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The Tenth Annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Now Open for Submissions

 

 

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize No. 10

 

The tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. For further information please click on the logo above.

 

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Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library

 

201 East Capitol St, SE, Washington, DC 200003, USA

on Monday 17th November 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15

 


 
Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags: poems
 

 

Geoffrey Brock, winner of the ninth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, will read from his winning collection, and will be followed by the judge, Heather McHugh. The event will be introduced by Philip Hoy, The Waywiser Press's Editor-in-Chief. For full details, please click on the link below:

http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=955

 

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In memoriam Chris Sheppard

 

 

Chris Sheppard

Chris Sheppard

1947 - 2014


It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on September 2nd 2014, of Chris Sheppard, who had recently retired as Head of Special Collections in the University of Leeds's Brotherton Library.

Chris had taken a keen interest in Waywiser from its earliest days, and before that in what later became the press's imprint, Between The Lines, and we owe it to him that all of the press's papers are archived in that one institution, made remarkable by his extraordinary efforts across the two decades in which he served as its Head.

Our condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues.

To read a full obituary, please click on the link below:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/news/article/4475/Chris_Sheppard

 

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Mark Kraushaar, winner of the sixth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize,
interviewed by MOTIONPOEMS

 

Mark Kraushaar

 

Mark Kraushaar, author of The Uncertainty Principle, which was chosen by James Fenton as winner of the sixth Anthony hecht Poetry Prize, has been interviewed by Avra Wing about a recent poem of his for MOTIONPOEMS. To read their exchange, please click on the link below:

http://www.motionpoems.com/the-ring-toss-lady-breaks-a-five-bonus-materials

 

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New Editorial Assistant

 

Kate Monica, Editorial Assistant

 

Waywiser extends a warm welcome to Kate Monica, our new editorial assistant. For more information about her, please click on the photo.

 

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New Publications

 

K. M. Ross, The Blinding Walk : a novel

K. M. Ross, The Blinding Walk: a novel

520 pp,  ISBN: 978-1904130-62-8, £17.99 (hardback),
 
Publication, October 9th 2014


For further information about this book, please click on the cover above.

 

 

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Clive Watkins, Already the Flames: poems

Clive Watkins, Already the Flames: poems

136 pp,  ISBN: 978-1904130-72-7, £8.99 (paperback),
 
Publication, October 9th 2014


For further information about this book, please click on the cover above.

 

 

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Recent Author Appearances

 

Clive Watkins, author of Already the Flames, and Chris Preddle, author of Cattle Console Him

read from their work at Choppards Mission in the Holme Valley on Sunday 26th October,

with musical interludes featuring harpist

Donna Watkins

 

Clive Watkins Donna Watkins Chris Preddle
Clive Watkins
Donna Watkins
Chris Preddle

 

 

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K. M. Ross, author of The Blinding Walk, and Clive Watkins, author of Already the Flames

read from their newly published books at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA, on Friday 24th October

 

K. M. Ross, The Blinding Walk : a novel
Clive Watkins, Already the Flames: poems

 

 

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Clive Watkins, author of Already the Flames

read from his newly published collection of poems at The Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH, on Wednesday 15th October.

 

Clive Watkins, Already the Flames: poems

 

 

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Forthcoming Publication

 


 
Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags: poems
 


Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags

Winner of the ninth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Foreword by Heather McHugh

(Judge of the ninth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize)

112 pp,  ISBN: 978-1904130-64-2, £8.99 (paperback),
 
Publication, November 17th 2014


For further information about this book, please click on the cover above.

 

 

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Waywiser launches first e-books

 

 

On 20 May 2014, Waywiser released Kindle e-reader editions of Mary Elizabeth Pope's short story collection, Divining Venus, and Shelley Puhak's Hecht Prize-winning poetry collection, Guinevere in Baltimore. For more information, and ordering information, please click on the covers below:

 

Mary Elizabeth Pope, Divining Venus Shelley Puhak, Guinevere in Baltimore

 

 

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Morri Creech's The Sleep of Reason a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

 

 

Morri Creech

 

It was announced on 14 April 2014 that Morri Creech's third collection of poems, The Sleep of Reason, was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Mr Creech is no stranger to literary prizes – his first collection, Paper Cathedrals (The Kent State University Press, 2001) won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize in 2000, and his second collection, Field Knowledge (Waywiser, 2006), won the very first Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize in 2005, but to have been one of only three finalists for this most prestigious of prizes is a signal honour, and the press extends to Mr Creech its warmest congratulations. Columbia University's press release describes The Sleep of Reason as "a book of masterly poems that capture the inner experience of a man in mid-life who is troubled by mortality and the passage of time, traditional themes that are made to feel new".

For more information about The Sleep of Reason, please click on the photo above.

To read the Pulitzer Organization's own announcement of the 2014 results, please click on the link below.

http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2014-Poetry

 

 

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Recent Publications

 

 

V. Penelope Pelizzon, Whose Flesh is Flame, Whose Bone is Time

V. Penelope Pelizzon, Whose Flesh is Flame, Whose Bone is Time


For further information about this book, please click on the cover above.

 

 

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Stephen Kampa, Bachelor Pad

Stephen Kampa, Bachelor Pad


For further information about this book please click on the cover above.

 

 

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Recent Events

 

 

 

 

AWP Conference

Washington State Convention Center

South Hall, Booth 603 (directly opposite The New York Times's booth)

February 26 - March 1, 2014

 

Waywiser once again had a presence at the AWP conference, sharing a booth with our US distributor, Dufour Editions Inc. We also had an off-site reading at the Seattle Art Museum, where Joseph Harrison, Dora Malech, Eric McHenry, Penelope Pelizzon, Shelley Puhak, Cody Walker read to an appreciative audience of thirty.

 

Joseph Harrison Dora Malech Eric McHenry V. Penelope Pelizzon Shelley Puhak Cody Walker

 

 

 

 


 
 
 

 

 

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