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.

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Don’t Miss Doritt Carroll and Geraldine Connolly on October 3rd!

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd.  Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd. Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Flyer Text:

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Your journey starts here.
free to BMORE #atthepratt

POETRY & CONVERSATION

Geraldine Connolly is the author of a chapbook, The Red Room, and four full-length poetry collections: Food for the Winter, Province of Fire, Hand of the Wind, and her new book, Aileron. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Cortland Review, and Shenandoah. It has been anthologized in Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High School Students; Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework; and The Doll Collection.

Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington, D.C. Her poems have appeared in Coal City Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, Nimrod, and Slipstream, among others. Her collection GLTTL STP was published in 2013, and her chapbook Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner was published in 2017.

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue

The free educational and cultural programs at Pratt libraries are made possible by the generous support of donors to the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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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.

Doritt Carroll Appearance with Geraldine Connolly

Doritt Carroll (Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner, GLTTL STP) will be appearing with poet Geraldine Connolly (Aileron, The Red Room) at the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) on October 3rd for a signing.

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Poetry & Conversation: Geraldine Connolly & Doritt Carroll
Wednesday, October 3
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD

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.