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The eleventh annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize now closed for submissions

 

 

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize #11

 

The eleventh annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is now closed for submissions. The deadline was midnight December 1st 2015.

The competition's results will be posted here in April or May 2016.

 

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Forthcoming Publications

 

 

Eric McHenry, Odd Evening

 

Eric McHenry, Odd Evening

Paperback, 80 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-68-0, £9.99, Publication: 15 March 2016




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Cody Walker, The Self-Styled No-Child

 

Cody Walker, The Self-Styled No-Child

Paperback, 80 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-70-3, £9.99, Publication: 15 March 2016




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Recent Event

 

Friday, January 29th, 2016, 7:00 pm,
Joseph Harrison read at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MC 21209

 

Joseph Harrison, author most recently of Shakespeare's Horse — a collection will comes garlanded with praise from Harold Bloom and John Ashbery — read alongside Tracy Dimond, Kendra Kopelke and Jennifer Wallace. The event was hosted by Baltimore Style editor-in-chief Betsy Boyd.

 

 

 

 

Recent Events

 

 

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 6:30 pm

Jérôme Luc Martin read in the Pusey Room at Keble College, Oxford

 

Jérôme Luc Martin read from his new collection, The Gardening Fires: Sonnets and Fragments. The event, organized by Erica McAlpine, was one of the Keble College's splendid Meet the Poet Series, which has previously hosted readings by Jamie McKendrick and Simon Armitage, amongst others. Reading with Jérôme was Vidyan Ravinthiran, some of whose work was included in Christopher Ricks's Waywiser anthology, Joining Music with Reason, but who on this occasion read from more recent material, including poems from his first collection, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe, 2014). The readings, to an appreciative audience, were followed by a Q & A session, and by a book-signing.

 

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The Tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

 

 


 
Jaimee Hills, How to Avoid Speaking
 

 

 

 

Jaimee Hills with Anthony Thwaite
Jaimee Hills
Anthony Thwaite
Anthony Thwaite, Ann Thwaite, and Jaimee Hills during the book signing

A large and enthusiastic audience gathered at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on Monday, 26th October, to hear Jaimee Hills, winner of the tenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, read from her winning collection, How to Avoid Speaking, and to hear Anthony Thwaite, the judge who awarded her the prize, introduce her, and, in the second half of the evening, read from his own work.

How to Avoid Speaking is Ms Hills's first collection, though her work has appeared in many places, including Blackbird, Measure, Mississippi Review, Sewanee Theological Review, Confrontation Magazine, and Best New Poets, 2006.

Anthony Thwaite is one of the UK's leading men of letters, and has worked as an editor, critic, anthologist, academic and broadcaster, and has published numerous collections, including, most recently, his Collected Poems (2007), Late Poems (2010), and Going Out (2014). Mr Thwaite is one of Philip Larkin's literary executors, and has played a major role in the posthumous editing of Larkin's work.

The event was introduced by Waywiser's Senior American Editor, Joseph Harrison.

http://www.folger.edu/events/anthony-thwaite-and-jaimee-hills

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 7:30 pm,
Joseph Harrison read at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Joseph Harrison, author of Someone's Else's Name, Identity Theft, and, most recently, Shakespeare's Horse, read from his work, as part of the Hammer Poetry Series, which is curated by Stephen Yenser, Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, and dedicated to the memory of Doris Curran. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Friends of English and Office of Cultural and Recreational Affairs, the program has been a stimulating forum for nationally and internationally known poets for more than forty-five years.

This reading was filmed and can be watched by clicking on the link below:

http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/11/poetry-joseph-harrison/

 

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New Publications


 


 
Jaimee Hills, How to Avoid Speaking
 

 

Jaimee Hills, How to Avoid Speaking

Winner of the tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Foreword by the judge, Anthony Thwaite


Paperback, 96 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-84-0, £9.99, Publication: 26 October 2015




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Jerome Luc Martin, The Gardening Fires: Sonnets and Fragments

 

Jérôme Luc Martin, The Gardening Fires: Sonnets and Fragments

Finalist for the ninth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize


Paperback, 80 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-66-6, £9.99, Publication: 26 October 2015




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Recent Publication



Greg Williamson, The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True

 

Greg Williamson, The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True

with illustrations by Brian Bowes


128 pp, ISBN 978-1-904130-83-3, £10.99 (Paperback)

Publication 6 August 2015


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Recent Event

 

 

 

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall,
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the New School Writing Program hosted the launch reading of The Best American Poetry. Appearing alongside other poets represented in the 2015 volume were Waywiser authors Cody Walker and Dora Malech. Mr Walker is the author of Shuffle and Breakdown, and of the forthcoming The Self-Styled No-Child (details of whose publication on March 15th 2016 will be posted here later in the year). Ms Malech is the author of, amongst other collections, Shore Ordered Ocean, which was published by Waywiser in 2009, and is an associate editor of the press. The event was moderated by series editor David Lehman, poetry coordinator, New School Writing Program, and Sherman Alexie, the 2015 guest editor.

 


 

 

 

Recent Event

 

 

Joseph Harrison's September 2015 reading tour

 

 

Joseph Harrison read from his latest collection, Shakespeare's Horse, at five different venues in Georgia and Alabama.
He is seen above at his first engagement in the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he read to a a hugely appreciative audience.

 


 

 

In memorian Robert Conquest

 

Robert Conquest

1917 - 2015


It was with great sadness that we learned of Robert Conquest's death, on August 3rd, in Palo Alto, California. He was 98. Bob was best-known as a historian, the author, most famously, of The Great Terror, a book which offered the first detailed exposé of the horrors endured by the Russian people under Stalin, and did so at the height of the Cold War, at a time when hard information was extremely hard to come by. But as well as being a renowned historian, Bob was a notably accomplished poet, described on one occasion by his friend Philip Larkin as "a genius". Between 1956 and 2012, he published eight collections of verse, each of them much admired and highly praised. It was a privilege for Waywiser to be responsible for issuing his last two collections – Penultimata (2009) and Blokelore & Blokesongs (2012) – and we will cherish our memories of working with him.

Our condolences go to Bob's widow, Liddie, and to the rest of his family.

To read the obituaries which have appeared in the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph, please click on the links below:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/arts/international/robert-conquest-historian-who-documented-soviet-horrors-dies-at-98.html?_r=0

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11782719/Robert-Conquest-historian-obituary.html

 

 

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Eric McHenry appointed Poet Laureate of Kansas

 

Our congratulations go to Waywiser author Associate Editor Eric McHenry, whose appointment as Poet Laureate of the state of Kansas for 2015-2017 has just been announced. Eric is a poet, teacher and editor of great distinction, and if he brought just a fraction of his talent, energy and enthusiasm to the job, the state of Kansas could feel satisfied that they had made the right choice. Instead of that, they can rely on him to give the role his all. To read more about the appointment, please click on the link below:

http://kansashumanities.org/programs/poet-laureate-of-kansas-2/

 


 
 

 

Recent Publication

 

 

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

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

520 pp,  ISBN: 978-1904130-79-6, £12.99 paperback),
 
Publication, June 11, 2015


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Recent Publication

 

Joseph Harrison, Shakespeare's Horse

Joseph Harrison, Shakespeare's Horse

120 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-80-2, £11.99 (hardback)

120 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-904130-77-2, £9.99 (paperback)

Publication, 12 March 2015

 


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Recent Publication

 

 

Mary Jo Salter, It's Hard to Say

Mary Jo Salter, It's Hard to Say: Selected Poems

208 pp,  ISBN: 978-1904130-76-5, £12.99 (paperback only)

Publication, 12 March 2015


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