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!

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Adrian Koesters’ Poetry Featured in American Life in Poetry

Three Days with the Long Moon, the titular poem from Adrian Koesters’ most recent BHB release, was featured in American Life in Poetry, which is curated by Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate.

Read Column 705 here, along with Adrian’s poem.

Congratulations, Adrian!

Behind the Scenes of Daingerfield Island

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 Recently Featured in the New York Times

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!

Kathi Wolfe is the author of The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, the 2013 winner of the Stonewall Chapbook Competition. Kathi is also a contributor to the Washington Blade.

Open Call for Submissions – Wicked Woman Book Prize Competition

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.

Learn more here, or head straight to Submittable to submit.

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.