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Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Announcement

 

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize #10

 

The winner of the tenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, announced by judge Anthony Thwaite on March 12th 2015, is Jamee Hills's How to Avoid Speaking. Ms Hills, of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA, will receive a purse of $3,000, and How to Avoid Speaking, complete with a foreword by Mr Thwaite, will be published by Waywiser in November 2015, when Ms Hills and Mr Thwaite will give a public reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.

For further information about the latest contest, with webpages featuring information about and poems by authors who reached the semi-finals and beyond, please click on the logo above

Our thanks go not just to them but to all of the 450+ poets who submitted to this year's contest.

 


 

 

New Publications

 

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

 


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

 

 

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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


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

 

 

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Forthcoming Readings

 

Joseph Harrison, V. Penelope Pelizzon, and Mary Jo Salter

April 13, 7:00, at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York City

 



V. Penelope Pelizzon

April 23, 6:00, at the Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College's main campus, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, Connecticut

For further information, please click on the link below:

http://www.qvcc.edu/news/julius_sokenu_2015.asp

 



Joseph Harrison, Dora Malech, and James Arthur

April 28, 7:00, at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore

 



V. Penelope Pelizzon

May 7 , 7:30, Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

For further information, please click on the link below:

http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/poetry-v-penelope-pelizzon/

 



All events are open to the public and admission is free

 

 

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In memoriam Mark Strand

 

Mark Strand

1934 - 2014


Mark Strand, one of America's finest poets as well as a tremendously accomplished artist, passed away on Saturday November 29th, aged 80. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and all who knew his work.

Waywiser published two of Mark's remarkable collections – the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blizzard of One and, more recently, Almost Invisible, and we were proud to build on the association, having him judge the seventh Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for us, as well having him read at a number of Waywiser events, most memorably during "A Fine Excess", our three-day celebration of poetry at Emory University in the spring of 2008, and at the Folger Shakespeare Library in the fall of 2012, when he read alongside the seventh Hecht Prize winner, Chris Andrews.

Our condolences go to Mark's partner, Maricruz Bilbao, and to the rest of his family.

To read the obituaries of him that have appeared in the New York Times and the (London) Guardian, please click on the links below:

New York Times

The Guardian

 

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Books of the Year


The November 28th 2014, Books of the Year, issue of the Times Literary Supplement contained nominations of two of Waywiser's most recent publications, Geoffrey Brock's Hecht Prize winning Voices Bright Flags and Clive Watkins's Already the Flames. Their nominator, poet Alicia Stallings, writes:

"It was a good year for terrific second collections. Two more, both from The Waywiser Press, are Geoffrey Brock's Voices Bright Flags, whose haunting
sequence
"Homeland Security" braids the personal and the political, and Clive Watkins's Already the Flames, with its keen eye and intelligent music."

 

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Recent Event

 

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

November 17th, 2014

 


 
Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags: poems
 

 

 

 

An appreciative audience of about 100 people gathered at the Folger Shakespeare Library on the evening of November 17th, to hear the ninth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize winner, Geoffrey Brock, and the judge who awarded him the prize, Heather McHugh, read from their work. The event was introduced by Waywiser's Editor in Chief, Philip Hoy.

 

Heather McHugh & Geoffrey Brock
before their reading
Geoffrey Brock
Heather McHugh
Heather McHugh & Geoffrey Brock
signing their books

 

 

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Recent Publications

 

Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags

Geoffrey Brock, Voices Bright Flags: poems

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


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

 

 

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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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