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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Honum wins scholarship

Third-year poet Chloë Honum has won a full tuition scholarship to attend the New York State Summer Writer's Institute.

NYRB Reviews Brock's Pinocchio

The current issue of The New York Review of Books contains a nice review, by Tim Parks, of Geoff Brock's recent translation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio:
[Collodi's] achievement here was to tap into the zany spirit of Tuscan humor to deliver a Pinocchio who swings alarmingly between lies and candor, generous sentiment and cruel mockery, good intentions and zero staying power. Geoffrey Brock's accomplishment in his excellent new translation is to get that spirit across in English.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book review contest

The is having a book review competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

First prize: $200 and publication in The Rumpus.
Second prize: $100 and publication in The Rumpus.
Third prize: Publication in The Rumpus.

There is no fee to enter. Book reviews must be at least 600 words (no longer than 1,500 words) and concern literary fiction, creative non-fiction, or memoir. The publication date of the book is irrelevant.

The deadline to submit your review is June 1, 2009. Please email book reviews to:

The Rumpus is a new online literary magazine focusing on culture rather than "pop culture."

Brock featured on Poetry Foundation podcast

Geoff Brock's poem "The Nights" is the Audio Poem of the Day over at the Poetry Foundation. It's the third time his work has been featured there in the past month; you can also hear "And Day Brought Back My Night" and "Weighing Light."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sloan sells first novel

Maya Sloan's first novel, Red Dirt and Ice, has been bought by Simon & Shuster's Pocket Books. The novel is scheduled for release in early 2010. Maya has also received a residency fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brock translation and essay in Poetry

Geoffrey Brock has a translation of Franco Fortini's "Sonnet of the Seven Chinese" in the new issue of Poetry, as well as a short essay about the poem.

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