Split This Rock Features Poem by Doritt Carroll

Split This Rock recently featured Doritt Carroll‘s “intermittent apnea of unknown causation” as part of their Poem of the Week series. Head over to Split This Rock’s website to read the poem, or listen to a reading from the poet herself.

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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.

Roughly Speaking Podcast Features Dolores C. Peck

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 Visits Morganton, Praises Indie Bookstores

John Adam Wasowicz recently appeared at the pre-opening of Adventure Bound Books, an independent bookstore in Morganton, North Carolina. When interviewed by The News Herald, Wasowicz spoke extensively about the importance of small-town bookstores, and praised the folks behind these vital small businesses.

Read more at morganton.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Signings with John Adam Wasowicz

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 Adam Wasowicz (top left) and Island Bookstore (Corolla location) employees show off their favorite books, and pose beside celeb dog and bookstore regular Sputnik (bottom middle). Photo courtesy of Island Bookstore.

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 Cites Kathi Wolfe

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: