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SHP Launches Kickstarter Campagin!
A Turn Around the Mansion Grounds:
Poems in Conversation & a Conversation
Molly Peacock & Amy M. Clark
Please visit our Kickstarter campaign page and help us to publish the next project from Slapering Hol Press! Third in a series of limited edition collaborative chapbooks featuring poetry & an interview by established & emerging women poets.
Publishing the work of emerging and underrepresented authors since 1990, SHP established its Poems in Conversation and a Conversation series in 2008. The series publishes the work of an established woman poet alongside an emerging woman poet who was taught or mentored by the former. The book is comprised of poems from both authors, and features an in-print conversation between them concerning poetry and craft. We hope to keep this project going for many years to come, but we need your help! Please consider backing this campaign, which will bring the work of these talented poets to lovers of literature around the world. Thank you!
The Annual SHP Poetry Competition:
by May 15th!
prize for the annual SHP Chapbook Competition is a $1000 cash award, publication,
twenty books, and will be featured at the annual Sanger-Stewart Endowed Reading at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center. At the discretion
of the judges, a second chapbook may be selected for publication with an award
of $250. SHP uses a blind judging system and subscribes to the CLMP contest code
of ethics. Click here for complete guidelines and rules for the 2014 contest.
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2013 SHP Chapbook Contest Winner!
Six Portraits by Julie Danho
Thank you to all of the poets who entered the 2013 Slapering Hol Press (SHP) Poetry Chapbook Contest. This year’s winning chapbook manuscript is Julie Danho's Six Portraits. We are excited to invite Julie into the Slapering Hol Press family and proud of the work that she has created. Be sure to look for her debut collection later this year.
"Julie Danho writes a poetry of ekphrasis with a genuine passion for visual images, from paintings and sculpture to the shapes of punctuation marks. She loves words, not just for their fickle meanings, but for the hooks and angles they make for the eye when fitted together so precisely, and for the way they taste in the human mouth. If I wore a hat I would take it off in honor of these sharp-edged poems."
Early praise for Six Portraits:
"In Six Portraits, a chapbook ingeniously organized around common punctuation marks, Julie Danho serves a mash-up of ekphrasis and illumination, field and typography, private grief and public discourse, leaving her reader stunned and haunted by these wisely crafted, devastatingly forthright poems.”
- Kathy Fagan, author of Lip
- Tom Chandler, author of Guitar of the Stars
By Julie Danho
I can’t stop lingering
along those curves, the sexy
esoteric way she teeters
on that dot, how she rises
from the basket, a cobra
unfazed by my pungi’s
charm. A Matisse odalisque,
she teases. No one else
dives with half a parachute,
alights in backless dress.
All I ask is to unhook
that strap, let fabric pool
until it’s just her pearl:
small, round, certain
as it’s possible to be.
JULIE DANHO is an editor working in Providence, Rhode Island. Her poems and essays have appeared in Barrow Street, Mid-American Review, West Branch, Southern Poetry Review, and Bellingham Review, among other journals. She received an M.F.A. from Ohio State University and has received fellowships in poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
The New HVWC Jerry Garcia Travel Mug!
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Keillor reads Katie Phillips
here to visit The Writer's Almanac website where you can listen
to Garrison Keillor read the title poem from Katie Phillips' new collection Driving
Montana, Alone. Katie Phillips was a finalist in the 2009 Slapering Hol Press
Chapbook Competition and was selected as the winner in the 2010 Slapering
Hol Press Chapbook Competition with her manuscript Driving Montana, Alone.
Keillor, as always, is in great voice and really helps draw the
listener in. He brings a whole new life to Katie's words. If you want to read
the rest of Driving Montana, Alone (or any of the other 24 SHP titles)
please visit the Slapering
Hol Press website.
Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded
in 1988 with a mission to advance
the art and craft of writing by encouraging writers and readers at all levels
to participate in and enjoy the literary arts. It
offers classes for professional and amateur writers, presents public readings
by well-known and emerging prose writers and poets, does outreach work in several
community sites, and publishes at least one book of poetry each year under the
imprint Slapering Hol Press (Slapering
Hol is Old Dutch for Sleepy Hollow).
Center's headquarters is the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which overlooks
the Hudson River in the village of Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York.
The Center is approximately 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles
north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
by Karl Tanner, adapted for HVWC website use by Lee Kennedy)
events at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center are made possible in part by grants
from the Bydale Foundation, David G. Taft Foundation, Orchard Foundation, William
E. Robinson Foundation, and Thendara Foundation; with public funds from the New
York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the National
Endowment for the Arts; and by the Basic Program Support Grant of Arts
Westchester with funds from Westchester County Government.
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