"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘Jon Tribble’

Monday Must Read! Natural State by Jon Tribble

Jon tribbleJon Tribble‘s first collection of poems, Natural State, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016. His second collection of poems, And There Is Many a Good Thing, will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. His poems have appeared in print journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology, and online at The Account, Prime Number, and storySouth. He teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where, aside from being an excellent person and amazing literary citizen, he is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by SIU Press.

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Praise for Natural State

One of the poems in Jon Tribble’s Natural State observes that “the finest / moment of our lives may not matter at all.” That’s a devastating truth, but Tribble’s poems about growing up in Arkansas make every moment he renders matter, and matter deeply. Natural State may be Tribble’s first collection, but it’s as polished, mature, and wise as most poets’ fourth or fifth, and it not only matters, its publication is one of contemporary poetry’s finest moments. – David Jauss, author of You Are Not Here and Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories

More from Jon Online

StorySouth

Connotation Press

Atticus Review

Ghost Town

The Account

The Museum of Americana

The Whale

Prime Number

Rhino

 

Video

Interview & Reading! Literary Power Couple: Jon Tribble & Allison Joseph

 

and, in gratitude for all of the years of service Jon has given to our community–

Support Crab Orchard Review

 

Happy reading!

xo

Mary

 

Monday Must Read! Michael Meyerhofer, What To Do If You’re Buried Alive

 

michael meyerhoferMichael Meyerhofer is a contemporary poet and fantasy author who believes those two genres genuinely can get along. To illustrate this, his debut fantasy novel, Wytchfire (Book I in the Dragonkin Trilogy), was published by Red Adept Publishing, and went on to win the Whirling Prize and a Readers Choice nomination from Big Al’s Books and Pals. The sequels, Knightswrath and Kingsteel, are out now. He is also the author of the forthcoming Godsfall Trilogy.
Michael’s fourth poetry book, What To Do If You’re Buried Alive, was published by Split Lip Press. His third, Damnatio Memoriae (lit. “damned memory”), won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. His previous books are Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award) and Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books, finalist for the Grub Street Book Prize). 

He has also published five poetry chapbooks: Pure Elysium (winner of the Palettes and Quills Chapbook Contest), The Clay-Shaper’s Husband (winner of the Codhill Press Chapbook Award), Real Courage (winner of the Terminus Magazine and Jeanne Duval Editions Poetry Chapbook Prize), The Right Madness of Beggars (winner of the Uccelli Press 3rd Annual Chapbook Competition), and Cardboard Urn (winner of the Copperdome Chapbook Contest). 

Michael has won the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, the Laureate Prize for Poetry, the James Wright Poetry Award, and the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, and other journals. 

He received his BA from the University of Iowa and his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. An avid weightlifter, medieval weapons collector, and unabashed history nerd, he currently lives, teaches, and inhabits various coffee shops around Fresno, CA.

Visit Michael’s Website: https://www.troublewithhammers.com/

Praise for What To Do If You’re Buried Alive

“With a compassionate eye, and his trademark sense of humor that hooks readers from the very first page, Meyerhofer sends us back to our earliest memories, and shows us a world of heartbreak and wonder.” -Mary Biddinger, author of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water

“…Meyerhofer sings in a pure American tenor, his voice haunted by late night diners, small town heartbreak, and somehow, out there in the desolate vastness of the heartland, a flash of humor and a sweet glimmer of hope.” -George Bilgere, author of Imperial

“While never flinching from confronting the irredeemable damage we do to one another, these urgent and necessary poems remind us ‘that if we focus on what hurts, / face it wholly, it dissolves / like a light from a burnt-out bulb, / a curtain gone up in flames.” -Jon Tribble, author of Natural State

Buy Michael’s Books!

What To Do If You’re Buried Alive

Blue Collar Eulogies

Damnatio Memoriae

Leaving Iowa

The Clay-Shaper’s Husband

More From Michael Online

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/michael-meyerhofer

http://www.splitlipmagazine.com/6-meyerhofer-interview

http://www.versedaily.org/2011/aboutmichaelmeyerhoferdm.shtml

http://www.valpo.edu/vpr/meyerhoferportrait.html

 

 

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Monday Must Read! Allison Joseph, My Father’s Kites

 

allison jospehThis week, meet one of the most amazing writers and literary citizens in our community, Allison Joseph! Allison lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University.  She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, and director of the Young Writers Workshop, a summer writers’ workshop for teen writers.

 Her books and chapbooks include What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand Press), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon University Press), In Every Seam(University of Pittsburgh Press), Worldly Pleasures (Word Tech Communications), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon UP), Voice: Poems (Mayapple Press), My Father’s Kites (Steel Toe Books), Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Mercurial (Mayapple Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), Multitudes (forthcoming, Word Tech Communications), The Purpose of Hands (forthcoming, Glass Lyre Press), Corporal Muse(forthcoming, Lucky Bastard Press). Her next full-length collection,Confessions of a Barefaced Woman, has been accepted for publication by Red Hen Press. She is the literary partner and wife of Jon Tribble.

I go back again and again to Allison’s work, but especially My Father’s Kites.

Buy Allison’s Books!

My Father’s Kites

http://www.steeltoebooks.com/books/39-my-fathers-kites.html

Praise for My Father’s Kites

“‘Tell me about the poet,’ urges Allison Joseph in the very first line of her remarkable new collection — and it is with insight, honesty and extraordinary technical skill that she accomplishes exactly this. My Father’s Kites is a self-revelatory collection of carefully wrought, jewel-like poems that explore the often paradoxical complexities of family relationships. Her strategy is tightly linked to her remarkable expertise as a formalist — a gift that becomes most evident in ‘What the Eye Beholds,’ a series of sonnets about her father’s flamboyant life, his gradual ‘dereliction,’ his inevitable early death, and its poignant aftermath. The arc of this sequence, flanked as it is by graceful villanelles and rondeaus. I cannot think of another contemporary poet who has done a finer job of combining form and content, to dazzling effect.” — Marilyn Taylor

Soul Train

http://www.upne.com/0887482472.html

In Every Seam

https://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=34548

Wordly Pleasures

http://www.wordpoetrybooks.com/joseph.htm

Imitation of Life

http://www.amazon.com/Imitation-Life-Carnegie-Mellon-Poetry/dp/0887483860

Voice: Poems

http://mayapplepress.com/voice-poems-allison-joseph/

Trace Particles

http://backbonepress.org/chapbooks/

Mercurial

http://mayapplepress.com/mercurial-allison-joseph/

Mortal Rewards

http://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Rewards-Allison-Joseph/dp/0692657045/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463483270&sr=8-1&keywords=mortal+rewards+allison+joseph

Read More from Allison Online

20 Poems from Allison Joseph

http://www.culturalfront.org/2011/10/20-poems-by-allison-joseph.html

http://www.heartjournalonline.com/joseph/2013/12/1/two-poems-by-allison-joseph

http://atticusreview.org/september-featured-poet-allison-joseph/

https://sliverofstonemagazine.com/running-while-black-by-allison-joseph/

http://rlpoetry.org/extraction-allison-joseph/

http://www.bradley.edu/sites/poet/steel/poems/joseph.dot

Interviews

http://lunchticket.org/allison-joseph-poet/

http://www.thefourthriver.com/index.php/the-mark-of-real-life-an-interview-with-allison-joseph

http://www.midwestwriters.org/2014/06/interview-with-allison-joseph/

Hear Allison Read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TEGGSxUeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BWP3KtEXpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h5E1KynLY4

Happy reading!

xo

Mary

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