PM. Cool! Please join us.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


To live poetry
instead of just marking
words on a page—
none of it too much
or too little
It is only what it is
and all of it is
perfectly pitched

Eileen Tabios' latest book, the experimental biography AGAINST MISANTHROPY: A LIFE IN POETRY, is reviewed in Mandala Web by Allen Bramhall.  You can see the review HERE but here's an excerpt:
Her work exceeds the boundaries of limning poems in the moody moonlight, adjectives and dotted i's. It stands as a decalcification, if you will.

I write about this book because it brims with useful tabiosity. The relatable aspect of how Eileen places her work within the interests and imperatives of her life delivers a good and useful impact. In terms of any work, the message says, accept who you are, where you have been, listen, and trust that your engagement can touch something beyond you. That’s simple enough, even for an educated person.

I know that the word poetry will set a barrier for some people, but this gallimaufry of direct resonance from Eileen’s working machine seems to offer many pastures. It would be the reader of choice who read this book and did the central whatever of their life. As a final notion, always take note of balloons in hallways.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


We are delighted to announce, with Judge Stephanie Strickland:

Prize Winners and Finalists of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes
Tana Jean Welch
Winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize
Cash prize of $1,000 and Publication of Book

Carolyn Hembree
Winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Rochelle Ratner Prize
Cash Prize of $250

Nikia Chaney
Winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Prize
Cash Prize of $250

Honorable Mention
Jamie McGraw, Elizabeth Aoki

2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Finalists
Michelle Boisseau, Angela Ball, Susan Lewis, Jenny Mueller, Joan Baranow, Mary Newell, (in collaboration with: Will Alexander, Joe Giglio, Heller Levinson, and Linda Lynch), Christy Sheffield Sanford, J.L. Conrad, George Kalamaras and John Bradley, Helen Comay, Ken Taylor, Steve Myers, Kimberly Burwick, Peter Vanderberg, Lynn Sadler, Rebecca Lilly, Jim Nye

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Congratulations to Paul Pines whose book, FISHING ON THE POLE STAR (Dos Madres), just received the Adirondack Center for Writing's Best Book of Poetry for 2014!

Information about Paul's book, including a sample poem, is available HERE.