Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Poetry Prize

Brickhouse Books announces the Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Poetry Prize!

We are looking for a full-length (42-64 pp.) poetry manuscript about a woman (or women) who challenged expectations or broke the mold.  Our judge is noted poet, Rose Solari.  The prize is publication plus $250. The contest opens for submissions in September.

Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather; the one-act play, Looking for Guenevere; and a novel, A Secret Woman. She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including the University of Maryland, College Park; St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland; Arizona State University, Tempe; and The Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Oxford in England. Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets’ University Prize, The Columbia Book Award, and an EMMA award for excellence in journalism. She is currently at work on a second novel.

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Roughly Speaking Podcast Features Dolores C. Peck

Roughly Speaking, hosted by Dan Rodricks, recently featured author and honorary BHB family member, Dolores C. Peck. Peck discussed her newly released memoir, A Gifted Life Cut Short: The Jeffrey Peck Story, and the circumstances that led her to tell her son’s important story. You can listen to the podcast at baltimoresun.com. A Gifted Life Cut Short: The Jeffrey Peck Story is available in paperback through Amazon.

Memorial Day Weekend Signings with John Adam Wasowicz

John Adam Wasowicz appeared at the Island Bookstore’s Corolla location on May 26th, alongside local celebrity and bookstore regular Sputnik (in the bandana).

John Adam Wasowicz (top left) and Island Bookstore (Corolla location) employees show off their favorite books, and pose beside celeb dog and bookstore regular Sputnik (bottom middle). Photo courtesy of Island Bookstore.

John will be at the Island Bookstore (Scarborough Faire Shops) in Duck, NC for another signing of Daingerfield Island tomorrow! June and July signings will be announced soon. See our Events page for more information.

The Poetry Foundation Cites Kathi Wolfe

The Poetry Foundation published “Cheers to Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Ten Years Strong This Weekend!” earlier this month. The piece discusses Split This Rock’s success in highlighting under-represented poets, and cites a recent essay by Kathi Wolfe (Uppity Blind Girl, BrickHouse Books), a regular contributor to the Washington Blade.

Check out the links below for thoughtful discourse on intersectionality and representation in poetry, and a collection of poetry relevant to current events:

Kathi Wolfe Featured in RogueAgent

Kathi Wolfe’s poem, To My Eyes is featured in Issue 35 of RogueAgent! Congratulations, Kathi!

Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet whose work has been featured in several publications, including Gargoyle and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She was the winner of the 2014 Stonewall Chapbook competition with her collection, The Uppity Blind Girl Poems. You can follow Kathi on Twitter @UppityBlindGirl.

Daingerfield Island in the Press

John Adam Wasowicz’s Daingerfield Island was featured in the recent editions of the Alexandria Gazette Packet and Publishers Weekly! In the Gazette Packet, Wasowicz shares some insight into his writing process, and talks about one of his novel’s important threads—good vs. evil.  The Publishers Weekly review steps into Wasowicz’s career as a trial attorney, and how that is “put to good use” within the book.

You can pick up your copy of Daingerfield Island online, or at several independent bookstores along the East Coast.  You can also see Wasowicz on his tour!  See our Events page for more information.

January Tour Dates, Rescheduled

Greeting, BHB friends!  January tour dates for John Adam Wasowicz and his novel, Daingerfield Island, have been rescheduled for February.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your wonderful support.  We hope to see you in February!  You can view the updated schedule on our Events page.  No changes have been made to current February or March dates.