2020 Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist: Carrie Conners’ Luscious Struggle

Carrie Conners’ Luscious Struggle was a finalist for the 2020 Paterson Poetry Prize. The Poetry Center at the Passaic County Community College sponsors the annual prize.

“I am floored to be part of this list of poets,” Carrie told BHB.

Congratulations to Carrie and all poets who placed for this prize!

Love and Kumquats Listed in Poetry & Protest

A recent “Poetry & Protest” feature by Sheila Black listed Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats amongst must-read books that are “both beautiful and capable of delivering that charge of energy that comes from a thing seen or expressed purely, which stimulates, in turn, joy for the reader.”

Read the full feature at the Poetry Society of America.

Carrie Conners Virtual Reading

Carrie Conners recently took part in “Poetry During a Time of Crisis,” a virtual poetry reading series produced by the West Virginia Humanities Council.  Carrie read “Sex Ed,” which appears in Luscious Struggle.

You can also catch the reading on Instagram or Facebook.

Virtual Event with John Adam Wasowicz

John Adam Wasowicz, author of Jones Point, and Derek McGinty, veteran news anchor and voice of the Jones Point audiobook, will appear live for a virtual event hosted by One More Page Books and radio station WPFW. Wasowicz and McGinty will talk about the production of the Jones Point audiobook, while actors from Avant Bard will talk about the role of actors in audiobook creation. Those who purchase the book during the event will receive a free audio book. All proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the radio, theatre, and the bookstore.

Mark your calendars for:
April 1, 7 – 8 pm
Stream at WPFW FM

Read more at One Page Books.

The Winner of the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize

BrickHouse Books is delighted to announce that Sheila Squillante has won the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize for her manuscript, Mostly Human. A book release and two readings are scheduled, one at the Arts Club of Washington and one at the Pratt Library in Baltimore, which will feature contest judge Katherine Young. Congratulations Sheila!