Bent Paddle Press News
A second Bent Paddle Press book wins the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual Chapbook Prize!
Canoeing a River with No Name, by Ronnie Hess won first place in the 2018 WFOP chapbook contest. The award was announced in late April, 2019.
Coming soon from Bent Paddle Press: A new chapbook of poetry by B.J. Best
Everything about Breathing
In Everything about Breathing author B.J. Best writes about simple things: snow boots, a rain gauge, an anemometer, clouds, lawnmowers. There is sadness and humor (sometimes together) and more good lines than most poets write in a good long lifetime.
Read more about the book at Bent Paddle Press’ new website.
Readings and Events:
Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Richard Merelman and Sue Blaustein will be the featured readers at Suzy's Steak & Seafood House (2701 County Rd CX ) in Portage. Reading begins at 6 with an open mic to follow.
Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. Ron Czerwien will read from “a little rain, a little more” at Evergreen Manor, 1125 N. Westfield Drive, Oshkosh. An open mic will follow.
Steve Tomasko wins the 2018 Hal Prize.
Steve won the 2018 Hal Prize for his poem, "Pareidolia." It was published in the Peninsula Pulse. He also won an honorable mention for the poem, "This is just to say."
Jeanie's newest book from Red Bird Chapbooks, dear little fist.
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding.
Published February 2018, $12
Here's what the publisher had to say about this chapbook:
"In dear little fist, Tomasko crafts a collection that mirrors the many ways a heart can beat, sometimes frantic, sometimes steady, and sometimes strikingly quiet. Moving from poignant to funny and back and dealing with a palpable sense of angst connected to the questions of what it means when you can't trust your heart, Tomasko delivers moments of softness, contemplation, and wanting that resound in rhythms reflecting arrhythmia. The next moment is not always what you expect, but you must carry on with it and follow where they lead."