Friday, October 22, 2010

Heather Sellers's Memoir

Congratulations to Heather Sellers, author of The Boys I Borrow (New Issues 2007), on the publication of her memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know.

Book Launch Party for You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know
A memoir by Heather Sellers
Washington Square Gallery (next to Pereddies), 453 Washington Ave., Holland MI

For a full listing of events, visit her website:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WMU's THIRD COAST Celebrates 15 Years

Celebrating 15 years of Third Coast magazine and the release of our Fall 2010 issue with readings, live music, and refreshments!

Date: Saturday, November 6th, from 7-9pm
Location: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Suite 103A, Park Trades Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI

Featuring readings by Austin Bunn, Monica Berlin, Nancy Eimers, and William Olsen, and original music by Joe Gross:

AUSTIN BUNN – Austin Bunn’s full-length plays and solo pieces have been performed and developed variously, including works at The New Harmony Project, Iowa New Play Festival, University of Oregon EcoDrama Festival, The Lark NYC, Playwrights’ Theatre of NJ, and others. His non-fiction and fiction writing have appeared in Best American Fantasy, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The New York Times Magazine. He teaches at Grand Valley State University.

MONICA BERLIN – Monica Berlin’s recent poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Rhino, and New Orleans Review, among others. In Spring 2009 she won the Thomas R. Hruska Memorial Nonfiction prize from Passages North. Berlin in an Associate Professor at Knox College.

NANCY EIMERS – Nancy Eimers’ fourth poetry collection, Oz, is forthcoming in winter 2011 from Carnegie Mellon University Press. She teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

WILLIAM OLSEN - William Olsen has four collections of poetry, including Avenue Of Vanishing. A fifth collection, Sand Theory, will be brought out by Northwestern University Press April 2011. He has won fellowships from Breadloaf, the NEA, and the Guggenheim. He teaches at Western Michigan University, where he edits New Issues Poetry and Prose.

Third Coast, a national literary magazine based at Western Michigan University, is edited entirely by WMU graduate and undergraduate students. Works first published in Third Coast have recently been selected for The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses series, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry Series.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mörling Wins Lannan Fellowship

Congratulations to Malena Mörling, author of Ocean Avenue (New Issues, 1999), winner of the 1998 New Issues Poetry Prize. She has received a 2010 Lannan Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. "The fellowships recognize writers of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work."

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Book: Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems by Beckian Fritz Goldberg

Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems
$18.00 paper | 215 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-930974-94-4
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2010
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Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems gathers the work of Beckian Fritz Goldberg, one of her generation’s premiere voices and its fiercest proponent of a free imagination. From the beginning of her career and in all of her six acclaimed volumes, Goldberg's poetry has rendered labels — narrative, meditative, lyric, experimental — irrelevant. It is quickened instead by the body as it experiences itself in an open environment: un-codified, stranded by longing and love and grief, defiantly caring in the midst of our violent cultural moment, at once creaturely and divine, precisely sensory, and somehow pluralized by every harrowing turn. With artfully conversational intensity her new poems extend her vision of an earthly cosmos that resurrects itself daily.

Beckian Fritz Goldberg holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College and is the author of six volumes of poetry. Her work has appeared widely in anthologies and journals including, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry l995, Field, The Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, The Iowa Review, New American Poets of the 90’s and The Massachusetts Review. She has been awardedthe Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, The Gettysburg Review Annual Poetry Award, The University of Akron Press Poetry Prize, the Field Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Goldberg is currently Professor of English at Arizona State University.

Beckian Fritz Goldberg will be reading at Western Michigan University on Thursday, November 4th.

New Book: Vivisect by Lisa Lewis

$15.00 paper | 79 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-930974-92-0
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2010
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"The remarkable dynamism of this book comes partly from the struggle it enacts between the confessional and postmodern modes. As the title Vivisect suggests, Lewis often seems to slice right into the living body, exposing the heart itself still beating with its dark secrets. But if language is the scalpel, it is also the flesh, offering at times a tough or slippery resistance, and revealing, when penetrated, more language that leads in multiple and unexpected directions, yet, like the mind, keeps circling back irresistibly to the troubling subjects it most wants to avoid. The result is rich, powerful, and complex poetry that gathers more weight with each reading." —Jeffrey Harrison

Lisa Lewis’s previous collections are The Unbeliever (Brittingham Prize), Silent Treatment (National Poetry Series), Story Box (Poetry West Chapbook Contest), and Burned House with Swimming Pool (American Poetry Journal Book Prize). Her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including the American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, American Literary Review, Fence, Rattle, Missouri Review, Washington Square, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and two editions of Best American Poetry. She directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University and serves as poetry editor for the Cimarron Review.

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