Welcome to the latest edition of the 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
Caroline M. Mar, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has three poems in the latest Four Way Review.
All Up In Your Ears a new monthly podcast featuring, Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series contributor francine j. harris, along with Kaveh Akbar, Jonathan Farmer, and Gabrielle Calvocoressi discussing, extolling, deviating from and disagreeing about recent poems.
Ashaki M. Jackson, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, has turned one month of #grind poems into her chapbook, Surveillance; through a philanthropic partnership with Writ Large Press, 100% of the proceeds of Surveillance benefit Black Youth Project 100, Say Her Name, Black Lives Matter and Native Lives Matter. Purchase here.
Win Basset, long time BCP friend and former editor, writes “…on mentorship, poetry, & teaching boys” in When Teaching Is a Calling at The Lit Hub.
Dwayne Betts’, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, essay “What Prison Takes Away” at The Atlantic.
Travis Smith, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, also appears in The Winter Anthology, Volume 6.
APPLY: The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets — The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, July 31 – August 5, 2016, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar. APPLY HERE.
SUBMIT: The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Judge: Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Deadline 4/30.
SUBMIT: Pittsburgh Poetry Review is accepting submissions now through 4/30.