Sunday, September 30, 2018


Is Live

The Chapter One Project: On Becoming a Poetfeatures original memoirs of outstanding poets from diverse backgrounds, published monthly. They'll recall the ways by which these writers got their starts. 

This month we are featuring Denise Duhamel's "Mr. Rogers and Me." In November Phillip Lopate writes about his beginnings in "The Poetry Years." Mary Mackey completes the year in December with her memoir, "Fever and Jungles: On Becoming a Poet"

In 2019 we will publish 12 original memoirs by poets such as Jane Hirshfield, Burt Kimmelman, Barbara Novack, Geoffrey O’Brien, Dan Morris,
and Sandy McIntosh.
The MARSH HAWK REVIEW Fall 2018 Issue will be available in October. Thanks to all those who submitted.
Coming in January 2019
Winner of the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize


“The bright magnesium of discovery enacts itself on every page of Fretwork’s telescopic and unified narrative. With calligraphic precision and a dazzling originality of word and perception, Lynne Thompson investigates the genealogies of her birth, her adoption-family, and her—and our—shared history at larger levels. These poems render life as mystery, labyrinth, longitude, sorrow, exuberance, chosen and unchosen risk, and above all, story. Schoenberg’s twelve-tone music, a Schwinn bicycle, a circus, a suitcase—all carry a time and a world’s scents and colors into these pages. Fretwork’s story is personal, particular, Thompson’s own. It is also metonymic. Necessary and informing, this book shows how poetry can weave of fragment, multiplicity, imagination and empathy, a self whose resilience and wholeness do not blur the griefs of its sources.” —Jane Hirshfield
Reading Will Begin for the 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Prizes on December 1, 2018.
Contest Judge: Marge Piercy

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