Angela Anselmo was recently awarded Honorable Mention for her poem “Ode to a Tuna Sandwich” at The Bethesda Urban Partnership’s 2014 Literary Festival Awards Ceremony, held in Bethesda, Md.

Angela M. Carter’s new book, Memory Chose a Woman’s Body, is, to excerpt from the Amazon advertisement, “a poetic memoir, one woman’s harrowing yet hopeful story of harm and healing.”

E. S. von Gehren read to students at OaktonElementary School from his two books of poetry and spoke about poetry and the creative process on May 9, 2014.

Poet Bill Glose was recently featured by blogger Chris Rice Cooper, who writes profiles of visual and literary artists. Here’s the link:

Warren Harris discusses the relationship between poetry writing and the theory of Multiple Intelligences at <>.   His essay also contains links to four of his recently published online poems as examples of the way he feels his own work relates to that theory

Ruth Holzer has just published a chapbook, A Woman Passing (Green Fuse Poetic Arts, 2014, $7.00).

Mary Jean Kledzik’s poem, “Flowering Bitterroot,” was accepted by AGNI and her poem, “Amputations,” by Gargoyle—for their fall issues.

Ms. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. The independent panel of judges selected The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda as this year’s award winner.  Ms. Kreiter-Foronda will speak about her work and the art that inspired her and will be presented with the award on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  To purchase tickets, visit

Joan Mazza has two poems, “Farmhouse on a Hill” and “What They Will Say About Us in Fifty Years,” in the current issue of The Journal of Kentucky Studies. She has three poems in the current issue of Mezzo Cammin: “The Scent of Memory 14,” “Like Half a Walnut Shell,” and “Night Sit,” two sonnets and a villanelle, .

Joan Mazza’s poem, “Claims,” was published in Mobius,

Joan Mazza’s poem, “Live Food,” will be published in the summer issue of The Hat.

Joan Mazza has had three sestinas accepted at Festival Writer for their next issue: “Interior Sestina,” “Dreaming Sestina,” and “Sestina for Anthony.”

Helen Eano Miller’s novel, Veiled Resistance is in publication with San Francisco Bay Press, about World War II during the holocaust in France.

Joshua Poteat, a member of Poetry Virginia’s advisory board, has been award one of the National Poetry Series prizes for his book The Regret Histories to be pushed by Harper Collins in 2015. The Lannan Foundation provided both the monetary prize and publication. Poteat has published two books of poems, Ornithologies (Anhinga Poetry Prize, 2006) and Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World (University of Georgia Press/Virginia Quarterly Review, 2009), as well as a chapbook, Meditations (Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Award, 2004).

Rita Quillen’s chapbook of poems, Something Solid to Anchor To, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.

Melissa Watkins Starr’s untitled haiku was selected for publication in Acorn.

Diana Woodcock’s chapbook, Desert Ecology: Lessons and Visions was recently published by Finishing Line Press.