Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn House Press Publishes The Water Books

Anne Waldman raves poet Judith Vollmer’s newest book The Water Books is “a remarkable achievement for its tough wit and shimmering beauties”. Vollmer’s essays and reviews are included in The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation, and is a founding editor of the literary journal 5 AM.

Autumn House Press is participaing in the Other Words Conference in November.

Yellow Jacket Press Event

YellowJacket Press (YJP) presents the 4th Annual Florida Poets Happy Hour and Prime Time Show, a very special evening that will spotlight the Poets Laureate of Tampa Bay. The show will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 6:30-9pm at Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus.

The event will feature James Tokley, whose book The Epic of the Sandwiche Cubano will be debuted, along with Peter Meinke, whose book Lassing Park was published by YJP in April. Both poets will read from their books and other work. They will be joined by acclaimed local poets Erica Dawson, Enid Shomer, Pamela Hill Epps, Gregory Byrd, Cole Bellamy, and Kirsten Holt. Suggested donation is $5.00

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FLAC Member Terri Witek Featured on Frequency

Terri Witek reads her poem “See You Tomorrow Night” on PBS Newshour. Terri Witek is the Art & Melissa Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University. She is the author of "The Shipwreck Dress," (2008, Florida Book Award Winner), "Carnal World" (2006), "Fools and Crows" (2003), and "Courting Couples" (2000 Center for Book Arts Prize).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Other Words Panelist: Chattahoochee Review Turns 31

Now celebrating its 31st year in print, The Chattahoochee Review is under all new editorship: Editor Anna Schachner, Managing Editor Lydia Ship, Fiction Editor Andy Rogers, Nonfiction Editor Louise McKinney, Poetry Editor Michael Diebert; Art Editor Claire Paul, and Social Media Editor Michael Rowley.

Managing Editor Lydia Ship writes: "Although our roots are in the South, and we publish important writers such as William Gay, George Singleton, and Natasha Trethewey, we also publish writers from other regions of the U.S. and other countries such as Denmark, Mexico, Romania, and England. We are committed to exploring literature in translation and to writers who transgress borders, cultural and otherwise. While the Review features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and occasional graphic work, we are also open to nontraditional forms. We value established writers but take great pride in discovering new voices. Work from The Chattahoochee Review is regularly featured in nationally published anthologies and books."