Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred

This isn't news exactly, but I'm just now seeing a link to "Soledad": a collaborative lyric sequence I wrote with Elizabeth Savage that was chosen as the winner of the Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred by Elizabeth Robinson.

Since we won the contest in 2016, Elizabeth Savage and I have published other sequences: in Volt, Hotel Amerika, and They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, Eds. Dean Rader and Simone Muench (Black Lawrence Press, 2018).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Broadview Press to Publish Crafting Poems and Stories

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Broadview Press to publish my new text, Crafting Poems and Stories: A Guide to Creative Writing. I'm so honored to be joining Broadview's exciting list of creative writing titles.  

Comprehensive in its treatment of the two genres most often taught in multi-genre creative writing courses, my new text offers features that students most often request, including concise definitions of basic terms of poetry and short fiction, focused discussion of craft, exciting literary models, and engaging hands-on exercises. The purpose of writing Crafting Poems and Stories is to create an accessible guide that renders the material of introductory creative writing courses more readily engaging, so that beginning writers see greater progress reflected in their poems and short stories over the course of a single semester. 

More information to follow.


Friday, March 1, 2019

Can writing about trees--about the natural world--be political? It's surprising to me that we're still having this discussion; in short, Yes, it can. Re-posting this collaborative review I wrote with Deborah Poe on the poetry of Elizabeth Savage. And another review on the work of Michael McGriff.

Congratulations to the 2020 National Jewish Book Award Winners . In particular, congratulations to the winner and finalists for the Berru Po...