Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems, essays, and stories from the literary citizens of the larger Bull City! –Noah Stetzer
In Memoriam: Umbrellas Catherine Wald, participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, is featured at the New York Times.
There’s an idea in linguistics that until a culture creates a name for a color, they don’t really see it as a distinct category. It builds from the anthropological discovery that languages tend to develop color terms in the same order: first, for black and white (or roughly, light and dark), then for red, then for either green or yellow and then both, then blue (and so on). —Inch #16 Fall 2011 contributor Elisa Gabbert’s, “The Future of Language: Considering the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis for translation, emoji, and pop culture” featured at Guernica Magazine.
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Editor’s Selection in the
2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition.
Congratulations to Jacques J. Rancourt; his manuscript Novena is winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleiades Press!
Matthew Zapruder is the new poetry editor for the New York Times Magazine, succeeding Natasha Trethewey in this annually rotating position.
Doctors these days do miracles. / They also do sins. /They do drugs and nurses / and sometimes nothing. “Legs” by Ron Reikki, contributor to Inch #16 Fall 2011, featured at Manhattanville Review. Check out Ron’s fiction, “The EMT Instructor” at Juxtapose Literary Journal.
Congratulations to all the finalists and those selected for the 2015 Best of the Net (Sundress Publications) anthology.
May has arranged the collection in such a way that its individual poems blur and blend into each other via the echoes of images and words, with a constant slippage between an object’s visual properties and its sonic ones. 32Poems review of Hum (Alice James Books) by Jamaal May, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series.
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Congratulations to the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists.
Kelly Fordon, participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, discusses her chapbook The Witness (Kattywompus Press), at Minerva Rising Literary Journal.
“Nobody’s Jackknife is the long-awaited first collection by Ellen McGrath Smith—long awaited because those of us who have read and admired her poems over the years have often wondered where a book was—or when.” Ellen McGrath’s, a long-time participant in The Grind Daily Writing Series, Nobody’s Jackknife (West End Press) is reviewed at Wordgathering.com.
The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards–or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known–kick off another record-breaking year with today’s announcement of the finalists.
APPLY: The Frost Place is taking applications for summer conferences & seminars! Send in your application today to be considered for one of their summer programs. Study with incredible 2016 faculty and fellows: Dawn Potter, Teresa Carson, Kerrin McCadden, Rich Villar, Afaa M. Weaver, Martha Rhodes, Maudelle Driskell, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Michael Klein, Matthew Olzmann, Collier Nogues, Patrick Donnelly, Ilya Kaminsky, Cleopatra Mathis, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
REGISTER: Gather in our nation’s capital for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness — four days of readings, workshops, discussions, youth voices & activism. The festival will take place April 14-17, 2016.