Congratulations to Rilke Prize Winner Rick Barot
Rick Barot won this year's Rilke Prize for his third book of poetry, Chord.
"Rick Barot’s ‘Chord’ is a fantastic book that’s moving and intelligent and I’m thrilled we were able to select it as the fifth winner of the UNT Rilke Prize,” said Corey Marks, director of UNT’s Creative Writing program. “There were many terrific books submitted this year, but Barot’s stood out as the clear winner.”
ALR Reading @ AWP
Join us at 6PM Thursday, April 31st at 7 Grand Downtown in LA to hear Rebecca Foust, Rachel Michelle Hanson, and Derek Mong read from their fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Colm Toibin will be reading at UNT as part of our Visiting Writers Series. Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. Details here.
Spring 2016: A Stellar Issue
Click here to read our Spring 2016 issue, featuring fiction by Guillermo Erades, Sonya Larson, Rusty Dolleman, Judith Shaw, and H. E. Francis; nonfiction by Rachel Michelle Hanson, Patrick Mainelli, and Samantha Tucker; and poetry by Hannah Dow, Robert Huddleston, Kim Garcia, Ace Boggess, Andrea Witzke Slot, and many more...
Cheers to the winners of the 2015 Annual Creative Writing Awards:
Fiction Winner: "Something Blue," Rebecca Foust
Runner Up: "House in the Woods," Ronit Feinglass Plank
Nonfiction Winner: "When We Were Vikings," Kate Angus
Poetry Winner: "Fog," John Sibley Williams
Runner Up: "The Last Tasmanian Tiger," Timothy McBride
You can find a full list of finalists and semifinalists here.
From the Blog: a conversation with poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico
"Too often I’ll hear people say something to the effect of, “I don’t really like what this poem is saying, but it certainly is well crafted, so I guess it is a good poem.” Why? I would rather read a poem that is a spectacular failure on the level of craft, but is pushing into that realm of liminoid phenomenon, of overthrowing the cultural values of that moment, than to read a poem that purely serves to reinforce what we already know."
"Red Still Life with Yellow Beam,"
Featured Artist: Meg Franklin was born in Young Harris, GA in 1982. She lives and paints in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. www.megfranklin.com