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



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Winners of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes



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Fall 2015 Titles From the Press 

Things Done For Themselves Hit Play Charlotte Songs

GEORGE QUASHA: Things Done For Themselves

Like a festive tempest of flitting iterates, Quasha’s Preverbs provide a lexical elixir— An infinitely textatic reverberance of aphoristic euphoria.— Adeena Karasick






"Love Never Fails" is about as complete a hagiography of the Disco Queen as can be. Detailed, funny, dreamy and sad, too -- it’s like the 80s, cigarettes, disco, AIDS, and San Francisco (that’s Mission Hill?) got all mixed up on a Castro Street summer night. – Andrei Codrescu




PAUL PINES: Charlotte Songs

The great themes—like Love, Death and Family— have inspired masterpieces and, alas, Hallmark Cards. In Charlotte Songs, Paul Pines celebrates his daughter. But, if you want the Hallmark Card version of fatherhood, you’ve come to the wrong place. Pines gives us the full paradox of living with his child as she grows from toddler to young woman. Inventive, humorous, baffling and poignant. —Dalt Wonk, Author of New Orleans Fables

Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth

Serious Pink

Latest Volcano

STEPHEN PAUL MILLER: Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth

With narratives informed by the non-narrative, quotidian accounts backlit with recherché high-theory, and a palpable subjectivity wrapping an impersonal conceptualism, Stephen Paul Miller spins the coin so we can see, dialectically, both sides simultaneously. Miller — as Zukofsky would recognize — still has a speech.—Craig Dworkin

Second edition of this widely praised collection of ekphrastic poetry

SHARON DOLIN: Serious Pink

The number of titles published during National Poetry Month strained this column's space, but [Sharon Dolin's Serious Pink] can just as easily help celebrate the solstice. "Periwinkle drowns pentimenti-almost/ could be a headline," notes the speaker of Serious Pink, Sharon Dolin's collection of poems written from art work by Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell and others: "Rosettes/ are not poppies/ but moments of attention/ burned into the wall." Publisher's Weekly

... and coming in spring 2016

Winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Prize

TANA JEAN WELCH: Latest Volcano

A book of ruthless poise, Latest Volcano masters form and forms—pantoum, sestina, terza rima, narrative, elegy—well-suited to its wily protagonist, Eros. A canny figure, unabashed by war or fidelity, in league with cruelty and memory, Eros, somewhat at the expense of the poet, evolves a wild, patient, don’t-mess-with-me self-knowledge. “Stay still and love/fades…” she says; but you, are you to move on? Loop back? Dance for your life? Well, all of those.—Stephanie Strickland

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