Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Poetry News

April 2018

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Kudos

…to Tracy K. Smith, whose term as US Poet Laureate has been extended to a second year.

…to Jon Parrish Peede, named the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

..to Gregg Wilhelm, the new chair of the creative writing department at George Mason University.

…to Gerry LaFemina, Poet-in-Residence for Eastern Shore Voices’ 2018 Salisbury Poetry Week.

…to the winners of the Moving Words Poetry Competition, selected by Teri Ellen Cross Davis, and sponsored by Arlington County: Lara Payne, Maggie Rosen, Eric Frosbergh, D.L. Mattila, Dorothy Bendel, and JoAnne Growney. Plus Arlington Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young, and honorable mentions to Luther Jett, Henry Crawford, and Susan Scheid.

New Releases

Dan Brady, Strange Children (Publishing Genius Press)

Traci Dimond, To Tracy Like/To Like/Like (chapbook, Akinoga Press)

Buck Downs, Unintended Empire: Selected Poems (Furniture Press)

Claudia Emerson, Claude Before Time and Space (Louisiana State University Press)

Paul Fauteux, Epoch (Finishing Line Press)

Monica Hand, DiVida (Alice James Books)

Margaret Mackinnon, Naming the Natural World (chapbook, Sow’s Ear Poetry Press)

Gregory Pardlo, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (memoir, Knopf)

Brittany Scott, The Derelict Daughter (New American Press)

Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water (Graywolf Press)

Maggie Stetler, Under a Wanton Magnolia (Finishing Line Press)

Anne Harding Woodworth, The Eyes Have It (Turning Point Books)

Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, ed. Melissa Tuckey. Contributors include: Zein El-Amine, Hayes Davis, Alan King, Jose Padua, Katy Richey, Tim Seibles (anthology, University of Georgia Press)

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, ed. Christopher Soto. Contributors include: Francisco Aragon, Richard Blanco, Cheryl Clarke, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, T’ai Freedom Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Angelina Weld Grimke, Monica Hand, Robert Hayden, Essex Hemphill, Langston Hughes (anthology, Nightboat Books)

Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos, ed. Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor. Contributors include: James Allen Hall, Julie R. Enszer, Gregg Shapiro (anthology, Anhingha Press)

Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, ed. Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan. Contributors include: Elizabeth Acevedo, Kim Addonizio, Lauren K. Alleyne, Sandra Beasley, Safia Elhillo, James Allen Hall (anthology, OR Books)

Little Patuxent Review, Issue 23, Winter 2018, ed. Steve Levya. Contributors include: Saida Agostini, Anya Creightney, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, celeste doaks, Tafisha Edwards, Alan King, Katy Richey. https://littlepatuxentreview.org

The Deaf Poets Society, Issue 6, 2018, ed. Sarah Katz, Natalie E. Illum, et al. Contributors include: Sarah Browning, Amy Cohen Efron, Angus English, Naomi Thiers. https://www.deafpoetssociety.com/

Washington Independent Review of Books, ed. Holly Smith.  Recent issues have included a reviews by Grace Cavalieri of recent books by David Gewanter and Juan Felipe Herrera. http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/

 

Featured Event

Split This Rock Poetry Festival, April 19 – 21
Featured poets: Elizabeth Acevedo, Kazim Ali, Ellen Bass, Sherwin Bitsui, Kwame Dawes, Camille Dungy, Ilya Kaminsky, Sharon Olds, Sonia Sanchez, Solmaz Sharif, Terisa Siagatonu, Paul Tran, Javier Zamora. Readings, panels, workshops, book fair, walking tour, public action. Some panel presenters include: Saida Agostini, Zein Al-Emine, Francisco Aragon, Sandra Beasley, Tara Betts, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Sunu Chandy, Cheryl Clarke, Kyle G. Dargan, celeste doaks, Julie R. Enszer, Yael Flusberg, Majda Gama, Reginald Harris, Ailish Hopper, Kateema Lee, Leeya Mehta, Tanya Paperny, Seema Reza, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kim Roberts, Melissa Tuckey, Dan Vera, Tyler Vile, Katherine E. Young. Fees charged.
National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW, DC. http://www.splitthisrock.org/programs/festival-biennial/2018-festival/

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