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The New Measure Poetry Prize 2017

Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions, is pleased to announce the ninth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2017. The window for the 2017 competition will open on 1 March 2017.

Announcing the 2017 Free Verse Editions

Series Editor: Jon Thompson
Series Page: http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse/index.html

Bruce Bond, Dear Reader
In his single-poem sequence, Dear Reader, Bruce Bond explores the metaphysics of reading as central to the way we negotiate a world—the evasions of our gods and monsters; our Los Angeles in flames; the daily chatter of our small, sweet, and philosophical beasts.  In light of an imagined listener and the world taken as a whole, Bond sees the summons of the self in the other and the way the other in the self informs our sacrifices and reckoning, our speechless hesitations, our jokes and our rituals of loss.  Every moment of personal and political life, interpretation holds the page of the human face, not far but far enough, and all the while, beneath our gaze, the subtext that is no text at all, where the old argument between universals and particulars breaks down, exhausted, and the real in the imagined is, by necessity, renewed.

Bruce Bond is the author of sixteen books including, most recently, For the Lost Cathedral (LSU Press, 2015), The Other Sky (Etruscan Press, 2015), Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press, 2015), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press, 2016), and Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Open Competition Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), Three of his books are forthcoming:  Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (E. Phillabaum Award, LSU Press), Sacrum (Four Way Books), and Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, Parlor Press).  Presently he is Regents Professor at University of North Texas.

Josh Booton, The Miraculous Courageous [New Measure Poetry Prize Winner, selected by Jon Thompson]

Working and Writing for Change

An Imprint Series of Parlor Press

Series Editors
Steve Parks, Syracuse University
Jess Pauszek, Syracuse University

The Writing and Working for Change series began during the 100th anniversary celebrations of NCTE. It was designed to recognize the collective work of teachers of English, Writing, Composition, and Rhetoric to work within and across diverse identities to ensure the field recognize and respect language, educational, political, and social rights of all students, teachers, and community members. While initially solely focused on the work of NCTE/CCCC Special Interest Groups and Caucuses, the series now includes texts written by individuals in partnership with other communities struggling for social recognition and justice.

Carolyn Guinzio Featured on Poetry Daily

Carolyn Guinzio, author of Spine (2016) and Quarry (2008), was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 20 March 2016. Congratulations, Carolyn!

Announcing the 2016-2017 Free Verse Editions

Series Editor: Jon Thompson
Series Page: http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse/index.html

Ana Cristina César, At Your Feet and Other Poems translated by Brenda Hillman and Helen Frances Hillman
Imagistic but abstract, personal and mythic, experimental, surreal, intimately biographical and cubist, the work of Ana Cristina Cesar (1952-1983), is well known in Brazil but not yet widely available in English translation. The title poem of At Your Feet and Other Poems is a long hybrid work, sometimes prose, sometimes lineated verse, documenting the life and mind of a dream-ridden, brilliant, active literary woman. Cesar spent time in England and in Europe, was influenced by American and British poetry—including the work of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath—and returned to Brazil to become an astonishing postmodernist poet and translator; her innovative writing is featured in Green Integer's Nothing The Sun Could Not Explain20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (2000). Her oblique and layered poems deploy multiple styles and languages, breaking with prevailing conventions and divisions. She committed suicide in Rio de Janeiro in the 1983 and has posthumously become known as one of the best poets of her generation.

Parlor Press Book Receives Award from CWPA

For immediate release . . .

The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later, edited by Nicholas N. Behm, Gregory R. Glau, Deborah H. Holdstein, Duane Roen, and Edward M. White, received the Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators at its annual conference on July 17, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. The annual award honors the book that addresses issues of long-term interest to WPAs, makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of writing program administration, and serves as a strong representative of the best work in the field. This year's award recognized books published in 2013. In making its announcement, the award committee had this to say:

The WPA Outcomes Statement is a living document, and this edited collection reflects how the Outcomes Statement is adapted in different environments in response to different challenges. This edited collection explores several ways in which the WPA Outcomes have been used to develop curriculum and enact change at many levels. Because of the breadth and depth of the contributions, this book will be a useful resource for years to come. It's not only a retrospective, but a forward-looking work that provides ideas for institutions at all levels.

Electracy and Transmedia Studies

Series Editors
Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
Clemson University

The Electracy and Transmedia Studies Series publishes research that examines the mixed realities that emerge through electracy, play, rhetorical knowledge, game design, community, code, and transmedia artifacts. This book series aims to augment traditional artistic and literate forms with examinations of electrate and literate play in the age of transmedia. Writing about play should, in other words, be grounded in playing with writing. The distinction between play and reflection, as Stuart Moulthrop argues, is a false dichotomy. Cultural transmedia artifacts that are interactive, that move, that are situated in real time, call for inventive/electrate means of creating new scholarly traction in transdisciplinary fields. The series publishes research that produces such traction through innovative processes that move research forward across its own limiting surfaces (surfaces that create static friction). The series exemplifies extreme points of contact where increased electrate traction might occur. The series also aims to broaden how scholarly treatments of electracy and transmedia can include both academic and general audiences in an effort to create points of contact between a wide range of readers. The Electracy and Transmedia Series follows what Gregory Ulmer calls an image logic based upon a wide scope—“an aesthetic embodiment of one’s attunement with the world."

Eric Pankey Featured on Poetry Daily

Eric Pankey, author of Dismantling the Angel, was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 24 August 2014. Congratulations, Eric!

Bump Halbritter and Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action Receive Distinguished Book Award


We're pleased to announce that Bump Halbritter's Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers (Parlor Press, 2012) is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award from Computers and Composition. Bump received the award at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted at Washington State University on 6 June 2014.

Rational Rhetoric wins Olson Award

Cover of Rational RhetoricDavid J. Tietge's Rational Rhetoric: The Role of Science in Popular Discourse has been named the winner of JAC's Gary A. Olson Award for most outstanding book in rhetorical and cultural theory. -- 26 May 2010.

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