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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

National Poetry Month Celebration Finale

What more fitting way to celebrate National Poetry Month than to launch a new poetry website? Aquarius Press is proud to announce that its poetry imprint, Willow Books, now has it own site, . The brainchild of Reverie Journal editor Randall Horton, the Willow Books site can give our poets their proper due within a space all their own. Look for new release information, interviews, reviews and special events. Please visit often and support our outstanding poets.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Land of Silent Morning Book Trailer

To coincide with the launch of The Land of Silent Morning, we are proud to debut our video book trailer. As it's a memoir of the experiences of author Kateleen K. Washington (born Kyong Mi), we thought the images should reflect some of the themes that appear within the book. Mind you, this is only a tiny fraction of everything that she went through. Reading her memoir will open your eyes to what's it's like to struggle for the basics of life on the streets, then come to the U.S. with little English and a 3rd grade education and struggle to make it here. But survive she did, and the book is a testament to her strength and force of will. Please post a comment here or on the YouTube channel to let us know what you think.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

National Poetry Month

Each year, Aquarius Press is proud to celebrate National Poetry Month. We are particularly fortunate to have some of the best poets in the country within our ranks. One shining beacon is of course Karen S. Williams, author of Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder, which has earned international acclaim and a multiple award nominee. It is also now a part of the Beinecke Library Special Collection at Yale University alongside the likes of Jean Toomer. Other award nominees are Felecia Studstill, author of Speaking No Evil, a passionate treatise on the landscape of human emotion, and the hard-hitting John Jeffire, prolific author and teacher, whose Stone+Fist+Brick+Bone is both memoir and 1960's social commentary.

We are excited to have some new poetry superstars joining our ranks this year. Get ready for: Tara Betts, creative writing Lecturer at Rutgers and author of the upcoming Arc and Hue; Curtis L. Crisler, Professor of Creative Writing at Purdue University-Ft. Wayne and author of the upcoming Pulling Scabs, and Antoinette Brim, a Harvard DuBois Fellow and Professor in Arkansas and author of the upcoming Psalm of the Sunflower.

If we all ever needed poetry, it is definitely now.