Friday, September 07, 2012

Contributor Round Up

Congratulations to Oliver Bendorf, whose poem "I Promised Her My Hands Wouldn't Get Any Larger," from vol. 9, no. 1, was selected for the 2012 Best New Poets anthology! Congratulations to all the other great poets who made the final fifty as well!

Also, congratulations to Tarfia Faizullah (vol. 7, no. 1) for winning Crab Orchard Series in Poetry's 2012 First Book Award for her collection, Seam.

Roy Kesey (vol. 7, no. 2vol. 3, no. 2, and vol. 1, no. 2won Word Riot's Paula Anderson Book Award for his novel, Pacazo. Congrats Roy!

Prairie Lights in Iowa City will host a reading for Natalie Bakopoulos's (vol. 5, no. 1) new novel, The Green Shore, on Wednesday, September 12 at 7pm.

Kyle Minor's second collection, Praying Drunk, will be published by Sarabande Books on February 15, 2014. To ease the wait for the book, you can always reread his novella, "In a Distant Country," which we serialized on

The University of Iowa Press has published Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy by Arianne Zwartjes, which includes her essay, "The Anatomy of Trust or Breaking," from vol. 7, no. 2.

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