Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Issues Poet Khaled Mattawa Named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

  Congratulations, Khaled Mattawa!


From PBS: MacArthur Foundation Announces 21 New Geniuses

The 2014 MacArthur Fellows

From the LA Times:
"The poet, translator and University of Michigan professor won admiration from the MacArthur Foundation for 'rendering the beauty and meaning of contemporary Arab poetry to an English reader and highlighting the invaluable role of literary translation in bridging cultural divides.'"


Khaled Mattawa's most recent collection of original poetry, Tocqueville, was published by New Issues Poetry & Prose (2010).

Ecclesiastes

The trick is that you're willing to help them.
The rule is to sound like you’re doing them a favor.

The rule is to create a commission system.
The trick is to get their number.

The trick is to make it personal:
No one in the world suffers like you.

The trick is that you’re providing a service.
The rule is to keep the conversation going.

The rule is their parents were foolish,
their children are greedy or insane.

The rule is to make them feel they've come too late.
The trick is that you're willing to make exceptions.

The rule is to assume their parents abused them.
The trick is to sound like the one teacher they loved.

And when they say "too much,"
give them a plan.

And when they say "anger" or "rage" or "love,"
say "give me an example."

The rule is everyone is a gypsy now.
Everyone is searching for his tribe.

The rule is you don't care if they ever find it.
The trick is that they feel they can.

Khaled Mattawa was born in Benghazi, Libya in 1964 and immigrated to the U.S. in his teens. He is the author of three previous books of poetry, Ismailia Eclipse (Sheep Meadow, 1995), Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable, 2003), and Amorisco (Ausable, 2008). Mattawa has translated eight volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry and co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature. He is currently a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poetry, and has received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA translation grant, the Alfred Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the PEN American Center Poetry Translation Prize, and three Pushcart Prizes. Mattawa teaches in the MFA (Creative Writing) Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry

New Issues Poetry & Prose
September 2013 
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Thank you to the  Michigan Council
for the Arts and
Cultural Affairs,
the National Endowment
for the Arts
and Bell's Brewery for their support of:

 Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry


MCACA
NEA  
Thank you!


 

Fall 2013
Ain't No Grave
by
T.J. Jarrett

Permission
by
Katie Peterson

Slip
by
Cullen Bailey Burns


 

Spring 2014
Your Moon
by
Ralph Angel 

Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes
by
Kerrin McCadden

Gazelle in the House
by
Lisa Williams



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Dear Friends,


We are planning a number of events of celebrate the publication of Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry. Readings are currently scheduled for Kalamazoo, Portage, Lansing, and Ann Arbor; see details below. We hope you will be able to join us!


We are so excited to see this book come to life!

-New Issues 


Poetry in Michigan

Book launch:
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 p.m.

featuring readings by:
David Cope, Kathleen McGookey, D.R. James, Daneen Wardrop, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Diane Seuss, Phillip Sterling, Amy Newday, Robert VanderMolen, Linda Nemec Foster, Rodney Torreson, Cullen Bailey Burns, and Dennis Hinrichsen

and music by: Joe Gross

Portage District Library

Thursday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Portage District Library
300 Library Lane

featuring readings by:

Bill Olsen
Nancy Eimers
Robert Haight
Gail Martin
David Dodd Lee
Patricia Clark

The Creole Gallery

Thursday, November 21st, 7:30 p.m. 
The Creole Gallery 
Lansing's Old Town 
1218 Turner Street
featuring readings by:
Christine Rhein 
Patricia Clark 
David James 
Lizzie Hutton 
Marc Sheehan 
Joy Gaines-Friedler 
Keith Taylor
Teresa Scollon
and others


Wednesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m.
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor

featuring readings by:
Thomas Lynch
Lizzie Hutton
Linda Gregerson
Keith Taylor
Laura Kasischke
Alison Swan
Josie Kearns
David Cope

Our titles are available online through ShopWMU, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Small Press Distribution.

Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 New Issues Poetry Prize

New Issues Poetry & Prose
June 2013
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Fall 2013

Permission
by
Katie Peterson 

Slip 
by
Cullen Bailey Burns  

Ain't No Grave  
by
TJ Jarrett

Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry
edited by
William Olsen
&
Jack Ridl 
MCACA

Dear Friends,

Kerrin McCadden Kerrin McCadden has won the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize for her manuscript Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.

David St. John judged.

Kerrin wins a $2,000 award and publication of her manuscript in the spring of 2014.

Kerrin McCadden's poems have appeared recently in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, Failbetter, Rattle and elsewhere. She is the recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, as well as support from The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and The Vermont Studio Center. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vermont and is an MFA degree candidate at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Plainfield, Vermont with her two children.

Also accepted for publication:

In the Museum of Coming and Going by Laura Stott
Dark~Sky Society by Ailish Hopper

The New Issues Poetry Prize is selected by a guest judge. Thank you to David St. John for judging our 2013 contest.

The 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize will be selected by Fanny Howe, author of more than 20 books of poetry.

Guidelines for the 2014 prize are available on our website.


Congratulations, Peter Covino!  
The Right Place to Jump





Peter Covino won the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence  for his collection The Right Place to Jump.




Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Upcoming Events

New Issues Poetry & Prose
March 2013 
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We are proud to announce we have received a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs to help support the production of our forthcoming anthology:

 Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry


MCACA
Thank you!



Spring 2013

Pinwheel
by
Marni Ludwig 

Phantom Camera 
by
Jaswinder Bolina 

The Most  
Natural Thing 
by
David Keplinger

Large White House Speaking
by  
Mark Irwin 



Fall 2013

Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry
edited by
Jack Ridl and William Olsen 


Ain't No Grave
by
T.J. Jarrett


Permission
by
Katie Peterson


Slip
by
Cullen Bailey Burns




Dear Friends,
 
We have some great readings coming up next month--we hope to see you soon!

-New Issues 


Jean Valentine
Jean Valentine will read Tuesday, April 2nd at 8:00 p.m. at the Little Theatre.

Town and Gown Reading Series
The Town & Gown Reading Series presents Iliana Rocha, Nancy Eimers, Vanni Taing, Joel Newsome, Amy Newday, and Kathleen McGookey. Monday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

Bolina and Keifetz
The Gwen Frostic Reading Series presents the New Issues Reading. Featuring Mandy Keifietz, winner of the AWP Prize for the Novel, and Jaswinder Bolina, winner of the Green Rose Prize for Poetry.
Our titles are available online through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Small Press Distribution.