Brenda Hillman at Heart's Desire Reading Event

Please join us at 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, for Hearts Desire, the monthly reading series of the Bay Area Public School, with Nada Gordon, Brenda Hillman, and Sara Jane Stoner at the Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave. in the Disco Room.

California Book Awards honor Brenda Hillman

The ceremony for the California Book Awards on June 9th will honor Brenda Hillman for her book Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire.

Gold Medals Awarded to:

FICTION: Karen Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Putnam/Marian Wood

FIRST FICTION: Anthony Marra: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Hogarth

NONFICTION: Eric Schlosser: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Penguin Press

POETRY: Brenda Hillman: Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire, Wesleyan University Press

The Rumpus features a poem by Matthew Zapruder for National Poetry Month


NATIONAL POETRY MONTH DAY 27: “PRODIGAL ELECTRONS RETURN TO SHINE” BY MATTHEW ZAPRUDER

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Prodigal Electrons Return to Shine

Huffington Post reviews Saint Mary's Brenda Hillman: What Poetry Can Do

W. H. Auden, the great British poet, is famous for many things, including being the poet who claimed that poetry makes nothing happen. I have seen way too many people take that infamous line -- which appears in his lovely elegy to William Butler Yeats -- out of context.

Lysley Tenorio Is the Standard's East Village Hotel's First Writer in Residence

It has been a long time since the average struggling novelist could afford to live and work in downtown Manhattan.

Earlier this year, Lucy McIntyre, vice president of marketing for the Standard hotels, and Lorin Stein, editor of the literary magazine Paris Review, were lamenting this state of affairs—"what a fantasy it would be," Mr. Stein said, "to have the time and the means to just write in a hotel."

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