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Literary Partners Program: 17th Annual Marsh Hawk Press Book Launch

May 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the 17th Annual Marsh Hawk Press Book Launch.

Marsh Hawk Press is celebrating the release of four new titles:

The Blue Hill by Geoffrey O’Brien

Winner of the 2017 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

“Sometimes time is the subject, sometimes materiality as these poems point us toward the strangeness at the heart of being. We are swept away, almost in spite of ourselves, by the hypnotic precision of language. The long opening sequence The Blue Hill stuns and delights. It veers through twists and turns of utterly simple phrases into its own incandescent music.”
—Meena Alexander, 2017 Marsh Hawk Press Prize Contest Judge

Gathering Sparks by Paul Pines

“In this profound, powerful, beautifully illustrated collection, poet Paul Pines masterfully explores correlations and juxtapositions to reveal new connections in a poetic language…. What he gives us in Gathering Sparks is something so unusual that it hovers almost beyond words: a museum of the Infinite….”
—Mary Mackey

Obsessional: Poems for Performance by Sandy McIntosh

“Ernesta,” the drama of a 19th century Spanish pianist and murderer, “bursts with brilliance and sizzles with sass. An audacious, ravishing, syntactic marvel.”
—Denise Duhamel
“Obsessional” is remarkable for yoking an engaging Elizabethan literary detective story to a personal narrative about life as a grad school poet. Even more impressive than this set-up actually succeeding is the way McIntosh is able to tie compassion to dagger-thrust humor.
—Brian Clements, Boog City

Scorch Marks by Jon Curley

”The pace too quickened to be a flaneur’s, the passion too corporeal to seem the eye of a camera. Jon Curley’s latest book of poems, Scorch Marks, is a visceral shout-out, a call—as much prayer as dare—to those who would acquiesce by keeping virtual or literal pen in pocket, in the face of injustice and lies.…Scorch Mark’s poems cut, jab, and yearn. It is a yearning that refuses to give in or give way.”
—Elena Alexander

This event is made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

Location Elizabeth Kray Hall Sponsored By Marsh Hawk Press


May 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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