Category Archives: poetry


The-Morrow-PlotsThe latest issue of Mid-American Review is packed with great stuff, including reviews of Matthew Gavin Frank’s  The Morrow Plots and Bryan Furuness’ The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson. This issue isn’t online, but click here to order a copy. (And click here and here to buy copies of Matt’s and Bryan’s stellar books.)


Tomorrow: LA Reading with Sarah Suzor

Suzor_CoverThe lovely and brilliant Sarah Suzor, author of the prizewinning poetry collection The Principle Agent, will read tomorrow as part of the “This Side of the 405” exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery in Los Angeles. All readings will also be streamed online here. (And keep an eye out for her forthcoming collaboration with Travis Cebula, due out next year…)

New Poems from Russel Swensen and Matthew Gavin Frank

The-Morrow-PlotsThe new issue of The Carolina Quarterly is especially awesome, featuring poems by Russel Swensen (Santa Ana) and Matthew Gavin Frank (The Morrow Plots). It’s a BLP double-dip!

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.