Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Claudia Carlson is interviewed about her Marsh Hawk Press book, The Elephant House over at BarnesandNoble. Here's an excerpt:
CC: It took me ten years to write The Elephant House. I had entered it in several contests and gotten honorable mentions or friendly try again notes from editors…but not publication. During that time I was working by day as a book designer at Oxford University Press and at night I took on freelance work designing for small literary presses, including Marsh Hawk Press. One day the managing editor, Sandy McIntosh, mentioned he had seen my poems in several poetry journals and asked if I had a manuscript…did I have a manuscript!? Did I ever….I sent my book to the press, Eileen Tabios said, “where have you been?” The Elephant House came out in 2007.


Justin Petropoulos, the newest recipient of Marsh Hawk Poetry Press' Poetry Prize, will be reading from his MH Prizewinning Book, Eminent Domain, which will be released May 1. Justin will read as part of an exhibition called Water Water Every Where (http://www.bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art/exhibitions) for BRIC Arts. The reading series is called Ripple. The details are below and a link.

A literary event organized by Hawley Hussey and Kate Hill Cantrill

The first edition of Ripple features writers Greg Fuchs, Michele Madigan Somerville, Justin Petropoulos and Sara Jane Stoner. Sound artist and composer Bill Brovold will present a piece inspired by water following the first set of readings.


Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free.

Venue Information
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
BRIC Rotunda Gallery is the contemporary art
exhibition space of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact Tel: 718-875-4047
Email: rotunda@bricartsmedia.org


Justin also will be reading on April 18th with Brenda Iijima and Urayoan Noel at Triptych Readings (http://www.triptychreading.com/index.html).

The reading will take place at 11th Street Bar, 510 East 11th Street, between Avenues A&B, New York City, and is at 7pm.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Marsh Hawk Press is pleased to announce the release of Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2011, Edited by Eileen R. Tabios. The issue is available at http://marshhawkreview.blogspot.com/ and features the following poets:

Barry Schwabsky
Rebecca Loudon
Michael Leong
Anne Gorrick
Guillermo Parra
Susan M. Schultz
Bruce Covey
Lynn Behrendt
Mark Lamoreaux
Sheila Murphy
Jon Curley
Tamiko Beyer
Paul Pines
Jean Vengua
Mark Young
Aileen Ibardaloza
Daniel Morris
Anny Ballardini

Marsh Hawk Review is an online poetry journal sponsored by the Marsh Hawk Press collective. Marsh Hawk Review will appear twice a year, under the revolving editorship of collective members. Each issue will offer a selection of poems solicited by the editor, in addition to new work posted by poets in the collective.

More information about Marsh Hawk Press is available at http://marshhawkpress.org/ and http://www.mhpress.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 05, 2011


And why are we boasting about it on the Marsh Hawk Press Blog? Well, because Shaun--an artist and animator who received the Oscar for best animated short for his work The Lost Thing--also did the sculpture/painting "Norseman" which is featured on the cover of Michael Rerick's book, In Ways Impossible to Fold.

'Twas the idea of Claudia Carlson to use the image -- yes, Claudia: you sure can pick them!

Friday, March 04, 2011


Paolo Javier's forthcoming book, The Feeling is Actual, will be released by Marsh Hawk Press this Fall 2011. Until then, the public is invited to the following:

John Ashbery and Paolo Javier

Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia:Chelsea

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30pm

Event Information

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30pm
535 West 22nd St.
New York City
$6 general admission; $3 Dia members, students, and seniors

Tickets are available at the lecture only. Reservations recommended.

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York in 1927. He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia University, and went to France as a Fulbright Scholar in 1955, living there for much of the next decade. His many collections of poetry include _Planisphere_ (2009) and _Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems_ (2007), which was awarded the 2008 International Griffin Poetry Prize; an early book, Some Trees, was selected by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series (1956), and in 2008 the Library of America published the first volume of his collected poems. He has published numerous translations from the French, including works by Pierre Reverdy, Arthur Rimbaud, Raymond Roussel, and several collections of poems by Pierre Martory. Also active in other areas of the arts, including theater and film, he has served as executive editor of _ARTnews_, and as art critic for _New York_ magazine and _Newsweek_. He taught for many years at Brooklyn College and Bard College, and in 1989-90 delivered the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1988 to 1999. The winner of many prizes and awards, both nationally and internationally, he has received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was a MacArthur Fellow from 1985 to 1990. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He lives in New York.

Paolo Javier is the 2010-13 Queens Borough Poet Laureate. He is the author of four chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections, including The Feeling Is Actual (Marsh Hawk Press, Fall 2011). Javier curates two reading series: PRJCTNS, devoted to live film narration and performance, and Queens Poet Lore, a roving poetry series set across the borough. He edits 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com), a tiny press of innovative language art, and lives with his wife in Queens.

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