Julie Phillips, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Julie Danho, Matt Morgan, Meg Kearney, Jill Gonet, Howard Levy, Doris Ferleger, Seif-Eldeine Och, Gail Newman, Allison Adair, Ahann Ray, Veronica Corpuz, Janlori Goldman, Christien Gholson, Eric Burger, and Stephen Priest
Friday, June 21, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to the Finalists for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes:
The Finalists manuscripts will be judged by Madge Piercy.
More information is available at our WEBSITE.
Posted by EILEEN at 2:14 PM
From Jacket2, June 20, 2019
Eileen Tabios' poetics essay, "MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION: Another Way for Poetry," has just been published as part of Jacket2's "Extreme Texts" feature. While the essay focuses on her 2018 book MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION, it also discusses poems from her first Marsh Hawk Press book, Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole. Go HERE for this unique essay; here's how it begins:
In 2013, I was weary of everything I’d written. So I decided to murder my poems — specifically twenty-seven poetry collections published up to that point — in an attempt to find another way for creating poems. For this attempt, I also wanted to deepen my interrogation (and disruption) of English which had facilitated twentieth-century US colonialism in my birthland, the Philippines. Finally, I wanted to develop a consciously closer link to the Filipino indigenous value of “Kapwa.” “Kapwa” refers to “shared self” or “shared identity” whereby everyone and everything is connected.
Posted by EILEEN at 9:49 AM
Congratulations to Lynne Thompson for receiving a review for Fretwork at the Pedestal Magazine. You can go to the review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
is a beautifully written and complex book filled with extraordinary language and heartbreaking truths. It offers no easy redemption, heroism, or salvation. Encompassing one family’s migration from the Caribbean Islands to Los Angeles, and many stops between, its power lies in Thompson’s courage and the wry humor of her lines. Discovery awaits the reader on every page of .
Posted by EILEEN at 9:30 AM