Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Losing Season” in the classroom

Poet Chris Dombrowski is teaching Jack Ridl’s “Losing Season” at the Montano Poets House.

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News and Events: Week of March 30th

Events Joan Cusack Handler, Winchester Gardens (Maplewood, NJ) Tuesday, March 31st at 7:45pm Joan will be reading from Confessions of Joan the Tall Brent Newsom, Scissortail Creative Writing Festival (East Central University, Ada, OK) April 2-4 Brent will be reading from … Continue reading

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Book Press Release: Love’s Labors

LOVE’S LABORS Poems by Brent Newsom   Like interconnecting stories that form a novel, the poems in Brent Newsom’s debut collection, LOVE’S LABORS, coalesce into a narrative of an indelible place and its people. A southern community marked by family, work, … Continue reading

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Dawn Potter on Judging the NJ Poetry Out Loud State Finals

On March 13, 2015, I had the honor and the pleasure of serving as a judge at the state finals of the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud competition, held at Princeton University. For those of you unfamiliar with this program: … Continue reading

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Hitting the Road by Brent Newsom

In Track a Book, we follow one manuscript’s journey from creation to publication.  This monthly series looks at Brent Newsom’s CavanKerry release Love’s Labors, coming out in April 2015. When my author copies of Love’s Labors were delivered to our house, I … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 23rd

Events Celia Bland and Shira Dentz, CalArts &Now Festival Friday, March 27th at 2:30 Celia and Shira will be joined by Pauline Oliveros and Kathy High for “Blast Radius,” a discuss about the collaboration of  poetry, music and video Teresa … Continue reading

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CavanKerry writers reading at Girl Talk

Four CKP poets (Teresa Carson, Wanda Praisner, Sondra Gash, and Carole Stone) are reading at Diane Lockwood’s Girl Talk Poetry Reading  on March 28th.  Don’t miss it!

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Cooking Fried Rice by Brent Newsom

My wife’s white-socked feet polish the gray vinyl tile of our kitchen. She spins from fridge to stove while I stand at the cutting board, cilantro on the altar, a sacrifice to the tiny tongue-throned gods of our taste buds … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 16th

News Donald Platt’s poem “The Main Event” was awarded the Stover Prize from Southwest Review for the best poem published by that review in 2014.  It will also be included in The Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner). Events Shira Dentz and Celia Bland, The Arts Center of the … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 9th

News Celia Bland’s poem “Cherokee Road Kill” has been awarded the 2015 Raynes Poetry Prize, judged by L.S. Asekoff The Literacy Society of West Michigan honored Jack Ridl with a lifetime achievement award for his work to expand the knowledge … Continue reading

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