June 2024 Circling Rivers news

Congratulations to Erin Wilson, whose poem “I Am Outside Myself, Without Disguise” won  Planet Earth Poetry’s A Tribute to Patrick Lane Spring Contest! More 

Bryan R. Monte visited the US (from his home in The Netherlands) to read from his Circling Rivers publication On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis. Stops were at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, NY, with poets Ivy Raff and Timothy Liu, Haverford Friends Meeting in Haverford, PA, and the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Library with painter Rebecca Gonzalez-Bartoli.


Robert Clinton | “For M” at Common Ground Review

Bryan R. Monte’s interview with Timothy Liu at Amsterdam Quarterly | Larry Foster, Journal of Communal Studies, reviewed On the Level: “I’ve never been particularly attracted to single-authored poetry collections, but the 62 free-verse narrative poems in On the Level seamlessly drew me into a better understanding of what it’s like to deal with a chronic disability … an experience most of us will face eventually as we age.”

Nina Murray | Prose & poetry chapbook A Tale of Three Thimbles is available from The Braag press. “A translator of cultures, [Murray] skilfully turns the strange into the familiar and the familiar into the unknown.” Olesya Khromeychuk, The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister. Order here | Translation (with Bohdan Tokarsky) of two poems by Vasyl Stus at Modern Poetry in Translation  | Light Path: The Story of One Concentration Camp, by Stanislav Aseyev, translated by Nina Murray and Zena Tompkins, is a finalist for the 2024 PEN America Translation Prize. 

Erin Wilson | “World News,” Berkeley Poetry Review here, p. 24.  | ”The Poem that Beats All Wars, Defeats All Enemies, Annihilates Annihilation,” at Room, Utopia issue here.  | “Escaping the News,” and “The Fires,” Event: Poetry and Prose here | “Howl,” Cordite Poetry Review here

Jean Huets | Review of The Stolen Child, by Ann Hood at Historical Novel Society https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-stolen-child-2/

Kenneth Pobo | “A Typical Day” “Bobolinko at the Funeral” at Fragmented Voices (4/2024): | “The Perfect Hat.” Freshwater Literary Journal (2024) p. 113 | “Fits.” “Thirty Years.” Shadowplay 2 (2024): pp 10-11