Monthly Archives: August 2010

Some Recent Poetry Releases-Take a Look

Some new poetry book releases: poems and process. Myles Gordon’s moving sonnet sequence, Recite Every Day, won a Helen Day Chapman Award, Evening Street Press. Frederick Goodwin’s starburst collection, Virgil’s Cow,was published by Miami University Press. Two recent Wilderness House books are Name the Glory, a flowing sequence by Molly Bennett, stunning in red, and Ruth Kramer Baden’s East of the Moon; outstanding poetic content and design. Roses in the Snow (Cottage Press)by Diana Norma Szokolyai received citations for delicate poems and photos. With international saxophonist Dennis Shafer, Norma also creates and performs with Sounds in Bloom. Rich Murphy’s perceptive Voyeur won the Gival Press Poetry Prize. More later.

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New England Poetry Club-

Diana Der Hovanessian, world- renowned poet and translator, is current director of the very active New England Poetry Club. If you live in New England, it is a must. It was founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost and Conrad Aiken , runs readings at venues such as the stately Longfellow House, and gives prizes. I was lucky enough to win an Erika Mumford Prize recently. The organization sponsors programs for young people and owes its continuation to the devoted work of volunteers.

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Poetry Society Centennial

This is the Centennial Year for the Poetry Society of America. There are readings and celebrations in New York as well as at other venues throughout the US–and throughout the year. An opportunity to hear nationally recognized poets and in your own geographical area too. New York, the PSA home, is especially active. But the PSA is also coming to us! Go on their link to get the Centennial schedule.

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For a writer’s library.

Want to call your attention to writer Sherry Ellis. Her three recent books are Now Write: Fiction.Tarcher/Penguin 2006 Now Write: Nonfiction,Tarcher/Penguin 2009, and a book of author interviews, Illuminating Fiction, Red Hen 2009. All are useful and recommended for a writer’s library. Watch for Sherry’s forthcoming books!

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