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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the ninth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems.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 Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize 2013 & Fall 2014 Free Verse Editions

Monica Berlin & Beth Marzoni, No Shape Bends the River So Long

2013 New Measure Poetry Prize Winner
Selected by Carolyn Forché

No Shape Bends the River So Long meanders through the American landscape in search of site and relic, home and away-from-home. Part meditation on our tenuous position in the natural world and part interrogation of that relationship, these poems map what any place records and what it has erased. Weathered by obsolescence, chance, complacency, and awe, they carve out a new idiom for how we go on. Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni’s collaborations have been published or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, DIAGRAM, Better: Culture & Lit, Meridian, TYPO, Quarterly West, and Vela.

Announcing the winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize 2012 & Fall 2013 Free Verse Editions

26 January 2013
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Eric Pankey, Dismantling the Angel

2012 New Measure Poetry Prize Winner
Selected by Jon Thompson

Dismantling the Angel, Eric Pankey’s tenth volume of poetry, collects prose and hybrid poems written over the last two decades. At times god-ridden, the poems enact and subvert the form of the parable, the not-so-good news of the gospel. At times whimsical, the poems question the veracity and stability of the autobiographical I. Always speculative, the poems nag at the threadbare veil between the known and as of yet to-be-known. By turns brooding and bemused, the poet turns his attention to a past that recedes as quickly as it can be approached, to the examples and lessons of art, film, and poetry—Max Ernst, Alfred Hitchcock, and Li Ho—and to the ordinary mess we call today.

New Measure Poetry Prize and Free Verse Editions Press Release 2011

Read or download the press release for the 2010 Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize and Free Verse Editions to be published in 2011.

Free Verse Editions Reading at AWP

Event Information

Host: Parlor Press and Free Verse Editions
Contact: Jon Thompson: freeverse_editor@chass.ncsu.edu or Adam Clay: adam.clay@gmail.com

Time and Place

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: The Court in the Columbia College Chicago
Street: 731 South Plymouth Court
City/Town: Chicago, IL

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Jon Thompson
Series Editor

North Carolina State University
http://www.jon-thompson.net/
Parlor Press and Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

Free Verse Editions Press Release for 2006

December 3, 2005
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Contact: Jon Thompson (jonthompson59@earthlink.net), Series Editor or David Blakesley (editor@parlorpress.com; 765.409.2649)
Parlor Press and Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

Parlor Press is pleased to announce the new selections for its Free Verse Editions series. The books will be published in the fall of 2006.

Kevin Killian on Puppet Wardrobe by Daniel Tiffany

Cover of Puppet Wardrobe"It would be hard to summarize my views of Daniel Tiffany's book PUPPET WARDROBE without resorting to hyperbole. We all know there are dozens of undeservedly neglected poetry books arriving every year, but the mystery that surrounds this one is like that of the Mary Celeste, ominous and thick with Stygian gloom of the high seas. Tiffany should be a household name and not just for silver or breakfast! They should be carrying him on their shoulders when they win the Rose Bowl. You see, I'm at it already." —Kevin Killian (Amazon Top 100 Reviewer) at Amazon.com (10/2007).

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"Tom Dvorske on Adam Clay's The Wash" in H_NGM_N: An Online Journal of Poetry and Poetics

Cover of The Wash"Clay . . . revisits romanticism and allows us to experience it in much the same way that I imagine those first readers of Blake, Shelley, and Clare might have experienced their work. And it’s a visit worth making." "Tom Dvorske on Adam Clay's The Wash" in H_NGM_N: An Online Journal of Poetry and Poetics.

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Interview with Boyer Rickel on remanence at Christopher Nelson's Poetry Blog

"I think it’s possible for the imagination — and the heart — to make meaningful connections out of more far-ranging material than we often challenge it to do." Read the full Interview with Boyer Rickel on remanence at Christopher Nelson's Poetry Blog. (Oct. 2008).

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