Wednesday, July 23, 2003


Congratulations to Madeline Tiger whose recent collection, Birds of Sorrow and Joy: New and Selected Poems, was selected by Small Press Review as a May/June 2003 literary "Pick." You can see sample poems from Madeline's book at the Marsh Hawk Press web site, in addition to this:

Love in Age Is

the bass line beneath
what prepared us
in our long and far stories
for this lingering descant

So much slows down to
the essential waiting
the absolute, fine-tuned
restful waiting

We are too heavy to do
the air dance,
the sweaty wrestle,
the light wandering tongue,
flesh chords, Boccherini rising

Now, just to think of love
is the sadness I feel
moved toward, longing,
where we are apart

And finally,
lying alongside the
length of your body
my body lengthening,
folding into your warmth,
just to be there, there
is the sweetness
love releases

We hold each other tightly
then loosely
as we recognize these waters,
this age old deepening

Sunday, July 20, 2003


Monday, July 21, 7 p.m. at Junno's
64 Downing Street (one block above West Houston and Varick, New York City)

Marie Ponsot introduces the readers:

Patricia Carlin, Jean Gallagher, David Groff and Julie Sheehan

Free admission!

Friday, July 18, 2003


Congratulations to Sharon Dolin whose book SERIOUS PINK and the poem "Fruit," in particular, will be featured on the Poetry Daily website on July 20th. Check it out this Sunday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2003


The Marsh Hawk Press website continues to evolve! A new feature, available at home page, is a "Gallery and Previews" section. Check it out to see illustrated information on our forthcoming books due out in November 2003.

I. A portfolio of paintings from Mirage by Basil King

II. Front cover of Rochelle Ratner's House and Home, designed by Claudia Carlson

III. Full cover spread of Chard deNiord's Sharp Golden Thorn, designed by Rayna deNiord

Monday, July 14, 2003


Several Marsh Hawk Press authors are mentioned in the just-released Summer issue of Sidereality. Here's their press release!


“...a low-key and attractive site that is gradually building itself into an archive of appealing offbeat poems and related non-fiction.”
--A. M. Dellamonica, http://www.scifi.com/

ANNOUNCING: sidereality 2:3 (http://www.sidereality.com)


POETRY BY: Arlene Ang, Aidan Baker, Jennifer Barnes, Greg Beatty, Valentine Broody, Ric Carfagna, Alan DeNiro, Colin Dodds, Amit Dwibedy, Jason Earls, Michael Farrell, David Fujino, Geoffrey Gatza, Jean NV Gier, Candy Gourlay, John Grey, August Highland, John Holland, D. J. Huppatz, Marcy Jarvis, Jill Jones, kris t kahn, Amy King, Stephen Kirbach, Donna Kuhn, Gary Langford, Kenyetta Lovings, Naima N. Lowe, Scott Malby, Charlotte Mandel, Jon Mathewson, Sandy McIntosh, Vanessa Mendicino, Takuya Murata, Kristy Odelius, Stephen Oliver, Sirrus Poe, Francis Raven, Terrie Leigh Relf, Chris Robideaux, Chris Sawyer, Jessica Schneider, Cheryl Snell, Michael Spring, Eileen Tabios, Steven Timm, Thomas Trull, Thomas Wiloch

ARTICLES BY: Ralph M. Berry, MTC Cronin, Francis Raven

REVIEWS BY: William Allegrezza, Clayton A. Couch, Thomas Fink, Tom Hibbard, Steven J. Stewart

VISUAL ART BY: Greg Couch, Donna Kuhn, Amos Yaskil


In addition, we are delighted to see Steven J. Stewart review Sandy McIntosh's Between Earth and Sky. Here's an excerpt:

"There's an old adage that says something like, "If you want to make them laugh, you have to get them crying," and McIntosh clearly understands how to put this adage into effect. Like the best surrealists (and when I think of the best American surrealists, Mark Strand, Russell Edson, and Charles Simic come to mind), McIntosh realizes that the best humor is found in a tight embrace with our coming to terms with our mortality, and it's in these black zones where we need to go. How does this recognition of mortality jive with lost childhood? Perhaps it's our recognition that childhood is passing away, and that no past instant can ever be repeated -- perhaps this is one of our first recognitions of our own mortality. And art simultaneously makes us aware, once again, of this fact and takes us to a point where we are able, if only momentarily, to overcome it."

Wednesday, July 09, 2003


American Book Review (ABR) has just published a review by Fred Muratori of Jane Augustine's 2002 books: Arbor Vitae (Marsh Hawk Press) and Transitory (Spuyten Duyvil). The review takes up the entirety of Page 21 of the July/August 2003 ABR.

A review of Arbor Vitae by Daniela Gioseffi also appears in the current issue of Poet Lore (v.98, #1/2, Spring/Summer 2003).

Congratulations Jane! Well-deserved, as shown by two sample poems from Arbor Vitae at the Marsh Hawk Press website as well as this poem:

Useless Stars

     (after the evening news)

The stars oppose history,
shine on all atrocities

-- the machine-gunned dead,
a ten year old abused

by her father, to whom a judge
gives her for custody --

               Pity the poor
and the pain of the world

that the night, sweetsmelling
of eglantine, will not quell.

The stars offer no meaning.
Constellations have tricked

weak hopeful eyes. No hope:
the diamond light

cancelled out by daytime's
flat overwhelming white.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003


Meritage Press is a multidisciplinary literary and arts publisher based in St. Helena and San Francisco. Its web site also features "Babaylan Speaks," a monthly column devoted to selected developments in Filipino literature, with a focus on poetry. Each column begins with a featured poet. Sandy McIntosh has just been designated July 2003 Featured Poet -- only the second non-Filipino to garner this honor (the first being Douglas Spangle). Sandy attained this spot by writing an innovative version of the "hay(na)ku," a Filipino poetic form. You are encouraged to visit this month's "Babaylan Speaks" to see Sandy's poem entitled "My Hay(na)ku" -- complete with a "Handy Pronunciation Guide for Public Performance"!

Tuesday, July 01, 2003


by Stephen Paul Miller and Thomas Fink

operates a bridge,
filter through which
          you pull the rope out.

Within a film's root,
          pry out
a sponge impression.


This isn't the first time Tom and Stephen have collaborated. Tom recalls that they once "wrote a rather uneven, overly NY school-ish long poem in 1990" entitled "George Burning Bush." Tom says: "I think I lost the only copy...."

Also, check out a wonderful review of Tom's book GOSSIP by Dan Morris in the current issue of Muse Apprentice Guild!

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