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.
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.
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.
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 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 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:
- “Cheers to Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Ten Years Strong This Weekend!” by Harriet Staff, The Poetry Foundation
- Speaking truth to power at Split This Rock by Kathi Wolfe, Washington Blade
- April Poetry Portfolio, curated by Split This Rock
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.