would be honored if you would join us for the Gwen Frostic Reading
Series. The first reading of the series features novelist Kevin Fenton
and poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths. It will be held Thursday, February 2nd
at 8:00 p.m. in WMU's Bernhard Center, rooms 157 & 159.
reading series usually draws a large crowd, so we encourage you to
arrive early. The reading is free, and last approximately 45 minutes.
Books will be available to purchase, and the authors will be happy to
sign their works.
Hope you can join us!
Kevin Fenton's first novel, Merit Badges (New Issues), won the AWP Prize for the Novel. Publishers Weekly
writes, "An impressive vitality, droll wit, and affecting nostalgia
lift Fenton's first novel." His fiction has appeared in the Northwest Review, the Laurel Review, and the Emprise Review. His writing on graphic design has been anthologized in Looking Closer 2 and Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issue.
He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of
Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He
lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota and works as an advertising writer and
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is the author of Mule & Pear (New Issues), Miracle Arrhythmia (Willow Books) and The Requited Distance (Sheep Meadow Press).
Reviewer Roxane Gay (The Rumpus)
writes, "Griffiths tackled sex(uality), slavery, the strength of
women, the mark of history, and the power of language, in fierce poems
that were so memorable I return to them over and over."
Canem Fellow, she is the recipient of fellowships from Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, New York State Summer
Writers Institute, the Cave Canem Foundation and others. A photographer
and painter, her visual work has been published widely in both
national and international magazines and journals. She teaches at Sarah
Lawrence College and lives in New York.
February Art Hop at Fire, featuring Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Mule & Pear
Griffiths will also read her poetry on Friday, February 3rd
at Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, 1249 Portage Rd.,
where her artwork will be on display as part of Kalamazoo's February
New Issues was established in 1996 by poet Herbert S. Scott.
the body | of space| in the shape of the human
The Radio Tree
The Right Place to Jump
The Frame Called Ruin
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize: Jaswinder Bolina for his manuscript Phantom Camera. Bolina wins a $2,000 award and publication of his manuscript in the spring of 2013.
Jaswinder Bolina is the author of Carrier Wave,
winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry. His recent work has
appeared in Black Warrior Review, Columbia Poetry Review, the Offending
Adam, and in the Best American Poetry 2011. He currently lives and
teaches in Athens, Ohio, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of
English at Ohio University.
Also accepted for publication:
Slip by Cullen Bailey Burns
to appear in the fall of 2013
Green Rose Prize is awarded to an author who has previously published
at least one full-length book of poems. Winners are chosen by the
editors of New Issues Press. Guidelines are available on our website.
Green Rose Prize in Poetry
2011: Corey Marks
The Radio Tree
2010: Seth Abramson
2009: Malinda Markham
Having Cut the Sparrow's Heart
2008: Patty Seyburn
2007: Jon Pineda
The Translator's Diary
2006: Noah Eli Gordon
A Fiddle Pulled from the Throat of a Sparrow
2005: Joan Houlihan
The Mending Worm
2004: Hugh Seidman
Somebody Stand Up and Sing
2003: Christine Hume
2002: Christopher Bursk
Ovid at Fifteen
2001: Ruth Ellen Kocher
When the Moon Knows You're Wandering
2000: Martha Rhodes
Now available to order:
"Keifetz's (Flea Circus)
simply dazzles. The novel takes the reader to the dark place where
reason and love collide and collapse under the oppressive weight of
loss. A tour de force."
--Kirkus Reviews, November 11, 2011
"VERDICT The experience of Keifetz's second novel (after Corrido)
is less like reading a book than having a frighteningly intimate
conversation over coffee. A must for fans of literary fiction."
--Library Journal, November 15, 2011
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