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Gary Beck’s latest collection is entitled Fault Lines (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016), and is available through all major retailers, including Amazon, here.
Two VerseWrights poets, Michael Lee Johnson (Chief Editor) and Ken Allan Dronsfield (Co-Editor), have published a new anthology entitled Dandelion in a Vase of Roses. All contributors belong to the Contemporary Poets, Works, Projects, News, Links & Sites group on Facebook, now some 9,000 members strong.
In the process of updating our BookLooks area, we were pleased to see that Jonterri Gadson’s collection Blues Triumphant is listed as number five on the "SPD Poetry Bestsellers” list for October, 2016.
Kat Lehmann’s poetry volume, Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation, is the First Place Winner of the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award in Poetry. Read more about the book on her website, here, and the book is available on Amazon, here.
Peter V. Dugan has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize for his poems "Jesus Never Rode a Harley" and "Mile 0,” both from his book The Prowess of Immodest Emptiness: New and Select Poems, available on Amazon, here.
Angele Ellis’ new book, Under the Kaufmann's Clock (Six Gallery Press), is a hybrid flash fiction and poetry collection inspired by her adopted city of Pittsburgh. It has photographs by Rebecca Clever, and should be available from Amazon any day now.
Debbi Strange’s latest book is a haiku collection entitled A Year Unfolding. It will be launched at the end of this month by Folded Word. The collection contains 30 haiku, exquisitely presented in calligraphy by JS Graustein. A pre-order sale is being promoted here.
Lee Kisling was interviewed for a 20 minute segment on the Wisconsin Public Radio program Spectrum West. He talked about the state of the arts in western Wisconsin, and also read three of his poems. You can hear the interview and readings here. Go to the 0:01:32 mark if you want to skip the introductory material.
Rachel Schmieder-Gropen recently won The Bitchin' Kitsch's Fall 2016 Chapbook Contest. Her first chapbook, Bondage for Beginners, will be forthcoming from TBK within the next several weeks.
Neil Fulwood’s latest project (with David Sillitoe) is a new magazine to be published twice yearly entitled “Lucifer,” the title of which is an homage to Alan Sillitoe’s Snow on the North Side of Lucifer. Neil’s next collection, No Avoiding it, is slated for publication next spring.
Ann Huang’s short film Palpitations of Dust has been chosen as one of nine finalists for the “Official Selection: Best Mini Film or Documentary” at The Taste Awards Viewer Choice Award Category Nominees. The film is based on five surrealist poems, and has already garnered five other awards and honors.
One of David Adès' poems was a finalist for the Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Prize (and was included in an anthology published in New York). Another poem was highly commended for the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 2016. His newest book will be published this coming year in both Australia and the US by UWA Publishin.
r soos' latest collection has now appeared on Amazon. It is entitled Cell Notebook and is available as a paperback. On the back cover is a a blurb written by David Chorlton, a VerseWrights poet, who writes, “To enter these poems is to place yourself before authority and grow cold in its shadow.”