Upcoming Stonewall Release: Kathi Wolfe

BrickHouse Books is pleased to announce the upcoming fall release of Love and Kumquats: New and Selected Poems from 2014 Stonewall Prize winner, Kathi Wolfe.

Stonewall is an imprint of BHB that uplifts and amplifies the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. The name honors the history of the Stonewall Uprising, a turning point in the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary. You can read more about the Stonewall Uprising in this New York Times article.


Judge Selected for 2019 Wicked Woman Book Competition

A photo of author Katherine E. Young.

Katherine E. Young

Katherine E. Young has been selected as the judge for the 2019 Wicked Woman Book Competition! The contest opens in September.

Katherine is the author of Day of the Border Guards and two chapbooks. She was a 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. She is the translator of Farewell, Aylis by Akram Aylisli, as well as Blue Birds and Red Horses and Two Poems by Inna Kabysh; her translations of classic and contemporary Russian-language writers have won international awards. Young was named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow and from 2016-2018 served as the inaugural poet laureate of Arlington, Virginia.

Announcing the Winner of the Wicked Woman Book Prize

Brickhouse Books is proud to announce that Linda Quinlan has won the Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Book Prize for her manuscript Chelsea Creek.  Judge Rose Solari lauded the manuscript for its “beautifully controlled but deeply felt elegiac tone.”  We look forward to publishing this work, and hope to make it available in September.

Other finalists were Rasma Haidri for Blue Like Apples and Alex Stolis for The Knife Thrower’s Wife.  Thank you to all who submitted and gave us the chance to read their work.

An award ceremony and reading from Chelsea Creek will take place at the Arts Club of Washington on September 12th.

Adrian Koesters on Union Square

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!