March is Small Press Month and as your local small press we wanted to update everyone on all the exciting things happening at New Issues.
This spring we have four new poetry books coming out:
* Theories of Falling by Sandra Beasley, winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize (Marie Howe, Judge)
* The Headless Saints by Myronn Hardy
* The Translator's Diary by Jon Pineda, winner of the 2007 Green Rose Prize in Poetry
* Causeway by Elaine Sexton
"Heaven," a poem from Elaine Sexton's new collection Causeway, will be reprinted in O, The Oprah Magazine, which has a circulation of over two million. "Heaven" will appear in the May issue on spirituality.
Matthew Thorburn Wins Witter Bynner Fellowship:
Poet Laureate Charles Simic has chosen New Issues poet Matthew Thorburn for the 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowship (which carries a $10,000 fellowship) and will introduce him at a reading on March 6 at the Library of Congress. Thorburn, of New York City, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the MFA program at The New School. He is the author of the New Issues title Subject to Change.
Undid in the Land of Undone by Lee Upton has been named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards in the Poetry category. "ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors."
The Body is No Machine by Jennifer Perrine has been named a finalist for the The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, a post-publication prize offered by the Publishing Triangle.
Visit Rattle's new site for e-reviews to read reviews of two New Issues titles:
Standing in Line for the Beast reviewed by Peter Matera
The Body is No Machine reviewed by Cameron Conaway
Visit the Bookslut website for two great reviews of New Issues titles:
Standing in Line for the Beast by Jason Bredle, reviewed by Jason B. Jones
Undid in the Land of Undone by Lee Upton, reviewed by Olivia Cronk
Don't forget that April is National Poetry Month!