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JUSTINE BATEMAN HAS LIVED in the public eye for nearly 40 years. During those years, she’s been a lot of things — actress, writer, producer, director, designer, pilot, wife, mother — but to me she is first and foremost the author whose debut book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, taught me to ask myself, whenever I’m […]
MAX SESSNER’s poems appear widely in German-language magazines, and he is the author of eight books of poetry including, most recently, Das Wasser von Gestern (The Water of Yesterday) published by edition Azur in 2019, and Küchen und Züge (Kitchens and Trains) and Warum Gerade Heute (Why Especially Today), both from Literaturverlag Droschl. He won the Rotahorn Literature Prize in […]
Poetry Finalists:All Its Charms by Keetje Kuipers (BOA Editions)Bright Stain by Francesca Bell (Red Hen Press)Hail and Farewell by Abby E. Murray (Perugia Press)Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal (Copper Canyon Press)Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest written by David Guterson; illustrated by Justin Gibbens (Mountaineers Books) Read the full list here.
A moving and musical set of poetic works. Bell’s second collection of poems offers a portrait of motherhood, devastation, and hope. The author’s first collection of poems, Bright Stain (2019),was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Julia Suk Award. Her newest book is a testament to her finely tuned poetic talent as she […]