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!

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!

Love and Kumquats in The South Carolina Review

A scholarly review of Kathi Wolfe’s recent BrickHouse Books release, Love and Kumquats, was recently published in the Spring 2020 issue of The South Carolina Review.

“Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” by Preston Taylor Stone is available through Clemson University’s English department or via a subscription at your local library or academic institution.  You can also download a copy of the review below.


Preston Taylor Stone, “Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” in The South Carolina Review, Volume 52.2, Spring 2020, pages 141-143, https://blogs.clemson.edu/southcarolinareview/2020/02/20/the-south-carolina-review-volume-52-2-spring-2019/.

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