CALENDAR

AWP--Minneapolis
April 8-11...Table 326

Cafe Muse Literary Series
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. 7:00 pm Mondays with open readings after featured readers. Free. Henry Crawford, Rocky Delaplaine, Gwenn Gebhard, & Susan Okie host. Michael Davis plays classical guitar.

4/6 ---Poets Gary Stein & Naomi Thiers

5/4---Translator Keyne Cheshire & Poet-Editor Barbara Goldberg

6/1---Poets Brandel France De Bravo & Anne Higgins

The Iota Poetry Series
Iota Bar and Restaurant,
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia at 6 pm. Open readings follow. Admission free. Miles David Moore hosts. For more information, call 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275.

Apr 12: Nancy Allinson & Anne Becker

May 10: Cynthia Marie Hoffman & Jacqueline Jules

June 14: James J. Patterson & Rose Solari


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WORD WORKS ANNOUNCES

2014 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER

Jamison Crabtree of Las Vegas, NV, won the 2014 Washington for his experimental manuscript rel[am]ent. A first book for Crabtree, it will be launched at the AWP Bookfair in April. Click here, for advance orders. See the Washington Prize news release for more information .

For information about the Washington Prize (now accepting submissions) and 2015 submission guidelines, click here.

2nd EDITION 1989 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER

John Bradley's Love-In-Idleness, winner of the 1989 Washington Prize, sold out quickly and copies were hard to come by. Word Works is pleased to release this second edition with a brand new cover image from artist Erica Daborn. The book will be released at AWP and can be ordered now from The Word Works and Small Press Distribution.

For information about the Washington Prize (now accepting submissions) and 2015 submission guidelines, click here.

LISA SEWELL: FIRST TENTH GATE WINNER


Lisa Sewell of Philadelphia, PA, won the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize for her manuscript Impossible Object. Impossible Object is Sewell's fourth poetry collection, following the chapbook Long Corridor (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), and full-length collections Name Withheld (Four Way Books, 2006) and The Way Out (Alice James Books, 1998). For advance orders, click here.

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SOPHICLES TRANSLATED BY KEYNE CHESHIRE

Keyne Cheshire of Davidson, NC, has reinvented Sophocles' The Women of Trachis, turning this Greek tragedy into an American cowboy drama, retitled as Murder at Jagged Rock. Selected by the translation series editor Barbara Goldberg, this work will be published in the recently revitalized International Editions imprint and launched at the AWP Bookfair in 2015. For advance orders, click here.

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W.T. PFEFFERIE WINS PUBLISHER'S CHOICE

My Coolest Shirt by W.T. Pfefferle was chosen from 99 submissions during the May Publisher's Choice Reading Period. It will be published in 2015 and launched at the AWP Bookfair. For advance purchase orders, click here.

Limited to manuscripts from Word Works authors and past finalists and semi-finalists of the Washington Prize, Pfefferie of Albuquerque, NM, was previously both a semi-finalist and a finalist of the Washington Prize.

For more information, check back here soon.

2014 HTCC WINNERS

Judge Michael Klein selected Barbara Louise Ungar's Immortal Medusa and Joseph Zealberg's Covalence from 41 nominated manuscripts sent to the 2014 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Competition. They will be published in the spring, 2015. Barbara Ungar of Saratoga, NY, is author of Charlotte Bronte: You Ruined My Life. For many years, she has served as reader of Washington Prize manuscripts. Joe Zealberg of Mount Pleasant, SC, is an active member of the South Carolina Poetry Society. This will be his first book. Congratulations to these fine poets! The books will be launched at the 2015 AWP Bookfair. Both Zealberg's Covalence and Ungar's Immortal Medusa are available for advance purchase.


2013 WASHINGTON PRIZE BOOK, A BEST SELLER

The Word Works is pleased to announce that Molly Bashaw's book The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It has made the Small Press Distribution Best Seller List. In 2013, she won the Washington Prize for this work. Bashaw who lives in Germany where she is pursuing advanced studies help launch her book at the 2014 AWP Book Fair in Seattle, WA.

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