Doritt Carroll was recently nominated by the editors of Beltway Poetry Quarterly for Best of the Net in 2018. The Best of the Net award recognizes poetry that was first published online. Congratulations, Doritt!
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!
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
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.
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
U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser recently featured P. Ivan Young’s poem “Fishing for Bream” in American Life in Poetry, Column 681. What a wonderful honor!
“Fishing for Bream” is part of P. Ivan Young’s collection, Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain, released by BrickHouse Books in 2015. “Visiting the Neighborhood,” also part of Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain, was featured in Column 640 in 2017.