Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Paula McLain's New Novel to be Published by Ballantine

Congratulations to Paula McLain, author of Stumble, Gorgeous (New Issues, 2005) and Less of Her (New Issues 1999) on the placement of her novel!

Ballantine Books has won a heated auction for US rights in The Great Good Place by Paula McLain, a novel written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, about the couple's life together in Europe in the early 1920's. Canadian rights have been pre-empted by Doubleday Canada, and other foreign auctions are in progress. Random House Group executive editor Susanna Porter acquired rights from agent Julie Barer. Contact: jbarer (at) barerliterary (dot) com

For the whole scoop, read the New York Observer article: "Novel About Hemingway Sold to 'Loving Frank' Editor For North of Half a Million"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rain Taxi Reviews Jericho Brown's Please

Pick up the Summer 2009 issue of Rain Taxi Review of Books to read Virginia Konchan's review of Jericho Brown's debut poetry collection Please. "Erotic and grief-stricken, ministerial and playful, Brown offers his reader a journey unlike any other in contemporary poetry: a book in which moral and cultural relativism does not form the pillars of its foundation."

Ron Slate Reviews Cassarino's Zero at the Bone

Visit Ron Slate's website to read his review of Stacie Cassarino's Zero at the Bone: www.ronslate.com

Just a taste: "Zero At The Bone is a book of awakened sensitivities and passing glances at one's youthful reflection (sparking everywhere). Its pleasures come from sonorous reckonings with what the eye sees there."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Million in Prizes Reviewed

Jackie Clark reviews Justin Marks' A Million in Prizes and chapbook Voir Dire for Coldfront Magazine. "Justin Marks’s first book of poems, A Million in Prizes, chosen by Carl Phillips as winner of the 2008 New Issues Poetry Prize, is an earnest gem of self-consciousness and naïve wonder."

Read the whole review on Coldfront's website.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Upstate NY Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm
Poetry Reading in the coffeehouse featuring Martin Walls, Karen Swenson and Phil Memmer / Creekside Books and Coffee, 35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, NY

Enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers, coffee, and dessert while listening to three award-winning Upstate poets, who will read from newly released books:

*Karen Swenson — poet, journalist, and travel writer, author of Pilgrim Into Silence (Tiger Bark, 2008). Read some of Karen’s work online at members.lsa.net/wisewomensweb/swenson.html

*Martin Walls — Library of Congress fellow, author of Small Human Detail in Care of National Trust (New Issues, 2000) and his new collection The Solvay Process (Tiger Bark, 2009). Walls’ work can be read online at www.smallhumandetail.com

*Phil Memmer — Director of the Syracuse Downtown Writers Center, winner of a recent Adirondack Literary Award for The Threat of Pleasure (Word Press, 2007) and author of “Lucifer: A Hagiography” (Lost Horse, 2009): www.philipmemmer.com

For more information about the reading, contact Erika Davis at erika@creeksidebooks.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

Carrie McGath's June 5th Art Hop Poetry Reading

Carrie McGath's June 5th Art Hop Poetry Reading: Friday, June 5 at at the Fire Gallery (across from Washington Square branch of Kalamazoo Public Library)

Carrie’s collection, Small Murders (New Issues, 2006) and her chapbooks, Ward Eighty-One and The Chase will also be available for purchase.
Doors open at 8 / open mic @ 8:30 / feature @ 9
$3 admission for students with id / $5 general admission