Editors’ News

Raymond Roussel

Raymond Roussel

The new anthology, Solace in So Many Words, includes work by  Managing Editor Jan Bottiglieri.

Associate Editor Sarah Carson‘s chapbook, “Twenty-Two” is now available from Finishing Line Press.

Release of the anthology Brute Neighbors, a collection of “the intersection of the urban and the wild” was Monday, March 7 from 6 – 8 pm at DePaul Humanities Center, featuring work by Senior Editors Helen Degen Cohen and Deborah Nodler Rosen, Associate Editor Virginia Bell, and Managing Editor Jan Bottiglieri.

Editor Ralph Hamilton read at and curated the “First Friday Poetry Classic” January 7 @ St. Paul’s Cultural Center sponsored by W4tB (Waiting 4 the Bus).  He was also featured February 19 at the the Myopic Books Poetry Reading Series curated by Larry Sawyer.

Senior Editor Deborah Nodler Rosen‘s poem “A Time of One’s Own” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize.

Jacob Saenz, Associate Editor, played the part of Gairot the shopkeeper in The Chicago Poetry Project‘s staged reading of the play The Dust of Suns, by Raymond Roussel, Trans. Harry Mathews (March 4-6 2011). Jacob also read at the 2011 season kick-off of Palabra Pura kick-off with the Guild Complex featuring 26 of Chicago’s top Latino writers (March 16, 2011).

Associate Editor Angela Torres‘ first book manuscript, “The Photographer’s Daughter,” which was named a semi-finalist for the 2010 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, has been named a  semi-finalist for the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition.

Associate Editor Valerie Wallace received grants from the Barbara Deming Foundation for Women and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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