Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Poetry News

September 2019

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…to Furious Flower Poetry Center, celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

…to the recipients of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, including the Langston Hughes House in Harlem.

…to the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in Baltimore, winner of the 2019 American Prize Literacy Award.

…to Elizabeth Acevedo, winner of the Carnegie medal in children’s literature.

…to Teri Ellen Cross Davis, 2019 – 2020 HoCoPoLitSo Poet-in-Residence.

…to Kim Roberts, awarded a 2.5 month Alumni Residency at Art Omi, a sculpture park in New York State, beginning this month.

…to JoAnn Balingit, awarded a 10-day residency fellowship from Write On, Door County in Wisconsin.

…to Kathleen O’Toole, awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for a residency in Auvilar France last month.

…to Kwame Alexander, who starts his term as 2019-2020 Innovator-in-Residence at the American School in London.

…to Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, co-winners of the Paul Engle Prize from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.

…to Elizabeth Knapp, winner of the 2019 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers Publishing House.

…to the Fall 2019 “202 Creates” residents, including Dareon Amaru, Aziyrah the Poet, Victoria N. Ford, and Emmett Williams.

…to the finalists of the Library of Virginia 2019 Literary Awards, including Michael Chitwood, Claudia Emerson, Bob Hicok, Erika Meitner, and Jon Pineda.

…to John Johnson and Adele Robey, recipients of the 2019 East of the River Arts Award.

…to the recipients of 2020 Arlington County Arts Commission grants, including Katherine E. Young

…to Summer Hardinge, winner of the 2019 Bethesda Urban Partnership Poetry Contest.

…to Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, winner of two Merit EVVY Awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Assn.

…to Marion Winik, winner of the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature.

…to winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants, including: Elise Friedland, the Folger Shakespeare Library, The George Washington University, the Library of Virginia, the Linguistic Society of America, PBS Foundation, the University of Maryland, and the University of Virginia.

…to all the writers whose proposals were accepted for the 2020 AWP Conference in San Antonio, TX, including: Elizabeth Acevedo, Kim Addonizio, Lauren Alleyne, JoAnn Balingit, Sandra Beasley, Abigail Beckel, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Remica Bingham-Risher, Richard Blanco, Molly McCully Brown, Sarah Browning, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Breena Clarke, Michael Collier, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, celeste doaks, Cornelius Eady, David Ebenbach, Julie R. Enszer, Danielle Evans, Tarfia Faizullah, Blas Falconer, D. Gilson, Hoke Glover, Marita Golden, Leah Harris, Niki Herd, Ailish Hopper, Dave Housley, Luisa A. Igloria, Erika Meitner, Deborah Miranda, Valzhyna Mort, Gregory Pardlo, Jon Pineda, Gretchen Primack, Seema Reza, Katy Richey, Kim Roberts, Tim Seibles, Clint Smith, Marcela Sulak, Nicole Tong, and Dan Vera. Plus the writers who are the subject of tributes at the upcoming conference, including Monica A. Hand and Stanley Plumly.


In Memoriam

We were saddened to hear of the death of Karenne Wood, who passed away on July 21, and offer our condolences to her friends and family.

We also share in the sadness over the news of the death of Toni Morrison. To her former classmates and students at Howard University, and to all who were influenced and moved by her novels and essays, we offer condolences.


New Releases

Indran Amirthanayagam, En busco de posada (Apogeo Editorial)

Ned Balbo, The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots (Criterion Books)

Michael C. Davis, Prodigal (New Academia Publishing)

Melanie Figg, Trace (New Rivers Press)

Joy Harjo, An American Sunrise (W.W. Norton)

Clarinda Harriss, Innumerable Moons (Beignet Books)

Anne Higgins, Not Only/But Also (Duck Lake Books)

Emily Holland, Lineage (chapbook, Dancing Girl Press)

Ruth Holzer, A Face in the Crowd: Ghazals (chapbook, Kelsay Books)

