Category Archives: poetry

Brent Goodman’s Prizewinning Poem in PUERTO DEL SOL

Goodman Far From SuddenBrent Goodman’s poem “One Eye Will Never See the Other” has been awarded 2nd place in Puerto del Sol’s 2013 Poetry ContestThis poem has the satisfying quality of a Koan – its brevity, the open-endedness, and whisper of something important just beyond its edges.”  Congrats, Brent! Celebrate with a copy of his brand-new (and spectacular) collection Far From Sudden here.

New Poem by Laura McCullough

RiggerDeathCover_Fairfield_HiResLaura McCullough’s gorgeous poem “Out of the Blue, Who” is featured in the new issue of Tab. Savor it, and then get excited for her almost-here new collection Rigger Death and Hoist Another, available here.

Mary Biddinger on Verse Daily

Biddinger Cover O HolyCheck out Mary’s new poem, “Risk Management Memo: Small Enterprise,” featured today on Verse Daily. It will make you smile.

Upcoming Reading: Michele Battiste

boulderingpoetsColorado, take note: Michele Battiste will read from her upcoming collection Uprising (it’s so, so good) at the Bouldering Poets reading series on Saturday, May 18 in Boulder. Don’t miss it!

Where: Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Pearl Street, Boulder
When: Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm
Sarah Elizabeth Schantz and Robert Snyderman will also be reading along with music from Lula Granji.

New Poem by Michele Battiste

BattisteA poem from Michele Battiste’s forthcoming collection, Uprising, is featured in the new issue of Midway Journal–it’s a lovely and evocative slice of this powerful book. (You should also check out Ink for an Odd Cartography, available here.)

Upcoming Readings: Laura McCullough

RiggerDeathCover_Fairfield_HiResThe ever-brilliant Laura McCullough, author of acclaimed poetry collections Rigger Death & Hoist Another and Speech Acts, has two readings coming up. Trust us, you’d be remiss to stay home:

Saturday, April 27 at 2pm
Middletown Library on Monmouth Ave.
New Jersey

Sunday, May 19 at 7pm
Julliard School
with The Georgia Review
New York City

Bruce Cohen on the Joe Milford Poetry Show

Cohen Front Cover - Placebo JunkiesHere’s something to boost your mid-week: Bruce Cohen, author of the sublime collections Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half-Asleep and Swerve, is interviewed on the Joe Milford Poetry Show. Bruce is lovely, and it’s always wonderful to hear him read his work–and Joe calls Placebo “his favorite new collection.” Buy yourself a copy, we know you’ll agree.

Two Poems by Russel Swensen

Swensen Front CoverPANK Magazine features two stellar poems by Russel Swensen this month: “Tourism is Important” and “Danielle.” Read them, make your day awesome. (And it should be noted that buying Russel’s prizewinning chapbook, Santa Ana, will also make you smarter and more fun.)

Lisa Fay Coutley on Verse Daily

Coutley_CoverA lovely Monday perk: Lisa Fay Coutley–author of the prizewinning poetry chap In the Carnival of Breathing–is Verse Daily’s Web Weekly feature poet. Enjoy. (And buy Carnival here.)


Tonight: Mary Biddinger talks poetry on Google+

Don’t miss this chance to see the brilliant Mary Biddinger (author of O Holy Insurgency and Saint Monica) read and discuss poetry with Aaron Belz, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Nate Pritts, and Robert Lee Brewer tonight at 7pm on Google+. Details here. Do yourself a favor and tune in.