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Maine’s new Poet Laureate

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Stuart Kestenbaum named Maine’s 5th Poet Laureate. Stuart has been promoting poetry for years reading at Haystack, and wherever he goes, not to mention a life of devotion to art and the humanities. His service to artists and the school of Haystack as director included almost daily reading of other poets, often Maine poets, taking […]

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Award winning writers

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Judith Skillman Judith Skillman is the recipient of an Eric Mathieu King Fund Award from the Academy of American Poets for her book Storm (Blue Begonia Press), a King County Arts Commission (KCAC) Publication Prize, Public Arts Grant, and Washington State Arts Commission Writer’s Fellowship. Two of her books were finalists for the Washington State Book Award (RED […]

Meyerhofer review of Won’t Be Long

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This is honestly one of the best and most enjoyable books of poetry I’ve ever read — Michael Meyerhofer on February 13, 2017   As someone who cut his teeth on “eastern” verse, I’m no stranger to shorter poems. I’ve often heard it said that less time on stage means less can go wrong, i.e. […]

Descent & Other Poems receives 2017 Luschei Prize Honorable Mention

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We received notice from Kwame Dawes:” I would like to thank you for submitting your exciting new Deerbrook Editions book Descent & Other Poems by Timothy Ogene for the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, which judge John Keene noted as an honorable mention in the contest.” Of Ogene’s book, John Keene had this to say: “Timothy Ogene’s […]

Pushcart nominations 2017

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The six nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Wish we could do more. What I would Give Up by Joan I Siegel, from her book Archaeology. Kafka’s Thistle by Judith Skillman, from Kafka’s Shadow. Upon Hearing that Bread is the Way Sun Enters the Body by Dennis Camire, from Combed by Crows. Lighting a Charcoal Grill […]

Midwest Review of Kafka’s Shadow on Reviewer’s Bookwatch

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MBR: Reviewer’s Bookwatch- Grace’s Bookshelf The link should go to Grace’s Bookshelf and the review of Kafka’s Shadow, but it is the second review on Grace’s shelf. Here is the text as it appears. Kafka’s Shadow Judith Skillman www.judithskillman.com Deerbooke Editions 9780997505146 $16.95 68 pages I opened the book and thought I’d read one poem […]

Opening poem, Never Completely Awake

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From  Never Completely Awake  by Martina Reisz Newberry Beautiful                   for my Aunt Jan who is . . .   Beautiful isn’t it, the way some beaches are sand and some are small, smooth rocks and Beautiful the way the water bends like molten silver when the weather is hot and it’s late in the […]

Back list highlights, 2015-16

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Happy New Year. Deerbrook Editions wants to remind readers/ visitors of the many recent books available from the past two years. A bakers dozen! Twenty-fifteen was another year the press added nine new titles. The group, which makes twenty three to date, included a few of the press’s acclaimed and award winning authors. Most author […]