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Pickard Wins The Bess Hokin Prize

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Congratulations to Tom Pickard, who as won The Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine for his poem “Lark and Merlin” (which appeared in the December 2010 issue).  He provided some comments on the poem: “Yes, since coming to live in this wilderness I’ve noticed that the poems increasingly reflect the sparseness of this apparently featureless landscape. Or at least a landscape without many vertical features. It’s a truism to say that in an ’empty’ landscape the eye and mind assume a different sense of measure. The savage relentless beauty of it, hills just roll on ahead of you, and the sky laid out above. There’s a form to that: ‘I accrete—lichen to limestone/sphagnum to peat.’”

Pickard’s most recent books include Ballad of Jamie Allan and The Dark Months of May (both published by Flood Editions).

Adamson Wins Blake Prize

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Congratulations to Robert Adamson, who has just won the Blake Poetry Prize for his poem “Via Negativa, the Divine Dark.” You can watch him receive the prize, discuss William Blake, and read his poem here.

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Pam Rehm’s The Larger Nature

In new titles on September 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

The Larger Nature by Pam Rehm

ISBN 978-0-9819520-8-6 $14.95

Now Available

The Larger Nature addresses the longing to be at home everywhere. With characteristic humility, Pam Rehm seeks the common roots of life, proposing that “Whatever lives / lives equally with me.” Through austere language and an abstract, associational logic, she filters out the noise of so much communication in order to hear the familiar as if for the first time.

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