Friday, December 21, 2007

Other Titles by New Issues Poets

Looking for last-minute gifts or a few suggestions for your own bookshelf? Here is a short list of titles, published through other great presses, written by New Issues poets. Enjoy!

* Novel Pictorial Noise by Noah Eli Gordon, author of the Green Rose Prize winner A Fiddle Pulled from the Throat of a Sparrow.
* The River is Rising by Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa, published by New Issues back in 1998.
* Pain Fantasy by Jason Bredle. Jason's first book, Standing in Line for the Beast was chosen by Barbara Hamby to receive the 2006 New Issues Poetry Prize.
* Notes for My Body Double by Paul Guest won the Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry. His first book, The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World was chosen by Campbell McGrath to receive the 2002 New Issues Poetry Prize.
* Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged by Russell Thorburn, author of the New Issues title Approximate Desire.
* Dog Girl by Heidi Lynn Staples. Heidi's book Guess Can Gallop was chosen by Brenda Hillman to receive the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize.
* The Happiness Experiment by Lisa Fishman. Lisa's book The Deep Heart's Core is a Suitcase was one of our very first publications back in 1996.

Elaine Sexton on Poetry Daily

Elaine Sexton's poem "The Horse in Her" was featured Wednesday, December 19, on the Poetry Daily website. The poem, originally published in New Letters, will appear in Elaine's new book, Causeway, due out from New Issues March 1, 2008.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wayne Miller and Moikom Zeqo Celebrate a New Translation with DC Reading

We're always thrilled when we see New Issues authors getting together to do something in the literary world. Sandra Beasley, author of the forthcoming and award-winning Theories of Falling hosted Wayne Miller and Moikom Zeqo at her Washington DC apartment. Wayne, author of Only the Senses Sleep, translated Zeqo's work for I Don't Believe in Ghosts, recently published by BOA Editions. For more about the reading, check out Beasley's blog. For more on I Don't Believe in Ghosts by Moikom Zeqo, visit BOA's website. (Photo: Miller, Beasley, and Zeqo (c) Mark Dawson)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Matthew Thorburn Reading in NY

Matthew Thorburn, author of of Subject to Change will be reading with poet Claudia Carlson at Book Culture, 112th Street in New York. The poetry reading will be on Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Book Culture website:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Keplinger Poem on The Writer's Almanac

On November 30, David Keplinger's poem "Live on earth . . ." will be featured on the Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Audio of Keillor reading the poem can be heard on the website. "Live on earth . . . " is from Keplinger's book of prose poems, The Prayers of Others, and the full text of the poem can also be found on the Writer's Almanac website.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The 2008 New Issues Poetry Prize

The deadline is soon approaching for entering the 2008 New Issues Poetry Prize. Carl Phillips, author of Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, will be the final judge. November 30 is the postmark deadline. New Issues often accepts other manuscripts for publication besides the winner. Don't forget to submit! (Guidelines)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Poetry Daily features Lee Upton Poem

"Dyserotica" from Lee Upton's newly released book Undid in the Land of Undone was featured November 16th on the Poetry Daily website. Follow this link to read the poem.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Poems on The Diagram

Check out the latest online issue of Diagram to see poems by New Issues authors Louise Mathias and Sandra Beasley.
"Making the Crane" by Sandra Beasley, author of the forthcoming Theories of Falling, winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. "Momento Mori" by Louise Mathias, author of Lark Apprentice, which was selected by 2003 Judge Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Paul Guest Wins Whiting

Paul Guest, winner of the 2002 New Issues Poetry Prize for his first poetry collection The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, was just awarded a Whiting Writers’ Award, which carries a $50,000 prize. Paul's second book, Notes for My Body Double, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. He teaches at the University of West Georgia.

The Prayers of Others Wins Colorado Prize

David Keplinger's book of prose poems, The Prayers of Others, won the 2007 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. His other book with New Issues, The Clearing, was a finalist for the same award last year.

According to their website: "The Colorado Book Award is a program that seeks to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s literary community. The Award is meant to both recognize outstanding authors and to promote those authors to Colorado readers. Our goal is to raise the profile of the literary community and recognize its contributors while increasing their accessibility to the everyday reader who will, in turn, appreciate and share their work."

AWP Novel, One Tribe, Wins Award

One Tribe, the first AWP Novel Award Winner published with New Issues, has won the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for Fiction.

One Tribe will be submitted to the Library of Congress and will receive a special catalog number for inclusion in the Global Filipino Literary Awards Collection housed permanently in the Library's Asian Reading Room. Even more exciting, the book's author, M. Evelina Galang, was named one of the 100 most influential Filipina Women in the US by Filipina Women's Network and was honored at the Filipina Summit ( in Washington D.C. where she read from One Tribe at the Library of Congress.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Issues: The Blog

Welcome to the New Issues blog!

We're creating this blog to be a place where our editors and staff can post information about the press and our authors can share about their achievements, awards, readings, and events. Enjoy!