Friday, February 20, 2009

You Heard It Here First: A Poetry Reading

Sat. March 21st, 2009 2:00 PM

Enjoy standout debut collections with Sandra Beasley (Theories of Falling), Joseph O. Legaspi (Imago), Elizabeth Hadaway (Fire Baton), and Philip White (The Clearing).

Gravity Lounge
103 S. First Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Issues @ the 2009 AWP Conference in Chicago

If you're like us, you're probably already making plans for AWP, scheduling out every minute. But in all the rushing about at AWP, make sure to come visit the New Issues tables (451 & 452) at the AWP Bookfair in the Hilton Chicago, Northwest Hall, Lower Level. We'll have a special conference discount on all our titles, plus the steal-of-the-day on scratch and dent copies. See you there!

Bookfair Book Signings:
Friday, Feb 13:
10-11: Sandra Beasley
11-12: Elaine Sexton
3-4: Jericho Brown

Saturday, Feb 14:
10-11: Mark Irwin
1-2: Myronn Hardy

Special Events:

Friday, 1:30-2:45 p.m. - AWP Award Series Reading. (Sharon Dolin, Scott Blackwood, David Vann, and Sharon White) A reading featuring AWP's 2007 Award Series winners.

Friday, 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Herb Scott Tribute. (Beth Martinelli, Malena Morling, Metta Sama, Shirley Clay Scott, James D'Agostino, Gladys Cardiff) The panelists will pay tribute to poet, editor, mentor, professor, and husband, Herb Scott, author of Groceries, Disguises, and Sleeping Woman, editor of New Issues Press, and professor at Western Michigan University. Herb Scott passed in February 2006, and this panel will present a multitude of voices to remember the many sides to Scott, to discuss the importance of building communities, mentoring, and small presses, and to recall his voice by reading some of his work.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

NewPages Posts Review of PLEASE

Wayne Johns reviews Please by Jericho Brown: "Brown is particularly adept at exposing the duplicity inherent in both experience and language. In fact, the double-entendre of the collection’s title sets the stage for what’s to come since one might utter the word 'Please' in either a begging or a dismissive manner."

Read the full review on NewPages.