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2008 Pushcart Prize Nominations

By pwsadmin | November 28, 2008

November 28th, 2008 Smartish Pace 2008 Pushcart Prize Nominations, made by Editor Stephen Reichert From Issue 15 (April, 2008)Katy Didden: “Lamoille County Field Days”Bob Hicok: “Why Would Your First Guess Be…

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2008 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize Announced

By pwsadmin | November 25, 2008

November 25th, 2008 First Prize: “Dance of the Seven Veils” by Anne-Marie ThompsonSecond Prize: “A Consecutive Sentence” by Lucy BiedermanThird Prize: “On Finally Blaming Myself a Little Finally” by Maggie…

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2008 Erskine J. Poetry Prize Announced

By pwsadmin | November 24, 2008

November 24th, 2008 First Prize: “News Clipping, 1978” by Chris HayesSecond Prize: “On Turning Forty-Two” by Andrew KozmaThird Prize: “How shall they hear the word of God?” by Haines EasonFinalists:“Love…

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Mary Kinzie wins O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize

By pwsadmin | November 21, 2008

November 21st, 2008 Poet Mary Kinzie was awarded the 2008 O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize by the Shakespeare Folger Library (Washington, DC). She will receive $10,000. Kinzie is a graduate of the…

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Mark Doty’s “Fire to Fire” Wins National Book Award

By pwsadmin | November 18, 2008

November 18th, 2008 At a black-tie dinner at Cipriani’s in New York City, Mark Doty’s Fire to Fire was announced as winner of the 2008 National Book Award for poetry. Doty recieved…

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Donald Finkel Dies at 79

By pwsadmin | November 15, 2008

November 15th, 2008 American poet Donald Finkel died on November 15, 2008 at his home in St. Louis. He was 79 years old. At the time of his death he…

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New Poet Laureates: Carol Muske-Dukes (CA) & Marilyn L. Taylor (WI)

By pwsadmin | November 14, 2008

November 14th, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Carol Muske-Dukes as California’s new Poet Laureate. She will receive $10,000 over two years and have the responsibility of promoting poetry in California. Muske-Dukes…

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Obama Reading Walcott

By pwsadmin | November 8, 2008

November 8th, 2008 Three days after winning the presidential election, Barack Obama was spotted in Chicago carrying a book of poems by Derek Walcott, the West Indies Nobel Laureate, this…

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Death of James Liddy

By pwsadmin | November 5, 2008

November 5th, 2008 James Liddy passed away yesterday at the age of 73. Born in Dublin in 1934, Liddy is perhaps best known for his early collections, In A Blue Smoke (1964)…

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio Wins Noble Prize in Literature

By pwsadmin | October 9, 2008

October 9th, 2008 Le Clezio, 48, received much attention for his first novel, The Interrogation (1963) and made a breakthrough with readers in 1980 with Desert. The Swedish Academy cited Le Clezio as…