2016 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry. Winner: Indictus by Natalie Eilbert Finalist: Careen by Grace Shuyi Liew We will be also publishing Gentry!fication: or the scene of the crime by Chaun Webster and A Problem and Some Space by Hannah Ensor SEMIFINALISTS The Devil’s Workshop by Xavier Cavazos Hagia Animalia by Sara Biggs Chaney Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm by Elizabeth Acevedo The Leaving Impulse by Rachel Martin Manipur by Robin McLachlen The Historians of Redundant Moments: Novel in Poems by Nandini Dhar Northern Ledger by Kate Partridge Probable Garden by Bronwen Tate Saints and Cannibals by Robert Lunday Winter Swimmers by Carolyn DeCarlo Woman, Yielding by Andrea Blancas Beltran un/documented—kentucky—songs by Steven...

2015 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry. We received about 400 poetry submissions this year and thank all the writers who submitted for trusting us with their work. Winner Bone Confetti by Muriel Leung   Finalists Natality by E. G. Means MOUTHS by Claire Marie Stancek   We will also be publishing finalist Vanessa Villarreal’s manuscript Beast Meridian in the Akrilica series.   Poetry Semifinalists They Go In Pairs by Samuel Ace Arcadia, Indiana (a tragedy) by Toby Altman You Can Take It Out by Cheryl Clark Vermeulen Red of Split Water-A Burial Rite by Lisa Donovan Century Worm by Todd Fredson Actual Echo by Matthew Mahaney A Turkish Dictionary by Andrew...

Review of Between Grammars at Entropy

Vogel describes her early experiences of reading and writing as “a bridging between [her] voice and [her] body,” as a kind of communion. “Language slowed the world for me,” she recalls, “it gave me a sense of tactility, a skin to encase my thinking.” Vogel’s visceral experience of language is palpable in Between Grammars; there is a sense of tactility ever-present. Beyond the philosophical exploration, reading this book is as much a sensory experience as an intellectual one, the text shot through with light, sound, and touch.   Read the rest at...

Rain Taxi review of The Ghost In Us Was Multiplying

Armendinger is a master at using fragmented language with precise purpose. His poems experiment with language and form—this collection includes a poem delivered in the form of an instant messenger conversation, and a poem placed as a footnote within another poem—but never read as mere avant-garde posturing. Instead, Armendinger again and again finds new ways to use defamiliarized language to access the unsayable. It’s a rare and wonderful thing to find a poet who can so powerfully, vividly, and gracefully engage with the problems of language and the world. The Ghost In Us Was Multiplying is a vital book: experimental, substantial, fragmented, unified, unsettled, and unsettling, Armendinger’s work is key reading for all those who care about what our broken words can do. Read the rest at Rain...

Profile in Poetics: Danielle Vogel

Danielle Vogel’s book BETWEEN GRAMMARS is forthcoming in 2015, and in this profile she shares her “holy books” including Whitman, Plath, and Woolf, among others! Women’s Quarterly Conversation: Profile in Poetics: Danielle...