News and Notes

Patti Ross has several poems in the newly released publication Writing The Land: Foodways and Social Justice, edited by Lis McLoughin, PhD. The poems honor the history and land of Freetown Farm in Howard County, MD. She was selected to write about the land at the Howard County Conservancy for the 2024 publication of the Writing The Land series.

Zorina Exie Frey has been won a Pushcart Prize for her poem, “Pee Is for Prejudice.” The prize recognizes the best writing published in small presses in the previous year.

Clifford Bernier will be reading and playing harmonica at the Gival Press 25-Year Anniversary Reading at the Mayflower Hotel in Seattle on March 10, 7-9 pm as part of the AWP Conference events.

Patrice Smith has had her poem “Common Ground” accepted for publication in the Maryland Bard’s Poetry Review for 2023. The compilation of writings by Maryland poets will be published later this Spring. 

Kari Martindale saw the first issue of Pen in Hand published in January. Kari serves as co-editor of the journal. She also had a poem accepted by the Skinny Poetry Journal

Jay Hall Carpenter has had his most recent book, Mount Fuji, published by Fallen Tree Press. The collection of 36 sonnets pays homage to 36 Views of Mount Fuji, a series of landscape prints by Japanese artist Houkasui. Congratulations also to Terri Simon, editor and publisher for FTP, on their growing catalog of publications.

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