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Latest News from our Contributors (updated 7/1/2013)

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Debby Bacharach has a poetry collection After I Stop Lying from Wordtech Communications.

Julie Brooks Barbour has Small Chimes forthcoming from Aldrich Press in 2014.

Sheryl Clough recently released Through A Distant Lens:  Travel Poems that she edited and published through Write Wing Publishing. 

Matthew Dexter has a debut novel, The Ritalin Orgy (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing).

Jeff Friedman sixth book, Pretenders, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Karen Donley-Hayes has completed a memoir – from which a chapter is appearing in the anthology The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home – and hopes to find it a publisher for the book. 

Esther Helfgott  has new book available called Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems (Cave Moon Press).

Jeff Friedman has his sixth poetry and prose collection, Pretenders (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014) forthcoming.

Grace Marie Grafton has published Jester (Hip Pocket Press), poems inspired by artwork and other poets’ writings.

Jeannine Hall Gailey has a third book out this spring called Unexplained Fevers, (New Binary Press).  It is about fairy tale characters escaping from glass coffins and stone towers, and contemporary women escaping their traps, such as illness, body image issues, and addiction. 

Carol Hebald won Big River Poetry Review‘s May 2013 Poem of the Month Award for “The Isolation Room.”

Paul Hostovsky has new poetry book called Naming Names (Main Street Rag).

Tsipi Keller has a new book in her series coming out: Elsa (Spuytenduyvil).

Mel Kenne, Saliha Paker and Amy Spanglerand have edited a new book: & Aeolian Visions / Versions: Modern Classics and New Writing from Turkey (Milet Publishing),

Barbara Lefcowitz has “Identity Theft” in Portland Monthly Magazine.

Kelly McQuain recently won Redivider‘s Quickie Poetry Contest held during the AWP annual conference. His poem, “Camping as Boys in the Cow Field”, will appear in their upcoming winter issue. He also recently returned from a three-week trip to China as a guest of the Chinese Ministry of Education and Honolulu’s East-West Center. McQuain was one of 16 academic delegates chosen from across the country to explore China’s historic and present-day encounters with the West. The field study included site visits to government agencies, growing businesses and major universities in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, as well as trips to historic sites like the Yungang Grottoes and the Buddhist temples of Mount Wutai.

Mary Meriam had her first full-length collection Conjuring my Leafy Muse published by Headmistress Press.

George Moore has new poetry book called The Hermits of Dingle, released this month with FutureCycle Press

B Z Niditch has several new collections out including: Terezin (Phrygian Press), Lorca At Sevilla (March St Press), Captive Cities (Presa Press), and Fugitive Poet (The Moon Publishing and Printing).

Saliha Paker and Mel Kenne have a new book of translations out of Gülten Akin’s What Have You Carried Over?: Poems of 42 Days and Other Works.

Terry Persunhas been very busy. He has recently released Backyard Aliens, a sequel to Revision 7: DNA. Also available is his poetry collection: And Now This (MoonPath Press), his first full-length fantasy: Doublesight (Amazon), and a FREE short story collection, Unusual Stories: Volume I (Smashwords).  

Marge Piercy has her novel, Braided Lives, being republished (PM Press) with a new self-written introduction. She is currently preparing a manuscript of short stories due to the publisher May first.

Kim Roberts has a new book: To the South Pole (Broadkill River Press),  is a single long poem of  blank verse sonnets in the voice of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott.

Lindy Falk van Rooyen translated Jens Christian Bay’s A Thistle Flower from the Prairie is now available.

Nancy Scott most recent book of poetry is Midwestern Memories (Aldrich Press, 2013).

Myra Sklarew has poetry forthcoming in The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 10 (Yale University Press). A Survivor Named Trauma: Holocaust and the Construction of Memory (SUNY Press) is her forthcoming research study based on twenty years of visits to Lithuania and her early work in neuroscience. 

Genaro Smith book of poetry is out called The Land Baron’s Sun:  The Story of Ly Loc and His Seven Wives (UL Press).

Wally Swist has a new publication coming soon called The Daodejing of Laozi (Lamar University Press) with David Breeden and Steven Schroeder.

Rose Waldman has a new translation of I. L. Peretz out: Married (Back Pages Books).

Martin Willitts, Jr has new collections, including:  The Heart Knows, Simply, What It Needs: Poems based on Emily Dickinson, her life and poetry (Aldrich Press, 2012), Late All Night Sessions with Charlie “the Bird” Parker and the Members of Birdland, in Take-Three” (A Kind Of a Hurricane Press, ebook, 2013), The Constellations of Memory and Forgiveness (Seven Circles Press, ebook, 2014), Art is an Impression of What an Artist Sees” (Edgar and Lenore Publishing House, 2013), Searching for What You Cannot See (Hiraeth Press, 2013), and “Before Anything, There Was Mystery” (Flutter Press, 2014).

John Wood recently published Cracked, a limited edition of eleven of John’s poems inspired by original photographs of Charles Grogg (21st Editions). Coming out within the next few months are two other books on contemporary photographers with introductions by John and containing new poems of his: Renée Jacobs’ Paris ( Edition Galerie Vevais, 2013) and Rondal Partridge: The Symmetry of Endeavor (21st Editions).  Floating World, photographs by Brigitte Carnochan with translations of poems by Japanese female poets and with an introduction by John has recently been published by Hudson Hills Press. Also, look for Asil: The Arabian Horse (photographs by Palestinian photographer Tariq Dajani with an introductory essay by John) from Medina Press.  Later this year, there will be a book drawn from the great Dutch photographic journal EYEMAZING with the introduction written by John. He has recently edited two books from contemporary poets Keagan LeJeune ( Gilded Circles and Sure Trouble: The Art of Josephine Sacabo and Keagan LeJeune) and Steven Brown (To the Wheatlight of June: The Visions of Ben Nixon and Steven Brown) both published by 21st Editions. Forthcoming next month is a three volume set of books on the work of British photographer Deborah Parkin edited and with an introduction by John from  Edition Galerie Vevais. John’s work has recently appeared in two European anthologies: “Le Confiteor de L’artiste”  “The Artist’s Confession’—and “The Translator’s Confession” in Homage à Baudelaire, ed. Henrik Barends & Anneke Pijnapple (Voetnoot, 2012) and “William Impara Cosa Fare” (a translation of his poem “ William Learns What To Do,”  in Animalidiversi:  Antologia di poesie contemporanee sugli animali, ed. Eloisa Guarracino (Nomos Edizioni, 2012).  And forthcoming in April are poems in a Welsh anthology: “Two Poems Inspired by M. E. Eldridge” in  Imagined Greetings: Poetic Engagements with R. S. Thomas, ed. David Lloyd (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2013).

Thelma Zirkelbach co-edited and contributed to the anthology On Our Own: Widowhood for Smarties (Silver Boomer Books).  Her memoir, Stumbling Through the Dark, was released (Amazon).

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