A good friend had been pressing me to come to the Chautauqua Institution after he found out about my interest in contemporary poetry. For many summers he’d lectured on historical and geopolitical matters, and because of this enduring association, as… Read More ›
List of contemporary poets that everyone must read.
Beauty Mark (BkMk Press 2013) by Suzanne Cleary is the 2014 winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize. Cleary is a Professor of English and teaches creative writing at the State University of New York at Rockland. Her previous books are… Read More ›
Roleplay by Juliana Gray My rating: 5 of 5 stars Juliana Gray’s Roleplay is the winner of this year’s Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize for the best poetry book by an Upstate New York author. The book is an exemplar… Read More ›
I thought readers might like to hear about the Colgate Writers Conference (CWC), my first workshop experience. The CWC is not just a writing workshop, which congers up visions of what I have heretofore understood to be a classroom experience… Read More ›
On Louise Glück and the Yale Series of Younger Poets | Kenyon Review Online. This is an interesting article by poet Meghan O’Rourke on Louise Glück’s stewardship of the Yale Series of Younger Poets from 2003-2010. Glück is credited with… Read More ›
Jennifer Grotz Wins the 2012 Eugene Paul Nassar Prize for Best Book of Poetry by an Upstate New York Author
Jennifer Grotz won the inaugural Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize for The Needle. The prize carries a $2,000 award for the best book of poetry by an Upstate New York poet. (Pictured from left to right, Eugene Paul Nassar, Jennifer… Read More ›