Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Poetry News

January 2018

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…to Danielle Evennou and Regie Cabico for completing 9 years of hosting the Sparkle reading series at Busboys & Poets. It will be missed.

…to Teri Ellen Cross Davis, whose book Haint has been nominated for the 2018 Poets’ Prize.

…to the three winners of the First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize, all from this region: Laura Lauth, Anne Marie Rooney, and Susan Tichy.

…to the new DC Youth Poet Laureate, Aniyah Smith.

…to Melanie Hatter, whose novel manuscript, Malawi’s Sisters, won the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize. Selected by judge Edwidge Danticat, the book will be published in 2019 by Four Way Books.

In Memoriam

We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Pepper Smith, and offer our condolences to his family and friends.

New Releases

Diana Smith Bolton, A Compass for My Bones (chapbook, Main Street Rag)

Jonathan Lewis, Babel On (chapbook, L+S Press)

Kathleen O’Toole, Waking Hours (chapbook, Franciscan University Press)

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizen Respond to Gun Violence, ed. Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague, and Dean Rader. Contributors include: Reginald Dwayne Betts, Richard Blanco, Billy Collins, Kyle G. Dargan, Joel Dias-Porter, Rita Dove, Cornelius Eady, Tarfia Faizullah, Juan Felipe Herrera, Natasha Trethewey (anthology, Beacon Press)

Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Vol. 19:1, Winter 2018, The Resurrection Issue, Part II, ed. Margaret Corum, Kim Roberts, Venus Thrash. Contributors include: Anne Lynch Botta, Charlotte Forten Grimke, Leonora Speyer, Natalie Clifford Barney, Elinor Wylie, Audrey Wurdemann, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Gwendolyn Bennett

Delmarva Review, Vol. 10, 2017, Tenth Anniversary Edition, Exec. Ed. Emily Rich. Contributors include: Philip Barbara, David Bergman, Kate Blackwell, Anne Colwell, James Keegan, Desiree Magney, Susan Mockler, Leslie Pietrzyk, Gibbons Ruark, Pat Valdata.

Washington Independent Review of Books, ed. David O. Stewart.  Recent issues have included a reviews by Grace Cavalieri of recent books by Nikki Giovanni and Eric Pankey.


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