Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Eileen Tabios has received a review of her poem, "What Can A Daughter Say," which is a linchpin poem in her 2007 book THE LIGHT SANG AS IT LEFT YOUR EYES, and was subsequently reprinted in her 2010 Selected Prose Poems project, THE THORN ROSARY.  (The poem was also reprinted in her Selected Catalog Poems project, INVENT(ST)ORY.)  Here's an excerpt from the review by John Bloomberg-Rissman:

In fact, speaking generally about Tabios’ work, this is one of the things I like best about it…. I’m always left with a bit of a mystery. Which I think is thought and emotion producing. Which is great.

Click HERE for entire review which appears in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW, September 2015.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Marsh Hawk Press is delighted to announce its next judge for its Annual Poetry Prize: Mark Doty! Here is part of his bio from the Poetry Foundation:
Since the publication of his first volume of verse, Turtle, Swan, in 1987, Mark Doty has been recognized as one of the most accomplished poets in America. Hailed for his elegant, intelligent verse, Doty has often been compared to James Merrill,Walt Whitman and C.P. Cavafy. His syntactically complex and aesthetically profound free verse poems, odes to urban gay life, and quietly brutal elegies to his lover, Wally Roberts, have been hailed as some of the most original and arresting poetry written today. The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Doty has also won a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Whiting Writer’s Award, the T. S. Eliot Prize, the National Poetry Series, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction, and the National Book Award for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (2008). A long-time resident of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Doty teaches at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Be sure to check our website for more information on the contest!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Paul Pines is interviewed about the "Jazz at the Lake" concert series for which he's the long-time curator.  Here's an excerpt:
Q: How did you get involved in Jazz at the Lake, and what were you doing – personally and/or professionally – before that process started?
A: I had long had a friendship with the poet William Bronk, who owned the lumber company in Hudson Falls and was an American Book Award poet. I would take R & R at his place and got to know other writers in the area. Shortly after my novel, “The Tin Angel,” was published in 1983 and broke into The NYT Sunday Book Review. In 1984, I was invited to spend six months at the Crandall Library [in Glens Falls] giving a creative writing course on a grant from the NYS Council on the Arts. I was living in Belize at the time and had every intention of going back to my little house on the beach in Rum Point. Christine MacDonald knew John Strong {of the Lake George Arts Project}, who was playing with the idea of starting a jazz festival in Lake George. When he learned I was in residence, he called me to see if I would help him set up a festival because he had no idea what was entailed. I told him I was willing to do that but would probably be leaving for Belize shortly after that. Instead, I met my wife, Carol, and 31 years later I am still curating the festival.
Go HERE for the entire interview.