Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Poetry News

October 2018

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…to Rita Dove, winner of the Kenyon Review Literary Achievement Award.

…to Elizabeth Acevedo, long-listed for the 2018 National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature; and to J. Michael Martinez and Natasha Trethewey, longlisted in Poetry.

…to Kathleen O’Toole, the new Poet Laureate of Takoma Park. She began her two-year term last month.

…to Sistah Joy Alford, appointed Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, MD.

…to J.H. Beall, winner of the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry.

…to Kim Roberts, awarded a fellowship-in-residence at Art OMI.

…to Niki Herd, selected for an Archival Theory and Practice fellowship at the Newberry Library in Chicago through the end of the year.

…to Marcela Sulak, winner of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship.

…to Kwame Alexander, winner of the Chic Dambach Award for Service to the Literary Arts from CityLit Project.

…to the Larry Neal Writers Awards winners and finalists: in the adult category, Elizabeth Acevedo, Kitty Felde, and Martha Addy Young; in the youth category, Uniyah Campbell, Madeleine Freedburg, and Arisemma Okrah. And to Tara Campbell, a finalist in the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards in the Excellence in Humanities category.

…to the DC Public Libraries, who begin renovations to the Capitol View branch this month. The interim location opens on Oct. 9 at J.C. Nalle Elementary School, 220 49th St. SE.


In Memoriam

We note the passing of Lawrence “Clif” Collins, who died on August 20 at age 55. Our condolences to his family and his students at Montgomery College.


New Releases

Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, Swing (young adult literature, Blink Young Adult Books)

Ned Balbo, 3 Nights of the Perseids (University of Evansville Press)

Melanie Bikowski, Wild (CreateSpace)

Marcus Colasurdo and G.H. Mosson, Heart X-Rays: A Modern Epic Poem (chapbook, PM Press)

Ramola D, For the Sake of the Boy (short fiction, Paycock Press)

Kelly Forsythe, Perennial (Coffee House Press)

Kathleen Hellen, The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin (Saddle Road Press)

Dora Malech, Stet (Princeton University Press)

C.M. Mayo, Meteor (Gival Press)

Adam Tavel, Catafalque (University of Evansville Press)

Gregory Carlyle Warner, 100 Years to Be Lost (Marco Peak Publishing)

Bettering American Poetry, Vol. III, ed. George Abraham, Chen Chen, Sarah Clark, Kenning JP Garcia, Amy King, Hector Ramirez, Candace Williams, Erika Wurth, and John Yau. Contributors include: Tiana Clark, Safia Elhillo, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (anthology, Bettering Books)

Every Woman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker, ed. Martha Nell Smith and Julie R. Enszer (nonfiction, University of Michigan Press)

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, ed. Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan. Contributors include: Dana Gioia, Robert Hass, Judith McCombs, Kim Roberts, James Toupin (anthology, Scarlet Tanager Books)

Unsealing Our Secrets: #MeToo Stories in Poetry, ed. Alexis Rotella. Contributors include:  Raquel D. Bailey, Roberta Beary, Susan Burch, Karen Olshansky, Robin Smith (anthology, Jade Mountain Press)

Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, ed. Sandra Beasley. Contributors include: Elizabeth Alexander, Richard Blanco, Molly McCully Brown, Jon Pineda, Natasha Trethewey (anthology, University of Georgia Press)

About Place Journal, Vol. V, Issue II, October 2018, Roots & Resistance Issue, ed. Lauren Camp and Melissa Tuckey. Contributors include: Grace Cavalieri, Zein El-Amine, Katherine Anderson Howell, Reuben Jackson, Fred Joiner, Mary Morris, Katy Richey, Kim Roberts.

Baltimore Review, 2018, ed. Barbara Westwood Diehl. Contributors include: Kateema Lee, Andrea Ruggirello, and Matthew Vollmer.

The Broadkill Review, Sept-Oct 2018, ed. Jamie Brown. Contributors include: Nina Bennett, Karl W. Carter, Jr., Patricia L. Goodman, Daniel N. Nelson, Stephen Scott Whitaker, plus reviews of books by Geraldine Connolly and Patric Pepper.

Innisfree Poetry Journal, Issue 27, Fall 2018, ed. Greg McBride. Contributors include: Joseph J. Capista, William Rivera, Adam Tavel, Terence Winch, Anne Harding Woodworth. Plus a special feature Remembering Rod Jellema, with poems and remembrances by Grace Cavalieri, Christina Daub, Sunil Freeman, Barbara Goldberg, Wendell Hawken, David Jellema, Merrill Leffler, Judith McCombs, Stewart Moss, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli, Myra Sklarew, Mark Smith-Soto.

Lines + Stars, Fall 2018, ed. Rachel Adams. Contributors include: Cody Gugliuzza, Pamela Murray Winters, plus a review of Strange Children by Dan Brady.

Washington Independent Review of Books, ed. Holly Smith.  Recent issues have included a reviews by Grace Cavalieri of recent books by Tracy K. Smith and Pamela Murray Winters, and a column, “Desire and Creativity” by Leeya Mehta.


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