New Poetry from Kathi Wolfe

Poet and writer Kathi Wolfe (Love & Kumquats, among others) recently published “Two-hearted” as part of poet Mike Maggio’s 30 for 30 series, which was sponsored by the Potomac Review.

You can read the full text of “Two-hearted” here, along with a writer’s statement about the origins of the poem.

Kim Roberts: 2021-22 Wicked Woman Poetry Prize Judge

Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts

Brickhouse Books is pleased to announce Kim Roberts as the judge for this year’s Wicked Woman Poetry Prize.

Kim Roberts is a queer, Jewish writer and literary historian. She is the editor of the anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020), and the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston (University of Virginia Press, 2018), and five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017). Roberts has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, HumanitiesDC, and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has been a writer-in-residence at 18 artist colonies. You can visit her website at

The Wicked Woman Poetry Prize opens for submissions in September. You can review the submission guidelines and requirements on the Wicked Woman page.

BhB Poet Carrie Conners and Bethany Holmstrom on Collaborative Writing

BhB Poet Carrie Conners (Luscious Struggle) and Bethany Holmstrom co-wrote a blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about the power of collaborative writing. The blog recounts how one college engaged its student body creatively and academically through a massive collaborative writing effort.

You can read the blog—and the collaborative poem highlighted in the piece—at the NCTE website here: Connecting through Writing: A Collaborative Writing Project Inspired by the National Day on Writing.

Virtual Reading and Happy Hour with John C. McLucas

Spirit's Tether by John C. McLucas

Join Brickhouse Books and author John C. McLucas for a virtual reading and happy hour to celebrate the launch of Spirit’s Tether! Bring your own beverage for a toast; John’s reading will provide the bubbles.

Monday, March 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Eastern

Event to be held via Zoom; RSVP with a valid email address below to receive your link. You will receive a reminder half an hour before show time.

RSVP no later than Saturday, March 13 to ensure that we have your email address ready to send the link.

Stonewall Competition: Winner and Runners-Up!

Brickhouse books is pleased to announce the winner and runners-up of the Stonewall Chapbook Competition for the 2020 submission period:

Kenneth Pobo, Lavender Fire, Lavender Rose

Teresa Stores, Cemetery Walks
Hunter Liguore, The Agony

Congratulations to our winner and runners-up, and our deepest thanks to those who submitted and gave us the privilege of reading their work. Stay tuned for more information on the release of our winning chapbook.