Updates from Alumnae/i
S.H. Lohmann ’08, M.F.A. ’12 and Brittney Scott M.F.A. ’10 are two of the poets whose work is featured in Best New Poets 2014, an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers that will be published this November.
Each year, a guest editor selects poems from nominations made by literary magazines and writing programs, as well as an open internet competition. This year’s guest editor, award-winning poet and author Dorianne Laux, chose Lohmann’s “Lullaby” and Scott’s “The Money Shot.”
Launched in 2005, the Best New Poets anthology series is published by Samovar Press/University of Virginia Press.
Mike Allen's debut short fiction collection will be out with Antimatter Press in October. These fourteen tales of horror are just in time for Halloween. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review, calling it packed with "solid shivering terror tinged with melancholy sorrow over the fragility of humankind."
Tom has a new novel out with Black Scat Books. The Times-Picayune touts it as "storytelling which is subtly, wickedly funny." R.H.W. Dillard calls it "the Moby Dick of mice." Check it out now.
Alum Robbi Nester's book of poems, 'A Likely Story,' is out now with Moon Tide Press. You can also read a poem from the book on Moon Tide's page. Congratulations, Robbi!
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960's jazz scene in Chicago, Harper Collins calls alum Rebecca Rotert's Last Night at the Blue Angel a highly ambitious and stylish literary debut. Click to read a sample of Rebecca's book.
Scott has released a new book of poems entitled Endless Life: Poems of the Mystics. Check it out on the Paraclete Press website.
In November 2013, the Hollins community was treated to a reading by alum Shelby Smoak from his memoir Bleeder. Since then, Bleeder has been nominated for an IPPY, a Best Book of the Year Award by ForeWard Reviews, and a "Best of the Best" Award by American Library Association (ALA). We're proud of you, Shelby.
"And the Mercedes burned in front of the courthouse." In April 2014, our own Kevin Prufer published a new book of poems with Four Way Press entitled Churches. Read an interview with Kevin, also in The Paris Review.