Her chapbook, Not Even Close To What She Planned On, was awarded an honorable mention for the New England Poetry Club 2016 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, judged by Kyle Potvin.
New England Poetry Journal contest results
We love Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” anthology, and are excited to announce Diode Poetry Journal’s nominations:
"Surrender the Animal" by J. P. Grasser
“Portrait of the Alcoholic with Withdrawal” by Kaveh Akbar
"Freedom Summer" by Travis Love
“Stationery” by Andrea Cohen
“Exhausted with a Three-Week-Old, I Make a Quilt of My Near-Hallucinations” by Catherine Pierce
“Museum of Menstruation” by Susan Nguyen
Read Kaveh Akbar's amazing interview of Diode Editions author Philip Metres at Divedapper.
A wonderful interview with Vandana Khanna about her stunning chapbook The Goddess Monologues here .
Congratulations to Anders Carlson-Wee for being awarded a 2016 McKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIP in Creative Writing!
Check out his work here — mercy songs
Both books will be available for pre-order soon!
Weiss contends that "in its illumination, in all senses of the word, of the details beyond politics’ grasp, Philip Metres’ A Concordance of Leaves uniquely honors Williams’ conception of poetry’s purpose."
Diode 8.3 is now live and can be read here diodepoetry.com. Some of you have been with us since the first issue, some have joined along the way, for others, this may be your first encounter with diode. No matter how long you’ve journeyed with us, our gratitude remains the same. So many things could call you away, yet you are here, and we are grateful. At the close of 2015 we are looking to 2016, and we’re excited about what’s ahead. In 2007, editor Jeff Lodge created the diode site, we’re now in the process of re-designing. Our intent is to preserve the clean and elegant look that Jeff created, while offering a greater variety of media and content, along with an enhanced overall experience. We’ll also be adding Law Alsobrook, graphic designer and poet, to the masthead, and we’re looking forward to the energy and creativity that he’ll bring to diode. Finally, whatever this season means to you, we wish you joy. As I was writing this preface, this phrase from the first line of Robin Chapman’s poem “Sky Writer” from the current issue, kept swirling around my head. As a New Year’s wish Robin captures best what I want to say to you dear reader, “Choose a page wide as horizon….” I echo this when I say, chose a page, a life, a dream, a hope--fill in the blank with whatever means something to you--and make that thing as wide as the horizon, then write it, love it, fight for it, and open your arms, your life, your mind wide enough to embrace the whole of it.