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Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition Winner
poems...wrestle with a mysticism of the flesh, a bodily Gnosticism, that yields
lyricism inescapably suffused with the horizontal flow of time, narratives that
transubstantiate themselves into rapture. Poulos renders the miraculos androgyny
of the imagination as the archetype of the body's visionary utterance."
2012 SHP Chapbook Competition winner from the Slapering Hol Press is now
available through our website!
Check it out here!
for A Disturbance in the Air by Michele Poulos:
Poulos's new chapbook there is a wierd equipoise of lyric movement, almost visibly
still hammocks of language that work through juxtaposition, through brilliant
cupola...I do love this poetry."
"A Disturbance in the Air ripples with beauty and wonder...Poulos
is writing brave and necessary poems for our lives."
Golden Age of Herbalists"
Poulos's A Disturbance in the Air)
When he throws a fist of
parsley into the pond,
man believes the ailing fish will heal. In 1540,
Turner studdied plants for the resolve
each one: wolfberry for scars;
lye from gentian roots to clean cloth;
to soothe snake venom.
As a boy, he had found his mother on the kitchen
body bent in half, coughing,
on a distant plane. He fed her evening
primrose oil and the immense choke loosened;
breathed once again.
They were more than simples to heal bones
cure diseases -- he studied their moods, their networks of
be seed, be influence.
You, who are always trying.
he finally took to the countryside, he carried
sack and a knife, dusk settling
on leaf-points as if in the summer months
passions were precisely edged.
alone in the meadow, he knew everything.
he caught sight of was in the
would die before he would, yet he held
his hands a garden, an herbal
would pen against sickness, soreness, wounds,
the formulas behind the labyrinth
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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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