Katherine E. Young, poet laureate of Arlington, VA and NEA translation fellow, will be appearing at the Arts Club of Washington on January 31st for a reading as part of the Club’s First Poetry Lunch. For tickets and more information, visit the Arts Club of Washington.
Fiction Writers Review recently interviewed BHB poet Adrian Koesters about her new release Union Square (Apprentice House Press), a novel set in 1950s Baltimore. Koesters talks about her own connections to Baltimore, and how she approached the various intersectional themes that arise in the novel.
Read the review in full at Fiction Writers Review.
Congratulations on the new release, Adrian!
Doritt Carroll was recently nominated by the editors of Beltway Poetry Quarterly for Best of the Net in 2018. The Best of the Net award recognizes poetry that was first published online. Congratulations, Doritt!
John Adam Wasowicz, author of Daingerfield Island, recently revealed to The Connection that a beloved character had a different fate in an earlier draft of the book.
[Reading Daingerfield Island now? ! SPOILER AHEAD !]
David Reece was initially destined to die, but early readers of the novel had objected to his death so much that Wasowicz says he rewrote the scene and saved him. Wasowicz now calls Reece a “principal player” in the upcoming sequel to the thriller.
Read more at The Connection.
Kathi Wolfe’s poems “Memento Mori” and “Slow News Day in July” were recently featured in the New York Times opinion piece “Poetry Is a Way of Being in the World That Wasn’t Made for Us” by Jennifer Bartlett. Congratulations, Kathi!
The Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Book Prize is now open for submissions.
The WWBP is looking for book-length poetry collections thematically connected by the “wicked woman” theme. Both “wicked” and “woman” can be interpreted in many ways; poet’s choice.
The judge for this inaugural competition is noted poet, Rose Solari. Competition closes January 1, 2019.