Monday, December 28, 2015

Dear Poetry Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that the University of Alabama Press will publish The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller in July 2016. See p. 9.  

If you would like to be added to the MythWater newsletter, please send me your email address.

Looking forward to bringing this book and these poems to you soon!

Warm regards,


                                          (c) jerrysiegel



Sunday, January 08, 2012

Until Everything is Continuous Again

WordFarm Press (Seattle)  announces a major anthology, featuring essays, interviews, and exchanges on W. S. Merwin's poetry from the publication of The Rain in the Trees in 1988 through his recent Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Shadow of Sirius.

Editors Kevin Prufer and Jonathan Weinert, Contributors David Caplan, Steven Cramer, Debra Kang Dean, Forrest Gander, Mark Halliday, Jerry Harp, H.L. Hix, Mark Irwin, Sarah Kennedy,Eric Pankey, Lisa Russ Spaar, Michael Thomas, Jeanie Thompson, and Matthew Zapruder. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Value of the Printed Word


I was a child editor. Or that’s how I’d like to think of it. Almost 22, I entered the MFA program at The University of Alabama in January 1974, and ended up as editor-in-chief of a magazine in the making: The Black Warrior Review. (Years later, another set of editors would drop that The.) My team of rag-tag creative writing peers and I managed to launch a magazine that led off with poems by Norman Dubie, and included work by Rodney Jones and Gary Soto. We published two short stories, one from the prize-winning Alabama fiction writer H.E. Francis. We learned on the job how to be editors, to work with printers, and to market our product. There were no courses in this and we probably wouldn’t have taken one if there had been ...(click the headline above to continue reading)