Love and Kumquats Listed in Poetry & Protest

A recent “Poetry & Protest” feature by Sheila Black listed Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats amongst must-read books that are “both beautiful and capable of delivering that charge of energy that comes from a thing seen or expressed purely, which stimulates, in turn, joy for the reader.”

Read the full feature at the Poetry Society of America.

Carrie Conners Virtual Reading

Carrie Conners recently took part in “Poetry During a Time of Crisis,” a virtual poetry reading series produced by the West Virginia Humanities Council.  Carrie read “Sex Ed,” which appears in Luscious Struggle.

You can also catch the reading on Instagram or Facebook.

The Winner of the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize

BrickHouse Books is delighted to announce that Sheila Squillante has won the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize for her manuscript, Mostly Human. A book release and two readings are scheduled, one at the Arts Club of Washington and one at the Pratt Library in Baltimore, which will feature contest judge Katherine Young. Congratulations Sheila!

Local Poetry Reading at Kensington Row Bookshop

Our friends at the Kensington Row Bookshop are holding a poetry reading with poets David Ebenbach and Dana Roeser. Join them this Wednesday for this free event!

Wednesday, February 26, 7pm
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Event Arranged by Judith McCombs; M.C. Mary Sesso

Featuring David Ebenbach (davidebenbach.com) and Dana Roeser (danaroeser.com).

Love and Kumquats in The South Carolina Review

A scholarly review of Kathi Wolfe’s recent BrickHouse Books release, Love and Kumquats, was recently published in the Spring 2020 issue of The South Carolina Review.

“Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” by Preston Taylor Stone is available through Clemson University’s English department or via a subscription at your local library or academic institution.  You can also download a copy of the review below.


Preston Taylor Stone, “Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” in The South Carolina Review, Volume 52.2, Spring 2020, pages 141-143, https://blogs.clemson.edu/southcarolinareview/2020/02/20/the-south-carolina-review-volume-52-2-spring-2019/.

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Grace Cavalieri Reviews Love & Kumquats in Final Column

“Kathi has delighted her followers for years with newspaper columns, poetry, essays, and the smartest dialogue since Dorothy Parker took steroids.”
— Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri, poet and author of the monthly “Exemplars” column in the Washington Independent Review of Books, reviewed Kathi Wolfe’s Love & Kumquats. Cavalieri announced her retirement from “Exemplars;” this is her final column. Read the review here, along with Wolfe’s poem, “To My Eyes.”