Fast Approaching: April 30th Deadline for the Hawk Press Poetry Prizes for 2015

Judge: Stephanie Strickland

The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

The Rochelle Ratner Memorial Prize

The Robert Creeley Memorial Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2015








Marsh Hawk Press Artistic Advisory Board

Toi Derricotte
Denise Duhamel
Marilyn Hacker
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Alicia Ostriker
Marie Ponsot
David Shapiro
Nathaniel Tarn
Anne Waldman
John Yau

In Memory of Allan Kornblum & Robert Creeley


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For Fifteen Years: Highlighting the Breadth of Affinities Between Poetry and the Visual Arts


No Map of the Earth Includes Stars Hybred Moments KRAZY
Winner of the 2014
Marsh Hawk Press
Poetry Prize

No Map of the Earth Includes Stars

“Read this book aloud and remember how, through one’s life, we often lay awake through nights,
walk eagerly through our days, looking for answers
to echo back with the honesty of Christina
Olivares’ No Map of the
Earth Includes Stars.”
— A. Van Jordan

Hybrid Moments

“Curley’s poetry calls in
language’s magic, its errancy,
the thing that ‘sounds itself
outside itself,’ as he writes, in
his moving poem to Robert
Duncan, one of his companionate shades or shadows. Curley ‘sculpts shadows into substance,’ lovingly braiding emotion, humor and pain with independence and a sure authority.”— Michael Heller

KRAZY: Visual Poems and Performance Scripts

“Take Concrete & Futurist graphics, cross them with sound poetics& a woman’s wit, and if you’re lucky you’ll get KRAZY. For the ear, for the voice, for the eye, for the mind—Augustine’s
feminist performance calls us to full attention and restores a lost chapter of 20th c. poetics.”
— Susan Tichy

Basil King

Sun Stigmata

Serious Pink

BASIL KING: The Spoken Word/ the Painted Hand from Learning to Draw/ A History

". . . a memoir, a manual, and a philosophical essay . . . a hair-raising page-turner and, at the same time, a sweet and reassuring journey through the working of a mind fully engaged by the mystery of the eye, the hand, and the measure of words."  —Andrei Codrescu



"Eileen Tabios's poems twist like silk scarves caught in the wind, offering ardent calligraphies and sly sub-versions of the passions, so many ways of naming lucidity."— Andrew Joron


Second printing of this
widely praised collection
of ekphrastic poetry

Serious Pink

Serious Pink is playful, high-spirited, and deeply serious, and in it Sharon Dolin has done a seemingly impossible thing: her poems have the presence of paintings, a vivid materiality. Her fields of color vibrate . . . and the language of which they are made involves us in a deeply individual, engaging sensibility.” –Mark Doty


Travelers With No Ticket Home


New & Selected Poems

MARY MACKEY:Travelers With No Ticket Home

“Mary Mackey joins other visionary poets of dépaysement. . . recovering a lost part of herself in the edgy lyricism of the tropics, haunted by fado, forró, and death. The lines are tense with the vulnerability of lovers, strangers, and travelers with no ticket home.”—Dennis Nurkse



Winner of the 2013 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize


“Tom Beckett’s stubborn refusal to turn away from the trips, traps, and trusts—disabilities and resistances—of everyday life produces poetry of epigrammatic wit and syncopating rhythms. Parapraxis here becomes a gateway to the bathetic sublime.”—Charles Bernstein, 2013 contest judge




New and Selected Poems

“In [her] poems, Harriet Zinnes has dared to accept the deepest challenge of all writing: i.e. to dwell in the moment that is the seed-time of moments and in the image that rests forever within the disappearance of all images once beloved. Here is an unconditional clarity. Here are poems whose singularities are never less than complete.” —Donald Revell