Ilja Kostovski, translated from Macedonian to English by Donald Hitchcock and Jack Herschman, Sisyphus and I (Plamen Press)

Hailey Leithauser, Saint Worm (Able Muse Press)

Heidi Reszies, Of Water and Other Soft Constructions (Anhinga Press)

Dwaine Rieves, Shirtless Men Drink Free (novel, Tupelo Press)

Gregg Shapiro, Sunshine State (chapbook, Night Ballet Press)

Sally Higgins Toner, Anansi and Friends (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Sarah Yerkes, Days of Blue and Flame (Passager Books)

Local News: Poetry About Small Towns, ed. Tom Montag and David Graham. Contributors include: Geraldine Connolly, Tara A. Elliott, Kathleen Hellen, Ted Kooser, Gregory Luce, Charles Rossiter, Naomi Thiers, Davi Walders (anthology, MWPH Books)

Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges, ed. Genevieve Carminati and Heather Rellihan. Contributors include: Richard E. Otten, Esther Schwartz-McKinzie, Grace Sikorski (nonfiction anthology, Gival Press)

You Can Hear the Ocean, ed. Gene Hult. Contributors include: Joseph Auslander, Lucinda Marshall, Ezra Pound, Walt Whitman (anthology, Brighten Press)

Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day. Recently featured authors include Lindsay Bernal, Erika Meitner.

American Life in Poetry, Issue 747, July 2018, edited by Ted Kooser, featured a poem by Judith Harris.

ArlLiJo, Issue 121, guest ed. Katherine E. Young. Women in Translation Month Issue, featuring translators Nancy Arbuthnot, Christina Daub, Holly Karapetkova, Le Pham Le.

Free State Review, Issue 11, Summer/Fall 2019, ed. Hal Burdett, J. Wesley Clark, Barrett Warner, et al. Contributors include: Sorrah Edwards-Thro, Jenny KeithS.B. Merrow, Douglas Nordfors, Joel Peckam, Jr.Kelsie Renehan, Lauren Silex.

G183 Variety, Issue 105, July 2019, ed. Didi Menendez, poetry ed. Grace Cavalieri. Contributors include: Nin Andrews, Michael S. Glaser, Alan King, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Linda Pastan, Laura Shovan.

Gargoyle, Issue 69, ed. Richard Peabody, 2019. CD, with recordings by Ned Balbo, Sarah Browning, Cornelius Eady (with Rough Magic), Kim Roberts (with Daron Hagen), Jane Satterfield, Gregg Shapiro, Pamela Murray Winters.

Gargoyle, Issue 70, ed. Richard Peabody, 2019. Contributors include: Grace Cavalieri, celeste doaks, Sid Gold, Melanie Hatter, Tony Medina, Sami Miranda, Jean Nordhaus, Edgar Gabriel Silex, Rose Solari, Gregg Shapiro.

Innisfree Poetry Journal, ed. Greg McBride, Issue 29, 2019. Contributors include: Indran Amirthanayagam, David Danoff, Hailey Leithauser, Chris Llewellyn.

Metro Weekly, August 1, 2019, OutWrite 2019: Special Literary Issue. Contributors include: Rasha Abdulhadi, Aaron Hamburger, Venus Thrash.

The New York Times Magazine, August 18, 2019, The 1619 Project. Contributors include: Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jamelle Bouie, Rita Dove, Mary Elliott, Clint Smith.

Outwrite 2019 Festival Journal, ed. Dave Ring. Contributors include: Saida Agostini, Jona Colson, Raymond Luczak, Gregg Shapiro, Kathi Wolfe. (anthology, DC Center)

Washington Independent Review of Books, ed. Holly Smith. Recent issues include Grace Cavalieri’s reviews of the new books by Nancy Naomi Carlson, David Ebenbach, Clarinda Harriss, John James, Lidia Kosk, C.M. Mayo, and Charles Simic. Also Tara Laskowski’s essay on first novels, “Up and Coming.”



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