Melissa Kwasny’s Earth Recitals is a profound meditation on vision as both a dimension of art and a spiritual practice. What is it to see? What is it to create an image? What is it to live in a way that opens the heart and the mind to vision? Kwasny explores these questions through lyrical responses to a range of artists and writers, from the anonymous makers of ancient rock paintings to Morris Graves, from H.D. to Leslie Marmon Silko, among many others. This beautifully written book expresses in every sentence the life of care and vision it does so much to illuminate.
—Robert Baker, author of The Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy
Lynx House Press and Lost Horse Press, both small, active, literary presses based in the Inland Northwest, have discovered that, by sharing skills resources, they can more effectively continue to serve their missions. It helps, of course, that their missions are much the same: to publish the highest quality poetry and literary fiction in editions […]
Poets may now submit their manuscripts to the Idaho Prize for Poetry online at Submittable! To submit online: Please note that there is an additional $2.50 charge to submit online (instead of postage). You will be charged $27.50 for your submission. Of this, a portion is a credit card fee, the rest goes to Submittable, who designed […]
Garrison Keillor will read John Daniel’s poem “After the Wedding” from his recently released book, OF EARTH. It will be broadcast on The Writer’s Almanac on Wednesday, 12 December 2012. Please listen on your local public radio station! In eastern Washington / north Idaho, it may be heard on KPBX at 9 am on The Writer’s Almanac.
John Daniel’s poem “A Prayer among Friends” from his recently released book, OF EARTH, will be read on Garrison Keillor’s program, THE WRITER’S ALMANAC on 19 October 2012. Check your local NPR schedule for times! Don’t forget to purchase your copy of OF EARTH and tune in to THE WRITER’S ALMANAC on 19 October!
Nance Van Winckel, final judge for the 2012 Idaho Prize for Poetry, has declared dawn lonsinger’s Whelm this year’s Idaho Prize winner. Ms. lonsinger will receive $1000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press. Whelm will be released in Spring 2013.
If Lorca and Neruda spoke through a feminine medium, they might do so through Kate Kingston. Her poems, like theirs, forge thrilling combinations from the colors, textures, and the objects of this world. They speak from the landscapes and voices of Spain and Old Mexico, which clearly have fed her imagination, but they offer, as well, glimpses of a contemporary American woman’s rites of passage now in full possession of her powers of empathy, devotion and perception.
Editors Carolyne Wright and Eugenia Toledo invite women poets of all nationalities, backgrounds and job descriptions to submit up to 5 poems for an anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. This anthology invites poems of women who have occupied spaces in the work force, and have contended with pay and promotion inequity, […]
Before There is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine / Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle edited by Joan Dobbie & Grace Beeler, withÂ Edward Morin introduction by Alicia Ostriker in lieu of an introduction by Vivien Sansour with a note by Christi Kramer . . . The story of Israel | Palestine is ugly, tragic, human. But […]
John Daniel’s new book of poetry, his first in eighteen years, contains roughly half the poems from each of his two previous collections, Common Ground and All Things Touched by Wind, and a generous selection of newer work. Old or recent, most of these seventy poems were inspired by the landscapes where Daniel has lived […]