Artist Index

we've featured dozens of amazing visual artists in Smartish Pace over the 20+ years and one day soon all of their information will be on this new silly baby website page of ours but until then well it's just this explanation of why there is no relevant content on this page

Happy Birthday, John

By pwsadmin | August 19, 2008

August 19th, 2008 John Milton turns 400 today!

Apostrophe Cast Celebrates One Year

By pwsadmin | August 13, 2008

August 13th, 2008 Congratulations to Apostrophe Cast ( for churning out 26 episodes over the past year. (Past episodes have features SP poets, Daniel Groves and Cecily Parks.) Number 27,…

Mahmoud Darwish Dies at 67

By pwsadmin | August 13, 2008

August 13th, 2008 Mahmoud Darwish, widely considered Palestine’s national poet, died on August 9 of complications due to heart surgery. A prolific writer of prose, lyrics, and poetry, he wrote…

Ron Tanner Elected AWP President

By pwsadmin | August 1, 2008

August 1st, 2008 Baltimore writer Ron Tanner is the new president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), which represents over 28,000 writers, 400 writing programs, and 128…

Kay Ryan Next U.S. Poet Laureate

By pwsadmin | July 13, 2008

July 13th, 2008 Kay Ryan will begin her term as U.S. Poet Laureate on October 16, 2008. She will replace Charles Simic and receive a salary of $35,000. Ryan is…

SP’s Best New Poets Nominations

By pwsadmin | April 15, 2008

April 15th, 2008 Smartish Pace nominated Amber L. Cohen and Bro. Yao for Best New Poets ( In 2007 we nominated Carey McHugh and Sally Smits.

Robert Hass wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

By pwsadmin | April 4, 2008

April 4th, 2008 Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass has won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in poetryfor his latest book, Time and Materials. Hass teaches at UC Berkeley, is chancellor of…

SP Issue 15 Reviewed

By pwsadmin | March 29, 2008

March 29th, 2008 Issue 15 of Smartish Pace was reviewed by poet and translator Andrew Shields at The complete review can also be found on our website in the Reviews section.

SP Pushcart Prize Nominations

By pwsadmin | December 3, 2007

December 3rd, 2007 Smartish Pace 2007 Pushcart Prize Nominations (from Issue 14; April 2007) Nominated by Smartish Pace Editor Stephen Reichert:Claire Keyes: “At Schuest Point, Easter”Phillis Levin: “The Museum of Stolen Things”Lisa Lewis:…

Sherman Alexie Wins National Book Award

By pwsadmin | November 15, 2007

November 15th, 2007 Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his autobiographical novel for young people, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Several of Alexie’s new poems will appear…