Maurice Manning's poem "Going Back to Bimble" appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 20, and re-appears at Poetry Daily. Read the poem here. Thanks Poetry Daily! [ read more ]
Smartish Pace nominated Matt McBride's poem "Cities of Advertisers" and Amy Woolard's poem "A Girl Gets Sick of a Rose" for the 2013 Best New Poets anthology. SP is proud ... [ read more ]
Piotr Gwiazda, Smartish Pace Reading
Piotr Gwiazda reading for Smartish Pace at KGB Bar in New York City on December 1, 2012. Intro by Stephen Reichert. Music by Luna. Photographs by Deb Schwartz.
Carol Frost is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Pure, Venus and Don Juan, Love & Scorn, I Will Say Beauty, and most recently The Queen’s Desertion (all from TriQuarterly Books). She is a four-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize and has been nominated for that award a remarkable 20 times. She founded the Catskill Poetry Workshop in 1988 and was its director until 2008. In addition, she served as one of two poetry editors for the Pushcart Prize Anthology XXVIII, has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and is presently the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair in English at Rollins College, Florida. Her poetry, prose, and essays have appeared in literally hundreds of publications, including The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Smartish Pace (issue 16).A. K. Huseby: “All Summer Long” (Love and Scorn) is a transportive piece that describes a “lonely, happy child / … who hates silences.” You also speak of a woman with dementia in “Apiary VIII” existing in “her shell of silence” (Poetry 10/07). Then again, there seems to be something shameful in stillness and “dumb imaginings” in the solitude of “Country ... [ read more ]
University of Montana graduate Melissa Kwasny's recent poetry collection, Thistle, published by Lost Horse Press, gathers as its cause a wide-ranging sheaf of Mountain West flora. These Ovid-esque poems expand from the names of flowers, herbs, or other plants – "Mullein" is introduced as sickly sweet, persevering by a roadside, "Iris" keeps close an alluring indifference, "unblossomed in silt." In Thistle the speaker is more often than not grafted with plant, and memory is inextricably ... [ read more ]