Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April is National Poetry Month

New Issues is happy to sponsor National Poetry Month. Check out their website and the New Issues sponsor page.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Issues Awarded MCACA Grant

New Issues Press of Western Michigan University has been awarded a grant for $7,500 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant will support the promotion of Michigan poets published by New Issues.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative, cultural activity in Michigan. 

03/31/2010 - The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Announces Statewide Grants

New Issues at AWP 2010 in Denver

New Issues will have books for sale at the AWP Conference Bookfair in Denver, from April 8 - 10. On Saturday, April 10, the Bookfair will be open to the public.

Book signings at the New Issues table (D18):

Thursday, April 8
David Keplinger/Prayers of Others 12:20 - 1:30
Claudia Keelan/Missing Her 3:30 - 4:30

Friday, April 9
Patty Seyburn/Hilarity 10:00 - 11:00
Khaled Mattawa/Tocqueville 1:30 - 2:30

Saturday, April 10
Justin Marks/A Million in Prizes 9-10:30
Judy Halebsky/Sky=Empty 10:30-12:00
Mary Ann Samyn/Beauty Breaks In 1:30-2:30

AWP Award Series Reading, featuring Goldie Goldbloom, author of the award-winning novel Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders. Reading 1:30 - 2:45. Followed by a book signing at the AWP table.

AGNI reviews Beauty Breaks In

Check out the new review of Mary Ann Saymn's work on AGNI Online: "Shard. Shard. Shard.: Mary Ann Samyn and the Fractured Meditative Lyric," by Anton Vander Zee

"Samyn’s work over her last three books—all published with New Issues in their distinct duo-tone, palimpsestic, muted-matte design that makes their books such a pleasure to look at and hold—might seem, after a cursory reading, consistent to a fault. Certain standard moves and themes persist: reflexivity, strained devotion, materiality of both language and body, colloquialisms and asides, formal attention to white space, a certain reticence, occasional nods to Nancy Drew. But this apparent consistency—to my eye and ear rewarding enough in itself—grounds a subtler range of shifting intensities that emerge in each collection"