Joaquin Miller Poetry Series
Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road, NW, Washington, DC. 3:00 pm Sundays with open
readings after featured readers. Free. Deborah Ager, Kathi Morrison Taylor, and Rosemary Winslow host.
June 23—Niki Herd & Carol Quinn
June 30—Kevin McLellan & Jane Schapiro
July 7—Emily Fragos & Dora Malech
Muse Literary Series
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South
Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. 7:00 pm with open
readings after featured readers. Free. Adele Steiner Brown, Michelle Chan Brown, and Laura Golberg host. Michael Davis plays
classical guitar at most programs.
MONDAY 7/1 --Poets Dan Vera & Kathi Wolfe
MONDAY 8/5 ---Poets Barbara Fischer & Serena Fox
MONDAY 9/16 ---Poets Jeanne Larsen & Fred Marchant
Iota Poetry Series
Iota Bar and Restaurant,
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia at 6
pm. Open readings follow. Admission free. Miles David Moore hosts. For
more information, call 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275.
July 14: Donna Lewis Cowan & Tribute to Peter Brown
Aug 11: Special All-Open Reading (no featured readers this time)
Sept 8: 19th Anniversary Celebration
with featured readers from the past season (no open reading this time)
WORD WORKS ANNOUNCES
2013 HILARY THAM CAPITAL COLLECTION
In 2013, The Word Works expanded the Hilary Tham Capital Collection by inviting nominations from nonprofit literary organizations for their volunteers to submit poetry manuscripts. Within the next month, Word Works will be announcing judge Jeanne Larsen's selection of two winners of the 2013 HTCC competition. Manusciprts guidelines follow our Washington Prize submission guidelines. Word Works volunteers are invited to submit their manuscripts without a reading fee.
To make this expansion possible, we have initiated fundraising through Kickstarter. Visit their website for the "Expand the HIlary Tham Capital Collection" effort and see a short video of Word Works president Nancy White explaining what we are doing. We already are receiving pledges. Help us meet our modest goal of $2200 and receive your acknowledgement gifts. Remember, it is pledge now by July 14, 2013, and pay later when we meet financial goal.
TIPPING POINT IN 2ND EDITION
After three printings of Fred Marchant's Tipping Point, winner of the 1993 Washington Prize, the best-selling Word Works book was launched in second edition with preface by Nick Flynn at the 2013 Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Convention and Bookfair in Boston. The launch included the AWP panel "Poets Look Back to Thier First Books: Friends Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Fred Marchant's Tipping Point."
Nick Flynn writes, "Marchant’s poems move always and fully into and through a language which is not pointing at any one thing as the source of this becoming—not at the war which is the shadow behind every word, not at the father, looming, then fading—but at the seemingly quotidian (whiskey, leaves, roseate spoonbills), the stuff of this world that surrounds and props up these larger truths. Marchant’s language is not used as a tool or wielded as a weapon, but is returned to us as creative power."
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2012 HILARY THAM CAPITAL COLLECTION
Cornelius Eady has selected Bernadette Geyer of Vienna, VA, as winner of the 2012 Hilary Tham Capital Collection for her poetry manuscript, The Scabbard of Her Throat. Eady selected her manuscript from a set of ten unidentified manuscripts submitted by poets who volunteer for various projects at The Word Works. This book was launched at the AWP Bookfair with a booksigning and a special off-campus reading March 8, 2013.
Geyer is the author of a poetry chapbook, What Remains, and recipient of a 2010 Strauss Fellowship from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. The Scabbard of Her Throat was a finalist in the 2011 Brittingham and Pollak Prizes and in the 2009 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. Geyer works as a copy editor in the Washington, DC, area.
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2012 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER
B. K. Fischer of Sleepy Hollow, NY, won the 2012 Washington Prize for her poetry manuscript, St. Rage’s Vault. Final judges Karren L. Alenier, Jennifer Barber, J. H. Beall, and Nancy White chose Fischer's work from 302 manuscripts submitted by American and Canadian poets. This book was launched at the AWP Bookfair with a booksigning and a special off-campus reading March 8, 2013.
St. Rage's Vault is Fischer’s second published book. Her novel-in-verse Mutiny Gallery won the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize (Truman State University Press, 2011).
More information about B. K. Fischer and the Washington Prize can be seen in our news release on the Washington Prize web page of this website. Buy your copy of St. Rage's Vault now.
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