Muse Literary Series
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South
Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. 7:00 pm Mondays with open
readings after featured readers. Free. Gwenn Gebhard and Laura Golberg host. Michael Davis plays
3/3---Program is canceled. The Village Center will not be open due to pending weather.
4/7 ---Poets Barbara G.S. Hagerty & Marjory Wentworth
5/5---Poets Jessica Garrett & Barbara Goldberg
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.
Mar 9: Nancy Naomi Carlson & Katherine E. Young
Apr 13: Sally Rosen Kindred & Maggie Rosen
May 11: Melissa A. Tuckey & Mary-Sherman Willis
WORD WORKS ANNOUNCES
OPEN SUBMISSION FOR WASHINGTON PRIZE
The Word Works is currently accepting book-length manuscripts in English from living American or Canadian writers for its Washington Prize, an award of $1500, book publication and distribution. For submission guidelines, visit our Washington Prize webpage.
The Word Works will launch The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It by Molly Basaw during the AWP Bookfair in Seattle, Washington. Bashaw won the 2013 Washington Prize."Order Molly Bashaw's book now.
MOLLY BASHAW WINS 2013 WASHINGTON PRIZE
The Word Works is pleased to announce that Molly Bashaw of New York State has won the 2013 Washington Prize for her poetry manuscript, The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It. This will be Bashaw’s first published book. Her work has appeared in journals, including Crazyhorse and The Beloit Poetry Journal. In 2011 she received the Lynda Hull Memorial Award.
NEWS FLASH: Terrance Hayes selected "A Talk With Chagall" (one of the poems of The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It) for 1st prize of the International Poetry Contest put on by River Styx. The Word Works will launch her book at AWP 2014 in Seattle, WA.
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CALL FROM PARIS IN 2ND EDITION
The Word Works is pleased to announce that Call from Paris by Prartho Sereno goes into second edition in 2014. Call from Paris won The 2007 Washington Prize.
Bruce Smith comments about Sereno's collection, "These poems are 'tuned to the wind harp' and 'ordinary glory.' It's a book that begins with song and ends with song and enters the mind and the body and lives there."
Don't miss out on your portion of song, Order this book now.<
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 along with manuscripts from our own volunteers. Judge Jeanne Larsen selected two winners of the 2013 HTCC competition: Twinzilla by Barbara G. S. Hagerty of South Carolina and Reading the Ground by Tera Vale Ragan of California. Tera Ragan was one of The Word Works volunteers who helped us with publicity for our Washington Prize. Both HTCC books will be launched at AWP 2014.
To make this expansion possible, we ran a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter. We are pleased to say we more than made our goal! 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 in our expansion of this imprint.
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Order Reading the Ground by Tera Vale Ragan now.
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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