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Interview with Author Nicholas Samaras

Interview with Author Nicholas Samaras

In a recent interview with “Ancient Faith Radio,” poet Nicholas Samaras spoke about his Ashland Poetry Press book “American Psalm, World Psalm.” Samaras discussed how his faith, his poetry, and his love of music fused to create this ambitious collection of poems focused on the biblical psalms.Since the psalms were originally set to music, Samaras said he thought it would be a fascinating project to try to imagine the biblical psalms as rendered in contemporary music."I came to poetry through music, through pop music, through folk music, through...more

Anna George Meek Wins Snyder Prize

Congratulations to Anna George Meek, winner of the 2014 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize! Meek's manuscript, Voice That Is Mine and Not Mine, was selected by final judge Angie Estes. The book will be available in the fall of 2015....more

The Rattling Window Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Awards

Congratulations to Catherine Staples, whose book The Rattling Window is an honorable mention in The Eric Hoffer Awards - Poetry category!...more
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