News & Announcements

Publication announcements, readings, events, and other news from Jackie Craven.

  • Secrets Revealed
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    Full disclosure: I’m the author, so of course I’m biased! But I want to let readers know why I have special affection for the poems in Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters recently published by Brick Road Poetry Press. They were written... Read more »
  • The first sip flamed into another sip…
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    …like a sun storm— like an Olympic medal—like Pompeii— like Pompeii before lava made love groan beneath the weight of heat— So begins a poem published in r.kv.r.y, a quarterly online literary journal that explores recovery from addictions and compulsions in... Read more »
  • Hello & Goodbye at Spillway 25
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    Susan Terris says she selected “the most surprising poems I could find” for Spillway, volume 25. After seven years as editor, Terris is moving on, and the theme for this issue is, appropriately, “Hello & Goodbye.” The 165-page journal packs... Read more »
  • Ice Cream Poems
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    Yes! Just in time for summer, a tasty anthology of poems by some of the coolest writers I know. I’m delighted to join Barbara Crooker, Lori Desrosiers, Laura Foley, Michael Meyerhofer, and other favorites in Ice Cream Poems: Reflections on... Read more »
  • Columbia Poetry Review Celebrates 30 Golden Years
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    Happy birthday and congratulations to Columbia Poetry Review.  The elegant 30th anniversary issue includes work by new writers alongside favorites from past contributors, including Elizabeth Alexander, Denise Duhamel, Kimiko Hahn, and this poem by Mary Ruefle… The Cake Where would you like... Read more »
  • Women at Sea
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    The best thing about appearing in Women’s Studies Quarterly? Meeting so many brilliant, barrier-breaking poets, scholars, poets, and fiction writers. Several dozen gathered at The New School in NYC for the launch of the “At Sea” issue. I read my... Read more »
  • Lost & Found at Silver Birch Press
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    I believed in the tooth fairy longer than most children, and was usually quite happy to yank out pieces of myself in exchange for a visit. The mystery! The excitement! Today I get a similar thrill from writing poetry, but... Read more »
  • Monkeys, Elephants & Clowns – Oh my!
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    The day before the presidential inauguration, I learned that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey planned to fold their tents. No more traveling acrobats and animal acts. Where would the performers go? I envisioned a circus parading cross-country to WashingtonDC. Nursing my... Read more »
  • Excitement in River Styx
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    I’m not sure which thrilled me more: Receiving an honorable mention in the 2016 River Styx International Poetry Competition, or opening my email to find the congratulatory message from poetry editor Francesca Bell, whose raw, unflinching work I’d been following... Read more »
  • Publish Your Protests
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    Responses to the election continue to flood Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. I’m uplifted and inspired by the writing I find in my newsfeed. But, in the blink of an eye, words vanish below the fold. Posting on Facebook... Read more »
  • Salamander 43 – WOW!
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    Now in its 25th year, Salamander magazine is an exquisite, highly respected literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and reviews. The aesthetics are breathtaking. Issue 43 has poems from a wide range of writers, including Bosnia-born writer Vedran Husić (“My... Read more »
  • Hey! I’m a Contender!
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    I was thrilled to have Salamander magazine accept one of my poems for an upcoming issue. But to have the editors nominate my poem to Pushcart Press? Wow! Every year, small press editors submit their favorite poems, stories, and non-fiction pieces... Read more »
  • One of the most elegant journals, anywhere…
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    Water~Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene. Don’t miss it. It will nourish and uplift you.  — Naomi Shihab Nye The fall 2016 issue of Water~Stone Review invites readers to experience the... Read more »
  • Party Time at Poets House
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    Sun-drenched rooms and 70,000 volumes of poetry make New York’s Poets House the closest thing to heaven. The library was founded by poet Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray in 1985, and has grown to become one of the... Read more »
  • Packing My Bags, Headed to Berl’s
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    New York State has only one bookstore devoted exclusively to poetry, and it’s Berl’s in Brooklyn. The family-run shop sells indie press books and handmade chapbooks, and also hosts poetry events like the Omnidawn celebration of 2016 new releases. It’s... Read more »